Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze
Andrea Pattico, Chief People Officer, MVF

Andrea Pattico, Chief People Officer, MVF

May 17, 2022

For this episode of the Private Equity Power Talks Podcast, we are joined by Chief People Officer at MVF, Andrea Pattico. Over the past 6 years Andrea has been responsible for creating and implementing a strategy that makes MVF a great place to work, resulting in the business coming first in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For in 2020. In this pod, Andrea reveals how she nurtured a high performance and learning driven culture that empowered MVF employees to reach their potential and exceed expectations.

Adrian Gardner, COO, Stonehage Fleming

Adrian Gardner, COO, Stonehage Fleming

April 6, 2022

For this episode of the Private Equity Power Talks Podcast, we are joined by Adrian Gardner to discuss the role of CFO under PE ownership. Adrian is currently COO at Stonehage Fleming and has held several positions as a PE backed CFO. He draws on these experiences to discuss the transition from FD to CFO, the importance of building a strong partnership with the CEO and how to professionalise the finance function under PE ownership.

International Women’s Day - Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO, CHS Healthcare

International Women’s Day - Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO, CHS Healthcare

March 8, 2022

In this special edition of the Private Equity Power Talks Podcast we are reflect on an episode we recorded last year with Former CHS Healthcare CEO, Dr Gaby Silver. During this podcast we asked Gaby her thoughts on what can be done to encourage and promote women into senior leadership roles in PE. Now, whenever we get challenged on this at a PEPTalks event, Gaby’s response is something we always refer back to. So, if you are a PE professional, interested in helping resolve the gender gap present in PE leadership positions, then the following insights can truly help set you on the path to meaningful change. 

Rob Boland, COO, Reward Gateway

Rob Boland, COO, Reward Gateway

March 2, 2022

For this episode of the Private Equity Power Talks Podcast, we are joined by Reward Gateway COO, Rob Boland. Rob explains how he laid the operational foundations that allowed Reward Gateway to grow rapidly, culminating in the sale of the business to Abry Partners and Castik Capital in 2021. Rob also discusses the importance of operational hygiene, diligent tech implementation, employee mindset and how to remain resilient through the exit process.

Mike Jones, CIO, loveholidays: Private Equity Power Talks:

Mike Jones, CIO, loveholidays: Private Equity Power Talks:

January 11, 2022

For our first episode of 2022 we are joined by loveholidays CIO, Mike Jones. This is the first in a series of episodes where we dive into the world of a PE executive outside of the CEO role. Mike explains how he implemented tech transformation programmes at uSwitch and loveholidays in order to help them scale effectively under private equity ownership. He also discusses the importance of authenticity and incremental improvements in his approach to innovation, value creation, hiring talent and the exit process.

Don Henshall, Chairman, Bruce’s Doggy Day Care: Private Equity Power Talks

Don Henshall, Chairman, Bruce’s Doggy Day Care: Private Equity Power Talks

December 14, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we are joined by Don Henshall, Former CEO of Farrow & Ball and Chair at Bruce’s Doggy Day Care, an award-winning UK market leader in dog day care. Don discusses his journey as a retail CEO and how leading with an entrepreneurial spirit and owner’s mindset can help you succeed and grow under PE ownership. Don also discusses life after the CEO role and gives his advice to how to start and nurture a successful plural career.

Andrew Hodgson, Executive Chairman, Recycling Lives Ltd: Private Equity Power Talks

Andrew Hodgson, Executive Chairman, Recycling Lives Ltd: Private Equity Power Talks

October 27, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we talk to Andrew Hodgson, Former CEO of SMD and Exec Chairman of Recycling Lives, an award-winning recycling and waste management services provider, and a champion of UK communities. Recycling Lives unique social programmes are game-changing in offender rehabilitation and ending food poverty & homelessness. Andrew discusses how building a business that is as focused on social value as it is EBITDA can create growth, make you more attractive to your potential buyers and help solidify your culture.  

Tim Ham, CEO, Pearson Ham: Private Equity Power Talks

Tim Ham, CEO, Pearson Ham: Private Equity Power Talks

September 21, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we are joined by Tim Ham, CEO of Pearson Ham. Pearson Ham work collaboratively with PE backed businesses to help them create value through better pricing. Tim reveals the benefits of updating your pricing model and how PE backed leaders can take control of their own pricing strategies.

The Power of Language: Private Equity Power Talks Bite-sized

The Power of Language: Private Equity Power Talks Bite-sized

August 18, 2021

In this special bite-sized episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we revisit our interview with Ellie Romer-Lee, former Strategic People Manager and Chief of Staff at Onfido. In this never heard before segment, we discuss the power of language in culture building and how Ellie used the personification of animals to represent the key values and behaviours of the business.

Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO, CHS Healthcare: Private Equity Power Talks

Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO, CHS Healthcare: Private Equity Power Talks

July 21, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we talk to Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO of CHS Healthcare who partner with the NHS to deliver vital care to patients from the point they are discharged from hospital and beyond. Gaby discusses her response to the Covid pandemic and how she delivered care to thousands of patients whilst simultaneously growing the business, culminating in a Trade Sale. Gaby’s insights on crisis management, client relationships, remote working and deal execution are indispensable for any growth focused CEO or Executive…

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