Successfully navigating the dynamics of a PE-backed CXO career requires astute judgement and a profound appreciation for the talent placement process.
The Most Revealing Interview Question for Aspiring Private Equity-Backed Executives
Sponsors cannot afford to trust the fate of their investment to a “replacement level” executive.
Speaking the Language of Private Equity Sponsors
Mastery of the language often only occurs once a leader has spent time inside an LBO.
Subtle Signs That Can Derail an Executive-Level Video Interview
Virtual backgrounds rarely make a good impression.
SURVEY: Private Equity Firms and Portfolio Company CFOs Suffer Significant Relationship Rifts
Two specific questions produced jarring evidence of deep-rooted conflict.
High-Impact Executives Must Master the Art of the Virtual Meeting
Non-verbal feedback can be extremely valuable.
How to Format Your Resume for a Private Equity Opportunity
Candidates whose thoughtfulness extends to even the finest details of their resume have better odds of advancing to sponsor-facing interviews.
Race in Private Equity and America’s C-Suite Diversity Problem
Private equity has financial incentive to embrace more diverse leadership.
Private Equity’s Use of ‘Cultural Fit’ and Its Impact on Gender Diversity
Establishing greater detail around what constitutes a strong “cultural fit” in a role upfront can empower a more judicious hiring process.