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10 Qualities of a CHRO
for a Private Equity Firm

By Sally Stetson

Salveson Stetson Group has partnered with a number of private equity firms to fill key positions. This article talks about many of the qualifications and competencies that we find PE firms consistently seek when hiring a CHRO.

Salveson Stetson Group, has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms for the fourth consecutive year. This year, the firm was ranked 19th among the top 200 firms that place executives in positions with at least $100,000 in annual pay.


As human resources leaders, building talent development processes for employees is a crucial step for your organization to add value and remain competitive. Retaining talent is a top priority for any organization, and your team should hone in on specific strategies to achieve this goal. 

SSG Recognized for Leadership During the Pandemic

This year’s annual HR Department of the Year Awards Leadership Celebrations was quite the event. Among the many achievements and celebrations, Salveson Stetson Group, received a special recognition for their Outstanding Impact in the HR Community during COVID-19.

About Us

Salveson Stetson Group (SSG) is a multi-specialty, retained executive search firm located in Radnor, Pennsylvania, that delivers strategic, high-quality, responsive consulting and support for clients across the country and globally. Ranked 19 by Forbes as a Best Executive Recruiting Firm, SSG has a long history of conducting executive-level human resources, clinical, scientific, finance, sales and marketing, and general management searches.


Our Team

With a team of nearly 20 colleagues, necessary resources are dedicated for each assignment to exceed our clients’ expectations.
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Why Retained Executive Search?

Partnering with a retained executive search firm builds a strong foundation for future team growth and transitions, which may happen in a very planful way or suddenly when least expected. Having a team, like Salveson Stetson Group (SSG), who is already up to speed and knows your objectives, culture and expectations adds value and supports even the most abrupt transitions. Knowing when retained search is the right choice for you can be a challenge. In a recent comparison of contingency vs. retained search, we discuss this and some other key questions you should ask when choosing an executive search firm.

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Global Reach – Full Talent Continuum

As part of the MPI family of companies, SSG has access to talent, resources, and expertise on a national level through our sister companies – Furst Group and NuBrick Partners.

Furst Group, a retained executive search firm, is focused on identifying senior-level executives for the healthcare industry.

NuBrick Partners is a leadership consulting firm focused on executive team performance, strategic team development, board effectiveness, physician leadership, and executive team succession across all industries.

SSG is also a member of IIC Partners, one of the top 10 retained executive search groups in the world. As such we have the ability to leverage collective networks and experience to identify a broader slate of global candidates to serve our clients more effectively.

Why Clients Choose Us

The highly competitive nature of the current talent landscape means you’ll need a partner that understands your industry and the challenges you will face attracting and retaining top talent. Salveson Stetson Group embodies a rare and powerful value for its clients in terms of client and candidate experience. By delivering the kind of strategic, responsive consulting services expected from a large search firm with the tailored attention and support of a boutique firm, we can commit the time and resources to provide excellent candidate and client experiences that deliver top notch talent.

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A Different Approach

A belief in true partnership creates the opportunity for our team to develop a deep understanding of your industry, organization, culture, and desired outcomes. When you pair that with our strong process, comprehensive network of talent, and our commitment to delivering an excellent experience to both our clients and candidates, you get a level of service that exceeds that of a larger firm and better outcomes.

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