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April 2017 | Steve Stine
Asia Pacific Retail in Transition

Changing customer behavior, thinning margins, and low brand loyalty are a fact of life in retail. Retailers worldwide have seen their profit margins squeezed, Asia-Pacific included. Omni-channel engagement will become the barometer of profitability as shoppers increasingly demand choice, convenience and service. More>

March 2017 | Steve Stine
China's Coming Healthcare Crunch

Private sector healthcare is booming in China. The floodgates have been officially opened and with each passing week, the government is clarifying its position, giving rise to a wave of domestic, overseas and private equity investment. More>

Chief Financial Officers in Private Equity Sponsored Companies

Some consider the skill set of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to be more “portable” from industry to industry or business model to business model than other senior level members of the executive team. Based on the experience of our clients in the Private Equity Practice, the core financial acumen and analytical competencies of an effective CFO can be appropriately applied in different industry or business settings; however, their success will depend on a multitude of situational factors. Is the CFO who successfully partnered with the CEO to grow a company and related infrastructure from $25 million to $100 million qualified to do the same in a company growing from $250 million to $1 billion? Perhaps not. Stage and proof points from prior experience matter. More>

March 2017
Finding Talent in the Retail Industry

Christine Greybe, president of DHR International discusses insights into the global and functional needs of the retail industry. More>

The Chief Talent Officer: An Evolving and Critical Role in Support of Private Equity Firms and their Portfolio Companies

Private equity investors are placing a greater emphasis on driving operational value in their portfolio companies while, in many cases, holding investments longer. They have also come to realize that executives with the potential to create value and meet aggressive thresholds for investor returns—for the firm, themselves and the management team— are increasingly critical to success. More>

January 2017
Consumer Industry growth challenges and what tomorrow holds

Christine DeYoung discusses the challenges of the Consumer industry and where it is headed in the future. More>