The world’s leading private equity (PE) firms generate tremendous shareholder returns.
While their investments are not immune to headwinds, they continue to outperform many of the major indices. Without question, much of this success is due to the early identification of outstanding investment opportunities. However, once purchased, the investment must perform. Our experience suggests that the astute equity investor will carefully manage and drive the performance of their investments with a team of seasoned and talented operating partners – people who have a clear view to future success and a track record of leading businesses effectively.
So how do they do it? How can businesses outperform their competition, create value, and realize lasting success? By observing our most successful clients, we have identified several business disciplines that PE owners apply to form a framework for success. While these fundamentals may sound basic, they are not easily achieved.
Let’s take a closer look:
Clearly, the first and last items on this list involve finding the right talent to lead the business.
Over and again, we hear the following:
At August Leadership, we view these challenges as an opportunity. We know where to find the right executives, can assess their potential for success in all circumstances, will properly market the PE opportunity to extremely talented passive candidates, and execute our searches with great speed.
As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing executive leadership search firms.
Piers is a Cambridge graduate who following an early career in family office private equity has spent over 25 years in leadership roles in the human capital sectors as a founder entrepreneur, CEO, board director and investor.
Walter has over 30 years of business leadership experience with several MNCs and boards in the Life-Sciences, and healthcare industry.
John has over 25 years of experience in executive search. He has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.
Laura brings over 20 years of executive search experience in the life sciences and healthcare industries.
Eugenio brings extensive experience as a search consultant and leadership advisor, specializing in the financial sector across diverse industries and organizational levels.
Kathy has more than 25 years of executive search experience in the financial services industry.
Carilyn built her early executive search career in developing markets where she gained invaluable skills, solving clients’ executive talent challenges.
Mathew Bates is a partner leading the education, technology, and government sectors for August Leadership.
Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers.
With an impressive depth of domestic and international experience, Ken is well-regarded as a thought leader and advisor to the travel and hospitality industry.
As a highly accomplished relationship builder with a track record of excellence, Daanish has played a pivotal role in placing over 120 CEO and C-level executives in his career.
Markos leads operations in Australia. With over 30 years of experience, Markos focuses on the Technology, Private Equity, and Retail industries.
With 25 years of recruiting experience, Wim has served automotive and diversified manufacturing clients for both publicly and privately held clients.
Thomas Fuller is a seasoned senior leadership advisor and executive search consultant who serves clients across the global Consumer sector.