Navigating the Unique Leadership Challenges of Private Equity-Backed Companies

December 6, 2021
Nasdaq MarketSite, New York and Online

Join your CEO peers of other PE-backed companies to establish new relationships and learn strategies to help you win in 2022 and beyond. Through expert-led sessions and moderated peer discussions, you will explore the unique and rarely discussed tensions faced by PE-backed CEOs and gain best practices you can implement immediately to build a strong culture in harmony with key stakeholders.

Discussion topics will include:


Gain insights into how your peers are dealing with the unique challenges facing PE-backed CEOs

Understand the implications of the current PE boom and learn how to make the most of this moment

Get tips and advice on navigating the talent war that will help you attract and retain top performers

Learn best practices for building a strong culture in an accelerated PE environment


The Fred Hassan Playbook: How A Master CEO Builds Value

Fred Hassan, Director, Warburg Pincus; Former Chairman and CEO, Schering-Plough Corporation 
Tackling a PE-backed company turnaround is a challenge at any time, but the drumbeat of the miracle market, skyrocketing valuations and once-in a generation technology-driven disruptions have combined to create a suite of challenges—and opportunities—unlike any other. Fred Hassan, one of the truly legendary CEOs of our era, has spent time building extraordinary value at some of the most complex, innovative companies on earth and also at the heart of one of the world’s top PE houses. He’ll share frank perspectives and essential techniques from his journey to help hone your edge and get your ready for 2022. From recruiting the best people to striking the right deal, you won’t want to miss Fred’s unique take on leadership.

PE experts will take to the stage to help answer your most pressing questions, such as:

  • What are the trapdoors PE CEOs typically fall through when they’re trying to get up to speed on tightened timelines?
  • Given the heat of the current deal market, what can CEOs do to successfully meet heightened expectations and pressure?
  • Tips for CEOs where the 40/50-month exit timeframe might suddenly get collapsed down on them?
  • What goes wrong most commonly in the first year and how can you avoid common mistakes?

Choose your ticket type

Virtual and In-person tickets are available.


Online/On-Demand Only
$ 695
  • Livestream of General Sessions
  • On-demand access for 30 days
  • Does not include peer roundtables


Onsite in New York
$ 1695
  • Live event attendance
  • Meals and receptions
  • Peer Roundtables


Learn how your peers are tackling the unique challenges facing PE-backed CEOs, successfully navigating this higher-pressure, faster-paced environment, and reaping the rewards.