Portfolio Company Advisory & Recruiting for Startups

ACCUR prides itself in recruiting entrepreneurial-minded CEO and other candidates for privately-held, private equity-backed companies, especially those engaged in rapid growth or venturing into an emerging market. Combining flexibility and our experience with Fortune 500 companies and candidates, 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 Private Equity Industry 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

Great choice if you want a completely customized option, and have high level strategic positions to fill.

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

A good choice for most executive search needs.

Contingency Search*

A Cost-Effective Way to Reach a Qualified Talent Pool Quickly and Efficiently

(Only available to long term clients and for specific job openings)


  • Quickly reach out to our large and qualified network of candidates and followers
  • Take a more active role in evaluating and vetting candidates

* This option is only available for long term clients and for very specific opportunities.

Forbes Top 100 Executive Search Firm in 2021

ACCUR Recruiting Services was just named a Top 100 Executive Search Firm 2021 by Forbes Magazine for the 4th consecutive year!

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Private Equity Recruitment Market

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.

Successful Private Equity Executive Searches

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.

Recent searches have included:

  • CEO for a US Lab Grown diamond company wanting to build a brand and looking into fine jewelry and luxury watches partners (By Huron Partners)
  • CFO for a high fashion brand based in Florida (by ShoreviewIndustries)
  • US VP of Marketing for a fast growing company wanting to be the first shisha brand in the world. Dubai based and backed by Kingsway Capital)
  • Store Director for a high-end luxury furniture company backed by Littlejohn & Co., LLC
  • Finance Director for a luxury watch brand backed by CVC partners

For Candidates In The Private Equity Industry

JOB SEEKERS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: For candidates who are looking for their next career opportunities in Private Equity, they can use ACCUR Recruiting Services as a great job search resource and one of the top employment agencies. ACCUR’s job openings are often confidential and not listed on any job boards.

We are committed to provide top career opportunities with some of the best employers on the market. If you wish to be considered for any of our Private Equity industry job opportunities, please submit your resume and search for our latest jobs. We are not your usual staffing agency. We connect you with some of the industry leaders for great permanent positions.

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