Private Equity Videos

[Private Equity Playbook] Achieving High-Performance Portfolio Company Leadership

Once a portfolio company is acquired, you need the right leadership team in place to execute on that company’s investment thesis. Learn how these executives leveraged the power of MDA leadership assessment in two dramatically different scenarios—ranging from a high-growth business to a turnaround situation—to deliver high value at exit to their private equity partner.

Selecting for C-suite Roles in Portfolio Companies

Just as a great CEO and leadership team can propel a portfolio company to new heights of success, the wrong leaders can be debilitating. A recent Harvard Business Review study noted that portfolio company leadership has a 10-15% impact on financial performance and a 25-30% impact on market valuation. Hear from experts how to better select C-suite leadership in portfolio companies.

The Value of Assessment

How can private equity firms make certain their portfolio companies have the right talent, culture, and leadership to thrive and deliver the highest returns on investment? A panel of experts discusses the value of assessment in ensuring that you have the right people in place, working together, to quickly produce results that achieve investors’ goals.

How Assessment Differs in Private Equity Versus Corporate Context

How does assessment differ in a private equity versus a corporate context? There’s a significant difference in these environments because the time horizon and investment goals are so different. Hear a panel of experts discuss how assessment in the PE environment needs to be about focusing on the investment thesis and then assessing the talent to determine the ability of leaders to capitalize on that thesis.

C-suite Selection and Succession: Delivering Leadership Excellence for the Future

MDA Leadership helps CEOs articulate executive leadership needs, identify top talent, and accelerate C-suite transitions.

Senior Executive Blueprinting ™
Succession planning begins at the top. CEOs, in partnership with human resources and their boards, must think carefully about the talent they need for the future in key leadership roles. Similar to CEO Blueprinting™, MDA Leadership helps our clients articulate the executive leadership they will need to successfully navigate emerging business challenges and drive evolving strategies.
C-suite Selection and Succession
Not all C-suite hires and promotions achieve success. We help CEOs select the right executives by bringing an informed, experienced, and objective voice to the table. Based on a CEO’s criteria and an organization’s norms, we assess and analyze executive candidates to provide definitive and well-grounded promotion and hiring recommendations.
C-Suite Transitions
About 60% of executives say they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced in their new senior leadership roles.3 MDA Leadership accelerates effective transition into the C-suite. Through a unique discovery process, we help executives gain deep insight into what it will take to be successful given stakeholder expectations, team dynamics, and the nuances of C-suite leadership. Our seasoned coaches guide leaders in designing and executing highly relevant and engaging onboarding plans.

Board Services: Enhancing Board Effectiveness

MDA Leadership helps boards strengthen their governance roles and internal dynamics.

Board Evaluations
Most boards are required to evaluate their own performance on an annual basis—an exercise that can range from “checking the box” to an experience that truly engages board members in the right conversations. Our services include full board evaluations, individual director reviews, peer feedback, chair role transitions, and action planning.
Board and CEO Consultation
Creating strong board and CEO collaboration requires mutual trust and respect. Forging and maintaining productive relationships cannot be left to chance. MDA Leadership provides trusted advisor consultation for CEOs and their boards to foster alignment in critical areas such as decision-making, role clarity, governance, and communication.
CEO Coaching and Trusted Advisor Consultation
Two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach.4 Since a one-size-fits-all playbook for CEOs doesn’t exist, MDA Leadership provides CEO coaching. Whether business performance is hitting the mark or not, even seasoned CEOs benefit from the safe place and counsel we provide to help them evolve their leadership.

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