Hunt Scanlon Media’sThe Evolving Role of HR in Private Equity

March 24th - 12:30pm ET

Securing the right leadership for portfolio companies is a complex process. In the most successful circumstances, it often fuses the needs of a ‘commercial’ operating partner and a human capital professional. Getting that collaboration to work effectively can make all the difference between a company that grows and outperforms vs one that falls short and fails. And it all happens within the domain of HR and talent management.

To learn more, join JM Search for an interactive webinar supported by Hunt Scanlon Media on March 24th. Search consultants and former HR leaders Louis Montgomery Jr. and Phil Menzel, along with a panel of PE talent management experts, will share their unique insights on how the role of HR continues to evolve within private equity. This a great opportunity to hear first-hand experiences and perspectives from key leaders across the sector.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The accelerating need for key HR leadership in private equity
  • The differences and the competencies required for heads of HR in PE vs corporate America 
  • The career value proposition when moving from a corporate role to one in private equity


Louis Montgomery Jr.

JM Search

Louis Montgomery specializes in the placement of senior HR and DE&I leaders and their teams. Louis helps organizations add diversity to their ranks: 75% of his placements have been women and 50% have been people of color. As a former HR and DE&I practitioner, Louis understands what it takes to be successful in this demanding field. His deep experience as an executive search consultant have honed his skills as a top assessor of talent. His background includes recruiting experience across numerous sectors, including private equity-backed companies and publicly-traded firms across consumer goods, financial services, industrial, government contracting, higher education, trade associations and non-profits.

Phil Menzel

JM Search

Phil Menzel brings 30 years of human capital leadership and recruiting experience to his role as partner at JM Search, a nationally-ranked retained executive search firm. Phil’s background includes a broad set of industries, including consumer goods, technology, distribution, services and retail. He has influenced big-picture business priorities, defined innovative HR strategies, and applied people and organizational best practices to drive results for clients across the private equity sector. He is a key business partner and trusted adviser to the board, C-suite, and senior leaders at the holding company, corporate, division and business unit level. Phil’s strategic insights and HR expertise have culminated in successful business transformation, steady growth and value creation. 

Helen Hua

Senior Vice President
Insight Partners

Helen Hua joined Insight in 2017 to lead executive networking, best practices and other executive talent initiatives across the Insight portfolio. Prior to this, Helen was a principal at True Search, the fastest growing executive search firm. At True, she led and drove executive searches across scaling venture and private equity-backed technology companies. Helen started her career at the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s office of Enforcement in their Office of Market Intelligence in Washington, D.C.

Lyndsay Lord

Chief Human Resources Officer
DECA Dental Group

Lyndsay Lord joined DECA Dental Group with vast leadership experience with global brands including Hilti, Pepsi, Arrow Electronics, CoreLogic and Sabre. Before joining DECA Dental Group, Lyndsay served as CHRO for Jiffy Lube. Given her passion for building high-performing, values-based cultures, she was drawn to DECA Dental Group. Lyndsay considers herself a modern HR practitioner with a focus on enabling team members to thrive and do their best work.  

Michelle Nasir

Chief Talent Officer
Arsenal Capital Partners

Michelle Nasir is the chief talent officer of Arsenal Capital Partners. Prior to joining Arsenal in 2020, she was the chief talent officer at United States Steel Corporation. Previously, Ms. Nasir was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles. She also has worked at Google, Warner Media, Pfizer, McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, and Accenture. 

Adrienne Wheeler

Vice President, Human Resources
Elliott Aviation

Adrienne Wheeler is a strategic human resource leader with over 19 years of experience in both the manufacturing and professional services industries. Progressive HR experience in talent management and acquisition, training and development, diversity and inclusion, employee relations and engagement. Adrienne’s passions as an HR leader are talent acquisition, talent management and succession planning. Adrienne is also a certified leadership development coach. Additionally she is passionate about innovation in talent acquisition, creating inclusive cultures and HR technology.

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