This article is written for aspiring CEOs, private equity funds who have recently hired a new CEO for a portfolio company, and CHROs who serve the private equity sector.First time CEOsSelecting a CEO for your new portfolio company is often a challenge because there is so much at stake, and ...

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The role of the private equity operating partner and the portfolio company CEO

How your board can help the new CEOJoining a new company or being promoted to the top role internally is often a lonely experience for the CEO. Smart boards of directors plan carefully to support their new CEO by offering independent onboarding coaching services. It's a smart move because it ...

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Protect your board’s investment in the new CEO with consultative coaching

Trigger events that cause panic inside organizationsPerhaps there is a new board member who doesn’t align with the CEO.Maybe the CEO has left the company abruptly and your interim CEO is daunted by the challenges of taking over with no succession plan.Or the newly appointed CEO must contend with an ...

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How to choose an onboarding coach for your new CEO

Command a premium above your competitors A well-known saying goes, "Old keys don't open new doors." For CEOs in private equity-backed portfolio companies (portcos), rebranding is the new key that helps unlock new doors for themselves and their company. John Myers of Kensington International noted in an article in HarveyCareers ...

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How can CEO Branding drive PE performance?

How CSOP helps the human dynamics of the post-merger integrationThree primary risks to the newly merged company, its investors, shareholders, suppliers, and customers include:Risk of harming the company’s reputationRisk of losing market shareRisk to the visibility of the companyAccording to many studies, between 70 and 90 percent of acquisitions fail. ...

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Mistakes PE firms make after the deal closes (with matrix)

Imagine working with a sibling you don’t like, can’t get along with, or who’s a bully. It happens a lot. With the great resignation, individuals are recalibrating their lives and their work. At Westgate, we help those individuals leave the family business with grace and with their reputations intact. When ...

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