Kilberry works extensively with Boards of Directors and Private Equity Investors to address their most critical leadership priorities. We are uniquely qualified to add value to you. In addition to being seasoned management psychologists, we are experienced board leaders and entrepreneurs ourselves.

We help you create value by hiring the right senior executives, backing the right management teams, enhancing CEO performance, CEO succession, and identifying hidden assets within your organization or portfolio company.

The following represent the types of business circumstances where we add value:

You are hiring a new CEO (or need to get better at hiring executives in general)
Kilberry assesses top candidates for a particular role and gives objective, specific recommendations around Hire or No Hire based on deep insight into the business and the person. For candidates that are successful, we offer executive on-boarding services to help them ‘hit the ground running.’ In the special case of a CEO transition, Kilberry has a unique offering that anticipates the key challenges and complexities of that role (including how to handle internal candidates who did not make the cut), and facilitates a smooth and successful transition into the CEO seat.

CEO needs help with the senior team
Most CEO’s need to execute their agenda through their people. To help the CEO do this most effectively, Kilberry has a suite of services to assess top management, support key team decisions, and in some cases create a team agenda.

Succession is a problem
In many cases, the existing succession plan involves some names on a paper hidden in some executive’s desk. In other cases, it resides in the Chairperson’s head. Kilberry designs an objective succession plan that identifies key individuals, defines their readiness, and institutes a process for helping them get there for when the time comes to hand over the keys.

A key leader needs to ramp up
Whether it is a derailing executive or a leader who needs support in preparing for growth, Kilberry offers context-driven executive development that truly accelerates executive performance. Beyond coaching, Kilberry’s development programs address the pivot experiences that will generate change.

Company’s culture is political, indecisive, or just plain bad
To get a better handle on culture and opportunities for growth, Kilberry’s Enterprise Intangibles service uncovers hidden assets and levers for change.

Acquisition or Private Equity transaction
When making an acquisition, the biggest risk is often around management. Kilberry conducts pre-acquisition assessment of the target company’s management team, so that the investor understands who they are getting and what the implications are for the deal. In some cases, the deal’s value relies heavily on management’s ability to enhance its effectiveness. We help them get there. In other cases, new leadership is required – in which case our selection assessment and CEO transition services are utilized. We have deep experience providing management due diligence for PE deals and advising investors during all phases of the transaction.

For more information on any of our services, select the following:



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