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2019
Why Now Is the Time to Have a CHRO on Your Board

Few would argue against the vital importance of a robust business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan, a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the strategy at every level, even the best strategy is of little use. 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>

January 2019 | Keith Giarman, Mike Magsig
Chief Executive Officers in Private Equity Sponsored Companies

The ideal profile of a CEO in a private equity sponsored company is situational – highly dependent on the investment thesis for a particular entity. More>