Smarter Private Equity & Portfolio Executive Recruiting

Private Equity investors face several unique human capital challenges when identifying and growing investments, from assessing senior leaders to building the alignment and skill required to execute on strategy. Brainworks has a strong track record of partnering with investors to identify the human capital strategies most critical to achieving their investment thesis, accelerating value creation, and positioning them for a strong exit.

Private equity investors generally have great instincts in assessing leaders, but most PE leaders would say that one of their most time consuming and challenging responsibilities is talent management and engaging the right leaders for their businesses. Today, many PE investors lack the same rigor in securing leaders compared to the rigorous institutionalized process they undertake in acquiring companies.  BrainWorks institutionalizes the search process by utilizing unique qualitative and quantitative measurement tools and processes resulting in driving data-driven analysis in combination with instinct and gut feel.

Functional Areas


Corporate Development & Strategy


Supply Chain & Operations

Sales & Marketing

Data Science & Analytics


Industry Groups


Business and Tech-Enabled Services

Consumer Products


Healthcare Services

Big Data/AI/SAAS

Practice Leaders

Farah Bierman, Principal

Farah (Bierman) Napack

15 Years of Experience

Completed Searches

  • Portfolio Leadership and Management
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • COO / CSO
  • CHRO
  • Operating Partners
  • Head of Corporate Development
  • Controller


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Client Endorsements

Brainworks has done a great job for us at Blue Point. Despite the fact that we typically recruit off-cycle, he has been able to find highly qualified candidates that fit our culture – all within tight timeframes. We have also benefitted from the fact that Brainworks is able to source unique candidates from firms and locations that we don’t get from other recruiters.

Blue Point Capital Partners

I’ve worked with Eric and his team at BrainWorks on multiple searches over the last couple of years and they have always been a pleasure to work with. They are responsive, thoughtful and efficient professionals who truly understand the Private Equity space. I would highly recommend BrainWorks for anyone looking for a search partner that has expertise with both Investment and Portfolio Operations professionals. I greatly appreciate all of the work that their team has done for us over the years and I look forward to working with them on our future hiring needs.

Director of Talent, Monomoy Capital Partners

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