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Private Equity Executive Search

Our Private Equity executive search practice places individuals from both buy-side and sell-side backgrounds with leading firms in the private markets across various seniority levels and investment strategies. We work in conjunction with our Associate practice to maximize the opportunity-set available to our candidate pool.

Investment Strategy Coverage


Private Equity

Operating both on- and off-cycle, our Private Equity Executive Search practice partners with leading investment funds in Europe and the US across the investment life-cycle. This includes Venture Capital, Growth and Buyout.

Private Debt

Partnering with investment funds and trusts that offer direct lending and capital solutions to both growing and established businesses on an international basis.

Special Situations and Infrastructure

Firms commercializing their existing asset base and investing thematically in high-quality assets across the Real Estate and Infrastructure space globally.


Functional Focus

Our Private Equity Executive Search practice operates across the following functional areas:

Associate and Analyst Talent

We have a strong track record delivering executive search campaigns to find elite junior talent from top-tier investment banks and consultancies aiming to secure an associate or analyst level buy-side investment role within Private Equity.

Investment Director, VP and Principal

We specialise in placing mid-level private equity candidates who are aiming to take the next step in their career, or those who are looking to make a lateral move to a more established firm.

Key Portfolio Leadership

Partnering with leading funds who are looking to change or develop existing management teams in their portfolio companies across the C-Suite amidst turnaround or growth situations.

Venture Backed Leadership

Working with early-stage venture backed firms who are looking to secure highly talented management-level candidates to grow their businesses.


Our people

Within the hyper-competitive and tight-knit trading and investment community our growth as a firm since inception has been exponential and truly organic. Every specialist HW Anderson consultant has been trained in-house and from-scratch. This ensures our methodology is original and consistent and that our culture is unique. Thanks to this growth we are positioned as a leader in Trans-Atlantic front office search. With three established offices, in the USA, UK and EU, our talented team is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful value for our clients into the future.

Meet the team