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Case Study: PE Firm Needs Visionary President

Background:  A Private Equity firm acquired a custom injection molder with unique and highly technical capabilities, but in need of new customers to spur future growth.

Objective:  To attract a President with both the technical knowledge AND a track record of developing new business.

Strategy:  Specifically targeting only those individuals with that right combination of skills, we confidentially present the vision of the PE owners to that hand-selected list.

Challenge:  We identify a very small group who have ‘the Right Stuff’, and who also would have a motivating reason to accept this leadership role.

Final Hurdle:  One candidate emerges as being clearly the best choice. We work with both sides to craft a win-win compensation package, including an equity component to incentivize the growth that the PE firm is targeting.

Result:  The new President, who was not looking to make a job change at all, has the career opportunity of a lifetime. The custom molder and PE firm have the right person at the helm of the ship and the future is looking bright.

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