Cook Associates' Mary Kier to Host Webinar
Spotlight on Private Equity: How Do You Get Hired?
CHICAGO – June 15, 2012 – Cook Associates Executive Search (www.cookassociates.com/executive-search), a leader in retained executive search, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Mary Kier will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Her topic: Spotlight on Private Equity: How Do You Get Hired?
This webinar, sponsored in conjunction with Netshare.com as part of the Experts Connection series, is designed to help candidates determine if they have the DNA for private equity portfolio leadership. To register, visit www.experts-connection.com.
The world of private equity is alluring to many, particularly now, and with good reason. Kier reports she sees continuing deal flow and increased traction with her PE clients for new hires. How do you position yourself to take advantage of this activity? How do you prepare yourself to be hired by a portfolio firm?
Kier will take you inside the world of private equity for a first-hand look at what resonates with these firms. Learn how they evaluate talent for their portfolio companies. Based on her experience as a retained search recruiter, she will share real life stories from those who have succeeded…and those you have not…and why. It is this understanding of the DNA of private equity that is the key to her expertise in placing executives in PE portfolio firms. Learn what works and what doesn’t when pursuing an executive position within this highly selective and fast paced environment.
In this 90-minute webinar you will learn to:
- Speak the “language” of private equity
- Conduct a self-assessment analysis to better determine if you are right for this PE world.
- Sharpen your interview skills specifically for a portfolio firm.
- Ask the right…the appropriate questions.
- Understand that what got you “there” won’t necessarily get you “here”
About Mary Kier
A 20 year+ retained executive search veteran, Kier is CEO of Cook Associates Search and a leader within the firm’s Private Equity Practice. She is respected for her ability to ascertain the underlying themes in the portfolio company and identify with the executive leadership team in order to quickly assess new talent. Throughout her career at Cook Associates, Mary has been recognized for bringing unique value to every search initiative and for passionately delivering on her promises. She measures her success on personally contributing to the face of corporate America, uniting the best and brightest talent to her client companies. Her search work encompasses CEOs, COOs, CMOs, Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations.
About Experts Connection
Experts Connection™ connects you, the business professional, with experts in career and professional development via webinars. Topics will be presented with an eye to the practical, rather than the theoretical, offering you the opportunity to put ideas into practice as soon as you hang up the phone. The topics are targeted specifically for the executive level professional, for the employed as well as those in transition. The webinars are formatted and timed to include your questions following the experts' presentations.
About Cook Associates Executive Search
Cook Associates provides retained executive search services to multinational corporations, early-stage entrepreneurial companies, midcap, privately held and family-owned businesses, as well as venture capital- and private equity-backed firms. The company’s reputation as a trusted business advisor is built on decades of successfully identifying and guiding clients to the right solutions, whether to drive performance or to gain competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.cookassociates.com.