November 3, 2012
Interviewed by: David Snow
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Making the Switch to Private Equity

Experienced corporate executives are increasingly being lured to private equity roles, whether for a new challenge or to cash in on years of operating experience. But the relatively unstructured and meritocratic culture of private equity is not a perfect fit for everyone. Our panel of experts explains compensation structures, the trend toward operating partners in private equity firms, and the skills necessary to make a successful transition.

This authoritative conversation features Michael Feiner, Head of Human Capital at Irving Place Capital; Ben Sanders, a Principal in Korn/Ferry International’s private equity practice; and Mark Emery, President of the U.S. Operations Group at The Jordan Company. This is an exceptional group to guide your private equity career: Feiner oversees firm- and portfolio-level human capital issues for a major private equity firm, following a distinguished career managing people issues in the corporate world; Sanders specializes in private equity for a preeminent search firm; and Emery leads an operations team, a group with ever-increasing importance in the industry.

Experienced corporate executives are increasingly being lured to private equity roles, whether for a new challenge or to cash in on years of operating experience. But the relatively unstructured and meritocratic culture of private equity is not a perfect fit for everyone. Our panel of experts explains compensation structures, the trend toward operating partners in private equity firms, and the skills necessary to make a successful transition.

This authoritative conversation features Michael Feiner, Head of Human Capital at Irving Place Capital; Ben Sanders, a Principal in Korn/Ferry International’s private equity practice; and Mark Emery, President of the U.S. Operations Group at The Jordan Company. This is an exceptional group to guide your private equity career: Feiner oversees firm- and portfolio-level human capital issues for a major private equity firm, following a distinguished career managing people issues in the corporate world; Sanders specializes in private equity for a preeminent search firm; and Emery leads an operations team, a group with ever-increasing importance in the industry.

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