CEO and Executive Recruiting for Private Equity Firms

Portfolio Company Advisory & Recruiting for Startups

The needs of privately-held, private equity-backed companies, especially those engaged in rapid growth or venturing into an emerging market, are materially different than their more established counterparts. We are highly attuned to the needs of private equity firms to see growth and turnaround in their portfolio companies and recruit CEO and other executive talent to fill those specialized needs.

Startup Recruiting at a glance

When advising a privately held firm, whether a startup or family business, we know that time is of the essence. We look for candidates who can serve the strategic goals of a private equity investor on a time scale that will satisfy a mandate for growth and profitability.

We know how to look beyond the resume and source candidates who can perform at a high level in a startup or new market opportunity, and finally we look for individuals who have a track record for talent development, because executive ranks often change dramatically with a change in leadership.

Our Recruitment Services

Retained Executive Search

A Bespoke Approach with Exhaustive Search and In-Depth Assessment
  • Completely customized to your needs
  • In-depth assessments by our team saves you time
  • Utilize a set of custom criteria to narrow your candidate pool

Professional Search

A Wide Selection of Vetted Candidates Selected Using Our Time-Tested Process
  • Combines custom criteria with our full database of qualified candidates
  • Efficient, personalized and tailored to your needs
  • Allows you to conduct a search without advertising

Contingency Search

A Cost-Effective Way to Reach a Qualified Talent Pool Quickly and Efficiently
  • Quickly reach out to our large and qualified network of candidates and followers
  • Take a more active role in evaluating and vetting candidates
  • Fill vacancies that are typically easy-to-fill and suit a more hands off approach


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Major Industry Concerns for Startup Firms

We find the following concerns rising to the top for our clients who hail from the world of startups and private equity:

  • Resilience: Startup executives must not only be able to deal with rapidly changing work environments, they must thrive in such environments and produce results for shareholders.
  • Execution: We find that startups often need leadership who can both manage and execute, so we look to candidates with both traditional and non-traditional resumes to find track records of success in these key areas.
  • Return-minded: While all executives must be attuned to the bottom line, those brought in to oversee a turnaround or a change in direction in a privately held company must be particularly keyed into investor concerns.


How We Serve the Private Equity World

Our recruiters excel at identifying top talent for private equity-backed portfolio companies. We follow an extensive 9-step process designed to identify top performers who are well-positioned to drive growth and efficiency in this business environment.

Meet Our Team

Edouard Thoumyre - Executive Recruiter

Edouard Thoumyre

Managing Partner

Launched ACCUR Recruiting Services in 2006. Holds 2 Masters Degrees in Industrial Engineering and in Business. Available in New York, NY, USA and Miami, FL, USA.

Gabriela Casas - Senior Recruitment Consultant

Gabriela Casas

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Joined ACCUR Recruiting Services in 2010. Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Available in Miami, FL, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Alejandra Rodriguez - Senior Recruitment Consultant

Alejandra Rodriguez

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Joined ACCUR Recruiting Services in 2014. Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Available in Miami, FL, USA and in Bogotá, Colombia.

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