Private Equity and Venture Capital

Private equity and venture capital firms need to quickly build value in their investments. That means having the right boards and senior management in place.

Our dedicated private equity practice helps PE and VC firms to achieve this, thanks to our understanding of exactly what early stage, high growth companies need.  As a result, we can support every type of deal and every role – anywhere in the world.

Whether you are looking for a Chairman, CEO, CFO, Non-Executive Director (NED), Board members, Corporate Officers or functional leaders in areas such as marketing, IT, sales and supply chain, our specialist team has the experience to identify and recruit PE and VC-ready senior talent.

Having worked with several international PE and VC firms, we understand the specific pressures, priorities and sensitivities at every stage in the investment cycle – and can supply a mix of permanent and interim senior talent to match.  Whether it’s finding board members in preparation for an IPO, recruiting audit committee members post IPO, mapping out and filling the talent gaps following a merger or acquisition or identifying the functional heads for a spin out business.

Track Record

Here’s a small selection of the briefs we have successfully filled:

  • Interim Retail/Online Consultants (Pre-deal due diligence work) – Global Private Equity Group, London
  • NED Chair, Online/Retail – Global Private Equity Group, London
  • NED Chair, Retail/SaaS – Global Private Equity Group, London
  • NED/Head of E-Commerce, Online/Retail – Global Private Equity Group, London
  • E-Commerce Director, Online/Retail – Global Private Equity Group, London
  • BD Director – Multi-Family Investment Office, London
  • Group CFO – Multi-Family Investment Office, London
  • General Counsel – Multi-Family Investment Office, London
  • Group CEO, Media – Private Equity Group, Ghana
  • Director, Retail/Consumer/FS – Private Equity Group, Ghana
  • Interim SME Director, Retail/Consumer/FS -Private Equity Group, Ghana
  • NED – Global Thermal Engineering Group, London

"Insurethebox is a market leader which needs to react with speed and agility to maintain its market position. To support this Insurethebox requires our business partners to be able to respond promptly with expertise, skill and well-rounded solutions. Rex at NJR has consistently met the brief set, and has delivered."

Andy Haynes, COO Insurethebox
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Private Equity and Venture Capital Team

Graham Oates


Graham was a senior partner at KPMG for 14 years and managing partner and member of the UK Board.  During this period he launched the firm’s internet operation, Metrius Europe, oversaw the growth of the KPMG business in the Asia Pacific market and spearheaded joint ventures with Compaq, Microsoft and Cisco Systems.  This wealth of experience means Private Equity and Venture Capital clients are assured of a recruitment service developed by someone who completely understands the challenges of the investment cycle and the standards of service they need.

Rex Cridland


Rex has over 25 years’ experience of recruiting board and management level candidates, working at the highest level with global recruitment consultancies and search & selection specialists.  During his career he has supported Private Equity and Venture Capital in their searches for the best senior talent.  He has also successfully recruited globally, finding executives, directors and CEOs for blue-chip companies such as Apple, Sega, GSK, IMI Plc, Network Rail, Royal Mail, Arcadia Group Plc, Diageo, Legal & General and American Express.