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Board of Directorship Placement

Transformational direction for PE-backed companies

Recruiting the right person for a role takes on fundamental importance when that individual will be responsible for leading and executing the value creation strategy for your portfolio company.

At Apex Leaders, we leverage over a decade of experience servicing private equity investors to source the most relevant and experienced executives to serve on the portfolio company Board of Directors. Our specialized research process and nuanced understanding of investors’ needs have successfully driven director recruitment and placement for PE-backed companies across all major sectors, including many niche industries.

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Perfect-fit Board Members

Whether you’re looking for a Board Member with proven skills in a particular sub-sector or architecting an entire Board comprised of diverse backgrounds and expertise – our experience and client focus will deliver the right talent to augment your management team’s collective experience.

We introduce investors and their management teams to experienced operators and respected former executives who spent their careers developing expertise in your industry. These leaders help:

  • Drive value creation
  • Facilitate growth into adjacent industry segments or new geographic regions
  • Improve infrastructure capabilities
  • Lend a diverse perspective
  • Navigate regulatory environments and approval processes
  • Position the company for sale to a strategic buyer

Our process is how we deliver exceptional board candidates.

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Our Process


Our process starts with a comprehensive discovery call where your dedicated project manager will meet with firm leadership and the company C-suite to understand growth goals, exit strategy, and candidate experience. To ensure we have accurately captured all criteria and requirements, we will provide a thorough scope document to secure alignment before starting the search.


With your goals and criteria as the guide, our team conducts custom research, maps all relevant talent and recruits, and interviews potential candidates. Along with covering the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, the interview also digs into:

  • Challenges they’ve faced and how they handled adversity
  • Ability to influence others
  • Leadership and collaborative skill sets


Once we have identified qualified candidates, we will provide resumes and interview notes for you to review. Then you choose which candidates you would like to meet with, and the Apex team facilitates the introduction.


We are committed to your success. If your needs change, our team will make the necessary pivots and continue researching, recruiting, interviewing, and presenting executives until your precise-fit board member is successfully placed.

Impactful Use Cases

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Searching for board members to guide strategic direction?

Let our team source the most experienced and relevant executives to serve on your board of directors.