Family Business

Fit and Family-Owned Business

When I’m helping family-owned businesses find new executive leadership, I often hear the following: “We want to find someone who is the right fit.” This word–“fit”– is difficult to define, yet is always key to a successful hire. When assessing candidates for fit, it’s helpful to use the following questions as guiding principles.

Family-Owned Businesses and Long Term Incentive Programs (LTIPs)

by Bruce H. Walton, Partner at Battalia Winston When a family-owned business needs to recruit a non-family CEO or COO, a well-structured Long Term Incentive Program (LTIP) is essential in attracting an outstanding candidate. However, LTIPs can make some family business owners uncomfortable. Few families want to give up true ownership, even when they realize …

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Recruiting Top Talent to Small Cities

by Terry Gallagher, President, Battalia Winston Private equity firms consider a number of factors when evaluating a company for acquisition, but many overlook a critical challenge: attracting executive-level talent to the company after acquisition. If PE firms plan to use their portfolio companies as foundations for building bigger, more complex organizations (as is often the …

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Succession Planning for the Family Business: Hiring a Non-Family CEO

   Rich Folts  Bruce Walton by Rich Folts and Bruce Walton Succession planning has always been a critical concern for family business owners, but in the past few years we’ve seen a surge in the number of family businesses searching for new leadership. This uptick in succession planning is the result of two converging factors. …

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BATTALIA WINSTON HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY PARTNERING WITH COMPANIES TO IDENTIFY AND RECRUIT EXECUTIVE TALENT SINCE 1963

82%

of our searches
we conduct are from current Clients

93%

of searches
are successfully
completed

57

Years in business
Battalia Winston is led by recruiting experts with more than 30 years of experience. We work directly with company leadership as well as outside advisors (compensation consultants, private equity sponsors, etc.). Our experts understand governance as it applies to family-owned businesses and have placed more than 125 candidates in family businesses in the last decade.
We have consistently been recognized as one of the top retained executive search firms in the United States. Battalia Winston headquartered in New York, NY has offices in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; and Woodbridge, NJ.
Locations

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641 Lexington Ave
New York NY 10022
212-308-8080 Tel

150 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2130
Chicago, IL 60606
312-704-0050 Tel

617-590-0065 Tel

581 Main Street
Woodbridge, N.J. 07095
732-621-8300 Tel

3907 Central Garden Court
Atlanta, GA 30080
404 647-4448 Tel

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