Securing people for senior roles
Hear why recruiting for experienced professionals requires a dedicated strategy.
Securing people for junior roles
Gail explains a typical approach to recruiting analysts and associates.
We take the time to understand the need – that way we know precisely the kind of person we are looking for.
Explain and recommend
We are open with our clients – explaining what will work and what won’t and recommending the most successful
We apply expert judgement to the screening process – using our expertise to focus in on the right person and advising you of their strengths and weaknesses.
We know where to look for the best people and how to get their attention – resulting in rapid and comprehensive shortlists.
We have an experienced support team – we take care of all meetings and administration requirements, reducing your need to divert valuable internal resources.
We invest in new technologies – using tools like MyPER to make the hiring process both transparent and efficient.
Knowledge and commitment
We combine our knowledge with our commitment and dedication to bring creativity and effort to every search so we seek out and secure the right person.
Large or small. First time fund or industry stalwart. We work with all types of private equity and related investment funds. Here are just a few...
"PER sent us great candidates, a broad set of different people which was very helpful as we could form a better opinion of what fits. The PER team took the time to understand our needs and helped us come to a conclusion about what was best for our firm"
Founding Partner, Finch Capital
“PER understands precisely what we want. We trust their judgement and their opinions. We know that everyone Debbie presents will be worthwhile meeting.”
HR Principal, Private Equity
Global Asset Manager
While North American in origin, this asset manager has long been global in outlook. Two years ago the firm decided to capitalise on this by establishing an international network. PER was invited to partner with them to help establish their first European office in London.
They faced a number of significant talent-related challenges. Brand awareness in the UK was low and its investment model wasn’t well-established. Rather than following a traditional majority investment buy-out model, the firm make significant minority investments in target businesses and co-underwrite deals.
To compound this, the firm had demanding criteria for the first assignment they gave us. We were briefed to recruit a Senior Associate / VP-level investment professional with private equity experience and fluency in written English, French and one other European language.
By drawing on our extensive network, we were able to map our population, targeting private equity experienced people with exposure to large ticket investments and accomplished language skills. Importantly, we didn’t underestimate the challenge of converting them with our client’s singular proposition.
Recognizing that knowledge and understanding is built one conversation at a time, we talked and talked to our target audience, educating as many people as possible in order to achieve the required number of recommendations without comprising our quality criteria.
“Bringing a new market entrant to the attention of our network is a challenge we relish.”
Debbie Eidelman, PER Senior Consultant
PER’s Senior Consultant, Debbie Eidelman, led the engagement and presented a shortlist of seven highly experienced people within three weeks of starting our first assignment. The relationship we cultivated with the firm’s senior team and Human Resources was crucial to the success. It helped that Debbie was able to talk in French to the head office team. We’ve been able to translate our first success into a series of placements over the last two years which have seen us make four strategic hires in London and two in Asia.
Since establishing its network of international offices, the firm has deployed billions in private equity and begun a programme of active direct investment execution. PER has supported this at every step of the way, with around 60% of the London and Asia teams originating from our recruitment partnership.