SOURCE: Green Peak Partners

March 31, 2016 10:00 ET

Neel Bhatia Named CEO of Green Peak Partners, Organizational and Human Capital Consulting Firm

Founder J.P. Flaum Becomes Chairman

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2016) - Human capital expert Neel Bhatia, 41, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Green Peak Partners. Bhatia succeeds Green Peak founder JP Flaum, 44, who will become Chairman.

Green Peak is an organizational and human capital consulting firm that serves Fortune 1000 companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and non-profits. The firm works with clients to enhance their investment and hiring decisions by helping them maximize human capital and culture, cultivate and leverage leadership talent, and improve organizational structure.

Bhatia was previously head of Green Peak's West Coast efforts. He has a long track record serving the private equity community; he has advised on building the organizational and talent infrastructures of rapidly growing portfolio companies for dozens of mid- and large-cap private equity firms. His expertise includes assessing and developing senior executives and leadership teams, and his work has spanned the consumer goods, retail, oil and gas, technology, and financial services sectors.

Bhatia joined Green Peak in 2008 from The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a Principal in the Technology, Media, and Telecom practice area. He previously held several roles with high growth start-ups, and prior to that, held positions at IBM, Intel, and Deloitte Consulting. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles.

"I decided to take my own tough advice and put the best person possible to grow our company into the CEO role," Flaum said. "With Neel at the helm, Green Peak will be able to achieve even greater impact for our PE, corporate, and non-profit clients. He is a true leader in our space, a superb advisor on people issues, and a great manager of our own talented team."

Said Co-Founder and Partner Tiffany McFerrin Foa, "We're excited about our next phase of growth, and I believe Neel's appointment will accelerate our expansion into new, innovative offerings, including greater leverage of technologies that help companies create winning cultures and teams."

Flaum said that he will focus even more on cultivating ideas and thought leadership for private equity investors and Boards. He is expanding on his research on "Learning Agility in the C-Suite," published last year with the upcoming, "What You Don't Know about CEO Hiring Might Kill You (or at Least Your Company)." He is also broadening his keynote speaking with topics germane to most aspiring leaders.

Said Bhatia, "In the 10 years that Green Peak has been serving clients, we have been able to make a measurable difference in how PE firms, their portfolio companies, and other organizations approach all-important decisions related to their most valuable assets: people. It's an honor and a privilege to help build upon this work and increase and deepen our client partnerships. To do this with the most talented and committed team I know makes it even sweeter."

For more information, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications, Inc. at (212) 255-8386 or Katarina@sommerfield.com.

About Green Peak Partners
Green Peak Partners, founded in 2006, is an organizational and human capital consulting firm with offices in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Green Peak is committed to expanding the talent and leadership capability of its client companies at both the individual and team level. For more information, visit http://greenpeakpartners.com.

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