Private Equity & Venture Capital

Green Park possesses a wealth of experience working with businesses backed by Private Equity, and we understand the specific challenges Private Equity stakeholders present.

Green Park is a long-term business partner to a number of successful PE backed businesses, providing insight, advice and opportunities across ongoing relationships, whether there is ‘live’ recruitment or not at any given point.

We know that PE businesses work extremely fast, and that decisions are often made under extreme pressure. Our approach is to take the position of a genuine strategic partner, taking responsibility and accountability for delivering on our promises, taking the pressure off your key stakeholders.

The executives we provide to our private equity clients are adept at leveraging business to accelerate growth, drive turnaround, or seize a business opportunity. The ability to deliver on particular outcomes is critical in this market as organisations are often looking to bolster or change management teams with reward mechanisms heavily weighted to performance.

We also know that the PE environment demands different skill-sets to the wider market, and we draw on our established research channels and network of PE backed leadership talent to identify, find and attract the right talent for your sector, as well as your unique business challenges. We understand that, in the PE world, demonstrable return on investment is mandatory, and our focus is on delivering ‘Right First Time’.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Private Equity assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, whilst we deliver across all functions, the majority of executive search mandates and interim management assignments which we are engaged to execute for our Private Equity clients are in the following areas:

Track Record

Interim Finance Director – PE backed Logistics/Distribution
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5698
Location:
East of England
Salary:
£750+ per day
Duration:
6 Months

This PE backed business requires an Interim Finance Director for 6m. Ideally you will have worked within the logistics and distribution sector and have experience within PE backed organisations. M&A experience is also an advantage.

Deputy Head of HR
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR5290
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive salary
Duration:
Permanent

Our Client

Our client is a leading international private-equity company with almost 200 employees in 10 offices across Europe. They focus on the acquisition of businesses with a value of up to €1bn, across a wide range of sector practices.

The Role

The Head of HR role will support and report into the HR Director in the execution of best-in-class policies, practices and programmes across the international network.

A generalist and global HR role, the responsibilities fall under seven main headings:

  • Recruitment
  • Talent Assessment and Promotions
  • Performance Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Compensation, Benefits, Remuneration & Share Schemes
  • Employee Relations
  • Special and/or Strategic Projects/Activities with regards to projects arising from the ongoing development of the firm such as international expansion

The Individual

We are looking for an individual with over 8 years of experience in the HR function and a significant portion of that time with a generalist remit. The individual must be a clear communicator who is experienced working within HR in a financial services, law or consulting business.

 

Interim Chief Operating Officer / COO
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN4884
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
12 months

Client description
Green Park are partnering a renowned Private Equity house through an exciting expansion within one of their leading digital retailers by appointing a Chief Operating Officer.

Assignment description
This role would suit a strongly established operational COO with a proven background across retail, ideally you will have deep operational exposure including extensive knowledge covering logistics and warehousing, technology, multisite and track of scaling business.
The portfolio company operates both with a small store network but predominantly online with a turnover of circa £150 Million per annum.
The role will be in place for circa 12 months + running a omni-channel environment. Your remit would be to assist the brand positioning, provide leadership to an established competent team growing profitability whilst displaying gravitas.

Candidate description
The desired candidate will need to come from apparel or high street retailer within SME to Mid cap markets, this can either be within UK and or greater EMEA.

You will need to be proven at executive interim within growth and transformation whilst being in a position to start within 4 weeks.

Interim Head of Resourcing
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14911
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering a renowned global Private Equity firm with the establishment of one of their new propositions - The creation of a new high street retailer, circa 25 to 75 stores within apparel.

The Assignment

We require an established, hands on Head of Resourcing who has a proven career within retail recruitment, head office as well as stores.

You will need to join a newly established team who have been put in place by global Private Equity firm with the intention of creating a new apparel brand to hit the British high-street.

This role will be incredibly hands on and cover end to end resourcing across the head office and store networks, the executive team has already been put in place however the rest of the company will need resourcing with urgency.

You will need to be sufficient at resourcing personally as there will not be a budget to partner recruitment agencies.

The Interim Manager

This is an incredibly active role and will require a dedicated Head of Resourcing who’s got a proven track record in large scale retail recruitment with tight deadlines, ideally you will have had exposure of Private Equity and the pressures that come with this.

We will require proven retail experience and will not progress applications without this background.

You will be a smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s). Creates a sense of urgency.

Interim Chief Financial Officer – Iberia
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14906
Location:
South West
Salary:
€1200 Per Day
Duration:
4 months

The Client

Green Park are partnering with a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions.

We require an Interim Chief Financial Officer to join a newly established programme team who have been appointed with the challenge of completing a European business review, country by country of failing units in need of turn around / restructuring.

This Interim Chief Financial Officer will take over the running of the Iberia business, they will need to be fluent in Spanish and English and already based within Iberia regions.

The Interim Assignment

The assignment will surround a partnership with a change programme team appointed to create an end to end business review and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation, design and implementation of a turnaround model that will dynamically restructure the environment to balance competing priorities, including closely managing liquidity, anticipating unforeseen risks and opportunities, and communicating with key constituents.

Your remit will be running the Iberia regions delivering the implementation of change, you will need to be an established CFO who is fluent in Spanish as well as English. You will need to be considered a change management expert with multiple case studies of implementation and turnaround, including company restructuring and disposals both within large and small arenas.

As a change CFO you will have also needed to have exposure of parenting foreign companies, eg. UK, US, NL (Private Equity shareholders ideally)

As a turnaround professional you will need to demonstrate a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that, in these situations, failure is not an option.

The Interim Manager

You will need to be an expert CFO with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring environments. You will have gained this exposure through tenure at a leading global services, technology or telecommunications firm.

You must BE already based within the Iberia region, be fluent in Spanish as well as English.

Interim General Manager (Transformational) Shared Services
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14858
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim General Manager of Shared Services to sit within a transformational role to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre and report to the Programme Director. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.  

The Interim Manager 
The Interim General Manager will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The Interim General Manager will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, you’re remit will be to work with the programme transformation teams of R2R and P2P as well as country leader specialising with on boarding present finance teams to the SSC. The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to of completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.  

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday.  Ideally you will be multi-lingual with European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.  

Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14863
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert to sit within a transformational role to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre and report to the Programme Director. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.

The Interim Assignment
The assignment will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert  will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, you’re remit will be to work with the programme transformation teams of R2R and P2P with a focus on OTC / O2C. Ideally you will have at least 10 years’ experience within OTC / O2C making you a subject matter expert, you will additional need exposure to pricing, contracts and revenue recognition. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering OTC / O2C with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure will be given favourability upon application however again this is not a necessity.

Interim Purchase to Pay (P2P) Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14859
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, with revenues in the billions.

We require an Interim Purchase 2 Pay Transformation Lead to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre.

The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.

The Interim Management Assignment
The interim Purchase to Pay Transformation Lead will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre.

The interim manager will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, reviewing the current purchase to pay process and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation on how to merge the country/business unit into the shared service centre.

The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to of completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe.

This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.

The Interim Manager 
The Interim Manager will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments.

This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity.

Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.

Interim Record 2 Report Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14857
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Record 2 Report Transformation Lead to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now on to the review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.  

The Interim Assignment
The interim Record 2 Record Transformation Lead role will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. You will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, reviewing the current record to report process and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation on how to merge the country/business unit into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to have completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve a lot of travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends, however working from home will be incredibly limited.  

The Interim Manager
The interim Record 2 Record Transformation Lead will be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.  

Interim Purchase to Pay (P2P) Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14859
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Purchase 2 Pay Transformation Lead to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.  

The Interim Assignment
The interim Purchase to Pay Transformation Lead will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The interim manager will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, reviewing the current purchase to pay process and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation on how to merge the country/business unit into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to of completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.  

The Interim Manager 
The Interim Manager will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.

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