WEBINAR: The Importance of Human Capital in Portfolio Companies: How the Right Leadership Decisions Produce Superior Returns

MDA Leadership

Event Details


June 16, 2020 11 AM - 12 PM CDT




Newly acquired portfolio companies face the ultimate talent challenge. They must determine if the executives that led the company thus far will be able to execute new strategy and lead the company into the future. Moreover, they must determine if that leadership is qualified to achieve investment thesis, drive revenue growth, reduce costs and build new organizational capabilities. The wrong leaders can be debilitating.

According to a study in Harvard Business Review, portfolio company leadership has a direct 10-15% impact on financial performance and a 25-30% impact on market valuation.

Join MDA Leadership for the webinar, “The Importance of Human Capital in Private Equity Portfolio Companies: How the Right Leadership Decisions Unleash Superior Returns,” to hear the story of American Residential Services (ARS), a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners. In a strategic move, it decided to improve performance consistency and business growth across the enterprise’s geographic footprint, believing that the answer lay in the leadership capabilities and impact of its senior leadership team and General Managers (GMs). It leveraged executive assessment and analysis to make key business decisions that significantly increased the value of its investment, attributed in large part to these best practices.

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand how talent due diligence—in the form executive assessment and analysis—enables you to deliver on your investment thesis and achieve the highest return on investment 
  • Discover the best approach for assessing and naming a senior team or critical leadership talent that is pivotal to your success  
  • Learn the critical success factors and challenges in making tough talent decisions
  • Receive a case study where one private equity firm significantly increased the value of its investment, attributed in large part to these best practices



Kevin Louiselle

EVP and Partner
MDA Leadership

Sandra Davis

Chair and Founder
MDA Leadership

Jeff Hinds

Principal Consultant
MDA Leadership

Dennis Liberson

Independent Operating Advisor and Director

Chris Snow

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer
American Residential Services

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