Drew Pressman has been recruiting top talent for more than two decades. Focused on partnering with private equity investors since 2000, Drew is an expert at recruiting their portfolio company leadership, no matter the size of the private equity firm, its investment strategy, or the industry and location of the portfolio company. He understands the urgent demands of private equity and can identify the types of executives who thrive in PE-backed situations. While he has recruited leaders across nearly every function, he specializes in searches for portfolio company CEOs and CFOs.
Drew leads a team at JM Search that is dedicated recruiting executives for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. His clients range from middle market investors to large global investment firms. Regardless of size, they all rely on Drew to critically assess candidates to find the unique leaders who can accelerate growth, maximize value, and drive performance for their portfolio companies.
His success in helping private equity clients catalyze their portfolio companies has also drawn the attention of other privately held companies and publicly traded enterprises, which seek out Drew to help them rapidly effect change within their organizations.
Drew joined JM Search in 1993 after graduating from Hobart College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Computer Science. He serves on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of ACG, a global association for middle market investors and professionals. When not helping JM Search remain a top choice for private equity, Drew enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters, running, playing golf, coaching lacrosse, and watching football.