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Kit Cooper

Kit 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. Kit brings invaluable operator experience to recruiting, allowing him to calibrate quickly and empathize with CEOs and investors alike. 


Kit has executed a wide range of search assignments, helping companies where the needs are most urgent, regardless of whether there is a “C” in the title. He has unique experience leading CEO searches for companies facing founder transitions during and after a change of control and has partnered with sponsors that include CI Capital, New Mountain Capital, Parthenon Capital, Anchorage Capital, and Serent Capital among others.

Prior to executive search Kit started, ran and sold two BPO companies, including Hispanic Teleservices Corp (HTC), which was backed by both JPMorgan Partners and CVC. Kit helped HTC grow to over 3,000 employees and position the company for a sale to The Carlyle Group. In recognition of his team’s accomplishments, Kit received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business Services.

Kit also started the CEOExperienceSeries.com, where he interviews accomplished business leaders on stage as they share their battle-hardened perspectives and lessons learned with other company builders. He is passionate about human capital and building companies and has spoken on these topics for YPO, SXSW and as a guest lecturer for MBA programs at UCLA, USC, Pepperdine and Rice University. Kit holds a BA in History from UCLA and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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