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CVCA Insights: Linking Talent Acquisition to Strategy

March 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am


Join your CVCA private equity colleagues for the CVCA’s first-of-its-kind breakfast event dedicated exclusively to the private equity market. CVCA Insights: Linking Talent Acquisition to Strategy is an expert-lead discussion on HR strategy, focusing on both pre-and-post-investment alignment and an event investors won’t want to miss as the content will be timely, relevant, and in-depth.

Attendees will hear from seasoned industry experts operating in the private equity landscape – including Kilberry, Korn Ferry and RHR Canada – on pre-investment talent assessment, acquiring top talent, and managing high performance teams. Join us for this in-depth content deep-dive as we hear from the industry’s best thought leaders on what works and what doesn’t.

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard Davis, President & CEO, Kilberry
  • Cleo Kirkland, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Kendra Marion, Director, Assessment Services, Korn Ferry
  • Guy M. Beaudin, Senior Partner, International Business, RHR Canada
  • Steven Gilbert, Partner, RHR Canada
  • Lorna Cuthbert, Partner, Stikeman Elliott

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 7:30AM-9:30AM
Location: Stikeman Elliott (5300 Commerce Court West, 199 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5L 1B9)
Audience: CVCA private equity members
*Provided that this is a small & intimate event, registration is limited to four people per CVCA member company

Event Agenda:

7:30am – Breakfast & Networking

8:00am – Pre-Investment (Richard Davis, Kilberry)

  • Challenges PE firms have prior to hiring external support
  • Best practices in human capital due diligence
  • How to assess management teams in terms of their ability to function in a fast-paced PE environment

8:20am – Talent Acquisition (Cleo Kirkland & Kendra Marion, Korn Ferry)

  • Understanding the strategy behind a successful, actionable search plan
  • Best firms for PE practices to ensure better results from the start – lessons learned
  • How to get quality in buys, how to get right people in play, how do make it go
  • Best practices in talent assessment & acquisition
  • Right talent in play, right people in place, how to deliver, how to build alignment

8:40am – Optimizing Executive Performance (Guy Beaudin & Steven Gilbert, RHR Canada)            

  • How to ensure alignment, how to get the most out of your staff once in place, and how teams can be more effective
  • Optimal change management techniques
  • A focus on what boards can do in the ownership phase

9:00am – Q+A (Moderated by Lorna Cuthbert, Stikeman Elliott)



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