Can Better Talent Management Drive Superior Results in a PE-backed Portfolio Company?


By Michael Donnelly, PeroxyChem and Stephanie McAlaine, ACG Philadelphia

PE backed CEOs Matt Murphy of Griswold Home Care and Tim Kardish of Sussex Wire, joined Kristen Chang of LLR Partners to host a discussion and best practice exchange on Talent Management and Assessment.  Here are some of the biggest takeaways.

  1. The Changing Private Equity Landscape – Why Talent Matters

  • In the wake of increasing allocations of institutional capital to private equity, competition for deals is heated and valuations are high.

  • To meet return expectations, today’s private equity mandate is laser focused on value creation at every level. 

  • Private equity firms have focused on industry specialization and addition of operating partners with deep subject matter expertise to win and grow more deals.  The next area of innovation in private equity is the drive toward better, more precise talent management.

  • Today, the commitment and production of every individual person in your company matters.  

  • Six years ago, less than a dozen middle-market private equity firms had a partner focused on talent management.  Fast forward to 2018 and that number is nearly tripled where firms have dedicated resources laser focused on talent.

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