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Portrait of a PE CFO

Posted by Lauren Kendall on January 11, 2022

Private equity (PE) activity is booming, with deal volumes and deal sizes reaching record highs. In this fast-paced, high-risk environment, the CFO role ensures the PE-backed company’s viability and successful exit – and likely is the firm’s most critical hire.  But a CFO with experience “in the seat” is in high demand and short supply in the current market. Is that the only requirement for a PE CFO? What other attributes add up to the ideal CFO candidate? It’s complicated. Let’s take a closer look.