Ampersand Knows Leadership.

We are dedicated to expanding the talent and leadership capability of the individuals and teams with whom we partner. We take the time to identify strengths, development areas, and value creation opportunities — aligning the needs of both the business and management team.

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CONNECTION TO CERTAINTY

Connect with Top Talent & Maximize Performance

Scorecard
Answers the question: What specifically must a leader accomplish in order to hit a home run in this role?

Diligence
Answers the question: Can this leader accomplish everything we need from this role?

Development
Answers the question: What are the capabilities and runway of this leader and how can we best support their development?

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Diligence
Answers the questions:

  • Is the organization ready to grow? How well aligned are current capabilities to the investment thesis? Where are the gaps to be filled?
  • How strong are the leaders individually and how effective are they as a team? How do we create meaningful development opportunities?
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Ampersand Value Creation

Diligence

Leading a growth company, you need data to confidently make important talent and organizational decisions. We provide the insights necessary across the life cycle and at critical inflection points.

Growth

Growth in the business necessitates ever-evolving organizations, leaders, and management teams. We provide the insights and developmental expertise to supercharge your organization.

Realization

An exit, a retirement, or another critical juncture in the business creates excitement and also opportunity. Bespoke solutions help you make thoughtful handoffs and effective transitions leading up to and immediately following a transaction.

We think of Ampersand as one of our most important business partners. In fact, we wouldn’t hire a senior executive without their input.

Mike Grebe

Former CEO Interline Brands, Operating Partner CPPIB, Berkshire Partners, and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking

Matt provided me with rich insights, and more importantly, concrete steps to take my leadership and career to the next level.

Jill Campbell

Cox Enterprises, EVP, Chief People & Operations Officer

Our success is a direct reflection of our work with Ampersand.

Jill Wilson

Carter’s Inc., Senior Vice President of HR

TRUSTED STRETGIC ADVISORS

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Ampersand?

We are strategic leadership advisors dedicated to expanding the talent and capability of our client companies at both the individual and team level. We help investors and their companies secure a competitive edge by backing the best people and fully leveraging their leadership talents.

How does Ampersand differ from other leadership consulting firms?

We pride ourselves on an agile, high-touch (but light-footprint) approach to assessment that addresses each of our clients’ specific needs. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions here – we are partners first and add value across the board.

What should I expect when I meet with Ampersand?

Our style is conversational; depending on the type of engagement, we will cover topics ranging from individual background and experience to the company’s culture and capabilities more broadly. Our goal is “executive convenience.” While it is most often necessary to meet in-person, we will find a mutually convenient date/time and location in which to conduct the meeting.

What do I need to do to prepare for my meeting with Ampersand?

We ask that the executives we meet with complete a brief series of online leadership assessments in advance of our time together. Instructions and a link to get started will be shared via email by a member of our team.