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Board Advisor (CEO in Waiting)
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LOCATION: United States (relocation not required)


SEARCH MANDATE: Our private equity client is seeking the right executive to join the Board of one of its business services companies. After a period of service as a Board Advisor, the individual will be deployed as the CEO of a business that will be acquired in the future, or an Operating Partner at the fund level. In the interim, the executive will grow their professional credentials while contributing to the growth of their assigned company.


  • Business Model: Multi-site, branch-based, fire & life safety services
  • End Market: B2B sales into commercial and industrial facilities


  • Further strengthen and develop the management teams
  • Professionalize a formerly founder-led business that now has first-time institutional capital
  • Execute a "buy & build" strategy through the effective integration of add-on acquisitions
  • Install a culture of commercial excellence to drive top line growth
  • Ensure operational efficiency and margin optimization through KPIs such as labor utilization rates

THE SPONSOR: This $15B AUM private equity firm is a global leader that invests in the lower middle market. The fund leverages time tested systems, processes and methodologies to transform small companies into market leaders.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: We seek a passionate, committed leader with multi-site business services experience.

  • Business Model: Multi-site, B2B services. Fire & Life Safety experience may be preferred but is not required
  • Functional: The candidate will be either a current CEO of a mid-market company; a President, COO, CRO, etc of a larger business; or a Division President or GM of an enterprise business
  • Orientation: Extreme bias for action, heavy focus on execution
  • Private Equity Experience: Highly preferred
  • Tenure: 20-30+ years of progressive career success 

FALCON and its clients are equal opportunity employers. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or any other protected status. FALCON encourages qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. 

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