Who we are:

Kinlin Private Equity (KPE) is an innovative talent and strategy group within ECK Consulting dedicated to offering comprehensive solutions specifically to private equity firms.

Our focus:
We build private equity and portfolio company leadership teams – with a specific focus on gender balance.

As a woman-owned business and Founder of ECK Consulting, Ellen has a 35-year track record of placing senior-level talent within the Financial Services industry. Ellen is also the Founder of WE – Women Executives, an initiative started in 2012 to provide clients with access to the largest global database of executive women in the industry. There is a thirst for gender diversity and inclusion in PE hiring practices and KPE is here to help your firm create greater gender balance as a part of a strategic business imperative.

The Problem:

Private equity investors are more aggressive than ever; they sit on unprecedented levels of dry powder. Deals are harder to find and valuations are high; operational improvements are critical to creating value in portfolio companies.

The landscape is shifting. PE firms are realizing that long-term success hinges on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women. The leading PE firms are exploring initiatives to advance gender diversity, both within their funds and in their portfolio companies. LPs increasingly understand that gender diversity on their teams will yield greater returns.

The Solution:

At KPE, we work with the General Partnership and their portfolio company leadership teams to help maximize value for their limited partners. Our services include:

  1. Identification and placement of senior level talent.
  2. Assist in the build-out of succession plans.
  3. Evaluate and assess the talent of M&A opportunities.

We take a pragmatic approach to helping private equity firms address the obvious gender gap at the senior management level. KPE has identified key characteristics that drive success at the firm level and in portfolio companies across multiple industry sectors with specific expertise in healthcare, energy, and technology. With a potent combination of an outstanding network of women within private equity along with over 30 years of evaluating and assessing top notch talent – we can ensure consistently successful outcomes.

Engage with Ellen Kinlin at KPE to build the right team needed to fuel your company’s growth. We understand the very unique culture of Private Equity and can identify and assess individuals who fit this culture.