Hunt Scanlon Media’sThe Rise of the Operating Partner

September 28th - 1pm ET

Join ON Partners on September 28th for an interactive roundtable webinar supported by Hunt Scanlon Media. The session will focus on ‘The Rise of the Operating Partner,’ and examine how private equity firms are viewing the importance of the Operating Partner role, how it has shifted over the years and the impact the role has on portfolio companies’ success.

This a great opportunity to hear first-hand from some of the key private equity players in our industry. They will share valuable insights into what they are looking for in a successful Operating Partner and best practices learned thus far.

We will be joined by Edward Richards from Marlin Equity Partners, and Steven Berman from Accel-KKR Consulting Group as panelists in the roundtable discussion.

The webinar will be hosted by Jeff Hocking and Tindall Hein, partners at ON Partners.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A deeper look into the types of leaders taking on Operating Partner roles and how and why the role has shifted over time.
  • Best practices and lessons learned on how Operating Partners are utilized within private equity.
  • How the Operating Partner brings value to private equity firms pre and post-acquisition.
  • Evaluating the success of an Operating Partner and what firms have learned over the years regarding optimizing this role.
  • Understanding what the first 90 days of the role entails and how best to align successful outcomes.
  • Predictions on how the role of Operating Partners will shift in the next 3-5 years.

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


Jeff Hocking

ON Partners

Jeff Hocking has more than 20 years of executive search experience in the San Franscico market for leading private equity firms and major software companies.

Prior to joining ON Partners, Jeff led the North American technology practice at Korn Ferry, and was a member of the board and CEO practice. 

Tindall (Sewell) Hein

ON Partners

Tindall Hein builds executive leadership teams at growth equity, private equity, and Fortune 500 companies, ranging across CEO, Operating Partner, and VP-Level executive roles with strong focus on diversity placements. Prior to joining ON Partners, Tindall drove account management and client engagement of Global 50 (divisional presidents & CEOs) at World 50, a private community of global Fortune 500 C-level executives.

Edward Richards

Chief Operating Officer
Marlin Equity

Edward Richards is COO in Marlin Operations Group, Inc., focused on overseeing internal and third-party operating resources and developing and implementing operational best practices.

Mr. Richards has over 19 years of international experience in transactions, turnarounds and performance improvement. Previously, Mr. Richards was a partner in the transactions group at Ernst & Young, most recently serving as the head of working capital services for the Americas, where he advised private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on value creation strategies throughout the investment lifecycle. Prior thereto, he was Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at Axon Group plc, a global technology advisory and outsourcing firm, first in Europe and later as a founding member of the Americas business unit, which he helped to grow from launch to $250 million in five years, until its acquisition by HCL in 2008. During his tenure at Axon, Mr. Richards led geographic expansion and sector growth initiatives, conducted acquisition diligence and integration activities, and oversaw transformation programs for clients worldwide.  Mr. Richards earned a B.Sc. honors degree from Bristol University and an M.B.A with distinction from Columbia Business School.

Steven Berman

Executive Search Director
Accel-KKR Consulting Group

Steven Berman is an Executive Search Director for Accel-KKR Consulting Group.

Prior to joining Accel-KKR Consulting Group, Steven served as a Director for a boutique search and investment firm, Aequitas Partners, focused on the healthcare technology space. While there, he led national searches for executive-level positions covering all business verticals and interviewed 1000’s of executives whose companies spanned the health-tech landscape. Earlier in his career, he worked with a merchant and investment bank called Etico Capital, successfully placing over $100M in debt and equity funding for growth-stage medical device and life science companies. Additionally, he has served as an advisor for several health-tech businesses, called on by founders & CEOs for people operations and organizational design strategies.

Steven earned his MS in Management from Indiana University at Bloomington.

Sign up required by 1pm ET September 28th

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