Private equity and venture capital investments are always a risk, but that risk can be greatly minimized with a strong talent core, both within the PE/VC firm itself and within the portfolio company. Even when the start-up does not have a strong existing senior leadership team, however, this core can be built on the foundation of new funding.
Ultimately, the partnership between a PE/VC firm and its portfolio company must be composed of a balance between vision and implementation – the vision of what a company can and should be, and the acumen to implement the strategic plans that will drive that vision to success. A track record of previous achievement is especially vital, as launching a start-up and leading it from pre-revenue to profitability presents unique challenges when compared to the acumen required to guide an existing organization.
Patrick, Thank you for all that you and Ropella do for Dow. The processes and systems you have applied (from The Right Hire) while working with Dow have proved very valuable over many years of service.
Chairman and CEOThe Dow Chemical Company
Patrick, It was nice seeing you at this year's Soap & Detergent Association annual meeting. I look forward to sharing the Right Hire with my leadership team. Thanks again to a valued partner and Leader.
CEOProcter & Gamble
Hi Pat, Thanks for your email to introduce the Nautic PE Operating Advisors search opportunity. I am very impressed by the form and content of the Opportunity Marketing Piece created by Ropella - best example I have ever seen. Hope you and yours are well. Best regards.
Operating PartnerArsenal Capitol Partners
Ropella is probably one of the best vendor partners that I have ever worked with - just in terms of the quality of search that was done. It was fun, thorough and overall a great experience.
Talent Scout - Materials Development InnovationNike
Our new Vice President of Sales and Marketing has just finished his first week...It appears that we could have not have made a better choice. Your assistance in guiding us through the thought processes that led into our final selection was invaluable. Congratulations on a job well done!
ChairmanNorman Fox & Co
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