Skin in the Game
Jim Gilreath

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Narrated By: Curt Simmons

Duration: 11 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

This audiobook is the definitive resource for learning the tricks of the trade and potential pitfalls in the hiring process, as well as how to conduct an effective skin-in-the-game C-Suite job search. Skin in the Game is about middle-market private equity hiring of C-Suite executives, coupled with the author’s unique due diligence screening process.

In this audiobook, you’ll discover

examples of hires who earned millions,the difference between a stakeholder and a hired hand,how to write an incredible bio and elevator pitch,how to find private equity investors that fit your profile,secrets to hiring effective C-level employees, andsample job offers and bonus materials.

The award-winning author has twenty-eight years of experience placing CEOs and other C-level executives in middle-market portfolio companies for private equity firms. Skin in the Game is essential listening for M&A industry professionals, C-Suite executive job seekers, middle-market private equity partners, headhunters, HR executives, MBA students, and corporate hiring authorities.


Management: leadership and motivation, Job hunting / changing careers, Personnel and human resources management

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“Never experienced anyone more thorough! Over the years, Gilreath’s proven method has been invaluable!”

Keith C. Shaughnessy, Chairman and CEO, Metapoint Partners

“Combining Jim’s careful, exhaustive search discipline with expert psychological assessment technology, we were able to hire ‘by design’ rather than by chemistry.”

David Pellegrini, PhD, The Global Consulting Partnership

Skin in the Game’s strength lies in the defined process to assure a good match between the private equity company’s desires, the portfolio company’s needs, and the candidate. Unique and thorough!”

Paul J. Guth, President and CEO, Roscoe Medical, Inc.

“At the end of the day, both the candidate and company will have all the information necessary to make an informed decision. Never experienced a more comprehensive and thorough process.”