The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

December 31, 2019

It’s mid-day on December 31st and I’m spending some time looking in the rearview mirror. In 2019, it’s safe to say that one distinct recruiting trend that held momentum revolved around the importance of Go-to-Market expertise inside Private Equity Portfolio Operations teams. As I check my Twitter feed and see a post from CNBC exclaiming […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

October 22, 2019

Maybe the Game of Thrones references have all been played out (perhaps I should instead be quoting the Roy family from my newest obsession, HBO’s “Succession” series). Nonetheless, the messaging I’m getting from some very smart corners of the distressed investing landscape is that we’re in the late innings of the bull market run up… […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

June 13, 2018

It’s been just a little over a year now that I’ve been writing this blog… and it’s finally time to address the topic of Operating Partner compensation. To begin, this is not a scientific study.  These are my own conclusions after having run numerous searches and interviewing hundreds of prospects.  Others may have a different […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

April 27, 2018

If you’re a multi-time, PE savvy CFO, chances are you’ve been called about an Operating Partner role… and chances are, you may have simply blown it off. Out of the last 50 recruit calls you’ve received maybe you got 1 or 2 for Ops Partner roles; but be assured, those numbers will be steadily increasing […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

February 26, 2018

In a quiet fashion, over the last couple of years, we at Lancor have seen momentum build in support of a newly created C-suite role: one that fundamentally shifts the focal point for change across businesses of all sizes. The actual title varies by company and by industry, but in our experience, the person’s mandate […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

January 19, 2018

Happy New Year! On behalf of the extended team here at Lancor, we want to wish you a Happy New Year. Welcome to 2018!  Like many of you, we’ll struggle for a bit wrestling with the fact that last year flew by as quickly as it did, but we look back on it with gratitude […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

December 7, 2017

In November of my Freshman year in college, my father gave me some good career advice. At the time, I quickly found myself in the process of washing out of a pre-med curriculum for reasons that, looking back, should have been entirely obvious: doctors who pass out when their blood gets drawn don’t set a […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

September 25, 2017

Mr. Boyce retired from the partnership at TPG Capital, one of the largest global investment partnerships, owning 107 companies with over $140 Billion in revenue.  He founded and led TPG’s Operating Group, which drives performance improvement across all the TPG companies, from 1997 to 2013.  In his first role, he served as the Chief Executive […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

September 11, 2017

What makes some clients more successful than others? Operating Partner searches are unique animals when compared to other recruiting assignments that we undertake. Because of the nature of both the role and the client, there’s very little about them that is straightforward. By comparison, everyone knows what a CFO does… the role is clear. There’s […]

The

VIEW OUR TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM >

August 8, 2017

One of the more prevalent developments within Portfolio Operations teams has been the creation of the Human Capital Partner. As money and debt become more of a commodity, and transformation expertise is more regularly and uniformly deployed, one of the remaining levers ripe for differentiation centers around Human Capital. The prosperity of a PE firm […]