Sourcing Talent for Private Equity Portfolio Companies

Hunt Scanlon Media  I  November 30, 2020


For private equity firms, nothing impacts an investment return more than talent.

Why? Institutional investors increasingly see portfolio company talent management as a crucial lever for value creation, risk mitigation and growth. But there is a fundamental shift underway at PE firms.

They are moving beyond traditional views of human resources to something more transformative – with a heavy emphasis on talent management & development, culture and engagement.

According to this latest landmark research report from Hunt Scanlon, it all has to do with unleashing higher levels of leadership performance to boost results. And that has required a hard look at value creation and how top talent enriches returns.

As the managing partner supporting private equity-backed companies to attract and retain top performers, Jennifer Borrer shared her insights about the leadership needs of portfolio companies and how executive search can assist in filling those needs. Here is what Jennifer had to say: