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Breakthrough Opportunities in Private Equity for Diverse, High-Potential Talent

A high-level briefing and Q&A focusing on private equity career opportunities for diverse, high-potential talent – featuring leaders of private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital

More opportunities for candidates of diverse backgrounds are emerging in private equity than ever before. Firms are recruiting from increasingly gender- and racially diverse MBA and other business programs, and are hiring high-potential talent from a broad range of financial services backgrounds and experiences.

In this lively and candid discussion and Q&A, panelists ranging from the CEO of Atlantic Street Capital to younger talent who joined the firm early in their career, will discuss private equity opportunities for board service and flexible work arrangements. Topics will include:
• How diversity on deal teams improves the way PE firms do business.
• How firms are adapting to younger generations’ demand for flexibility in where, when, and how they work, especially since Covid.
• How you can best make the transition from another career into private equity.
• How private equity can be a fast-track to board service.

Panelists:
Susan Stautberg, Governance Advisor (moderator) • Andy Wilkins, Co-CEO • Cristin Brown, Chief Financial Officer • Debra Draughan, Head of Fundraising • Sarah Donaldson, Stanford Business School and previous ASC Associate

About Atlantic Street Capital
Atlantic Street Capital, which targets entrepreneurial businesses poised for their next level of growth, was the first private equity firm to launch an institutional effort to recruit women for its portfolio companies’ boards and other top positions. More than 25% of Atlantic Street Capital’s portfolio company senior leaders and operating advisors are women, vs. an industry average of 10%. The firm invests in lower middle market companies with between $4 million and $15 million in EBITDA. For more information, visit www.atlanticstreetcapital.com.

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