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7:30AM-8:30AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Rob Adams
8:30AM-8:45AM

OPENING REMARKS

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Hugh MacArthur
8:45AM-9:15AM

Unleashing Talent as a Results Accelerator

Hugh MacArthur Head of Global Private Equity – Bain & Company

For private equity firms, nothing impacts an investment return more than talent. But there is a fundamental shift in thinking underway around how to unleash higher levels of leadership performance to boost results. It has required a hard look at value creation and how top talent enriches returns. In this opening keynote presentation, Bain & Company partner Hugh MacArthur examines how companies can more closely align their talent management programs to investment returns. Unleashing talent as a results accelerator, he argues, is a golden lever to value creation.

9:15AM-9:30AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Mindy MacKenzie
9:30AM-10:00AM

Optimizing Performance in a PE World

Mindy MacKenzie Chief Performance Officer – The Carlyle Group

In the demanding environment of private equity, managing career aspirations with performance can oftentimes be daunting. In the following presentation, Mindy Mackenzie, chief performance officer at one of the world’s largest PE firms, discusses the importance of maximizing organizational, operational and leadership effectiveness. Driven primarily through leveraging expertise in change management, strategy, culture and engagement, Ms. Mackenzie examines the interplay of those four elements that is driving employee performance and its positive impact both within The Carlyle Group itself and its portfolio companies.

10:00AM-10:15AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

10:15AM-10:30AM

Networking Break

10:30AM-11:00AM

Building D&I Talent Pipelines for Investment Advantage

While many industries are making continual strides in their diversity and inclusion hiring efforts, private equity is lagging. Today, just 18 percent of all PE professionals are female, with just 10 percent serving in senior-level roles. For professionals of color and those identified as LGBTQ, the metrics are even more discouraging. In this special panel discussion, experts from private equity and executive search examine how diversity of experience, culture, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation can provide distinct perspectives that engender a rich workplace and stimulate better investment decisions.

Garry Fielding
Private Equity Operating Advisor, Human Capital
Francisco Partners Consulting

Kara Helander
Managing Director, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer 
The Carlyle Group

Anna Edwin
Global Head of Talent Development
TPG

Valerie Frederickson
Founder & CEO
Frederickson Partners

Nathan Schray
Director of Talent and Organizational Development
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

11:00AM-11:15AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Scott Gregory
11:15AM-11:45AM

Determining Return on Talent Decisions and Investments

Scott Gregory CEO – Hogan Assessments

PE firms are experts at determining expected rates of return on their investments. Putting the right talent in the right place to drive that return hasn’t come as easily. To avoid bad hires, maximize talent potential and seamlessly match candidate values with company culture, talent assessments often decode the intricacies of candidates’ behaviors and lead to optimal hires. The following panel comprised of talent experts from the PE sector, organization performance consulting, and executive search explore how private equity firms evaluate and develop talent and examine ways in which they determine return on talent decisions and investments.

Dayton Ogden
Head of Talent & Recruiting
Summit Partners

Glenn Stevens
Partner, Talent Management 
Apollo Global Management

Steven Maxwell
SVP, Portfolio Human Capital
Audax Group

Dan Hawkins
Founder & President
Summit Leadership Partners

Kevin Logterman
Executive Vice President
Slayton Search Partners

11:45AM-12:00PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

12:00PM-12:30PM

Champagne Reception

12:30PM-1:30PM

Luncheon Reception

Jeff Warren
Jenna Fisher
1:30PM-2:00PM

CUTTING THROUGH THE LEADERSHIP CONFIDENCE CRISIS

Jeff Warren Managing Director, Private Equity Practice – Russell Reynolds Associates Jenna Fisher Managing Director, Corporate Officers Practice – Russell Reynolds Associates

Profound competitive advantages lie ahead for any organization that can predict the performance of their top leaders. But in today’s complex and volatile environment, leadership qualities are ever-changing – and that often means the traits that propel leaders into the C-suite can be different from and in sharp contrast to what predicts their success. To help sort it all out, search & leadership advisory experts Jeff Warren and Jenna Fisher – along with a panel of C-suite portfolio company leaders – will present proprietary results from the latest Russell Reynolds Associates’ Leadership Span™ assessment of C-suite portfolio company leaders. They will then examine the competing competencies required to navigate the frenetic pace, fluid environment and transformational demands of a PE-backed portfolio company.

2:00PM-2:15PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Jason O'Briant
2:15PM-2:45PM

A TRANSFORMATIVE SHIFT UNDERWAY IN PRIVATE EQUITY HR

Jason O'Briant Managing Director, Human Resources – Blackstone

Private equity firms are continually improving the process of talent management led by forward-thinking HR professionals. But now there is a significant shift underway at a number of leading private equity firms. They are moving beyond traditional views of human resources to something more transformative – with a heavy emphasis on talent management & development, culture and engagement. In the following presentation, Jason O’Briant, managing director of human resources at one of the world’s largest and most-respected private equity firms, discusses this dynamic shift in focus and how this move will help to improve everything from talent acquisition and recruitment to engagement and retention strategies.

2:45PM-3:00PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Matt Comyns
3:00PM-3:30PM

Optimizing Investment Returns on Security Chiefs

Matt Comyns Managing Partner, Cybersecurity Practice – Caldwell

When private equity and portfolio leaders look at enterprise risk, they identify both vulnerabilities to their financial well-being and opportunities in the market. Their goal is to understand, categorize, and quantify risk tolerance. Exposure to cybersecurity threats is a snowballing part of that enterprise risk management equation – and it is posing big challenges for chief information security officers. CISOs are the costliest of hires and they take the longest to find. But they now sit at the nexus of risk and returns and their value cannot be overstated or underestimated. In this dual presentation, cybersecurity recruiting specialist Matt Comyns will be joined by a top PE technology operating partner to examine the role’s evolution. They will then advance PE strategies to help your portfolio not only survive, but optimize, returns on security chiefs. 

3:30PM-3:45PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Introduction by: Jessica Dosen
Jim Hirshorn
3:45PM-4:15PM

Accelerating Value Creation Through Talent

Introduction by: Jessica Dosen Partner, Global Head of Human Resources – Ares Management Jim Hirshorn Partner – Private Equity / Head of Portfolio Management Group – Ares Management

Private equity leaders know first-hand how important human capital can be to driving strong returns. Private equity firms that understand the importance of aligning talent, capabilities and culture to a clearly defined value creation agenda are best positioned to deliver the superior returns that are expected in a highly competitive market. Under the leadership of Jim Hirshorn, the Ares Management private equity team has institutionalized a systematic approach to maximize value creation from portfolio companies by connecting and integrating strategy with talent. In this keynote presentation, he will examine the unique leadership demands of private equity and outline a set of talent management best practices that drive investment returns. It is a blueprint for every private equity leader.

4:15PM-4:30PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Rob Adams
4:30PM-4:45PM

Closing Remarks

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
4:45PM-6:15PM

VIP Cocktail Reception


Welcoming Remarks by:

Scott Page

Founding Partner and Managing Director – Solomon Page

Private equity firms are in a bidding war for top talent – and those moving decisively for the right leadership are winning. Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 500+ private equity leaders, chief talent officers and executive recruiters at the Plaza Hotel in New York on June 11, 2020 to explore the link between investment returns and talent management. We examine why success in the PE community – long synonymous with value and growth – is now tied inextricably to talent.

Private Equity Recruiting: Driving Investment Returns Through Talent Management’ will include leaders from across the field, including: Hugh MacArthur, head of global private equity at Bain & Company; Mindy MacKenzie, chief performance officer at The Carlyle Group; Garry Fielding, private equity operating advisor – human capital at Francisco Partners Consulting; Kara Helander, managing director and chief inclusion & diversity officer at The Carlyle Group; Anna Edwin, global head of talent development at TPG; Valerie Frederickson, founder & CEO of Frederickson Partners; Nathan Schray, director of talent and organizational development at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Scott Gregory, CEO of Hogan Assessments; Dayton Ogden, head of talent & recruiting at Summit Partners; Glenn Stevens, partner – talent management at Apollo Global Management; Steven Maxwell, SVP – portfolio human capital at Audax Group; Dan Hawkins, founder & president of Summit Leadership Partners; Kevin Logterman, executive vice president at Slayton Search Partners; Jeff Warren, managing director of the private equity practice at Russell Reynolds Associates; Jenna Fisher, managing director of the corporate officers practice at Russell Reynolds Associates; Jason O’Briant, managing director of human resources at Blackstone; Matt Comyns, managing partner – cybersecurity practice at Caldwell; Jessica Dosen, partner and global head of human resources at Ares Managment; Jim Hirshorn, partner – private equity / head of portfolio management group at Ares Management; and others.

We invite you to come learn how the private equity community is reimagining how they recruit, develop, manage, engage and retain 21st century talent.

Join our exclusive network of 500 PE leaders, chief talent officers and executive recruiters on Jule 11, 2020 at the Plaza Hotel of New York. Our thought-provoking presentations and Q&A sessions exploring talent management is a must-attend event. Our formal sessions will include continental breakfast, a mid-morning networking break, a pre-lunch champagne reception, a delicious main course, and an after-hours cocktail reception.

The Plaza  
768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212-759-3000)

Speakers

Matt Comyns, Managing Partner, Cybersecurity Practice – Caldwell

Matt Comyns is managing partner of Caldwell’s cybersecurity practice and a member of the Stamford office. His focus is on recruiting chief information security officers and next-level-down top lieutenants in information security for large global corporations and fast-growing private companies, as well as cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms and top executives for cybersecurity technology companies.

Matt previously co-led Russell Reynolds Associates’ global cybersecurity practice, within the firm’s technology sector. Prior to joining the executive search industry, he served as CEO of Pacific Epoch, a consulting firm that specializes in market intelligence and research for US-based companies seeking to invest in and expand into China, until the completion of the firm’s sale. Prior to that, he was a founding partner of BlackInc Ventures, a strategic advisory firm providing clients in the digital media sector with leading outsourced solutions for business, sales, and corporate development.

Before launching BlackInc Ventures in 2004, Matt worked with CNET Networks Inc. for nearly seven years, holding various positions including senior vice president/publisher of News.com, vice president of business development, and director of business development at Snap.com. He has also served as a sales manager for Dow Jones Interactive in Asia and as a founding board member of The Online Publishers’ Association.

Jessica Dosen, Partner and Global Head of Human Resources – Ares Management

Jessica Dosen is a partner and global head of human resources and serves as a member of the management committee of Ares Management. In her current role, Jessica is responsible for aligning all human resources functions with the strategic objectives of the firm and oversees talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, inclusion and diversity as well as compensation, payroll and benefits.

Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Jessica worked as an HR business partner and as the head of learning and development at Citadel LLC. In her role as an HR business partner, she focused on building out the company’s New York presence while supporting the fixed income, mortgages and equities business lines. In her role as the head of learning and development, she designed and built a robust firmwide training offering including new graduate training programs, leadership development programs as well as programs designed to enhance both soft and technical skills.

Anna Edwin, Global Head of Talent Development – TPG

Anna Edwin is the global head of talent development at TPG. In her role, Anna leads the strategy for performance management, talent management and diversity and inclusion.

Previously, Anna worked at BlackRock, where she served as the head of leadership development. In this role, she was responsible for all of BlackRock’s executive leadership programs. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2017, Anna spent ten years at Goldman Sachs in a variety of human resources roles, including serving as a business partner for the technology division and roles within the global leadership and diversity team and Goldman Sachs University. 

Gary Fielding, Private Equity Operating Advisor Human Capital – Francisco Partners Consulting

Garry Fielding is private equity operating advisor, human capital at Francisco Partners Consulting. Prior to joining Francisco Partners Consulting, Garry was vice president of global HR services and talent acquisition at Mitel Networks, where he was responsible for implementing Workday globally, building a new recruiting function, establishing company-wide human capital metrics, and leading a host of other operational improvements. Before that, he was an associate principal at a start-up Workday consulting firm where he developed consulting practitioners, led the payroll practice, and helped companies establish their global HR systems infrastructure. Garry has spent over 17 years developing his global HR expertise and has worked across a broad spectrum of industries for all types of companies including start-ups, mid-sized to large corporations, and consulting firms.

Jenna Fisher, Managing Director, Corporate Officers Practice – Russell Reynolds Associates

Jenna Fisher leads the Russell Reynolds Associate’s corporate officers sector globally and manages the Palo Alto office. She specializes in leading senior financial officer assignments and has successfully completed more than 300 searches serving clients across various sectors, including the technology, consumer, healthcare and retail industries. Jenna’s clients include Fortune 1000 corporations, middle-market private equity portfolio companies and highly visible, pre-public venture capital-backed enterprises. She focuses on recruiting CFOs, as well as treasurers, corporate controllers, FP&A professionals, internal audit executives and tax specialists. Jenna is also involved at the board level, recruiting financial experts to serve on Audit Committees and preparing organizations for CFO succession. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, though her work spans North America, Europe and Asia.

Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Jenna was a consultant with Bain & Company, where she advised private equity clients and senior management of Fortune 500 technology, consumer goods and retail companies on a variety of strategic issues. She started her career as an entrepreneur, founding and successfully selling a services company in Houston.

Valerie Frederickson, Founder & CEO – Frederickson Partners

Valerie Frederickson, MS, CMP is founder and CEO of her eponymous company, Frederickson Partners, the largest independently owned people and HR executive search and consulting firm in the US.

As a people and talent thought leader and consultant for over 25-years, she guides some of the most important employers in the world with people, talent and HR executive searches, strategic HR consulting, and high-level interim HR support. Valerie places top HR executives in a variety of industries including high tech, software, wireless, insurance, pharma/biotech, and finance. Clients include Marqeta, Airtime, Dreambox Learning, ServiceNow, Workday, Autodesk, Uber and Alphabet.

Valerie is a leading human resource, people and talent executive search, and career management expert based in Silicon Valley. Recognized at a young age as one of “the top business thinkers in the country” (SF Chronicle), Valerie has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, ABC News, Wired Magazine, MSNBC, SHRM Online, Elle Magazine, Diversity Inc.HR Executive, and HR Magazine.

Scott Gregory, CEO – Hogan Assessments

As Hogan Assessments’ CEO, Scott Gregory brings years of expertise in executive selection, development, and succession to his leadership and vision for all aspects of Hogan’s domestic and global business. He was one of Hogan Assessments’ first employees and, following a 12-year stint as vice president of talent management and organizational development at Pentair, he returned to Hogan in 2013 to continue to help clients leverage the science of personality.

He is instrumental in providing expertise on executive selection, development, and succession to Hogan’s global, corporate clients and supports the work of Hogan’s global business alliances with distribution partners.

Dan Hawkins, Founder & President – Summit Leadership Partners

After a successful corporate career, Dan Hawkins founded Summit Leadership Partners to help growth-oriented companies and business leaders improve organization performance. Since forming Summit, he has advised numerous boards, investors, CEOs and senior leaders in a myriad of industries across the globe.

Dan brings 25+ years of proven success as a chief human resources officer, top talent and organization development executive, global HR vice president, and other senior leadership roles with high-performing global companies. Dan has deep expertise in leadership, strategy, assessment, executive, and organization development. He is practical, insightful, and focused on outcomes.

Dan’s corporate experiences include well-known companies such Asurion, Ingersoll Rand, MagneTek, and Hoechst Celanese. He has worked in the public and private arena, including private equity and venture capital. His industry experience includes life sciences, chemicals, technology, consumer products, retail, industrial, and financial services. Dan has significant global experience and has coached senior level leaders and organizations in most regions of the world. He has authored and presented numerous topics on leadership, organization change, strategy, leading in global contexts, and strategic talent management.

Kara Helander, Managing Director, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer – The Carlyle Group

Kara Helander is a managing director and chief inclusion and diversity officer for The Carlyle Group. She is based in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Kara was a managing director at BlackRock, where she led the firm’s global inclusion and diversity, and philanthropy initiatives. Harvard Business School profiled those efforts she directed in the case study, “BlackRock: Diversity as a Driver of Success”. More recently, Kara consulted with organizations to develop corporate social responsibility and diversity strategies. She founded the Science of Diversity and Inclusion (SODI), a coalition of top companies and behavioral scientists working to design and test new approaches to accelerate diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. She also led corporate social responsibility at Barclay’s Global Investors (BGI). Prior to BGI, she launched and led the Western Region for Catalyst in Silicon Valley.

Jim Hirshorn, Partner, Private Equity / Head of Portfolio Management Group – Ares Management

Jim Hirshorn is a partner in the private equity group at Ares Management, where he focuses on portfolio management. Additionally, Jim serves as a member of the management committee of Ares Management and the Ares private equity group’s ACOF investment committee. Previously, he served as an operating advisor for Ares from 2009 to 2013.

Prior to joining Ares in 2009, Jim was the president of Potbelly Sandwich Works. Previously, he was senior executive vice president of the operations, finance, research and development department for Sealy Mattress Corporation. In addition, he was an executive vice president in the portfolio group at Bain Capital, where he focused on providing operating leadership to a number of its retail and consumer products businesses, was a manager at Bain & Company, and worked at Procter & Gamble, where he focused on product development. Jim currently serves on the board of directors of DuPage Medical Group, The Azek Company (formerly CPG International Inc.) and CoolSys. Additionally, he is a board member of Valet Living, LLC. and Dawn Holdings Inc.

Kevin Logterman, Executive Vice President – Slayton Search Partners

Kevin Logterman is executive vice president of Slayton Search Partners. Kevin’s expertise is helping companies build elite management teams. His clients range from prominent multinational corporations to portfolio companies of leading private equity firms. With over 25 years of business and executive search experience, Kevin has cultivated strong relationships with the finest industry leadership. His clients value his passion, discipline, focus, and tireless pursuit in identifying and attracting world-class talent. His process orientation and highly communicative style produce a uniquely successful search experience for his clients. Kevin’s experience in the industrial sector includes specific expertise in general management, including CEO, CFO, president/GM and top functional leadership roles.

Prior to his search career, Kevin held engineering and sales positions in the manufacturing sector with Regal Beloit Corporation and Ingersoll Cutting Tool Company. With over 25 years of business experience, he has developed a strong interest in understanding the competitive challenges facing businesses today and assisting organizations with attracting a level of talent that makes a major difference in their success.

Hugh MacArthur, Head of Global Private Equity – Bain & Company

Hugh MacArthur is a director in the Boston office and head of Bain’s global private equity practice. He helped found the practice 15 years ago, and works with a variety of private equity funds and alternative asset managers, including traditional buyout firms, hedge funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, distressed debt funds, sovereign wealth funds, venture capital firms and banks.

Working with these investment firms, Hugh has led assignments on asset class strategy, geographic footprint, fund operations, organizational effectiveness, fund raising, investment deal generation, strategic due diligence and portfolio company improvement. He has advised funds in the US, Europe, India and Asia, and has worked on hundreds of deals in leveraged buyout, restructuring assignments and merger integration.

Hugh has authored frequently on private equity value creation, state of the industry, and other related topics in publications around the globe, including The Wall Street JournalThe Financial TimesThe Economic Times of IndiaChina Daily, Forbes, and London Business School’s Business Strategy Review. He is also the author of the book Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use, published by Harvard Business Press in January of 2008.

Hugh is also the host of Bain & Company’s Dry Powder: The Private Equity Podcast, in which he interviews leading experts on the trends and opportunities that will redefine the private equity industry.

Mindy Mackenzie, Chief Performance Officer – The Carlyle Group

Mindy Mackenzie is managing director for the U.S. buyout fund of The Carlyle Group specializing in maximizing organizational, operational and leadership effectiveness through leveraging expertise in change management, strategy, culture and engagement – and the interplay of those four elements in driving performance. She is based in New York.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mindy was founder and principal of her own firm focused on advising CEOs and their teams on how to unlock and accelerate performance. In addition to serving as senior advisor at McKinsey & Company, she served as global head of strategy, M&A and human resources at liquor giant Jim Beam, and earlier in her career lived and worked internationally for Campbell Soup Company and Walmart Stores, Inc. in senior human capital leadership roles.

Steven Maxwell, SVP Portfolio Human Capital – Audax Group

Steve Maxwell is a senior vice president of portfolio human capital for Audax Private Equity, based in Boston. Prior to joining Audax in 2016, Steve worked in the executive search industry and was the talent partner at Kodiak Venture Partners. Prior to that, he was an operating executive at several technology companies.

Jason O'Briant, Managing Director, Human Resources – Blackstone

Jason O’Briant is a managing director of human resources at Blackstone. In this role, he provides human resources leadership in support of a broad set of business groups and corporate teams across the firm to develop and implement comprehensive people and talent management strategies. He brings significant global experience to the role, with expertise in talent management, organizational development and effectiveness, and strategic planning across a variety of businesses.

Prior to joining Blackstone, he held several senior human resources positions at Pfizer including organizational effectiveness lead for the global established pharma BU, and HR leadership roles for multiple global organizations, as well as focused regional HR leadership responsibilities in Europe, Africa & Middle East, and Asia. He began his career at Georgia-Pacific as a manager in HR, and holds a bachelor degree Mississippi State University and an MBA from Union University.

Dayton Ogden, Head of Talent & Recruiting – Summit Partners

Dayton Ogden works with Summit Partners portfolio companies and investment teams to identify and recruit high-impact senior executives and board members.

Prior to Summit, Dayton ran the CTPartners practice serving venture capital and growth equity clients and their portfolio companies across executive, board and partner/principal investor searches. Previously, he was a cofounder of full-service technology recruiting boutique Fortis Partners and a senior associate at Spencer Stuart. Before that, he was one of the first salespeople at SoBe, a start-up in the nutraceutical beverage category that was acquired by Pepsi.

Nathan Schray, Director of Talent and Organizational Development – Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Nathan Schray joined CD&R in 2019 and is responsible for internal talent and organizational development. He has worked in a similar capacity across the alternatives investment industry for more than ten years, including roles at Highland Capital and, most recently, Pantheon Ventures. Nathan started his career at KPMG, where he worked in banking and capital markets advisory, focused primarily on operational strategy.

Glenn Stevens, Partner Talent Management – Apollo Global Management

Glenn Stevens joined Apollo in 2018 in private equity and is responsible for talent management within the organization’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Apollo, Glenn was the head of talent management for L Catterton since 2013. Prior to that, he was a partner with global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson.

Jeff Warren, Managing Director, Private Equity Practice – Russell Reynolds Associates

Jeff Warren leads the global alternatives practice at Russell Reynolds Associates and is the area manager for the firm’s Los Angeles office. He conducts leadership and succession engagements across the C-suite, including the investment and financial officer functions, working with public companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He is a member of the firm’s CEO/board services practice and has also led engagements for a variety of financial services firms including private equity, investment management, banking, consumer finance and real estate clients. Jeff advises clients within private equity and alternatives, working across the investment firm and portfolio company levels.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1999, Jeff was director of business development for KSL Fairways, a wholly owned subsidiary of KSL Recreation Corporation and a private equity affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. In this role, he oversaw business development, acquisition and strategic planning activities. Previously, Jeff was in the financial institutions’ investment banking group at Merrill Lynch and, earlier, with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in leveraged finance and merchant banking.

Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global search and leadership advisory firm. The firm’s 425+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. Russell Reynolds Associates helps their clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. 

From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, their teams bring decades of expertise to help clients solve their most complex leadership issues. For more information, visit www.russellreynolds.com.

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 58 offices in 37 countries, the firm works alongside their clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. Bain & Company complements their tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes.

Bain & Company is the leading consulting partner to the private equity (PE) industry and its stakeholders. PE consulting at Bain has grown eightfold over the past 15 years and now represents about one quarter of the firm’s global business. Its practice is more than triple the size of the next largest consulting company serving PE firms. Bain’s work with PE firms spans fund types, including buyout, infrastructure, real estate and debt. The firm also works with hedge funds, as well as many of the most prominent institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments and family investment offices. Bain & Company supports its clients across a broad range of objectives that include deal generation, due diligence, immediate post-acquisition and ongoing value addition, exit planning, firm strategy and operations, and institutional investor strategy. For more information, visit www.bain.com.

Champagne Reception Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

JM Search is a leading retained executive search firm that works across industries to recruit exceptional leaders. From top private equity and venture capital firms to Fortune 1,000 companies, industry leading organizations rely on JM Search to deliver the right talent, custom-tailored to each situation.

JM Search has particular expertise in partnering with private equity and venture capital firms to build leadership teams for their portfolio companies. We work with investors, entrepreneurs, and senior management to recruit Board Members, CEOs, and direct reports to the CEO. Our extensive experience recruiting for private equity and venture capital backed companies, combined with our rigorous, Partner-led search process, enables us to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Founded in 1980, JM Search has offices in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Seattle. For more information, visit www.jmsearch.com.

Lunch Sponsor

At Caldwell, they believe talent transforms. As a leading provider of executive talent, the firm enables their clients to thrive and succeed by helping them identify, recruit and retain their best people. The firm’s reputation – nearly 50 years in the making – has been built on transformative searches across functions and geographies at the very highest levels of management and operations. They leverage their skills and networks to also provide agile talent solutions in the form of flexible and on-demand advisory services for companies looking for support in strategy and operations.

With offices and partners across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to their clients. For more information, visit www.caldwellpartners.com.

Breakfast Sponsor

Talent Assessment Sponsor

No PE firm should begin its evaluation of candidates without turning to HoganAssessmentsThe global authority in personality assessment and consulting, Hogan has more than three decades of experience providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and consulting.

Grounded in a more than a century of science and backed by the largest and most complete pool of research in the industry, Hogan assessments predict job performance by assessing normal personality, derailment characteristics, core values, and cognitive reasoning ability. The firm’s portfolio of employee selection, development and leadership tools allow clients to better manage their most valuable assets – their people. For more information, visit www.hoganassessments.com

Strategic HR Search Sponsor

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources leaders for innovative companies. Frederickson matches growth-stage startups, thought-leading non-profits and think tanks, tech unicorns, and the Fortune 500 with world-class full-time and project-based talent. 

As the country’s leading people executive search firm for almost 25 years, Frederickson actively develops and nourishes meaningful, long-term relationships with over 20,000 rising and established people operations and HR executives worldwide. Frederickson’s deep network and unparalleled reputation have earned it the role of trusted career advisor and leading talent scout for even the most out-of-reach candidates, typically enabling Frederickson to present superstar candidates within only three weeks.  

Frederickson Partners unites technology and business leaders with people executives capable of shaping culture and attracting and retaining talent in dynamic, ultra-competitive marketplaces. These leaders know how to scale high-growth businesses, transform corporate culture, prepare for public offerings, manage public company compliance and provide trusted counsel to board members and senior leaders. 

Frederickson Partners is headquartered in Menlo Park with offices in San Francisco, San Jose, New York, Austin, Ohio and Florida. Clients include Alphabet, Facebook, Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Palantir, Pinterest, ServiceNow, Roche, Twitter, Uber and Workday. For more information, visit www.fredericksonpartners.com.

Gold Sponsors

When it comes to executive search, Slayton Search Partners knows how important it is to find a partner who can understand your needs, recruit best-in-class talent, and counsel you toward a successful conclusion to the search process.

That’s why at Slayton Search Partners, their approach is to focus on possibilities, not limitations.

This has been the firm’s strategy since its beginning in 1985. Built on strong principles of knowledge, integrity, communication and quality, the firm has evolved alongside an ever shifting business landscape, gaining insight and expertise while crafting a better search alternative.

With a rich understanding of their practice areas and deep, collaborative relationships with industry leaders, the firm continually drives top performance in the executive recruiting sector, delivering a better experience for its clients and candidates alike.

The Slayton way of Limit-Less thinking and acting has made them of the fastest-growing executive search firms in North America, building a distinguished roster of clients and attracting more of the top candidates sought after by top firms and organizations. For more information, visit www.slaytonsearch.com.

Summit Leadership Partners advises boards, investors, CEOs and senior leaders on strategically scaling business through talent assessment, leadership development, and organization effectiveness.

They are former business leaders with deep behavioral science expertise.

The firm partners with their clients to increase leader and organization performance to better execute strategy, accelerate growth, and deliver expected returns. For more information, visit www.summitleadership.com.

Exhibitor Sponsors

Invenias is the world’s leading provider of software solutions to the executive search profession. More than 1,000 executive search firms, private equity firms and in-house executive recruiting teams rely on the Invenias cloud-based platform to transform the productivity of their search operations. Invenias serves thousands of users in over sixty countries across the globe, with customers such as Silver Lake, General Atlantic, Odgers Berndtson, ON Partners, Acertitude, Intel, and Tesla Motors at the forefront of recruiting leaders. For more information, visit www.invenias.com.

Social Media Sponsors

Apollo™ is a cloud-based, SaaS application built on an AI-machine learning framework. Apollo leverages data of more than one million recent job offers to arm both hiring teams and Individuals (job-seeking candidates) with real-time compensation metrics. 

On the company side, hiring managers, talent recruiters, VCs, board members and executive recruiters can leverage three previously-unavailable, compensation benchmarks, including pay tendencies of your competition. 

Unlike most compensation tools, Apollo™ generates competitive job offers for virtually any role at any level in both public and private companies. Meanwhile, individuals can discover their actual market rank; explore their pay in various geographic and company-specific talent markets; and gain access to their own up-to-date market value. 

Please look for Apollo7, an IOS app in the Apple Store. 

Wilton & Bain, which provides executive search, interim management/consulting and technology resourcing services, has become the market leader in the technology, professional services, and converging digital markets. With offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Frankfurt, Wilton & Bain has developed unrivaled expertise in technology to focus on digital transformation for clients across TMT, retail, consumer, financial services, insurance and utilities. For more information, visit www.wilton-bain.com.

Networking Sponsors

For over 30 years, StevenDouglas has been helping companies succeed through identifying, recruiting and providing access to top talent for their clients. The firm is one of the nation’s leading boutique search and interim resources firms with an industry agnostic client base that spans start-ups, middle-market, and large companies. Their client base includes publicly traded companies, private equity and venture capital firms, and privately-owned businesses throughout the United States, Latin America and Canada. For more information, visit www.stevendouglas.com.

Register

Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming conference, ‘Private Equity Recruiting: Driving Investment Returns Through Talent Management,’ to be held on Jule 11, 2020 at the Plaza Hotel of New York. The full-day event will begin at 7:30am with continental breakfast, a mid-day luncheon along with a full day of very exciting presentations by top professionals in the sector.

Hunt Scanlon Media is convening more than 500 PE leaders and their heads of talent who will meet for a full day to discuss the leadership gap facing private equity firms. You’ll learn how to deliver the best talent faster and at the right cost and you will walk away with a full range of talent solutions from more than 21 leading experts who will speak throughout the day.

Price: $1,350

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after April 1, 2020 will not be refunded)