invest with conviction

We engineer access to experience, insights, and relationships that go far beyond a single firm’s network.

We work with private equity investors with fund sizes $300M+ who frequently participate in both proactive sector thesis efforts as well as intermediated auctions. Like us, you recognize that the ground has shifted for private equity investors over the last few decades. Winning a transaction is much more difficult than it once was. You want to be a partner to your portfolio companies, bringing expertise and additional resources to your investment to add value and optimize operations. You know you need a competitive edge—one best obtained through partnerships with the right industry leaders.

We can help. Having completed over 300 engagements, we have deep experience and relationships in the following industries:

  • Technology and Media
  • Industrials
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Products
  • Business services
  • Financials

Our focus on private equity gives us a greater understanding of our clients’ needs and helps us deliver results quickly.

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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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  • Purpose


    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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