Private Equity Recruiting

Private Equity Recruiting

Private equity partners look to Shields Meneley for two specific reasons:

First, to evaluate the management team of businesses being acquired. How much talent is really there? How will we need to supplement the team? Or, do we need to replace key members?

The concept of private equity can be very attractive to almost any executive in their mid-50s who often see this as a financially rewarding last stage of their career.

Shields Meneley has assessed hundreds of executives who want to find a role in private equity. We find that only one in five will be successful in that environment. Why? Because the CEOs of PE portfolio companies must really enjoy rolling up their sleeves, operating with limited resources, spending time in the field, factory, lab or with customers, and little time at their desks. The reality is that many top corporate executives have been far removed from that level of intensity for some time, and we know it just won’t work.

So as attractive as private equity can be when executives separate from an organization, our assessments often paint a very different picture.

Private equity partners also ask us to provide insight into what will motivate new members of the management team and how they can work with them more effectively to achieve the outcome everyone desires. Private equity partners have exceptional financial skills. Shields Meneley Partners focuses on communication and leadership to ensure that everyone is aligned.

What Our Clients Say:

“It didn’t occur to me that I could have more than one role after I left my organization. Hugh helped me see my options, research and structure a roadmap, and introduced me to his high level contacts. I am now on two public boards and one non-profit.”

— Chief Marketing Officer, $50B Global Corporation