Private Equity Recruiting

Supporting Private Equity Firms and their Portfolio Companies

Private Equity (PE) firms play a pivotal role in building successful companies in healthcare and life sciences. At Slone Partners, we understand the differentiated requirements of working with Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies and serve as a trusted partner to build out their teams as they scale and grow.

Internal Private Equity Team Talent

Slone Partners develops and executes the strategic recruiting plans you expect from a premier search partner. Under the direction of our Private Equity Practice Leader, we bring nearly two decades of experience recruiting talent for asset managers, across both the investment and operational teams. Having worked on the search side of the business and in-house at Private Equity firms, we have a proven track record of success in identifying and placing top talent for client partners across North America.

  • Investment Teams
  • Capital Markets
  • Executive Advisors
  • Investor Relations
  • Finance
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources & Recruiting
  • Information Technology

Private Equity Portfolio Company Talent

Our team understands the short and long-term goals of our clients and we use that knowledge to tell their unique stories in compelling ways. Our deep and longstanding relationships provide us with the distinct ability to identify and assess the most talented individuals for leadership roles within PE-backed businesses. We understand investors’ strategies and incorporate this awareness into our partnerships to help our clients quickly fill the critical positions that will drive their success.

  • Board Members
  • C-Suite
  • Presidents, VPs, Directors, & Managers
  • Across all functional areas, including:
    • Commercial & Marketing
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Human Resources & Recruiting
    • Information Technology
    • Legal & Compliance
    • Medical Professionals
    • Science & Laboratory

Slone Partners Private Equity Practice Leader: Kate Portland

Kate Portland has more than 20 years of experience in recruiting, executive search, investment banking, and healthcare consulting. At Slone Partners, Kate is responsible for investor, healthcare, and life sciences client development and search execution. She previously served as Head of Executive Talent at Water Street, a Chicago-based private equity firm, and as Vice President of Human Capital at GTCR.

To learn more about Slone Partners’ executive recruiting services for Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies, contact Kate at

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At Slone Partners, we believe in the power of talented leaders to change our world. Our company values – excellence, commitment, accountability, inclusion, collaboration, and empathy – are the foundation of who we are and how we work. It is our job to execute recruiting strategies that go beyond your expectations and help you build amazing leadership teams that support your mission, vision, and business goals. We know you want the very best and we will not stop until we deliver on our promise. Our track record over more than two decades proves it. With the right funding, devoted leadership, and the exceptional candidates we deliver, there are no limits to what you can do. Let us help you get there.


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