The already-intense leadership demands of PE-backed finance chiefs grow with each passing day. Subjects in Leadership Culture include Building Teams, Behavioral Sciences, and Sponsor Relations.
Rapidly Repairing a Disorganized Month-End Close
Too many accounting departments are purely reactive in the way they close the books.
Co-Investment Can Be a Powerful Litmus Test for C-Suite Leaders
The concept of “going into business with a sponsor” is a powerful signal to the private equity firm that the executive is fully committed.
Build a Value-Add Relationship Between Sales and Finance
It is incumbent on the finance chief to ensure any incentivized sales behavior aligns with key organizational goals.
Behavioral Pitfalls that Can Derail an LBO’s Performance
Sponsors crave break-neck execution in their portfolio company leaders, and the best CEOs deliver.
SURVEY: 94% of PE Professionals Believe ‘Delivery of Management Information’ Key to Portfolio Company CFO Impact
PE’s operating pace and change-oriented formula for value creation often leads to a barrage of quick decisions for portfolio company management teams.
Repairing Employee-Executive Trust Through Team Events and a New Bonus Plan
Mistrust between the employees and executive team created friction on the most critical path of the investment thesis.
Speaking the Language of Private Equity Sponsors
Mastery of the language often only occurs once a leader has spent time inside an LBO.
Shift to Remote Work Creates Unique Challenge for Private Equity Portfolio Companies
Remote work can no longer be considered a temporary fix.