Management consulting firm SSA & Company has hired Paul de Janosi and Jeff Krajacic to lead its private equity practice. Mr. de Janosi and Mr. Krajacic join Mark Habner, SSA’s Senior Managing Director, who has built the firm’s private equity practice over the last five years.
SSA’s private equity clients include 20 of the top 30 global private equity firms as well as many middle-market firms. “Paul and Jeff are established leaders in the private equity industry and we are thrilled that our clients will benefit from their experience, advice, and wisdom,” said Mr. Habner. “Together, this team will have collectively worked with more than half of the top 30 investors in the world, and can leverage deep expertise in this important marketplace.”
Mr. de Janosi joins SSA as a Senior Advisor. He was previously the Co-President, Americas, at Celerant which was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in January 2013. During his time at Celerant from 2006 to 2013 he established and ran the firm’s private equity practice as President and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.
“Private equity needs and deserves an operations consulting model that quickly produces extraordinary ROI for its portfolio companies – through strategy execution, CEO and CEO team development, and advanced analytics – and builds a more resilient enterprise,” said Mr. de Janosi. “What attracted Jeff and I to SSA was the ability to help private equity firms with the most important issues today – revenue growth, margin enhancement, capital return, and operational excellence through advanced analytics.”
SSA & Company was founded as the Six Sigma Academy in 1994 by Dr. Mikel Harry and others who developed the Six Sigma methodology at Motorola. The firm has offices in New York, San Francisco, Aspen, Paris, Milan, London, Munich, Bangalore, Shanghai and Beijing (www.ssaandco.com).
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