BOSTON, MA, April 10, 2013– BSG Team Ventures (BSG) announced today the appointment of Susan Hawkins as Vice President. Susan brings twenty years of experience working with boards, CEOs, and private equity leaders in identifying, assessing, and recruiting executives. She has deep experience and a proven track record of recruiting C-Level executives across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and company stages, with a specialty in private equity, Fortune 1000 technology, and venture-backed start-ups.
Prior to joining BSG Team Ventures, Susan spent six years as Director of Recruiting for Sun Capital Partners and their portfolio companies across North America and Europe. In that role, Susan led over 100 board level searches, with a focus on portfolio company CFO roles. These mandates encompassed a number of different industry verticals, notably, manufacturing and consumer. In her last year there, Susan successfully recruited both CFOs and CEOs across a broad range of Sun’s eighty portfolio companies.
A PricewaterhouseCoopers alum, Susan’s background also includes retained executive search experience and human resources roles in information technology and cleantech. Susan has a BA in Economics from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a Masters of Science from Nova Southeastern’s School of Psychological Studies in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
A Canadian native from Montreal, Susan is bilingual in English and French. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, tennis, and exploring the outdoors with her husband, Uri from their home base in the Boston area.
BSG Team Ventures Managing Director, Clark Waterfall, expressed excitement over Susan’s joining the firm, emphasizing that “BSG, over the last several years, has developed a strong track record of search execution across private equity-backed portfolio companies in the education and technology sectors. Susan’s addition brings both a deeper functional expertise in CFO recruitment, as well as a broader industry specialization of including sectors important to private equity, such as manufacturing and consumer.”
“I’m excited to be joining BSG,” Susan adds. “Their boutique orientation and depth of experience combine to create the best possible outcome for the customer, in terms of delivery and results.”