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What Makes a Great Private Equity CFO?

While different companies may look for different qualifications in recruiting and hiring a Chief Financial Officer, private equity (PE) firms look for CFOs who can execute their enterprise financial strategy both at the organizational level and throughout its portfolio.  The successful PE CFO drives operating excellence and tempo and drives strategic decisions as the READ MORE

2022-06-07T11:32:09-04:00February 3rd, 2022|

A Time for Aggression and a Time for Caution – Differentiated Private Equity Recruitment Strategies

In an interview last February with Hunt Scanlon Media, Eric Frickel, Managing Director at BrainWorks, and leader of the firm’s Private Equity and Portfolio Leadership Practice, said “In over two decades of working both within the industry and in service of its success, I can remember few examples where the value add of differentiated recruiting READ MORE

2021-10-14T08:00:24-04:00October 14th, 2021|

The Importance of Case Studies in Assessing Private Equity Talent

The private equity case study is in the recruitment process for a reason – to see if you can think for yourself, says Gail McManus of Private Equity Recruitment. Its purpose is to make you answer one question: 'Would you invest in this company?'[1] To effect the study, the candidate will be given a 'Confidential READ MORE

2021-09-16T08:00:32-04:00September 16th, 2021|

The Current State of the Private Equity Recruiting Market

Eric Frickel, Managing Director at BrainWorks, Discusses the Full Impact of 2020 Eric Frickel leads the private equity and portfolio company leadership practice for BrainWorks. BrainWorks focuses on the recruiting needs of upper and middle management specifically within private equity investment teams and portfolio companies, investment banking, and corporate development & strategy. In this article READ MORE

2021-02-22T08:00:26-05:00February 22nd, 2021|