No matter the potential of their portfolio companies, Private Equity Investors need the right leadership in place to achieve top tier returns.

The investment horizon for private equity is critical. And aligning your portfolio company leadership is key to achieving your investment expectations. Private Equity Investors rely on Kensington to identify, recruit, assess, evaluate, attract, onboard, develop and transition leaders for their portfolio companies so they can maximize shareholder value and deliver top quartile returns to investors.

Executive Search

Over the last two decades, we have conducted hundreds of search engagements for our private equity clients and their portfolio companies and have an exceptional track record of recruiting Board of Directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CHROs as well as other top functional leaders in marketing, supply chain, sales and finance.

Regardless of investment strategy, company size and stage, industry or location, we understand the uniqueness of each assignment. As a result, we work collaboratively with our clients to attract the best talent for each unique situation. The combined experience of our consultants and staff, our unmatched research and networking capabilities across sectors, and an overarching commitment to invest the time, energy and effort to attract the best candidates, not simply the best available candidates is what sets us apart from our peers in the industry.

We work across a variety of industry sectors but possess the most significant experience in:

  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Built Environment/Infrastructure
  • Healthcare Services
  • Gas, Oil & Chemical
  • Consumer/CPG
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Business Services

Leadership Assessment, Development and Executive Coaching

In addition to executive search, our leadership assessment, development and coaching group has an amazing track record of helping our private equity clients better understand the effectiveness of their top leaders and the steps required to ensure high performing leadership teams that deliver top quartile investment results.

This work typically falls into the following categories:

  • Pre and post-acquisition Leadership Insights
  • Executive and executive team assessment
  • Search Specification and Leadership Profile Development
  • Executive coaching and executive team development
  • Selection/Assessment of finalist search candidates
  • Executive interventions and performance turn-around
  • Previous owner, executive and manager separations and transitions

Kensington International’s highly refined search process and methodology coupled with extensive relationships with candidates across functions allows us to execute assignments within industries outside of our established industry and sector practices on a regular basis. While we do not accept every search engagement, we regularly execute engagements outside of sector specialties.

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