Hunt Scanlon Media’sThe Rise of the Operating Partner

November 2nd - 12pm ET

Join ON Partners on November 2nd 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, Steven Berman from Accel-KKR Consulting Group, Ryan Greene from Francisco Partners Consulting, and Anna Tye from The Carlyle 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.

Ryan Greene

Managing Operating Partner
Francisco Partners Consulting

Ryan Greene joined Francisco Partners Consulting in 2014 as an Operating Advisor focused on leadership, human capital management and broader organizational topics. 

Prior to joining Francisco Partners Consulting, Ryan worked as a Principal with Green Peak Partners, specializing in talent assessment, executive coaching, and organizational consulting with private equity clients. Ryan previously spent over ten years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he primarily focused on organizational transformations, pre/post-merger integrations, and turnarounds for software and healthcare IT companies.

Ryan serves on the board of directors of Civitas Learning.

Anna Tye

Managing Director
The Carlyle Group

Anna Tye is a Managing Director in the Technology group. Ms. Tye focuses on buyout and growth equity investments in enterprise software, financial technology, and tech-enabled services businesses.  She is based in Washington, D.C.

Since joining Carlyle in 2009, Ms. Tye has led or been a key contributor to Carlyle’s investments in YipitData, Abrigo, Tribute Technology, Dealogic plc (acquired by ION), ION Group, OpenLink Financial (acquired by H&F), Workforce Logiq (acquired by PRO Unlimited), and Canoe Intelligence.  Ms. Tye also assisted with Carlyle’s earlier investments in SS&C Technologies (ticker: SSNC), Open Solutions (acquired by Fiserv), and CPU Technology (acquired by Boeing).

Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Tye was with Arcapita in Atlanta as well as with Copper Arch Capital and Morgan Stanley in New York, where she focused on technology companies.

Ms. Tye is currently a member of the boards of YipitData, Abrigo, and Tribute Technology and is a board observer at PRO Unlimited.  Previously she was on the boards at Dealogic and Workforce Logiq and a board observer at ION and OpenLink.

Ms. Tye received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and both a BS in economics and a BA in Spanish from Duke University.


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