Operating Director, Private Equity Portfolio Team

Private Equity

Ref: DC51290

Central London
£200,000 base salary + bonus + carry

Our client is one of Europe’s leading private equity firms. Investments have typically been in asset-rich businesses that require transformational change and the firm takes a longer-term view than more traditional private equity investors. Working closely with management teams, the business has an exceptionally strong track record in growing businesses and in achieving substantial capital gains for its clients.


This is an on-going assignment and having successfully placed one Operating Director with the client; we are now seeking an additional Director level professional to join the team. The Operational Director will be involved in a wide range of different business areas including having oversight of strategic, operational, financial, people and governance matters relating to one or more portfolio businesses. You will represent the fund’s interests and contribute to the long term growth of investments working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer on a broad range of cross portfolio initiatives. As a result of these responsibilities, you will also manage internal resource and ensure that there is consistent reporting, analysis and communication across the portfolio businesses. 


The ideal candidate will have relevant experience as an operational professional within private equity, consulting or as a senior management team member in a corporate environment. You should also be highly numerate, results driven and must have had prior private equity experience gained in either your current or past employment. This person must also be able to demonstrate the people skills necessary to work closely with the portfolio business(es), and have the dexterity to both support and challenge management teams. This is not a Partner level appointment and will ideally suit strategy consultants or corporate development professionals looking to make their first move into private equity at a more experienced entry level.


To apply to this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively email your CV to Mark Richards: mrichards@walkerhamill.com quoting reference DC51290.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately-owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.

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