Hudson Consulting Group and SearchPath of Atlanta Announce Unique Strategic Partnership

The new partnership will utilize Hudson's unique intermediary role to pair SearchPath of Atlanta's incoming CEOs with business owners that wish to exit their existing organization through the investment by private equity groups in order to maximize success for all involved.

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Stephen is well known in Private Equity circles as a strategic deal maker that understands the nuances of pairing CEO talent with Private Equity to acquire companies in the $10 to $75MM revenue range.

Atlanta, GA; Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) April 09, 2013

Hudson Consulting Group, a consultancy that facilitates the capitalization of businesses and SearchPath of Atlanta, a premier Executive Search firm today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to maximize the talents and resources of both firms. SearchPath will partner with Hudson to create a unique synergy for enhancing SearchPath’s services for CEO candidates in the medical device, biotechnology and diagnostic industries.

"For the past 25 years, I have built my practice on the belief that the talent and ethics of the CEO leader differentiates good deals from bad deals. With all of the changes and pressures facing owners of life science related business, having a source of highly qualified CEO’s from Shawn Tolan at SearchPath significantly improves the probability of a successful outcome in a change of ownership capitalization” said Stephen Kiel.

“I’m happy to be partnering with Stephen Kiel and Hudson Consulting as Stephen is well known in Private Equity circles as a strategic deal maker that understands the nuances of pairing CEO talent with Private Equity to acquire companies in the $10 to $75MM revenue range. My 25 years of experience in the Medical Device field, coupled with my experience as the owner of a successful Executive Search firm will serve both of our organizations well going forward" said Shawn Tolan.

About Stephen Kiel: Stephen J. Kiel is the Founder and President of the Hudson Consulting Group. He has provided senior executive and business advisory leadership to middle market companies seeking and deploying significant amounts of capital. Stephen was a partner with Deloitte & Touche Consulting, directing a regional retail sector and capital markets practice. Mr. Kiel has served over 120 clients in retail, distribution, manufacturing, health care and financial services industries and has participated in engagements to raise capital amounting to $750MM for growth and buyouts. He is a Certified Public Accountant (currently non-practicing), a Certified Management Consultant, and a Certified Internal Auditor. He has both his Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Finance from The Ohio State University.

About Shawn Tolan: Shawn J. Tolan is the leader of the Global Healthcare Practice of SearchPath of Atlanta, a premier Executive Search firm. Shawn spent over 25 years in Healthcare Sales, Sales Leadership and Marketing. He played an integral role in the development and successful launch of one of the industry's premier Medical Device platforms, leading to well over $250M in sales since its release. Shawn’s leadership and commitment to excellence helped his organization achieve unprecedented success in a highly competitive market. Since opening his recruiting business in 2009 Shawn has risen to the top of his profession placing many individuals into leadership positions throughout the US and overseas. Based in Atlanta, Shawn earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. Shawn currently serves as the Chair of SearchPath's Advisory Board.


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