CPI partners with each client, managing a customized recruiting process in an increasingly complex recruiting environment.  We identify candidates from 50+ investment banks and consulting firms and assess them through an in-depth quantitative and qualitative evaluation process.  We thoughtfully represent and strategically counsel clients throughout all phases of the search, including guidance on market trends, timing, velocity and compensation.

MBA On-Campus

CPI partners with each client to identify, engage and hire exceptional MBA talent. Each Fall we re-meet and assess MBA talent at top business schools, including Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford and Wharton. We advise clients on market trends, manage the assessment, screening and referencing processes and we provide insight into candidate intentions who are in multiple processes.


CPI has executed hundreds of post-MBA projects from Senior Associate to Senior Partner resulting in an industry leading track record.  We have developed meaningful relationships with talent at all levels based on mutual trust, essential to recruiting.  We gather and analyze information including references, compensation, deal experience and sector expertise.  To ensure clients hire the most talented private equity professionals who are optimal fits, CPI’s post-MBA team manages an informative, consultative, professional and efficient process.

Investor Relations & Fundraising

CPI partners with clients to execute investor relations and fundraising professional searches across investment strategies. We have successfully completed projects at all levels from Analyst to Partner/Head of IR. We work with each client to assess the firm’s current team and specific needs in order to create a target candidate profile. From there, we identify, engage, compel and place talent from relevant pools including current IR/fundraising professionals, placement agents, and alternative investments/marketing teams within banks.

Administrative Talent

CPI sources, assesses and places receptionists, research coordinators, administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers and HR professionals.  We deliver this talent across the private equity (and their portfolio companies), hedge fund, family office, sovereign wealth and endowment universe with the same level of thoughtfulness, professionalism and expertise as our core investment professional business.

Consultative Services

CPI partners with its clients to analyze compensation, firm structures, expansion into different strategies, succession planning and other important issues.

Compensation Analysis

Utilizing CPI’S extensive resources, CPI collects and analyzes compensation information through our countless discussions with candidates and firms. Additionally, CPI conducts compensation surveys which includes data from firms across multiple fund sizes, strategies and industry verticals.

Team Build Outs

CPI has completed a number of team building projects for leading global firms. 

Portfolio Recruiting

CPI recruits high-impact leaders who execute the investment thesis to maximize shareholder value and drive long-term economic success. With private equity recruiting’s most extensive research and networking capacity, our team uncovers hard-to-find, passive executive talent and recruits them with exceptional effectiveness. We deliver sophisticated advice and counsel to our clients to help them forge organizational alignment, assess candidate fit, and make their key hiring decisions. Representing clients across investment strategies, company sizes and stages, and industry sectors, CPI recruits portfolio company leaders for the C-Suite and other functional and business-line roles. We also secure operating partners, board directors and advisory board members.