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We have working relationships with dozens of major private equity funds and can reach out and touch billions of dollars in capital to back our clients.
CAREER AGENT MATCHES STAR CEOs WITH CAPITAL
SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE - by Kate Rope.
Let's say you're a six-figure exec ready to make your move. You could call a headhunter, get your resume out there, and settle into an established company. Or if your talent and creativity exceed what the working world has to offer, you could contact Joe Meissner of Executive Capital Partners® and have him build a company around you.
But you'd better be good: Meissner is looking for boardroom Michael Jordans. For every executive he takes on, there are 200 he turns down. "I don't sell anybody," says Meissner. "They have to sell me."
Once Meissner admits you into his stable, you'll feel like a thoroughbred in pinstripes. The two of you will tour the country courting investors, and Meissner will find you a CFO and other top executives tailored to your leadership. He recently represented executives from Levi Strauss & Co. and the Harry & David catalog company.
"People are now the prime source of competitive advantage," says Edward Michaels, a director of McKinsey & Company, a corporate consulting firm. But Meissner already knew that. In the early '90s, his company, Executive Capital Partners®, pioneered the talent-agent model for executives (a Jerry Maguire meets Jim Clark sort of thing).
"In our business, he who has access to CEOs is king of the mountain," says Ted Stolberg, cofounder of a Denver private equity investment firm. "We need Joe, because he's connected to talent." If Joe needs you, you will give him a retainer and a share of your new venture. Which is a small price for being Muhammad and having the mountain brought to you.