CEO Monthly Issue 3 2019

16 CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 3 2019 , Signal Partners, a nationwide search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, announced that Kit Cooper will lead its newOutsourced Services practice. Signal Partners Announces Kit Cooper to Lead New Outsourced Services Practice In this role, Mr. Cooper will assist lower middle market investors and their portfolio companies find force-multiplying talent at all levels. Mr. Cooper has spent the last 15 years working with private equity sponsors to build great companies, both as a Founder & CEO and as an executive search professional. In addition to his executive search expertise, Mr. Cooper started, ran and sold two outsourced business services companies, including Hispanic Teleservices Corp (HTC), which was backed by both JPMorgan Partners and CVC. He helped HTC grow to over 3,000 employees and guided it through a successful acquisition by The Carlyle Group. As an experienced CEO, Kit bring an operator’s perspective to search that allows him to calibrate quickly and empathize better with investors and CEOs’ needs in key hires. “Kit’s perspective is unique. Yes, he’s an incredible recruiter. But he’s also an entrepreneur, been a successful CEO, and served financial sponsors, so he understands the nuance and importance of hiring the right people at all levels. And now clients in the Outsourced Services sector can benefit from his experience, insight, and advice,” said Tom Nieman, Co- Founder of Signal Partners. Mr. Cooper is passionate about the importance of human capital at all levels. He’s spoken on the subject at MBA programs, YPO and conferences such as SXSW. He also runs the where accomplished CEOs share their battle-hardened perspectives. He holds a BA in History from UCLA and an MBA from Georgetown University.