Spencer Stuart shares a fundamental belief with our clients that strong leadership is the key driver of performance and value creation. Our dedicated Private Equity Practice has a proven track record of identifying and recruiting PE-ready executives able to create value and make a real difference in the business.

  • We have conducted more than 3,000 assignments for private equity firms and their portfolio companies over the past decade, advising on executive talent and successfully completing searches for partners and principals, investment teams, senior management, and functional leaders in marketing, supply chain, sales and other key areas. We assist private equity firms with any investment strategy or focus.
  • Our collaborative global team has deep private equity, industry and functional expertise and expansive knowledge of the leadership talent in every sector of business. Our approach emphasizes quality, efficiency and innovation.
  • Knowing that the right top leadership is vital to the success of an investment, we have an exceptional track record recruiting CEOs and CFOs for private equity-backed companies. About one-quarter of the firm’s CEO and CFO assignments are for private equity clients.
  • We offer full management assessments to identify the developmental activities, ways of working and support structures that portfolio company executives will need to be successful in this environment.

As firms increasingly look to deliver operational value in their portfolio companies, they need strong operational leaders who are global, able to build performance-based teams and can navigate rapidly changing markets. We understand the importance of agility and speed, and adapt well to the organizational sensitivities and specific needs of our clients — to find the executives who can help them maximize the commercial potential of their investments.

We serve clients across the full spectrum of investment stages and disciplines through advisory services that include:
  • CEO, CFO and Other C-level Search
  • Board and CEO Succession
  • Executive Assessment Services
  • Board Effectiveness Assessment
  • IPO
  • Pre- and Post-Merger Integration
  • Executive Introduction
  • Talent Studies — Management Benchmarking and Market Scans