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Articles written by Kevin Logterman

Exploring Predictive Index Assessments in the CFO Search Process

The role of the middle market CFO is clearly evolving. Today’s CFO is no longer a number-cruncher with a background exclusively in accounting. Instead, they are working closely with other leaders to drive the business and overall company performance with the help of advanced FinTech and overhauled KPIs and metrics.   As the CFO position […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Family businesses are more susceptible to relying on outdated strategies and therefore have the most to benefit from outside guidance in the form of a board comprised of qualified executives.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%.