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Recruiting world class leadership is the No. 1 priority for private equity firms and their portfolios in the wake of COVID-19. As a result, a transformative shift is happening in PE recruiting – with an emphasis on new drivers, including culture, diversity & inclusion, and engagement.

These are just some of the new levers private equity talent leaders are pulling on to unleash higher levels of leadership performance. Their aim: To find new and sustainable ways to enhance value, growth, results, and returns.

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

Agenda

Welcome

A Special Thanks To Our Premier Sponsors

7:30AM-8:30AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Rob Adams
8:30AM-8:45AM

OPENING REMARKS

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Gary Pinkus
8:45AM-9:15AM

The New Science of Talent: From Roles to Returns

Gary Pinkus Chairman of North America – McKinsey & Company

A transformative shift in PE recruiting is unleashing higher levels of leadership performance to drive value, growth, results, and higher returns. At its core is a new emphasis on assessment, culture fit, DE&I, engagement, and adaptation. But according to Gary Pinkus, chairman of North America at McKinsey & Company and former global leader of the firm’s private equity practice, problems persist. “We are falling short on getting the right talent into the right roles – and we are not moving fast enough on talent,” he contends. In this insightful keynote presentation, Mr. Pinkus will outline a new approach for private equity talent leaders and their executive recruiting partners – it is the new science of talent.

9:15AM-9:30AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Johnathan Medina
9:30AM-10:00AM

TALENT DIVERSITY IN PRIVATE EQUITY – MOVING FROM LAGGARDS TO LEADERS

Johnathan Medina Head of Inclusion and Diversity – Apax Partners

The pandemic has changed the ways of life and work for billions of people. Against this backdrop, organizations have the ability and imperative to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace – and for good reason. It turns out that doing so may provide additional levers for financial outperformance. In this presentation, Johnathan Medina, head of inclusion and diversity for Apax Partners, makes the business case for gender and ethnic diversity. The scale of potential value creation within PE firm’s portfolios by moving from laggards to leaders in diversity and inclusion, he contends, is enormous.

10:00AM-10:15AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

10:15AM-10:30AM

Networking Break

10:30AM-11:00AM

WINNING THE TALENT GAME

For private equity firms and their portfolios, competitive advantage is rooted in winning the talent game. That happens when resources, tools, and recruiting partners combine to create a rigorous, comprehensive go-to-market strategy for talent. The dilemma for PE is that while the sector is exceptional in financial diagnostics, it is far less adept in human diagnostics. In this outstanding panel presentation, PE talent leaders and executive search consultants join forces to discuss their synergies and examine strategies to win the talent game.

Katie Solomon
Managing Director, Talent Management
Genstar Capital

James Cherubim
Head of Talent Acquisition 
The Carlyle Group

Annie Paydar
Global Head of Human Capital
General Atlantic

Rick DeRose
Founder & Managing Partner
Acertitude

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Artico Search

11:00AM-11:15AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Gemma Gucci
11:15AM-11:45AM

TURNING CULTURE FROM DEAL BREAKER TO VALUE DRIVER

Gemma Gucci Managing Director, Global Head of Talent Acquisition – Apollo Global Management

Broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose. And for good reason: building sustainable cultures in the long run will attract, engage, and retain talent – and give organizations with strong cultures a key competitive advantage. In this special presentation, Gemma Gucci – global head of talent acquisition at Apollo Global Management – examines how private equity talent leaders can leverage culture as an investment advantage.

11:45AM-12:00PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

12:00PM-1:30PM

Luncheon Reception

Jordan Brugg
1:30PM-2:00PM

Gaining Edge: How to Use Talent as a Pre-Deal Lever

Jordan Brugg Global Head of Private Equity – Spencer Stuart

As the private equity industry continues to grow and mature, changing market forces have profoundly heightened the role top talent plays in winning new deals and accelerating value creation plans. Today, the best human capital strategies begin well before new deals become a reality. Jordan Brugg, the global head of private equity for Spencer Stuart, will engage in a lively discussion with a recognized private equity executive on the critical role top talent plays in the overall pursuit of new deals. Among other topics, the session will highlight how some of the best private equity sponsors are gaining early conviction in competitive deal processes, allowing them to swiftly align their talent agenda to value creation plans, mitigating risk and enabling execution.

2:00PM-2:15PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Moderator: Scott Aldsworth
2:15PM-2:45PM

THE ART OF BUILDING PRIVATE EQUITY LEADERSHIP TEAMS

Moderator: Scott Aldsworth President - The Bowdoin Group

From an investor’s perspective, effective leadership teams add as much as 30 percent to a company’s market valuation. But here’s the dilemma – consistently placing the right executives in the right roles can be incredibly difficult. That’s the challenge private equity and venture capital firms face every day. Not only must these firms build their own competitive leadership teams, but they also must tackle this intimidating task on behalf of their portfolio businesses – each with its own unique talent needs. To better understand how private equity firms build winning leadership teams – and help founders position themselves for success as investment looms – we have assembled a distinguished panel of PE talent leaders and executive recruiters to discuss methods and strategies.

Andy Caine
Partner, Human Capital & ESG
Fraizer Healthcare Partners

Amanda Roberts
Partner, Talent  
L Catterton

Michelle Nasir
Chief Talent Officer 
Arsenal Capital Partners

Kit Cooper
Partner
Signal Partners

Adam Zellner
VP, Enterprise & Corporate Development
Business Talent Group

2:45PM-3:00PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Sandy Ogg
3:00PM-3:30PM

MOBILIZING A TALENT EDGE FOR PRIVATE EQUITY

Sandy Ogg Founder – CEO.works

Selecting and allocating great talent to a critical role is one thing. But a significant risk to value sits just outside the talent match. It is embedded in the context of the expected work and the design of the role itself. Mobilization is the process of capturing the value “discounts” hidden in each transformation. In this effective presentation, Sandy Ogg – founder of CEO.works – asserts that new rules, new tools, and new routines are required for a modern, effective approach to talent. He will examine cutting-edge tools and methodologies that are designed to pivot human capital interventions from process excellence to value creation. It is a modern playbook purposely built for PE firms seeking a talent edge.

3:30PM-3:45PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Susan Levine
3:45PM-4:15PM

INTEGRATING STRATEGY WITH TALENT

Susan Levine Managing Director, Head of Talent – Bain Capital

Private equity firms bank their reputations on increasing the value of their investments. At its core, that means evaluating talent faster with a wider range of capabilities and stakeholders. In this wide ranging presentation, Susan Levine – managing director and head of talent for Bain Capital – reveals the systematic approach she takes to maximize value creation for portfolio companies, and how it begins and ends with connecting and integrating strategy with talent. She will discuss a number of intrinsic behavioral markers which correlate with success, including resilience, agility, and learning orientation. The unique leadership demands of private equity, she reveals, are creating a new set of talent blueprints for every private equity leader, their talent acquisition teams, and executive recruiters who serve them.

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

Recruiting world class leadership is the No. 1 priority for private equity firms and their portfolios in the wake of COVID-19. As a result, a transformative shift is happening in PE recruiting – with an emphasis on new drivers, including culture, diversity & inclusion, and engagement. Hunt Scanlon Media is convening hundreds of private equity leaders, chief talent officers and executive recruiters at the Marriott Marquis in New York on May 19, 2022 to explore the new levers private equity talent leaders are pulling on to unleash higher levels of leadership performance. Their aim: To find new and sustainable ways to enhance value, growth, results, and returns.

Private Equity Recruiting: Designing the New Private Equity Talent Blueprint’ will include leaders from across the field, including: Gary Pinkus, chairman of North America at McKinsey & Company; Johnathan Medina, head of inclusion and diversity at Apax Partners; Katie Solomon, managing director – talent management at Genstar Capital; James Cherubim, head of talent acquisition at The Carlyle Group; Annie Paydar, global head of human capital at General Atlantic; Rick DeRose, founder and managing partner at Acertitude; Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder & chief executive officer of Artico Search; Scott Aldsworth, president of The Bowdoin Group; Andy Caine, partner – human capital & ESG at Frazier Healthcare Partners; Amanda Roberts, partner – talent at L Catterton; Michelle Nasir, chief talent officer at Arsenal Capital Partners; Kit Cooper, partner at Signal Partners; Adam Zellner, VP enterprise & corporate development at Business Talent Group (BTG); Jordan Brugg, global head of private equity at Spencer Stuart; Gemma Gucci, managing director – global head of talent acquisition at Apollo Global Management; Sandy Ogg, founder of CEO.works; Susan Levine, managing director and head of talent at Bain Capital; 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 hundreds of PE leaders, chief talent officers and executive recruiters on May 19, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis 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.

Marriott Marquis of New York City
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 398-1900

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after February 11, 2022 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)

Speakers

Scott Aldsworth, President - The Bowdoin Group

Scott brings more than 25 years of industry experience, with a proven track record of building and overseeing professional services teams in high-growth organizations. Joining The Bowdoin Group in 2016 as the chief revenue officer, Scott currently serves as president and directs long-term strategy around Bowdoin’s sales initiatives and go-to-market approach, overseeing marketing, sales, and business development.

Prior to joining The Bowdoin Group, Scott had an extensive career running sales organizations at several Boston-based companies and supporting financial and operational growth with VC-backed and PE-backed startups. Before joining the firm, Scott served as vice president of sales at Radius Worldwide (formerly High Street Partners) where he helped build the global growth firm from a small start-up to a PE-backed company with nearly 1,000 employees. Prior to Radius, he served as vice president of mergers & acquisitions at Interliant, where he completed 28 acquisitions of internet service companies in just three years, and helped the infrastructure solutions company to its IPO.

Jordan Brugg, Global Head of Private Equity – Spencer Stuart

Jordan Brugg is the global head of private equity for Spencer Stuart. In this capacity, he oversees a team providing a comprehensive suite of leadership advisory services and human capital consulting to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. This includes due-diligence support, identifying, assessing and recruiting the right leadership to accelerate performance, and ensuring culture and organizational design align with portfolio company operating agendas to drive value creation.

Jordan is also a member of the firm’s CEO, board, and industrial practices. He has led more than 300 CEO search and CEO succession plans for both publicly traded and investor-backed enterprises, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to middle-market businesses. He also advises families and founders transitioning leadership.

In addition to his client work, Jordan was part of the founding team of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He later played key operational roles in the development of the firm’s private equity practice and the inception of the firm’s succession consulting business. He also founded the industrial services specialty practice, launched the industrial technology coverage team and subsequently led the firm’s broader industrial practice in North America for five years.

Andy Caine, Partner, Human Capital & ESG – Frazier Healthcare Partners

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO – Artico Search

The go-to search partner for venture capital and growth equity firms and their portfolio companies, Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor co-founded Artico with Matt Comyns to lead the growth executive search team.

Mercedes is passionate about diversity and inclusion across investor and operating roles. She has deep expertise across consumer, fintech, security, SaaS and other transformative technologies. Mercedes has completed over 75 CEO searches as well as partner, principal, and other CXO level assignments. She led the venture capital practice at firms including Caldwell Partners, Heidrick & Struggles, Highland Partners, and iCOM a boutique search firm she co-founded in 1999. A graduate of Boston University, Mercedes is based out of San Francisco, with offices in Austin and New York.

James Cherubim, Head of Talent Acquisition – The Carlyle Group

James Cherubim is a principal and head of talent acquisition within the human resources group at The Carlyle Group. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Carlyle, James was a principal and head of talent acquisition at Ares Management, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to that, he was a director at Sheffield Haworth, a global executive search firm, where he focused on senior-level engagements across global banking and private equity and was based in New York.

Kit Cooper, Partner – Signal Partners

Kit Cooper has spent the last 15 years working with private equity sponsors to build great companies, both as a founder & CEO and as an executive search professional. Kit brings invaluable operator experience to recruiting, allowing him to calibrate quickly and empathize with CEOs and investors alike.

Kit has executed a wide range of search assignments, helping companies where the needs are most urgent, regardless of whether there is a “C” in the title. He has unique experience leading CEO searches for companies facing founder transitions during and after a change of control and has partnered with sponsors that include CI Capital, New Mountain Capital, Parthenon Capital, Anchorage Capital, and Serent Capital among others.

Prior to executive search Kit started, ran and sold two BPO companies, including Hispanic Teleservices Corp (HTC), which was backed by both JPMorgan Partners and CVC. Kit helped HTC grow to over 3,000 employees and position the company for a sale to The Carlyle Group. In recognition of his team’s accomplishments, Kit received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business Services.

Rick DeRose, Co-Founder and Managing Partner – Acertitude

Rick DeRose is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and executive search leader on a mission to unleash human potential globally. As co-founder and managing partner of executive search firm Acertitude, he is charting a new course to take businesses to the next level by connecting them with brilliant people at work.

Rick personally advises some of the largest and most admired global private equity firms, middle market PE firms, portfolio companies, and corporate enterprises, solving significant leadership challenges related to value-creation, growth, restructuring, and digital transformation. Over his 25-year career, he has conducted over 500 executive searches for board members, CEOs, and C-level executives across the private equity, technology, healthcare, and professional services sectors.

Launched in 2015, Acertitude represents a new era in executive search, already a top 30 global search firm, and continues to expand rapidly in the private equity space. The success of Acertitude expands on Rick’s role as founder of search firm TEG, an Acertitude company.

Gemma Gucci, Managing Director and Global Head of Talent Acquisition – Apollo Global Management

Gemma Gucci is managing director and global head of talent acquisition at Apollo Global Management where she is responsible for leading the firm’s recruitment efforts, setting our global talent acquisition strategy, and ensuring that we bring in top talent from a range of diverse backgrounds. She also sits on the firm’s human capital leadership team.

Prior to joining the firm in 2021, she was the Americas head of executive talent acquisition at BlackRock. She was previously the recruitment lead for alternative investments. Prior to her role at BlackRock, Gemma was a senior associate at Korn Ferry, a leading global executive search firm, where she spent five years as a member of the global financial markets practice, focused on the asset management and alternative investments sectors.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Gemma was an associate in the corporate equity services group at Jefferies & Company, Inc. where she worked closely with public companies on stock repurchase plans, and with private equity and venture capital firms on large block sales. She began her career with Credit Suisse where she was a sales assistant in private banking.

Susan Levine, Managing Director and Head of Talent – Bain Capital

Susan Levine joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2006. She is a managing director and member of the North American private equity team. As head of talent, she leads the human capital agenda across the firm’s North America portfolio which includes ensuring its companies have strong leadership teams supporting their organization acceleration and high performance culture initiatives within their companies.

Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity, Susan worked at Bain & Company for eight years on the consulting side serving clients in the financial services, consumer products and industrials areas. Prior to leaving Bain & Company, she also served as director of North America marketing and client development. Previously, she worked in the global consulting practice of Barents Group, advising clients in M&A activity in emerging markets.

Johnathan Medina, Head of Inclusion & Diversity – Apax Partners

Johnathan Medina is the head of inclusion and diversity (I&D) for Apax Partners. In this global role, Johnathan is responsible for fostering inclusion and bolstering diversity across Apax and its portfolio companies. With a personal and professional passion for inclusion, he partners with our portfolio companies to both embed I&D as a business imperative to drive a competitive advantage and increase diversity in their boardrooms.

Prior to this role, Johnathan was a partner within Accenture’s strategy practice, where he advised Fortune 500 companies and their C-Suites on large scale business transformation. He guided clients in reimagining their business models, organizational structures, cultures, talent strategies, and employee experiences.

Johnathan is the co-founder of Accenture’s Global Inclusion and Diversity Service Offering. As lead of this offering, he managed all client engagements, business development, it’s P&L, as well as the development of its assets and methodologies. Johnathan has advised global clients across multiple industries (e.g., retail, healthcare, professional services, technology) on how to leverage existing data to create actionable I&D strategies that enable their business strategies. He also has deep expertise in creating work environments where people feel safe, seen, and connected.

He has partnered with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) to develop corporate pledges that champion inclusion and diversity goals.

Johnathan started his career in capital markets. As a vice president in Merrill Lynch’s financial products group, he developed and marketed investment strategies to help clients capitalize on movements of the equity, commodity, and foreign exchange markets.

Michelle Nasir, Chief Talent Officer – Arsenal Capital Partners

Michelle Nasir is Arsenal Capital Partners’ chief talent officer (CTO). Michelle’s expertise includes M&A due diligence, executive coaching, succession and transition planning, senior team effectiveness, organization assessment, and diversity strategies across a variety of industries.

Prior to Arsenal, Michelle was the CTO at United States Steel Corporation where she was responsible for developing and delivering critical aspect of their People Strategy inclusive of succession planning, digitization of talent processes, and the design and implementation of inaugural talent to value and capability building programs. She also led and delivered core element of the Company’s global efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Prior to US Steel, Michelle was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles. During her eight-year tenure, Michelle advised Fortune 100 C-suite executives at the intersection of business strategy and leadership. Prior to Heidrick, she held a senior leadership role at Google. Before working in the human capital area, Michelle held senior strategy and operating roles at AOL/Time Warner and at Pfizer. Michelle also worked as a consultant at McKinsey, E&Y and Accenture. Throughout her career, Michelle has prioritized talent and has been a mentor and sponsor to many.

Sandy Ogg, Founder – CEO.works

Sandy Ogg is the founder of CEO.works, a consulting firm focused on changing the game of human capital. Sandy has over 30 years of experience working with CEOs to grow their companies and create exponential value for their stakeholders. He is passionate about bettering businesses and the world at large through developing C-suite leaders equipped to handle the current business landscape.

Leadership runs through Sandy’s veins. Before ever entering the corporate world, Sandy began his leadership journey as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He then served as the president of The Center for Leadership Studies before founding VIA Consulting Group. Sandy also worked as a consultant with Dove Associates before moving on to serve as Motorola’s senior vice president of leadership, learning, and performance.

In 2003, Sandy brought his talents to Unilever, serving as their chief human resources officer. During his time there, he played a vital role in completely transforming the organization’s operating network and leadership system. His last role prior to founding his current company was as operating partner in the private equity group at Blackstone.

Annie Paydar, Global Head of Human Capital – General Atlantic

Annie Dahle Paydar is the global head of human capital at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s human capital and talent development initiatives. Annie has a track record of success designing and implementing strategic change initiatives that help organizations achieve their mission and strategic goals. Before joining General Atlantic in 2018, Annie spent 14 years at The Carlyle Group where she held several human resources leadership roles in North America and EMEA. Annie began her career in human resources at The Blackstone Group.

Gary Pinkus, Chairman of North America – McKinsey & Company

Gary Pinkus is chairman of North America for McKinsey & Company. He was previously the managing partner for the firm in North America, and before that led McKinsey’s office for the Western United States. Gary is also the former global leader of McKinsey’s private equity & principal investors practice, which he helped co-found more than two decades ago. He has been a long-time member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council (our global governance board), including historically chairing the finance and infrastructure committee and the risk, audit, and governance committee. His client work spans multiple industries with a particular focus on private equity and principal investors.

Gary joined McKinsey in Los Angeles in 1987 as a business analyst and came to the firm’s San Francisco office in 1992. Over the course of his career, he has worked for Dole Food Company in Honduras, Bear Stearns’ M&A group in New York, and in McKinsey’s Houston, Mexico City, Sydney, and Zurich offices.

Gary currently serves on the boards of Wake Forest University and US Ski and Snowboard Association. He is a prior member of the boards of San Francisco Opera, California Academy of Sciences, Menlo School, California Business Roundtable, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, ReSurge International (formerly Interplast), and the investment committee for Woodside School Foundation.

Amanda Roberts, Operating Partner of Talent Acquisition – L Catterton

Amanda Roberts is an operating partner of talent acquisition at L Catterton. Prior to joining L Catterton, Ms. Roberts was a consultant at Egon Zehnder, where she led the U.S. consumer practice and partnered with clients in board consulting, talent assessment and recruitment of senior executives across multiple industries. Amanda also brings operating experience from Blinkbox, Young & Rubicam Brands and Management Leadership for Tomorrow, along with consulting experience from The Parthenon Group.

Katie Solomon, Managing Director, Talent Management – Genstar Capital

Katie Solomon is managing director, talent management at Genstar Capital. She works across the firm’s portfolio to help drive growth through the identification and acquisition of talent. Katie also manages Genstar Capital’s recruiting relationships. Katie brings experience in recruiting, finance, marketing and consulting to her role at the firm.

Prior to Genstar Capital in 2011, Katie was vice president, human capital and investor relations at Vector Capital. Previously, she worked in executive search at Russell Reynolds Associates where she focused on recruiting CEO and senior level executives to private equity and venture backed companies. Before that, Katie led the marketing team at Harvard Business School Career Services and directed the global investment banking recruiting department at Robertson Stephens. Katie began her career as a consultant with Bain & Company where she advised both Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Adam Zellner, VP Enterprise & Corporate Development – Business Talent Group (BTG)

Adam Zellner has worked at Business Talent Group (BTG) for 10 plus years and currently leads corporate development and BTG’s enterprise business. Adam focuses on building on-demand talent (ODT) solutions that address near-term business opportunities and create long-term strategic value —including through partnerships and the development and launch of new products/services.

To do this, Adam works closely with corporate and private equity leaders to understand where and how they are using on-demand talent (ODT) to drive impact within their businesses. Adam also spends time with other companies in the ODT space to understand their businesses and the evolution of their offerings and value proposition.

Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

At Spencer Stuart, they know how much leadership matters. The firm is trusted by organizations around the world to help them make the senior-level leadership decisions that have a lasting impact on their enterprises. Through executive search, board and leadership advisory services, the firm helps build and enhance high-performing teams for select clients ranging from major multinationals to emerging companies to nonprofit institutions.

Privately held since 1956, Spencer Stuart focuses on delivering knowledge, insight and results through the collaborative efforts of a team of experts — now spanning more than 60 offices, over 30 countries and more than 50 practice specialties. Boards and leaders consistently turn to Spencer Stuart to help address their evolving leadership needs in areas such as senior-level executive search, board recruitment, board effectiveness, succession planning, in-depth senior management assessment, employee engagement and many other facets of culture and organizational effectiveness. For more information, visit www.spencerstuart.com.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm and serves as a trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.

McKinsey works with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors. The firm’s scale, scope, and knowledge allows them to address problems that no one else can. They have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach. The firm is passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to their clients and, often, to the world. For more information, visit www.mckinsey.com.

Platinum Sponsor

CEO.works is an executive advisory and capability building company.

At CEO.works, they want to have a positive impact on the world by helping businesses perform better. When the firm helps business leaders succeed it elevates their customers, employees, stakeholders and their communities. 

CEO.works was founded to advise, consult and teach business leaders the tools and approaches needed to bend the value curve upward in this era of exponential change.

The combination of the firm’s CEO level advisory and training programs gives their clients both short term results and lasting capabilities. They avoid traditional consulting models with large change programs. They perform precision transformations with focused interventions designed to unlock value, fast. For more information, visit www.ceoworks.com.

Lunch Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Artico delivers the people to build, scale and protect your business. Founded in 2021, Artico’s team matches the world’s best talent with venture capital, private equity-backed and publicly-traded companies. Do what you love. Change lives. For more information, visit http://www.articosearch.com.

Lanyard Sponsor

JM Search is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high-performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. 

JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors.  

With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value. For more information, visit www.jmsearch.com.

Gold Sponsors

Acertitude is a reimagined executive search firm and leadership consultancy that helps transform businesses by recruiting exceptional board, C-level, and senior executive leaders. Its dedicated team specializes in partnering with private equity firms and portfolio companies who find themselves at a transformative moment in time, delivering for 60% of top private equity firms globally.

Acertitude believes in the unstoppable power of brilliant people at work – their ability to transform an entire business, to empower a whole team, to change their lives and the lives of the people they care about for good. So their focus is singular, finding the right individual, for the right role, so that they can unleash their true potential.

Each business the firm’s partners work with are treated as their own, taking ‘extreme ownership’ over their clients’ needs and seeking to understand everything there is about them. Searches are not one-offs, but long-term partnerships built on personal relationships and deep business understanding. This closeness to clients allows them to stay in tune with their evolving needs and to meet these by adapting their trusted process with speed. For more information, visit www.acertitude.com.

Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, and major hiring projects for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to larger firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. With deep expertise in BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Financial Services, and Software and Technology, The Bowdoin Group is a national leader with the ability to source talent and service companies globally. The company’s service reputation has earned it a ranking in the top 2% of the recruiting industry for client satisfaction year after year.

The Bowdoin Group is also active in supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit causes, including Life Science Cares, NEVCA, Hack Diversity, and FinTech Sandbox. For more information, visit www.bowdoingroup.com.

Business Talent Group (BTG) is a leading talent platform that connects top independent consultants, subject matter experts, project managers, and interim executives with the world’s best companies and private equity firms. BTG’s talent marketplace and technology-enabled service model provide just the right on-demand talent needed: remote or on-site, part-time or full-time, individuals or teams, all around the world.

BTG Enterprise provides private equity firms and portfolio companies with access to high-end on-demand talent, at scale, to enable and accelerate value creation.

More than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 and 60+ leading private equity firms trust BTG to curate, vet and deliver legally compliant talent who fuel growth, innovation, and performance improvement. BTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidrick & Struggles. For more information, visit businesstalentgroup.com and join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Signal Partners is a search firm built to address the talent needs of venture- and private equity-backed companies nationwide. The firm helps financial sponsors and their portfolio companies find and attract force-multiplying talent at all levels. The firm drives a custom, high velocity process for C-Level and critical non-executive positions alike. Signal Partners’ sole purpose is to help financial sponsors and their portfolio companies mitigate execution risk and crush plan by hiring the right people.

Exhibitor Sponsors

BoardEx is the leading provider of executive intelligence and relationship mapping solutions. Organizations trust BoardEx to identify, qualify and map connection paths to 2 million organizations and the 1.5 million people who lead them. BoardEx is a part of Euromoney People Intelligence, a division of Euromoney PLC which provides organizations with unique data intelligence that connects them with the individuals who will have the greatest impact on their goals. Euromoney People Intelligence is comprised of three unique brands: BoardEx, WealthEngine, and Wealth-X. The firm empowers its clients to build greater relationships, obtain and manage their best talent and reduce commercial risk. For more information, visit www.boardex.com.

Business Talent Group (BTG) is a leading talent platform that connects top independent consultants, subject matter experts, project managers, and interim executives with the world’s best companies and private equity firms. BTG’s talent marketplace and technology-enabled service model provide just the right on-demand talent needed: remote or on-site, part-time or full-time, individuals or teams, all around the world.

BTG Enterprise provides private equity firms and portfolio companies with access to high-end on-demand talent, at scale, to enable and accelerate value creation.

More than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 and 60+ leading private equity firms trust BTG to curate, vet and deliver legally compliant talent who fuel growth, innovation, and performance improvement. BTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidrick & Struggles. For more information, visit businesstalentgroup.com and join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.

HireWerx was founded with one goal in mind: Deliver custom talent solutions that will produce the best results for clients. 

The firm provides on-demand talent acquisition services and retained executive search to identify, attract, and acquire top talent.

Selecting high-performing leaders and teams requires the application of effective selection and assessment techniques leveraging data and predictive analytics.

HireWerx takes pride in their thought leadership, domain expertise, network of contacts, and search execution. For more information, visit www.hirewerx.com

Chapel Hill Solutions is a retained executive search firm that provides hiring solutions to organizations across the nation. The firm builds meaningful, long-lasting relationships with all of their clients. The firm’s success is a result of their commitment to the best people, the best solutions, and the best results.

Why CHS?
– Executive Search: Executive leaders are their sole focus. CHS recruits the right executives for your team.
– Extensive Network: The firm develops and cultivates deep relationships with executives. Clients benefit from tapping into their network.
– 25 + Years’ Experience: Tenured and experienced consultants bring perspective and guidance throughout the process.

For more information, visit www.chapelhillsolutions.com.

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Networking Sponsors

The Tolan Group is a Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Healthcare and Life Sciences executive search firm recognized for their industry experience and performance driven placement services. Our talented team delivers exceptional candidates in healthcare services, healthcare tech and behavioral health. Our clients are private equity and venture capital partners and their portfolio companies as well as privately help companies and we place talent across all three sectors. We have broad experience placing talent for PE platforms, start-ups, early stage companies as well as working with publicly traded companies. We are headquartered in St Augustine FL, with satellite offices in Atlanta, Tampa, Philadelphia and Appleton, WI. For more information, visit www.thetolangroup.com.

Cancellation Policy

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after February 11, 2022 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)

Register

Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming conference, ‘Private Equity Recruiting: Designing the New Private Equity Talent Blueprint,’ to be held on May 19, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis 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 hundreds of 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.


 

Discount Price: $1,475

20% discount expires September 30th

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after February 11, 2022 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)
M&A Conference Info Sept 2021