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Executives for Venture Portfolios

private equity headhunters


Private Equity Headhunters

EO is often asked by venture capital and private equity clients to deliver seasoned, results-oriented executives for their portfolio companies. This can be on a permanent basis but typically our private equity clients are looking for experienced interim managers who can help deliver key strategic initiatives within a specific timescale.

Our recruitment experts are used to engaging with senior leaders on behalf of Private Equity clients, and through their considerable global networks are able to provide senior managers with extensive experience in a wide variety of sectors for permanent positionsprojectschange programmes, or interim assignments.

Areas We Cover

We recruit for senior commercial roles for Private Equity backed businesses. We are able to provide senior leaders who can:

  • Supplement and strengthen a team
  • Provide a specific set of skills or experience on a temporary basis
  • Execute or accelerate a project
  • Replace a key manager who has abruptly departed
  • Build up a new business, division or team

Typically we recruit for director level commercial roles within SalesProcurement & Supply ChainMarketingHRFinance and IT as well as board positions such as CEOManaging Director, Chairman and Non Executive Director appointments.

Challenges We Solve

Many of the Private Equity firms we work with are experiencing challenges from the unpredictable economic environment and increased regulation. Competition within the Private Equity space has never been fiercer, and having the right people in key positions within a PE backed business is absolutely essential to realising a return on the investment and maximising growth potential.

Many of our Managing Director and CEO candidates have turnaround experience, in addition to strong track records of delivering growth leading to successful shareholder exits.

We have supported clients on programmes such as:

  • Improving profitability
  • Maintaining growth
  • Turning around a failing operation
  • Implementing a major strategic initiative
  • Operational change projects
  • Providing cover for an individual who has suddenly left.

Our recruitment team can quickly bring their knowledge and experience to bear on any project – ensuring they are delivered on time and to budget.

How We Can Help You

Whether you are looking for an Interim change manager or a want to recruit an executive on a more permanent basis – we are experts in finding the right person for your business.

Executive Search

Our executive recruitment and headhunting service searches the market for the best talent, and matches candidates to your business on both technical competency and behaviours ensuring a great cultural fit. Our award winning candidate presentation tool gives you complete visibility and control of the recruitment process while providing in-depth and thorough candidate assessments that allows you to make an informed decision about the right person for your role.

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Interim Management

If you have a need for fast, specialist recruitment then our interim management service can supply you with experienced senior leaders on 3 to 12+ month assignments to provide extra resource to a project or plug an urgent leadership gap. We are able to provide shortlists for a role within 24 to 48 hours, ensuring you get the person you need as quickly as possible.

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