We believe – and most recent studies prove — that talent, maximizing potential, and raw belief are key drivers of human progress and company performance, or a lack thereof. Far beyond typical HR, we are a leadership acceleration firm committed to boldly ‘declaring the unreasonable’ and ‘eradicating average’ because the universe favors the bold. We then help leaders do the ‘hard work’ instead of just ‘working hard’ to achieve more than anyone thought was possible.
Green Peak’s QoT (blueprint for scalability), optimizes organizational structures and cultures, assesses individual readiness for roles, and coaches executives and teams to maximize leadership and financial results. Our differentiating advantage is the interconnectedness of our offerings – by optimizing structure, culture, talent, and team, we have an outsized impact on our client’s trajectories, especially in demanding and fast-growing environments.
of top 25 US private equity firms served
of clients are "highly satisfied"
of clients are "highly likely to recommend Green Peak"
“Using Green Peak to optimize our companies’ talent, team, and organizational components has become a strategic part of our investment process for two reasons – these areas are critical, and their team is second to none.”
Sam Mencoff & Paul Finnegan Co-CEOs
“Over the last two years, we have repeatedly leveraged Green Peak’s talented team – and their no-punches-pulled approach – for our most important assessment, leadership, and organizational opportunities. We have seen significant improvement with several of our stars and that alone was worth the price of admission.”
Kevin Taweel CEO, Asurion (a Berkshire Partners, Welsh-Carson, and Madison Dearborn Partners company)
“We have engaged and recommended Green Peak Partners repeatedly over the last eight years for one simple reason – they consistently deliver outstanding results.”
Ross Jones Managing Director, Berkshire Partners
“Green Peak’s no nonsense, bottom-line style plays well with us and our portfolio companies. The team consistently provides high quality, high service, and high value for The Carlyle Group.”
Daniel Akerson Former CEO, General Motors (Former head of Global Buyout The Carlyle Group)
JP is CEO and Founder, guiding the strategic direction of the firm and contributing to the global conversation on talent and leadership. He has coached more than 120 executives (half of them CEOs) across every major industry and continues to partner with selected clientele facing critical leadership and human capital challenges. He is a sought after speaker on the topics of talent, team building, and human potential and regularly addresses both private equity and CEO audiences. He is also a guest lecturer on ‘Hiring Top Talent’ at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Known for his unusual ability to take leaders to new levels of performance, JP is an influencer and go-to voice on leadership and executive team effectiveness. He has coached CEOs and boards on issues related to leadership effectiveness, organizational design, succession planning, on-boarding, M&A integration, and conflict intervention. His clients have included Bain Capital, Berkshire Partners, The Carlyle Group, General Atlantic, Madison Dearborn Partners, and more. JP’s work and insights have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, New York Times and numerous other publications.
JP earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in finance and management with a minor in psychology from the University of Virginia. He is a CTI-certified executive coach and is licensed by the International Coaching Federation.
“Most CEOs have never truly learned how to assess talent, ask the most powerful leadership questions and proactively shape their own identity. In fact, they often don’t realize that asking for help is one of the most powerful things a leader can do. As executive coaches, it’s a thrill to help supercharge the best and brightest leaders in the world.”
Cullen is focused on helping investors and senior executives eradicate average in three ways: Through a rigorous QoT (Quality of Talent) process, he provides insight on strategic alignment, organizational structure, culture, and executives’ fit and risk relative to the underlying investment thesis. As an assessor of talent, Cullen helps investors and senior leaders make thoroughly informed hiring decisions, ensuring that they fortify their organizations with the A players whose capabilities align closely with the need. Finally, as an executive coach, Cullen develops talented leaders and helps light the path to new levels of performance and fulfillment. Combining the analytical rigor, problem solving, and passion for insight developed as a strategy consultant with the skills developed over a decade of cross-functional leadership and P&L ownership, Cullen offers a unique and powerful perspective to his clients. His pragmatic, empathetic, high-energy approach helps him connect with and advise clients to drive sustainable improvements.
Prior to joining Green Peak, Cullen was a top-performer with the Boston Consulting Group and served as a General Manager for Target Corporation where he established a strong track record leading large teams, attracting and developing best-in-class talent, and consistently exceeding performance targets in top-line growth, bottom-line profitability, and the cultivation of future leaders.
Cullen earned his MBA with honors from the University of Southern California Marshall Business School as well as a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado.
“I’m fascinated by the impact leadership and team dynamics have on the performance of organizations, and it’s thrilling to unlock nascent value through these critical levers. When teams ‘click’ amazing results are possible.”
Sarah specializes in organizational assessment, talent evaluation, and executive coaching for leaders, teams, and organizations embarking on change.
Drawing upon more than a decade of experience as a strategy & organization development consultant and leadership coach, Sarah joined Green Peak from Kaiser Associates – a global strategy consulting firm – where she was a Vice President and co-lead of the firm’s Organization Development practice. As a top performer at Kaiser, Sarah delivered organizational strategy, talent and leadership development, workforce analytics, and culture assessment engagements across a variety of industries, including Private Equity, Technology, Healthcare, and Professional Services.
Sarah is a frequent speaker on the topic of talent. She is also a co-author of the Association for Talent Development (ATD)’s Talent Management Handbook (2015) and served as a key contributor to the book Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value within your Organization (McGraw-Hill, 2010).
An ICF-credentialed executive coach, Sarah earned her Leadership Coaching Certification from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She also holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a B.A. in International Relations with highest honors from Tufts University. Sarah lives in Chicago with her husband, Peter, and her two young sons.
“When it comes to leadership, I subscribe to the philosophy that true leaders are humble enough to admit their shortfalls and courageous enough to face them. I am passionate about enabling leaders, teams, and organizations to build greater awareness, capability, and agility, for the sake of unlocking and realizing their full potential.”
Scott is focused on QoT (blueprint for scalability). Scott has a strong track record of success delivering top-line growth in private and growth equity ventures. An innovative leader with a strong results orientation, Scott has expertise in both identifying and capitalizing on new growth opportunities and developing the requisite infrastructure and leadership team for delivery.
Prior to joining Green Peak, Scott was a Managing Director with Fahrenheit Advisors. Previously, Scott held a variety of executive roles in private equity portfolio companies including President, Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Scott’s early career included management roles with Capital One and Bain & Company.
Scott earned his MBA with high honors from Dartmouth College – Amos Tuck School of Business as well as a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the University of Virginia.
He lives in Richmond, VA and spends much of the year traveling the east coast to watch his two children compete in collegiate swimming competitions.
“Most CEOs never realize the true potential of empowered leadership and management teams until it’s too late. Nothing provides greater reward than helping executives recognize and unleash the power of their greatest asset – their team.”