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Private Equity

We understand private equity and the high sense of urgency in the process. We thrive on finding top-caliber professionals who are capable of value creation. Our talent standards are tailored to the rigorous and unique realities of private equity investment. Our mission is to drive performance for our private equity clients.

We advise CEOs, Board of Directors and key executives on human capital issues. Our expertise includes completing searches for: Portfolio Company key-hires (C-suite, VP, Controller, Operations Management), Private Equity (Managing Partners, Operating Executives, Senior Associates) and Board Directors.

We maintain advisory relationships with our private equity clients by attracting only the best and brightest to our team. Our search consultants come from well-rounded backgrounds in operations, finance, investment banking and risk management.

Our Specialists

Mike Erney

Managing Partner

Don’t sweat the little things

I love my job because: I have the freedom to work with clients and add value – a career in human capital management is very rewarding. We have a great leadership team in place and I can share in the vision of the company.

My advice to others: Don’t sweat the little things. Everyone makes mistakes, the most important thing is how you handle them. Every day you should be constantly learning and growing.

Favorite charity: Volunteering at the West Side Catholic Center.

You can find me: At the office. I have a “make it happen” attitude.

Finance & Accounting, Lean/Six Sigma, Manufacturing Operations, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions

Jerry Hansen

Practice Leader

We are the best at what we do here at Alliance

I love my job because: I’m passionate about being a force for positive change in a person’s professional life. This career has afforded me the opportunity to bring about that change. When you’re able to connect a person with a company that shares the same set of values, drive and passion for what they do, it is a very fulfilling experience.

Why are you good at what you do? I genuinely believe we are the best at what we do here at Alliance. That isn’t an accident. We share a collective “WHY”. People here are passionate about unlocking unrealized potential in ourselves, our candidates and our customers when we have an opportunity to do so.

Where can I find you on a Saturday morning? With my wife and daughter.

Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions

Tony Nicol

President and COO

I love helping establish long successful careers

I love my job because: I love watching our Search Consultants grow strong practice areas and love helping establish long successful careers.

Why do you do what you do? Providing a culture and environment that our consultants love. They love working at Alliance Search for a lot of reasons, but they really love the people they work with. I am driven by the partnerships we have.

Favorite charity: Hearts of Haiti and Girls on the Run.

Where could I find you on a Saturday? Running through trails with my wife and our dog, Buckley.

Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions

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