Quality of Team | QoT

A deep yet efficient assessment of the quality of a company’s leadership team.  All private equity investors are familiar with QofE reports as an essential part of private equity pre-deal diligence to re-affirm Quality of Earnings of an acquisition target.  QoT (or QofT) performs the same diligence function—but rather than on a company’s earnings integrity—on the Quality of Team that makes up a company’s leadership assets.

The Problem Talent Sequencing Discovered: 

Private equity investors have a host of advisors, consultants, and providers of all kinds of diligence for many risks an investor may take on when adding a company to their portfolio—earnings, insurance, legal liability, market or technology risk and more.  Yet there has been precious little expertise available to diligence company executives in a quick but thorough and systematic way. 

The Answer Talent Sequencing Developed: Quality of Team (QoT)
Developed by our professionals from 30+ years of recruiting experience, QoT is a deep yet efficient assessment of the quality of a company’s leadership team.  All private equity investors are familiar with QofE reports as an essential part of private equity pre-deal diligence to re-affirm Quality of Earnings of an acquisition target.  QoT (or QofT) performs the same diligence function—but rather than on a company’s earnings integrity—on the Quality of Team that makes up a company’s leadership assets.

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Key Deliverables

  • The QoT assesses executives both as individual performers, and as a team
  • The QoT assessment includes psychometric (personality), values/motivators, and likely derailers when an individual or team is under pressure
  • The QoT can assess likely executive team performance in different business contexts—from peacetime growth mode environments, to wartime survival and/or pivot scenarios 
  • The QoT also delivers a scouting report that can identify executive flight risk post-transaction. 
  • The QoT can also help identify false positives around teams that look cohesive and harmonious but may be simply acting the part and exhibiting “first-date behavior” until the transaction is completed and their paydays arrive

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