Additional Opportunities for Executives
In addition to proactively partnering executives with private equity sponsors to pursue new platform investments, HarveyCEO regularly recommends executives to private equity groups and their portfolio companies in a traditional executive recruiting capacity. Many of the opportunities are received during the “deal evaluation” stage which ultimately turn in to permanent positions if the investor successfully closes the transaction. The most common search assignments we see are outlined below:
Portfolio Company CEO
Private Equity groups often rely on HarveyCEO to recommend executive candidates to serve as CEO for recently acquired companies as well as for replacement CEOs at existing portfolio companies.
HarveyCEO is very active in recommending outside Director candidates to serve on the Boards of private equity fund portfolio companies. These are common requests as sponsors are increasingly hiring domain experts to add value to their investments.
HarveyCEO is engaged by private equity firms to find talented executives to serve as Operating Partners and Senior Advisors to assist in their investment efforts. The Operating Partner and Senior Advisor roles are ideal for executives with deep industry knowledge who want to remain active and engaged but without having P&L and day-to-day operating responsibilities. Operating Partners and Senior Advisors should be well-networked, have keen insights into industry landscape, have the ability and desire to mentor incumbent management teams, and should enjoy pursuing transactions.