invest with conviction

Our purpose is to benefit our private equity clients through a heightened focus on quickly and effectively meeting their objectives. At the center of this purpose are our company values and approach to partnerships, which create mutually beneficial dividends for all parties involved.


We enhance the investment returns of our private equity clients through partnerships that build their executive networks. Our comprehensive understanding of M&A’s human capital needs, combined with our ability to deliver exceptional advisors, guides the decision to invest or walk.

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  • Company Overview

    The world of private equity is increasingly competitive.  Firms are challenged to do more with limited resources. This is where Apex Leaders can help.

    Apex Leaders is a private equity-centric human capital firm focused on building on-demand advisory teams of former CEOs and industry leaders on a deal-by-deal basis.

    The firm successfully executes over 350 engagements annually across a wide range of industries, exercising our creativity and tenacity every step of the way. We believe thoughtful human relationships are a prerequisite for out-performance and seek to partner with firms who share this belief.

    Founded in 2009 and based in beautiful Boise, Idaho, Apex Leaders has built a culture based on the dual premise of always putting our clients first and taking good care of our employees.

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  • How We Work

    Understanding Our Client’s Goals - Every client initiative starts with a detailed intake conversation to define our client’s objectives, understand their familiarity with the industry in question and gain access to readily available background documentation. The better the context we posses embarking on a new engagement, the more suitable the advisors we’ll be able to identify for our clients.

    Primary Research - Designed in partnership with our clients during an intake phone conversation, we use our proprietary research processes to create a tailored, multifaceted approach that prioritizes recruitment of the most relevant advisors. Our research includes close evaluation of experiences and perspectives for desired participants in the value chain for the requisite industry. 

    Custom and Confidential Recruiting - We recruit new advisors for every client engagement. Outreach is conducted thoughtfully, confidentially and directly. Client names are never shared with advisors during the outreach process, unless specifically requested.

    Vetting - All advisors are thoroughly vetted prior to sharing with clients. Our vetting enables Apex Leaders to provide context about where advisors will be most helpful and to flag areas where they will not. This ensures that only the most highly qualified advisors are introduced for every engagement. 

    Compliance - We foster relationships between industry leaders and our clients in full compliance with industry regulations. Our compliance structure targets how stakeholders of our business—including our clients, advisors, and colleagues — operate and interact with one another. We use the utmost discretion to ensure the confidential information and obligations of all parties. 

    We Build Your Network, Not Ours - We want our clients to develop exclusive relationships with the advisors we recruit. These relationships are yours to cultivate and grow into friends of the firm. 

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  • Partnership Philosophy

    At Apex Leaders, our partnerships are characterized by open communication, careful listening and honest interactions. They are immersed in trust, a confident expectation to always elevate the relationship and honor commitments, whether large or small.

    In understanding one another’s expectations and goals, we make each other stronger.

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