May 2019 - Volume 11,
Issue 5

I hope this message finds you doing well and that you’re enjoying the spring weather! I’m at Jazz Fest today in New Orleans and we’re scheduled to hit 80 degrees!

Here's the latest news from what we're seeing in the Strategy & Corporate Development marketplace, followed by the open positions we're aggressively looking to fill:

  • In the Spotlight with Greg Pappas from Berkshire Partners:  We’re pleased to release our first-ever “In the Spotlight” interview. Greg Pappas, Managing Director and head of the portfolio support group at Berkshire Partners, shares insight on his top responsibilities at Berkshire, the core competencies that private equity firms look for when adding to their teams, and the app that he simply can’t live without. Click here to read the full interview transcript.
  • Partner in just six years? Over the last few years we saw one Big 3 firm dramatically accelerate the promotion schedule for their most junior consultants. This year we’re seeing another Big 3 do the same thing, but at the most senior levels. Previously at this firm, the pre-partner position was expected to last four years on average, but it has now been reduced to just two. This effectively means that the path to partner has now been reduced from eight years of post-MBA experience to just six. The degree to which compensation and equity ownership is impacted by this change remains to be seen, but it’s certainly an interesting development!

We're working on great opportunities and we want to hear from you! Below you will find a brief summary of each opportunity that we are working on, as well as the contact information for the Charles Aris team member who is spearheading the search. Please reach out to anyone on our team, or to me directly, to discuss these opportunities in greater detail – or feel free to forward this email along to friends and colleagues who may have an interest in learning more.