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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-8:40AM

OPENING REMARKS

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Wes Pringle
8:40AM-9:10AM

TBD

Wes Pringle Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Operations – Onex

The head of portfolio operations within most private equity firms plays a key role in identifying, creating and driving value across their portfolio companies as well as managing effective due diligence processes. Additionally, they oversee the implementation, monitoring and effective measurement of key value creation initiatives and best practices across the platform’s portfolio and help to oversee the diversification and future growth. In the following presentation, Wes Pringle, Onex’s managing director and head of portfolio operations will, from his unique perch, discuss how achieving these results depends largely on talent. Using a “5 Why” problem solving framework that leverages his years at Danaher, he will discuss how most Value Creation efforts ultimately confront the question of team capability and organizational talent. He will then reveal his and Onex’s approach for working these talent questions into value creation efforts.

9:10AM-9:20AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

TBD
9:20AM-9:50AM

Executive Search Firm Session #1

TBD TBD

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9:50AM-10:00AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

10:00AM-10:15AM

Networking Break

Moderator: Tim Russell
10:15AM-11:00AM

What's Next for Talent Management in Private Equity

Moderator: Tim Russell Managing Partner – The Tolan Group

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Courtney Hagen
Chief Talent Officer
Littlejohn

Rick DeRose
Founder & Managing Partner
Acertitude

Kristin Schroeder
Operating Partner, Talent
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Andy Thompson
Founder & CEO
Notch Partners

Jamie Jacobs
Chief Talent Officer
Oak Hill Capital

TBD
TBD
PierceGray

Nat Schiffer
11:00AM-11:30AM

The Private Equity Portfolio CHRO: A Value Creation Driver

Nat Schiffer President, Managing Director & CMO – The Christopher Group TBD TBD

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11:30AM-11:40AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

11:40AM-12:50PM

Luncheon Reception

Matthew Breitfelder
12:55PM-1:25PM

Building an Ultimate High-Performance, Modern Culture

Matthew Breitfelder Partner, Global Head of Human Capital – Apollo Global Management

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1:25PM-1:35PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Moderator: Sheffield Haworth Speaker
1:35PM-2:20PM

How Private Equity Can Catch Up On DEI

Moderator: Sheffield Haworth Speaker TBD

Within the few years, private equity has made tangible strides on the diversity of talent within their firms and portfolio companies ­– but there’s a lot more work to be done. Private equity is far behind corporate America in its DEI efforts particularly as it relates to the uppermost senior-level roles. The following panel comprised of talent experts from the PE sector, organization performance consulting, and executive search discuss the steps PE leaders could take in the next year to accelerate their DE&I efforts in leadership roles. Including what firms can do to create a more equitable and inclusive playing field, where diverse leadership can excel.

Smooch Repovich Rosenberg
Founder & CEO
SmoochUnplugged

Devin Glenn
Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion  
Blackstone

TBD
TBD
Teamalytics

Indhira Arrington
Managing Director and Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Ares Management

Chasity Boyce
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Barings

TBD
TBD
RevelOne

2:20PM-2:35PM

Networking Break

Mitch Berlin
2:35PM-3:05PM

Management Consulting Speaker

Mitch Berlin EY

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3:05PM-3:15PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Ram Charan
Anish Batlaw
3:15PM-3:45PM

The Need for Speed

Ram Charan Global Adviser to CEOs & Corporate Boards Anish Batlaw Managing Director – General Atlantic

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3:45PM-3:55PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Rob Adams
3:55PM-4:00PM

Closing Remarks

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
4:00PM-5:30PM

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 18, 2023 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: Andrew Thompson, CEO and founder of Notch Partners; Gary Pinkus, chairman of North America at McKinsey & Company; Tim Russell, managing partner at The Tolan Group; Johnathan Medina, global head of DE&I at Macquarie Asset Management; Richard Herman, managing partner and global private equity practice leader at ZRG; Dell Larcen, operating partner – human capital at Gryphon Investors; James Cherubim, head of talent acquisition at The Carlyle Group; Annie Paydar, global head of human capital at General Atlantic; Charlotte Cederwall, partner at Acertitude; Dan Hawkins, founder & president at Summit Leadership Partners; Will Busch III, managing director – growth strategies at FMG Leading; Scott Aldsworth, president of The Bowdoin Group; Jimmy Holloran, partner at ParkerGale Capital; 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); Sean Mooney, founder and CEO of BluWave; Jordan Brugg, global head of private equity at Spencer Stuart; Jasvinder Khaira, senior managing director at Blackstone; Kathy Gallo, founder and CEO of Goodstone Group; Gemma Gucci, managing director – global head of talent acquisition and Aaron Miller, partner at Apollo Global Management; Smooch Repovich Rosenberg, founder and CEO of SmoochUnplugged; Michael Barriere, senior partner and Sumeet Salwan co-founder and CEO of CEO.works; Raj Das, partner and global transformation practice leader at Buffkin/Baker; Samantha Adams, managing director – talent at Berkshire Partner; 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 18, 2023 at the Harvard Club 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 and afternoon refreshments break, a delicious luncheon, and an after-hours cocktail reception.

The Harvard Club of New York City
35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 840-6600

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

Speakers

Smooch Repovich Rosenberg, Founder & CEO – SmoochUnplugged

Smooch Repovich Rosenberg is the founder & CEO of SmoochUnplugged. Smooch’s work is more than just a career — headhunting is in her DNA. She defines her success by the achievements of her clients and the candidates whom she has placed. “I have spent my life focused on doing the right things, which is vastly different from those who do things right. In the recent decade alone, by placing the right IRO talent, our client companies’ valuations have increased by more than $750 Billion.”

After more than 25 years as a globally recognized executive search consultant, Smooch has her finger on the pulse of the global investor relations officer profession and has had tremendous success leveraging human capital strategies to create high-octane, superior performing investor relations functions. She has the unique ability to see around corners and readily identify solutions to human capital challenges that advance company valuation. Her work spans pre-IPO companies to the mega-cap entities across all industry sectors.

A true innovator in her field, Smooch effectively pioneered investor relations executive search when she was catapulted into the field by a former CEO for whom she worked at an international IR and communications consultancy. Now she is considered a key catalyst in evolving the profession to the level of respect it commands today. She is known as a leading authority on the intangible leadership traits that define the top 20% of Investor Relations Officers globally.

Smooch is the only executive search consultant in the world who exclusively solves investment community challenges through IRO talent placement and addresses corporate brand dilemmas through chief communications officer talent advisement and placement. Her specialization in this field results in a competitive advantage for clients and candidates that cannot be found elsewhere.

Today, she utilizes her sharp business acumen to serve clients ranging in size from pre-IPO startups to Fortune 100 corporations, and companies around the world, as a C-suite executive search consultant, talent acquisition strategist, and leadership coach.

Tim Russell, Managing Partner – The Tolan Group

Having started his recruitment career in 1997, Tim Russell has worked for two of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing firms which culminated into his co-owning an Atlanta based physician recruitment firm for five years prior to joining The Tolan Group team. Tim is an expert in all facets of the healthcare ecosystem in both the provider and hospital sector and has always had a focus on new business development and client acquisition.

Today, Tim is managing partner equity owner and leads all business development activities for The Tolan Group with a primary responsibility in private equity growth and procurement for the firm.

Andrew Thompson, CEO and Founder – Notch Partners

Andrew Thompson is the CEO and founder of Notch Partners, a preeminent provider of CEO-level talent to private equity firms seeking competitive advantage through proprietary deal flow, industry insight, and superior management teams.

Prior to founding Notch Partners, Andy was managing director of Primedia Ventures, where he co-managed two private equity investment funds. In that capacity, he served on several boards of directors, providing strategic oversight and helping to build top-caliber management teams for the portfolio companies. Previously, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and has been involved as an executive, board member, and/or investor in a number of private companies.

Andy serves on the board of trustees for New Jersey SEEDS, an academic and leadership program for high-achieving, low-income youth.

Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Luncheon Sponsor

Founded in 1998 by Tom and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR executive search and business solutions firms in the United States. Tom and Paula Christopher saw an opportunity to do executive HR search differently. They passionately believed in creating a unique boutique HR executive recruiting firm led by former HR practitioners and staffed by highly trained search professionals that employ proprietary systems, tools, and processes when conducting HR-only searches. It was for that reason that TCG was born.

Today, The Christopher Group has evolved into a firm that provides agile HR business solutions to the large, middle, private equity, family-owned, and closely-held markets and companies. TCG, simply put, is one company with two operating divisions. The recruiting services division (R.S.D.) and the consulting services division (C.S.D.). TCG also includes the family enterprises division (F.E.D.) which is a long-term real estate investment partnership for family members and TCG employees providing unparalleled opportunities for long-term wealth creation, engagement, and retention. All three of these divisions are bound together and serviced by a common corporate shared services platform that includes marketing, human resources, finance, IT, and legal. For more information, visit www.tcgco.com.

Breakfast Sponsor

VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsor

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.

Notch Partners is a preeminent provider of CEO-level talent to private equity firms seeking competitive advantage through proprietary deal flow, industry insight, and superior management teams. For each PE client, the firm assembles a customized ecosystem of exceptional talent, resulting in superior returns for investors and transformative career opportunities for executives. For more information, visit www.notchpartners.com.

PierceGray is a retained executive search firm, specializing in operations and commercial leadership in private equity-backed and other investor-backed environments. The firm serves a range of sectors, including consumer, industrials, health care, energy, technology, and services. For more information, visit www.piercegray.com.

RevelOne is a leading marketing and sales specialized executive search firm in the US and was recently named a Top 40 search firm in the U.S. The firm conducts 350+ retained searches per year, from C-level, VP, director to manager team buildouts. RevelOne’s clients span the fastest-growing B2C and Enterprise tech companies – including Instacart, MasterClass, Canva, Forter, Human Interest, Lyft, Grammarly, Hims & Hers, Flock Freight, Adobe, Udacity, and over 40 clients who are now unicorns.

As former CMOs and operators ourselves, the firm invests in its client’s success. They provide a consultative and experience-based approach to marketing and sales org design, role scoping, and talent strategy. The firm’s services don’t end upon hire. RevelOne is the only firm in the industry that onboards all of our executives, proactively leveraging our collective expertise and vast network, to set them up for success. The firm is trusted by leading private equity and VC firms for their portfolio companies and their own key internal go-to-market hires. For more information visit https://revel-one.com/clients/.

SmoochUnplugged LLC is a high octane, global talent consulting firm that offers investor relations officer executive search and strategic human capital advisory specifically directed toward financial market success and corporate brand stewardship. The firm’s CEO is recognized as a market maker with respected investment community leaders, boards of directors, and management teams, with a charter to solve human capital challenges through its innovative, provocative and impactful collaborations with clients and talent around the world.

With 30 years of laser sharp focus in the investor relations officer niche, SmoochUnplugged’s portfolio of success spans clients in all industries and across all sectors of the public company journey from pre-IPO to mega cap entities. SmoochUnplugged has had tremendous success partnering with recognized PE firms to recruit exceptional IRO talent who serve as their portfolio companies’ stewards of brand leadership as these entities transition to the public markets. Viewed as the global investor relations executive search leader, the firm’s credible and respected brand and performance extends from North America to Europe to Asia. Fore more information, visit www.smoochunplugged.com.

Teamalytics uses behavioral analytics and coaching to eliminate the counterproductive behaviors on your team so you can hit your goals, have Fun, and earn more.

For more than 25 years, Teamalytics has collected and analyzed behavioral data from more than 500,000 people in many of the largest and most respected organizations in the world.

The firm’s executive coaches are successful, senior-level leaders with first-hand experience leading their own teams through our processes in the context of the military, championship sports teams, and many of the largest, most respected companies in the world. Fore more information, visit www.teamalytics.com.

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.

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.

Equilar is the leading provider of relationship intelligence and corporate leadership data solutions. Companies of all sizes, including 70% of the Fortune 500, rely on Equilar’s data for insights around executive talent and relationships. Equilar’s data-driven solutions help corporate leaders and advisors accelerate sales and business development activities by identifying paths to new opportunities and tracking real-time executive appointments and departures. For more information, visit www.equilar.com.

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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 18, 2023 at the Harvard Club 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 20 leading experts who will speak throughout the day.


 

Discount Price: $995

 

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after February 11, 2023 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)