The Leadership Multiplier:
The Right People to Drive Returns

We support investors by recruiting Chairs, CEOs, CFOs & C-level executives with Private Equity DNA™


To define Private Equity DNA™, we analyzed over 1,000 PE investments and top research from Chicago’s Booth School of Business. We studied CEO interviews in relation to investment results. Three critical CEO success factors emerged which double the likelihood of success: Persistence, Proactivity, and Efficiency.

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The Leadership Thesis™. Management for your investment thesis

Half of private equity-backed CEOs fail from unclear strategic goals. Our Leadership Thesis™ complements your Investment Thesis by defining the essential skills needed to drive returns.

Partner Led / Partner Sourced Partner Interviewed Partner Referenced Partner Completed


At most search firms, the Partner sells the search but then hands off the candidate sourcing and early interviews to lower-level team members. At Vardis, our Partners handle the entire search process. This leads to better candidates and a faster search. 

By the Numbers

PE Gold

Clients who are PE sponsored

Placement Exit GOld

Placements who remain through exit

Repeat Gold

Repeat business

Speed Gold

Placements introduced within 30 days

Top Funds Gold

Top 25 Funds we've worked with

Partner Led Gold

Candidate interactions led by Partners