Who we are:

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

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

Ellen Kinlin, Founder of ECK Consulting, a woman-owned business, is a seasoned veteran with a 35-year track record of placing senior-level talent within the financial services industry. She 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.

The Problem:

The landscape is shifting.

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

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 within their funds as well as in their portfolio companies. LPs increasingly understand that gender diversity on their teams will yield greater returns.

The Solution:

KPE works with the General Partnership and their portfolio company leadership teams to help maximize value for their limited partners.

Our services include: 1) Talent acquisition 2) Build-out of succession plans 3) Assessment of talent within 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.

KPE boasts a potent combination of assets: an outstanding network of women within private equity and over 30 years of evaluating and assessing top notch talent. We can ensure consistently successful outcomes. We understand the unique culture of private equity and can identify and assess individuals who will fit this culture.

Engage with Ellen Kinlin and KPE to build the team you need to fuel your company’s growth.