The landscape for private equity firms has evolved, requiring a shift from traditional value creation strategies.

In today’s competitive environment, talent has emerged as a crucial factor in maximizing success.

At MalinHughes, we understand the importance of human capital strategies for our private equity clients. Our comprehensive range of services enables firms and their portfolio companies to harness the power of talent, mitigating risks and accelerating value creation. With a long history of partnering with private equity as a trusted executive search and leadership advisory firm, we have a proven track record of unlocking value for our clients. We achieve this by identifying and nurturing exceptional leadership talent and enhancing the effectiveness of organizations and their leadership teams.

By adapting our business model to cater to the specific needs of private equity, MalinHughes leverages our extensive relationships, deep insights, advanced technology, and proprietary tools and methodologies. We provide comprehensive support to our clients, addressing their needs at both the general partner (GP) and portfolio company levels.

How We Serve

Our private equity advisory work draws upon our extensive relationships and nearly 50 years of experience evaluating, recruiting, selecting, developing, coaching, and optimizing teams for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Industry Functions:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer / Chief People Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Chief Equality Officer
  • Chief Culture Officer
  • Vice President of DEIB
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Controller
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President of Procurement
  • Vice President of Internal Audit
  • Vice President of Risk
  • Other Finance Leadership Positions: Financial, Planning & Analysis, and Tax
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief People & Culture Officer
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Executive Director of Organizational Design (OD)
  • Executive Director of Talent Management
  • Executive Vice President, HR
  • Senior Director of HR Strategic Initiatives & Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Vice President of Talent Acquisition
  • Vice President of Total Rewards (Compensation, Benefits, and Equity)
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Head of Compliance
  • Head of Legal
  • Senior Director Regulatory Affairs
  • Vice President of Legal Affairs
  • Vice President of Privacy
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Head of Business Development / Biz. Dev
  • Head of External Communications
  • Head of Field Marketing
  • Head of Marketing Strategy
  • Vice President of Branding
  • Vice President of Advertising
  • Vice President of Product Marketing & Management
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Vice President Strategic Business Operations
  • Head of People and Operations
  • Operations Management Executive
  • Senior Vice President Global Operations
  • Senior Vice President Growth & Operations
  • Vice President Commerce Business & Operations
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Chief Sales Officer
  • Head of Sales and Operations
  • Sales Executive
  • Vice President of International / National /  Regional Sales
  • Vice President of Sales Operations
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Engineering Officer
  • Head of Data / Data Center
  • Head of Digital / Technology
  • Head of Quality Insurance
  • Head of Technology Operations
  • Vice President of Digital Transformation
  • Vice President of Information Systems

Firm Level


  • Advisors and Operating Partners
  • Investment Professionals
  • Fund Management


  • Board Member Search



  • Executive Assessment
  • Culture & Employee Engagement
  • DE&I
  • Executive Coaching

Portfolio Company


  • CEO, COO, President, CFO, CTO/CIO, CHRO, CRO, CMO and related VPs


  • Board and Advisor Search




  • Executive Assessment
  • Culture and Employee Engagement


  • Executive Coaching and Onboarding