This article discusses the benefits of the 90-day business plan for CEO candidates who are preparing for a CEO job interview for a private equity company hiring a CEO for one of their portfolio companies. According to an article published in June of 2016 by the Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-private-equity-firms-hire-ceos), ...

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CEO Pitches to Private Equity Companies

Whether you’re pitching to the board of a private equity group or the board of a publicly traded company, your performance during the presentation will predict whether you are awarded the offer. As in business negotiations, the most powerful strategy for winning the deal is thorough preparation and a clear ...

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Be a Hero on Wall Street with a Tool to Support Your Board Presentation & Business Plan Implementation

Burnout: When is it time for a change?The emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion that burnout brings heightens the thought of ‘is it time for me to go’? Burnout is common and it can feel hopeless. Consider this last year and a half alone — COVID-19 has disrupted the life of ...

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CEOs, and the loneliness of burnout—knowing when to leave

Preparing for a CEO portfolio interview with a private equity firmDarwin, a CEO, is currently working with a medium-size private company and is preparing for a CEO opportunity with a small technology-focused private equity firm focusing exclusively on a specific geography in the southeast United States. See how we’re preparing ...

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Private equity CEOs: 90-day, 9-month, & 5-year performance

Conduct your own due diligence when you’re targeting companies as part of your job or board search strategy.Job offer due diligence & salary negotiationsBase pay is the single biggest concern when negotiating a job offer; however, there are dozens more important components of a good job offer.Base pay is also ...

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Trust but verify your CEO job offer—salary due diligence for CEOs

What is a good CEO exit strategy? Enjoy a graceful departure from your employer, business or board with your reputation intactAs CEO, protecting your reputation upon your exit from your company, board, or philanthropic organization is your first priority as you plan your departure. Your personal brand will follow you, ...

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What is a good CEO exit strategy?