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Emerging & Venture Capital

Working with emerging and start-up organizations is not new to us. We have years of experience building management teams in emerging, high growth companies. We have learned what does and doesn't work in these enterprises and how to evaluate potential candidates.

We want to continue to develop partnerships with venture capital and private equity organizations interested in a search firm with the capability to:

  • Identify and deliver talented executives
  • Accurately evaluate this talent
  • Give guidance in building management teams and in organization development


  • Examples of Recent start-ups include:

  • Chief Executive Officer, early stage software development company with 90 employees and $30 million invested.
  • Chief Executive Officer, early stage for-profit education company expanding existing 400 student campus to new locations.
  • Chief Operation Officer, For-profit Fine Arts School in London
  • Chief Executive Officer, reorganized nonprofit organization
  • Director of Customer Service, startup online sports medicine company
  • Vice President Country Development, award-winning emerging educational services company
  • Senior Vice President Marketing, e-commerce interior design/furnishings company


    Examples of our work with larger emerging organizations include:

  • Major Specialty Employee Benefits Provider - recruiting many key strategic positions to this organization as it grew from a $700 million to a $9 billion enterprise and subsequently sold for $6.6 billion.
  • Diversified Rehabilitation Services Enterprise - working with organization from just after startup to enterprise approaching $1 billion.
  • Combined Insurance and Healthcare Joint Venture - organization planning and total staffing; original book value $400 million, subsequently sold for $770 million.
  • European Financial Services Organization - initially five newly acquired, small, financial services organizations in Europe with revenues of approximately $240 million. After restructuring and total restaffing, grew to integrated European financial services organization in life insurance, investment and property/casualty of over $3 billion.
  • Major Multi-line Insurance Organization - over a six-year period, contributed to both the organization design and executive staffing to the development of one of the top performing large insurance organizations in the U.S. Over that period, replacing approximately 70% of the senior and middle management. Assets have grown from $20 billion to $63 billion in 1994 with $12 billion in revenues and $400 million in income.

    If you are in venture capital, private equity or simply need help with a new or developing organization, we would welcome hearing about your objectives and share how we might help you in both the short and long term.