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Scott Dunklee and Simon Francis to moderate panels at the PEI Operating Partners Forum in New York City (October 19th and 20th)

calendarOctober 16, 2016
Scott Dunklee and Simon Francis to moderate panels at the PEI Operating Partners Forum in New York City (October 19th and 20th)

SAN DIEGO, CA – The Lancer Group, a leading retained executive search firm that partners with private equity firms, their portfolio companies, and public corporations announced that Scott Dunklee and Simon Francis, Partners, will be moderating the “Blurring the Lines between Deal Partners and Operating Partners” and “Operating Partner Career Path Tips”panels at the PEI Operating Partners Forum that will take place on October 19 to 20 in New York City.

Scott Dunklee will moderate a case study panel that will discuss the internal dynamics of a private equity firm’s deal team versus that of its operating partners and how the lines between the two are blurring. Scott will be joined by Tim Lewis, Partner, Southfield Capital and Deborah Lafer Scher, Operating Partner at Fitzroy Health.

Simon Francis will lead a panel that will thoroughly examine the responsibilities and career path options for operating partners. He will be joined by Tony Ecock, General Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, George Russell, Operating Partner at Alerion Partners, and Michael Song, Principal, Portfolio Operations at Providence Equity Partners.

Private Equity International’s 6th annual Operating Partners Forum has become the premier event for the professionals in private equity firms who are focused on value creation at the portfolio company level.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About Private Equity International
Private Equity International is the only global publication with a primary focus on the relationship between investors and fund managers in private equity: the LP-GP nexus.

Launched in December 2001, the title covers the people, the funds, the capital providers and the financial trends shaping the industry with an integrated team of specialist journalists and researchers in London, Hong Kong and New York City. As demand for private equity in institutional portfolios continues to grow around the world, the firm aims to deliver an ever more comprehensive offering of hard news, proprietary data, authoritative analysis and context around why this is happening, and where and how investors can find value in the asset class.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874

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