Notch is a trusted, retained search partner for our long-term private equity clients and their respective portfolio companies. Since inception, we have conducted CEO, CFO, advisory, board, and senior functional executive searches across diverse industry verticals, always working in the context of long-term strategic relationships with our buyout clients. Our success has been driven by our unique focus on serving buyout firms by identifying and accessing world-class leaders who demonstrate the attributes and track records that are critical to private equity success. To further enhance our ability to optimize our clients’ investments and solve portfolio companies’ unique financial and operational challenges, Notch also provides an industry-leading dedicated CFO practice.
While we are very proud of our track record with respect to traditional search metrics such as average time to completion, success rate, etc., our key differentiator is our ability not only to represent our client in the marketplace, but also to assess and calibrate successful candidates based on the unique value drivers of each investment situation. At Notch, this critical judgment has been developed from years of direct deal execution as well as high-level retained search experience for portfolio companies across multiple industries and varied deal scenarios.
As former investors and executives, the professionals at Notch have the insight to identify those who are best-suited for the unique challenges and pressures of a private equity-backed situation. Our candidates look to Notch as a knowledgeable source of information regarding what to expect from private equity-backed positions and we help them set realistic expectations for the relationship. In addition, because of our exclusive focus on private equity, we have the ability to describe, articulate and position each private equity-backed opportunity as an aspirational move and compelling next step toward an executive’s career goals.
Notch offers our buyout clients a number of advantages over larger, traditional search firms. First, for highly sensitive management changeovers, we can reach out on a targeted basis to candidates within the context of expanding our Notch deal executive network, thereby keeping the search highly confidential. Second, since our services are limited to a select group of retained clients, we are virtually never constrained by conflicts between our various engagements. Finally, since we are accustomed to working within the very tight timeframe dictated by buyout deal cycles, our search process tends to be more customized, interactive and, therefore, compressed.
To learn more about what differentiates Notch from traditional search firms, please see the WHY NOTCH? section.