Comments (19)

Aug 18, 2012

A lot of funds list "operating partners" who I I believe range from executives-in-residence to part-time advisers available for roles in portfolio companies. Baird Capital Partners has operating partners listed on their website, for example, and I'm sure there are a lot of others.

Off the top of my head, you're missing KKR Capstone which is one of the most structured portfolio operating programs. If I recall correctly, BainCap's portfolio group is relatively new and they haven't fully established a normal career progression.

If you find a comprehensive list, I'd be curious to see it.

    • 1
Aug 19, 2012

American Securities has one in the MM space

    • 1
Aug 20, 2012

American Industrial Partners, Sun Capital

    • 1
Best Response
Aug 20, 2012

Gores Group, Platinum Equity

    • 2
Aug 28, 2012
HarvardOrBust:

Gores Group, Platinum Equity

I hear there's a lot of talent-sharing and cross-pollination between those two firms.

    • 1
Learn More

9 LBO Modeling Tests, 10+ hours of PE Cases and 2,447+ interview insights across 203 private equity funds. The WSO Private Equity Interview Prep Course has everything you'll ever need to break into the competitive PE industry. Learn more.

Aug 28, 2012
Kenny_Powers_CFA:
HarvardOrBust:

Gores Group, Platinum Equity

I hear there's a lot of talent-sharing and cross-pollination between those two firms.

Nobody?

Aug 28, 2012

Hony Capital have a big ops group.

Aug 31, 2012

Interested as well.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Aug 31, 2012

bump

Aug 31, 2012

From my experience, people in ops team are either from MBB (or other relevant consulting firms) or former C-Suite execs.

Aug 31, 2012

Some PE firms have related consulting groups (Vista, Insight, KKR Capstone) that specifically work for their portfolio companies to improve operations (and due diligence ahead of investing). Might be interesting to you.

Aug 31, 2012

Fairly easy to get an Ops job that you're qualified for in a PE owned firm. You can work your way up to an ops guy that takes assignments for portfolio firms and has interesting work but moves around a lot. Ideally you'll want to be an operating partner but you're probably better accessing that through consulting. PE finance guys are real snooty so it will be hard to ever get enough respect to be considered on the team, unless you've got decades of hard fought C level experience and grey hair. As mentioned above.

    • 2
Aug 29, 2018

Cerberus

Aug 29, 2018

Sirus Capital

Aug 29, 2018

Hamilton Lane

    • 1
Aug 29, 2018

Loads of LMM PE funds are full of ex-operators and consultants btw. Clearlight out of LA for example.

Sep 4, 2018
Comment