Notch was a thought partner and advocate for me as I contemplated my next career move in private equity. By encouraging me to develop a compelling investment thesis, working with me to identify actionable targets, and connecting me with relevant PE firms, Notch helped me to generate robust dialogues and strategic relationships with PE firms. I value Notch for their industry expertise, private equity insight, and the genuine interest they took in me personally.
Asif Ahmad, CEO, LucidHealth
After working with several other executive talent firms, we have found Notch to be a breath of fresh air. In the first twelve months of our relationship, they successfully sourced two CEOs to lead buy-and-build strategies for new platform companies. They are also great at finding proactive executive-led investment theses in our targeted industry themes. Notch is now an important part of our front-end origination efforts.
Scott Colvert, Partner, Trinity Hunt Partners
As a leader in executive-centric investing, Frontenac Company knows a thing or two about partnering with executives for investment success, and we can say without hesitation: Notch gets it. Notch has clearly enhanced our CEO1st® Investing approach, not to mention the terrific work they have done providing us with board members and operators for our portfolio companies. Notch is very responsive and very customer service oriented. They are a longtime partner.
Walter Florence, Managing Partner, Frontenac
Notch educated and coached me to arrive at my best option in working with private equity. They invested in understanding my professional and personal strengths and provided the introductions and support that made a difference.
Jack Larson, former EVP, OptumCare
In my experience working in the private equity world, I believe Notch is in a league of their own. They invested time to engage with and get to know me, which ultimately resulted in a great situation with a top tier private equity firm that aligns with my aspirations.
John Macdonald, former President & CEO, EnerCare
Notch is markedly better than their competitors at understanding our business questions. We have been impressed with Notch's access to high-quality, senior executives; the speed at which they make connections; and the substantial insight those executives bring to our underwriting process.
Andrew Janower, Managing Partner, Charlesbank
Notch Partners is consistently able to bring us extraordinary talent that fits with just the expertise we are looking for.
David Mussafer, Managing Partner, Advent International
The team at Notch take time to get to know you and understand your ambitions before using their expertise to help you achieve your goals. They understand that people - not numbers - make partnerships work, thereby ensuring matches that result in mutual success.
Neil Matheson, CEO, E4 Healthcare Group; former CEO, Huntsworth Health
I would tell any executive considering private equity to work with Notch Partners - it is a busy, crowded field, and Notch clarifies it and makes it more accessible. They introduced me to excellent PE firms and provided helpful insight and advice as I worked toward a PE partnership.
Steve Rosenberg, former SVP & GM, Health Science Global Business Unit, Oracle
In the nearly 20 years we’ve worked together, Notch has served as an effective network expander, providing access to executives that have led to new deals, better insights during diligence, and enhanced management talent at our portfolio companies.
Thomas J. Pryma, Partner, AEA
The great people at Notch took the time to understand my background and what I wanted in the next phase of my career. They subsequently guided me in fleshing out my own investment thesis and facilitated introductions to relevant private equity firms, ultimately resulting in an investment from a great firm. I would highly encourage any executive interested in private equity to work with Notch.
Matt Stevenson, former President, Residential, Terminix
The Notch team provided me with a direct connection to PE firms that were otherwise difficult to access. They helped drive meaningful conversations with investors by understanding my strengths and career objectives, and by providing effective tools to help me present my ideas.
Cristi Stiers, former President & CEO, ANGUS Chemical
I am extremely impressed by the Notch team and their top-tier private equity clients. Notch bridges the gap between executive recruiter and strategic partner - providing senior executives with access to private equity opportunities where their specific industry expertise and operational experience can deliver meaningful results.
John Sweeney, former EVP, Retirement & Investing Strategies, Fidelity
In my experience building more than a dozen companies with private equity partners, pairing with the right firm is critical. For that reason, I thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism of Notch's process. They interviewed me, recognized my passion/interests, and managed conversations with sponsors to ensure effective bi-directional diligence. As a result, I joined the board of a company whose investment thesis perfectly resonated with my experience and where everyone’s interests are aligned.
Art Zeile, Founder & former CEO, Hosting