Investor metrics demand a different kind of leader.
We’ve worked with the investment community for over 15 years and honed our ability to identify leadership that understands and supports an investment firm’s definition of management responsibility. We know how to access talent that can work against investor metrics – a vastly different set of expectations than a public company.
We attract talent who can quickly adapt and integrate into an investor’s strategy, and who can do it with competency and urgency. We identify executives driven by increasing shareholder value, who are proven leaders and who demonstrate the specific skill set needed to add value in both the near and long-term. We have an absolute view on this, because there is no gray area. Profitable growth is the only kind that matters. The right leadership understands that immediately.
Star Search for Private Equity
Finding a CEO during due diligence.
Typically and historically, private equity firms want new management in place concurrent with an acquisition being made. We’ve created a Star Search program that makes this happen. We’ll introduce you to C-Suite talent during due diligence. When the deal is finalized, your new management will be in place. This allows portfolio companies to be more profitable, faster, with the right leadership ready and available from day one.
Please contact Les Berglass to learn more.
Private Equity Placements
Placement: CEO, Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Formerly: VP, Finance and Planning, Factory 2-U Stores
Placement: CEO, Alton Lane
Formerly: VP, Direct to Consumer, The North Face
Placement: CEO, Feeders Supply Company
Formerly: President, Theisen's Home Farm Auto
Placement: CEO, Pet People
Formerly: President, Sally Beauty
Placement: CEO, The Hillman Companies
Formerly: President, Hardware and Home Improvement, Spectrum Brands
Placement: CEO, Ouidad
Formerly: Regional Executive Officer, Mass Brands, KAO Brands
Placement: CEO, ChemAid
Formerly: President, Valois America Inc.
Elana Drell Szyfer
Placement: CEO, Ahava
Formerly: SVP, Global Marketing, Estee Lauder
Placement: CEO, Chuy's
Formerly: Concept President, O'Charley's
Placement: President, Sugoi
Formerly: SVP, Product, Brooks Sports
Placement: President, Bootlegger
Formerly: VP, Merchandising, Old Navy
Placement: President, Greats
Formerly: Senior Leader, Marketing and Merchandising, Amazon
Placement: President, Fanatics
Formerly: Chief Merchandising Officer, Oakley
Placement: President, COO, Sarah Flint
Formerly: Head of EMEA, Oceania & Canada, Shopbop.com & EastDiane.com/Amazon.com
Placement: Global Co-President, Direct-to-Consumer, Fanatics
Formerly: EVP, GMM, Kohl's
Placement: President, JA Brand Group, Joseph Abboud
Formerly: VP, Strategic Partnerships, Discovery Communications
Placement: CFO, Pineapple Financial, Inc.
Formerly: Group VP, Finance and Administration, K-Line Group of Companies
Placement: CFO, Planet Fitness
Formerly: CFO, Gulf Oil LP
Placement: CFO, Intermix
Formerly: CFO, Barneys New York
Placement: CFO, Ollie's Bargain Outlet
SVP, Finance & Accounting, Sports Authority
Placement: CFO, Forman Mills
Formerly: CFO, Donald Pilner
Placement: SVP/Chief Marketing Officer, Sperry
Formerly: SVP, eCommerce, Marketing & Communication, John Hardy
Placement: Chief Marketing Officer, Iconic Group
Formerly: President, Playbook Entertainment Consulting
Placement: Chief Marketing Officer, Strivectin
Formerly: SVP, Marketing, Avon
Placement: Chief People Officer, Equinox
Formerly: SVP, Global Head of People + Communications, Gap, Inc.
Placement: SVP, Chief Print + Marketing Services Leader, Division Head, Staples
Formerly: SVP, Retail, Shutterfly
Placement: SVP, GMM, Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Formerly: SVP/GMM, Hardlines, Variety Wholesaler's Inc.
Placement: SVP, Marketing, Cycle Gear
Formerly: VP, Customer Relationship Management, Loyalty, Marketing Analytics, Petco
Placement: SVP, Store Operations, Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Formerly: VP/GM, Retail Services, Sears Holdings
Placement: SVP, Marketing, GNC
Formerly: SVP, Marketing, Toys R Us
Placement: GMM, Hautelook
Formerly: SVP, Adult Merchandising - Old Navy, Gap Inc.
Placement: VP, Operations, Zenith Home Corp., Mayzon
Formerly: Director, Manufacturing Operations, RSI Home Products
Placement: VP, Merchandise Planning, Fanatics
Formerly: VP, Merchandise Planning, Allocation & Analysis, Store & Distribution Center Replenishment, Dollar General
Placement: VP, Human Resources, XWELL
Formerly: Area Director, Human Resources, Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Placement: VP, Customer Care, Neiman Marcus
Formerly: VP, Customer Service, North America, Groupon
Placement: VP, Brand Marketing , Equinox
Formerly: VP, Global Brand Strategy, Kate Spade & Company
Placement: VP, Chief Merchandising Officer, Brookstone
Formerly: Sr. Director, DMM Office Supplies Staples.com, Contract and US Retail, Staples
Placement: VP, New Business Development, Jetro
Formerly: Senior Director, Global Nutrition Group, Pepsico
Placement: OVP, Wholesale, Brookstone
Formerly: VP, North America Appliances and Batteries Sales & Trade Marketing, Spectrum Brands
Placement: SVP, Human Resources, GNC
Formerly: VP, Human Resources, Charming Shoppes
Placement: VP, IT, eCommerce, Neiman Marcus
Formerly: Senior Director, Digital Commerce, IT Product Capability Management, Best Buy
Placement: VP, eCommerce, Creative, Neiman Marcus
Formerly: Creative Director, MyHabit.com
Placement: VP, Design, Bath, Mayzon
Formerly: Chief Curator | Creative, Design Threads
Placement: Senior Director, Business Planning, Jetro
Formerly: Sr. Director, Strategy and Operations, Guess?, Inc.