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Gilreath Consultancy executive search services and highly personalized and unusually thorough. With over 25 years of experience dealing with noteworthy private equity firms Gilreath Consultancy has a proven due diligence screening process enabling its clients to make better informed executive hiring decisions.

Since 1986, Gilreath Consultancy has helped clients hire “skin-in-the-game” executives for their small to medium-sized portfolio companies in virtually all industries from New England to Texas. In recent years, we havs completed search assignments for private equity investors, owner managers, and boards of directors of closely held, small and middle market, diverse companies with sales from $2-$100 million.

As the firm’s president, Jim Gilreath has over 40 years of national executive recruitment experience.

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This award winning author has 29 years of placing investor CEOs and other C-level executives in middle market portfolio companies for private equity firms. Skin in the Game is an essential read for M&A industry professionals, C-Suite executive job seekers, middle market private equity partners, headhunters, HR executives, MBA students and corporate hiring authorities.
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Jim, a North Cambridge, MA native, has enjoyed a varied 40+ year career in the retained search industry formerly as Vice President of Weidemann Consultants, NYC, President and founder of Hawthorne International, Inc., Stamford, CT, and President of Weatherby Corporate Services, Norwalk, CT, all of which businesses were involved in broad based generalist retained executive searches for Fortune 1000 companies.

Jim is President and Founder of GilreathWeatherby, Inc. (1986). d.b.a. Gilreath Consultancy since 2000. Assisted by Diane, his wife and business partner, their national skin in the game retained search practice focuses on helping clients hire investor CEOs, CFOs, and VPs primarily for private equity owned portfolio companies.

Jim is heavily experienced in completing assignments for a broad spectrum of manufacturing portfolio companies, and also for miscellaneous service companies.

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Skin in the Game

This book is THE definitive resource for Skin in the Game hiring; putting one’s own money on the line! Powerful insight about middle market private equity hiring coupled with Jim Gilreath’s unique due diligence screening process makes Skin in the Game indispensable!

In this book, you’ll discover:

  • right_signExamples of hires who earned millions
  • right_signThe difference between a stakeholder and a hired hand.
  • right_signWriting an incredible Bio and elevator pitch.
  • right_signFinding private equity investors that fit your profile
  • right_signSecrets of hiring effective C-level employees
  • right_signSample job offers and bonus materials

Formats available: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook & Audio book.

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Jim works with middle market company hiring authorities on their C-Level hiring strategies and implementation of Jim’s proven successful vetting and hiring system. This incorporates job descriptions, where to source qualified candidates, proper vetting, interview and reference checking methods. Jim also covers C-Level candidate job offer specifics and options in closing the deal and securing the hire. If an outside retained search consultant is needed to fill an assignment, Jim will a recommend a professional contact.

Jim works with CEOs seeking growth-oriented middle market job opportunities including skin in the game situations. CEO prospects will learn Jim’s proven due diligence hiring system and brush up on key interview skills, create an impressive personal elevator pitch, learn effective networking techniques and proper handling of their references. Finally, Jim reviews negotiating the job offer.

C-Level Reference Checking

There is a definite link between companies making regrettable hires and a poor reference checking on their C-Level Candidates Jim will handle the reference checking on your CEO and other C-Level job candidates. Contact Jim in confidence at 1-978-710-3945 to discuss your specific candidate concerns, his methodology andcharges as well as your ideal timetable for your reference checking assignment completion. Or complete the brief form below and click send it to Jm. He will respond typically within 24 hours. Confidentiality assured.