What we do


Pre-MBA Recruiting

CPI partners with each client, managing a customized recruiting process in an increasingly complex recruiting environment.  We identify candidates from 40+ 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.


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.

Post-MBA Recruiting

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.


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


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.


CPI has completed a number of team building projects for leading global firms.  Select examples include U.S. teams for:

  • Pamplona Capital Management
  • Bregal Investments
  • Cinven
  • BC Partners
  • CVC Capital
  • Permira
  • KKR (Real Estate Private Equity)
  • D.E. Shaw (Real Estate Private Equity)