Don’t Retire, Evolve

  When your 50th birthday passes, there are some changes that get set in motion. For one, you start getting AARP magazines – which is quite the splash of cold water for many of us. For another, the company you work for starts hinting about impending retirement. That’s fair – after all, most people do […]

Career Changes Are Like Farming

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When you’re searching for the next thing, it’s normal to feel impatient. Every point of contact feels like hope, and it can be crushing to not hear anything back. You can almost imagine yourself as one of your ancestors, with a bow and arrow, stalking a prize – and you know that if you stay […]

Scott George Joins XMS Capital Partners as Managing Director!

XMS Capital Partners, LLC (“XMS”) has announced the hiring of Scott P. George as Managing Director in its Chicago office. Mr. George possesses a rare combination of investment banking and corporate development skills that will augment XMS’ core mission of delivering objective, value added advice and custom tailored solutions to help clients achieve their strategic […]

John Lewis has joined Madison Dearborn Partners, LCC as Executive Partner!

Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, announced that it has engaged industry leader John Lewis as an Executive Partner in pursuit of attractive investment opportunities for MDP’s funds across the information services landscape. In particular, Mr. Lewis, who most recently served as Global President of Nielsen Holdings PLC […]

SMP client, Patty Mishic joins CoorsTek as Chief Commercial Officer!

Patty brings valuable experience building sustained, organic growth in materials-focused businesses. She most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer, at A. Schulman, leading all commercial efforts. Before that Patty worked at Dow Chemical for twelve years where she advanced through a variety of global marketing, commercial, and business development roles. AboutCoorsTek: CoorsTek is the international […]

Congrats to SMP client, Mark Sefcik, on this new role as President of Sundyne!

Mark brings a broad diversified industrial operating background spanning 25 years and multiple markets/geographies. Mark’s most recent role was with Actuant where he was the Industrial Segment Leader. Prior to assuming the segment leader role, Mark was the Global President of Enerpac, the largest division within the Actuant group. Mark was responsible for transforming the […]

Gene Jacobs of Seyfarth Shaw Speaks at Client Networking Lunch

Gene Jacobs, Senior Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, presented to Shields Meneley clients and staff at this month’s Client Networking Lunch. Gene is one of the country’s leading executive compensation attorneys. Gene discussed a number of topics relative to current issues/trends in executive employment agreements and executive compensation. Gene is a partner in the firm’s Employee […]

Don Delves Discussion On “What You – as an Executive – Need to Know About Executive Compensation”

Don Delves is one of the most experienced and well known executive compensation consultants in the country. Don spoke at this month’s client networking lunch and covered current trends and hot issues in executive compensation, as well as new regulations on the horizon. He answered questions on compensation, including what affects compensation levels, different compensation vehicles […]

Patrick O’Brien Reveals the Secret to Creating Value in Private Equity at Client Networking Lunch

Patrick O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Paris Presents Inc., a global beauty company, joined us this week for our June Client Networking Lunch, sharing his story and successes with a keynote presentation entitled “Creating Value in Private Equity…How Paris Presents Became One of the Fastest Growing Beauty Companies”. Forged in the crucible of a 30 year […]

Why Don’t More Women Own Private Equity Firms?

by Gail R. Meneley, Co-Founder and Principal I am working with a number of exceptional women with successful careers in public and private companies, and are now focusing on private equity as their next stop.  They are targeting CEO roles in portfolio companies with revenues from $250M to $1B.  Each has held the title of […]

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