Private Equity Services


Achieve quality portfolio company leadership

For private equity (PE) firms, portfolio company leadership performance matters now more than ever, due to the heightened return interests of PE investors.

Great leadership in a portfolio company can quickly put it on a path to growth and lead to years of positive returns for PE investors. Conversely, poor leadership in a portfolio company can not only shortchange PE investors, but take years to overcome.

No wonder more and more PE firms are choosing to partner with external experts to ensure that their portfolio companies have the right talent, culture, and leadership to thrive and deliver the highest returns on investment.

With nearly 40 years of assessment and development experience—including a specific focus on the interests of PE firms—MDA Leadership has the talent acumen that PE firms need to get their portfolio company leadership right.

Core Capabilities


Leadership Strategy

PE firms need a sophisticated, analytics-driven means of evaluating leadership. Not just to ensure that these leaders are capable of delivering on the growth goals of their companies, but also to determine if these leaders can meet the business expectations of their PE owners.

  • Leadership Assessment

    Forward-thinking PE firms rely on MDA Leadership to provide the experienced, objective assessment and analysis they need to make well-informed pre-deal and post-deal leadership decisions. With MDA Leadership, you are not on your own doing talent due diligence or post-acquisition leadership interventions. Instead, get the peace of mind and business optimism that comes in partnering with a firm with proven expertise in executive talent identification and development.

  • Leadership Insights

    With input from MDA Leadership, you’ll gain a better idea of your portfolio company’s leadership timing, pertinent to your investment interests. Interested in a rapid turnaround? We’ll let you know if your company’s leaders are capable of achieving that goal. Want to build and develop your company over the long-term? We’ll evaluate its leadership bench strength, and provide you with a candid assessment of the company’s future talent—and any significant gaps or concerns—related to leadership succession and retention.

Additional Services
  • Executive Coaching—Provide key executives with leadership insights to accelerate their growth.
  • C-Suite and Executive Team Development—Help executive teams navigate their changing environments and evolve to keep their organizations vital long into the future.
  • Emerging/High-Potential Leader Development—Provide individualized insights for emerging and high-potential leaders.
  • Experiential Leader Development—Deliver targeted, action-based development that is practical, sustainable, and generates ROI.

Meet Our
Practice Leader



Jeffrey D. Hinds, Vice President of Private Equity/Principal Consultant

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At MDA Leadership, we know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for every organization. We take the time to get to know your business and your leadership needs and recommend a range of options that are the best fit for your growth goals. Let's see how MDA Leadership can optimize your Talent Strategy for the Long Run™.

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