Post-Pandemic: What's Next For Talent Management in Private Equity

June 29th - 11am-12pm EST

Private equity has been among the fastest recovering business sectors, due in part to its history of successfully executing turnarounds. As businesses seek best practices to navigate the post-COVID-19 environment, join Summit Leadership Partners on June 29th at 11 a.m. EST for an interactive webinar supported by Hunt Scanlon Media as they launch the results of a new private equity study surveying 200 portfolio company CEOs on the current state of their businesses’ human capital management practices, executing talent goals and retaining key talent, management team burnout, DEI strategies, and succession planning. 

During this free, 45-minute interactive webinar, Dan Hawkins, Founder & CEO of Summit Leadership Partners, will kick off the discussion with the results of the report and then take a deeper dive with his A-list panelists on their thoughts on private equity’s biggest post-pandemic human capital business transformations. 

This discussion will provide business leaders valuable insight on how best to prepare for the major talent shifts coming as we exit the pandemic. 

There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to panel members. Join the conversation.


Dan Hawkins

Founder & CEO
Summit Leadership Partners

After a successful corporate career, Dan founded Summit Leadership Partners to help growth-oriented companies and business leaders scale and improve 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 Chief Human Resources Officer, Global HR Vice President, and other senior leadership roles with high performing global companies, including Asurion, Ingersoll Rand, MagneTek, and Hoechst Celanese.

Courtney Hagen

Chief Talent Officer
Littlejohn & Co

Courtney Hagen works across Littlejohn & Co’s portfolio companies and the firm, partnering with the investment and management teams to acquire, coach and develop high-performing talent. Previously, as SVP of human resources for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc., Courtney worked across LVMH’s portfolio of 70+ luxury brands to create and execute strategic HR programs to support talent needs for LVMH in North America. 

Prior to this, Courtney led global executive talent acquisition for PepsiCo across sectors, functions and geographies. Courtney joined PepsiCo from a career in executive search and management consulting, most recently with Russell Reynolds Associates, where she led searches for marketing, sales and HR executives. Earlier, Courtney led business development and marketing strategy for cobranded card partnerships at American Express. She started her career with management consulting firm Bridge Strategy Group/Renaissance Worldwide, where she led strategy consulting engagements for Fortune 1000 companies in the US, Europe and South Africa

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.

Michael Anderson

Operating Partner
One Rock Capital Partners

Michael J. (Mike) Anderson is an operating partner focused on all aspects of talent for One Rock’s portfolio companies. Mr. Anderson brings over 30 years of experience in executive assessment and development, leadership team effectiveness, strategy, organizational design, change management and C-suite succession planning. Prior to joining One Rock, Mr. Anderson worked with multiple private equity firms, including as an operating director focused on optimizing leadership talent across the firm’s portfolio companies.

Prior to his work in private equity, Mr. Anderson spent 19 years with Spencer Stuart, most recently as the chief innovation officer and global head of products and services overseeing substantial growth in consulting services that complement the firm’s core search offerings. Previously, he oversaw Spencer Stuart’s offices globally and, prior to that, led the firm’s North American region and served on the firm’s board of directors.

Mr. Anderson joined Spencer Stuart from McKinsey & Company, where he was a consultant across several disciplines and also built the firm’s worldwide experienced hire recruiting capability, oversaw staffing and professional development in the Boston Office, and helped lead a firmwide training program on interpersonal and communication skills.