Reasons Not to Pursue Becoming Part of a Private Equity Team

Private equity is not for the faint of heart or the risk-adverse. It’s not a simple 9-5, and it’s highly stressful. It’s also not very glamorous. Still interested?

World-renowned executive recruiter and author Jeff Hyman debunks the myths and set you straight! Based on his two decades of recruiting for PE firms – and his successful stint as COO of a portfolio company– he walks you through what it’s really like to be part of this misunderstood category of companies.

Plus, he takes you step-by-step through how to get your seat at the table… if you feel up to the challenge.

This is part 2 of a 4-part series on Private Equity.

Jeff Hyman is on a simple mission: Recruit Rockstars and teach others to do the same.

He launched his recruiting career at Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart, the preeminent global executive search firms. Today, he’s Chief Talent Officer at Chicago-based Strong Suit Executive Search. Along the way, Jeff created four companies, backed by $50 million in venture capital.

Jeff is author of the bestselling book “Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook To Find The Winners & Ignite Your Business.” As Professor at Kellogg School of Management, Jeff teaches the MBA course about recruiting.

He is also host of the 5-star-rated Strong Suit Podcast and weekly contributor to Forbes.

Jeff holds a master’s degree from Kellogg and a bachelor’s degree from Wharton.

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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