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Articles written by Kevin Logterman

private equity CFO

Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of the Private Equity CFO Role

The Chief Financial Officer role in any company, especially in a middle market private equity business, is a powerful position. However, this wasn’t always the case. There has been a distinct evolution of the CFO role over the last 35 years. In order to understand the progression and prominence of the CFO function, we examined […]

private equity recruiting

Insights from the 2019 Private Equity Recruiting Conference

  The private equity sector has evolved quickly in the last few years, distinctly shaping recruiting dynamics in new and interesting ways. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 “Private Equity Recruiting: Linking Talent to Value” conference in New York City. 400 private equity leaders, chief talent officers, and executive recruiters gathered at […]

family business board members

The Rising Demand for Board Members in Family Businesses

As the current landscape of business shifts faster than ever before, old methods of operation become less sustainable. Family businesses are more susceptible to relying on outdated strategies and therefore have the most to benefit from outside guidance in the form of a board comprised of qualified executives. This realization is sparking greater demand for […]

CEO Turnover in the Private Equity Sector

CEO Turnover in the Private Equity Sector

CEO turnover within private equity portfolio companies is staggering.  In a recent survey completed by Alix Partners, 58% of private equity CEOs are replaced within 2 years of an investment.  Over the lifetime of the private equity firm’s holding of a company, CEO turnover jumps up to 73%.

CFO Q&A: Understanding the Cross-Functional Leader

CFO Q&A: Understanding the Cross-Functional Leader

This is the third in a series of interviews with leading middle market executives across the nation. We explore what helped them achieve success, what best practices they live by, and their thoughts on building highly effective teams.   Paul Janicki is CFO at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., a family owned brewery founded in 1980 […]