Leadership in times of disruption

A deep dive discussion about the critical elements of leading through disruption. In times of extreme disruption, human capital and leadership matter more than ever to private equity investment success.

To gain access to the March deep dive, you must be an Operating Partners All Access member.

 

Ted Bililies, AlixPartners

Ted Bililies

Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners

Ted is an internationally-recognized expert on leadership and organization development. He advises investors, CEOs, and boards globally to help them position the right leaders for key roles and to support those leaders and teams for maximal value cre… Read full bio

Hami Ebrahimi

President, Protech Automotive Solutions

Hami is currently President of Protech Automotive Solutions, a national automotive technology services firm focused on repair of vehicle safety systems with over 350 technicians across United States. Hami has been leading the business since beginning… Read full bio

Jason Erdell

CEO, Aspirion

Jason is the Chief Executive Officer at Aspirion, a technology-enabled service provider helping hospitals, hospital systems, and other healthcare providers collect their most challenging reimbursements. Today, Aspirion is trusted by over one-third of… Read full bio

Ignacio Giraldo

Partner, TPG Growth

Mr. Giraldo is a Partner with TPG Growth and TPG Rise in San Francisco. As a member of the Business Building team, he focuses his time on consumer goods, retail, the circular economy and ed-tech. Prior to joining TPG, Ignacio worked in management con… Read full bio

Nick Winter

Managing Director, Head of North America Portfolio Operations, Värde Partners

Nick Winter is a Managing Director and North American Head of Portfolio Operations focused on value creation in Värde private equity investments. Based in New York, he joined the firm in 2018. Prior to Värde, Nick spent several years at JPMorgan Chas… Read full bio
Day 1

Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 31st

Agenda
09:55 - 10:00

PEI Welcome and introduction to Operating Partners All Access

10:00 - 10:10

Presentation of the Sixth Annual Private Equity Leadership Survey

Ted Bililies

For six years now, AlixPartners has tracked developments in private equity leadership through the annual survey of leaders of PE firms and portfolio companies. Each year, the findings from this survey generate valuable insights on themes important to PE investment success and portco performance.

The latest survey sought to uncover insights on leading in times of disruption from the perspective of both PE firms and portfolio companies. With the pandemic, political strife, racial injustice, and extreme climate events escalating disruption to unheard-of degrees in 2020, investors and portco executives alike have had to rethink their business strategy as well as their day-to-day operations and virtually everything in between. Most observers agree that the impacts of the disruptions that struck during 2020 will persist well into the future. This year’s key themes will include:

  • PE firms’ and portco executives’ shifting expectations of one another during this unique year
  • Ways in which PE investment strategies may be shape-shifting
  • Implications for ESG initiatives currently underway within portfolio companies
  • New imperatives confronting portco leaders
  • Impacts on CXO turnover – specifically CFO turnover

Presenter:
Ted Bililies, Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners

Ted Bililies, AlixPartners

Ted Bililies

Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners

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10:10 - 10:55

Leadership in times of disruption: operating partner and CEO perspectives

Ted Bililies, Hami Ebrahimi, Jason Erdell, Ignacio Giraldo, Nick Winter
  • Uncovering the most valuable insights on how best to manage human capital during disruptive and turbulent times
  • What has changed in PE operating models in this period of disruption?
  • Stressing the importance of smart management: firsthand stories from operating partners and portco leaders focused on leading in times of disruption
  • Understanding how a company’s talent management can make or break its ability to not just survive crises but also adapt its strategy, business model, and operating model so it can thrive in the aftermath of a crisis and generate sustainable growth
  • Ways in which PE investment strategies may be shifting
  • New imperatives confronting portco leaders
  • Impacts on CXO turnover

Moderator:
Ted Bililies, Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners

Panelists:
Hami Ebrahimi, President, Protech Automotive Solutions
Jason Erdell, CEO, Aspirion
Ignacio Giraldo, Partner, TPG Growth
Nick Winter, Managing Director, Head of North America Portfolio Operations, Värde Partners

Ted Bililies, AlixPartners

Ted Bililies

Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners

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A speaker photo for Hami Ebrahimi

Hami Ebrahimi

President, Protech Automotive Solutions

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A speaker photo for Jason Erdell

Jason Erdell

CEO, Aspirion

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A speaker photo for Ignacio Giraldo

Ignacio Giraldo

Partner, TPG Growth

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A speaker photo for Nick Winter

Nick Winter

Managing Director, Head of North America Portfolio Operations, Värde Partners

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10:55 - 11:30

Leadership in times of disruption interactive live discussion with operating partners

Ted Bililies

Join a live interactive discussion/extended Q&A with the speakers and operating partners attending. Hear directly what is on everyone’s mind in looking at leadership in times of disruption.

Facilitator:
Ted Bililies, Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners

Ted Bililies, AlixPartners

Ted Bililies

Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer, AlixPartners

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