CEO, CFO and
C-Suite Searches

We partner with private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to identify and recruit high-impact leaders. We specialize in board-mandated searches including CEOs, CFOs and additional C-Suite roles such as COOs, CMOs and other functional or line‑of‑business leaders.

Our goal is to deliver executives that can change business outcomes. Each role presents a unique set of challenges in terms of business scale, strategic issues, company maturity, ownership structure and other factors. Regardless of the challenges, we place candidates that are “best-fit” and ready to drive maximum impact.

Operating Partner and
Investment Partner Searches

We work with private equity firms to identify and recruit superior talent to drive investment returns. The role of operating partner is a key leverage point for many private equity firms, and no firm has more experience with these searches than The Lancer Group. There is an endless array of operating models across the private equity spectrum, and we have provided strategic counsel to firms in the design of their operating capabilities, development of their target talent profile(s) and identification of executives to fill these roles. Lancer has built teams comprised of various altitudes across senior-level general managers, functional experts and or former strategy consultants for over 40 private equity firms.

We have also placed investment partners and other senior investment professionals for buyout, growth equity and hedge funds across a variety of industries. We specialize in identifying proven investors who also have significant operating and management experience in their chosen sector.

Board of Director and
Advisory Board Searches

The Lancer Group helps companies identify board directors, advisory board members and other senior-level advisors. We work with the CEO, investors and the current board to assess existing expertise and experience gaps at the board and C-Suite level.  Often, these gaps are the result of new challenges driven by market, strategy or competitive threats.  Our global talent network allows us to find active and retired executives with the ideal skills and experience to fill independent board roles.

In addition, our clients retain us to form advisory boards and or to identify individual senior advisors to assist on specific topics. These advisory roles and boards can be filled by industry or functional experts as well as representative customers.

Cross-Industry Expertise

From the C-Suite to Operating Partner and Board searches, we serve our clients and investors across a wide spectrum of industries.  To date, The Lancer Group has executed searches across more than 25 different industries. Our industry experience enables us to quickly understand the business challenges faced by our clients and develop a target profile and role specification that responds to their needs.

While we have particular expertise in technology, industrial, healthcare and consumer, we bring our deep and broad domain experience to all searches. Our existing network of over 40,000 executives is supplemented with original research and outreach that leverages our collective cross‑industry experience.

Pre-Deal Transaction Services

Our Lancer Transaction Services (LTS) offering is designed to leverage Lancer’s global executive talent network to add value to the diligence and pre-deal activities of our private equity partners. Our contribution comes in the form of diligence expert introductions tailored for a specific investment opportunity. These experts are typically former executives from the target company or current/former executives from competitors or partners.

In addition, we use our executive network in other innovative ways to assist our private equity clients including: primary diligence research on specific topics, identification of backable executives to drive a particular investment thesis, sector-based deal sourcing projects and identification of executives to lead restructuring efforts and/or serve as interim operating partners.