Chicago, IL, February 8, 2018 – TillmanCarlson, one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Trish Gilbert as the Chief Talent Officer for Wind Point Partners, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm. In her role, Gilbert will work closely with Wind Point’s senior partners and play a key role in the firm’s highly successful strategy to partner with top caliber executives to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses.
“Given the fact that TillmanCarlson is an established firm in Chicago, we were not surprised that the firm was highly recommended to us as we evaluated potential search partners,” stated Konrad Salaber, Managing Director at Wind Point. “Having said that, this was our first search with the firm, and we were extremely impressed with their team and the quality and speed of their work. We have high expectations and couldn’t be more pleased with Trish and the results of the search.”
“Wind Point is a well-established private equity firm which has differentiated itself, not only by creating significant value investing in over 100 platform companies and 250 add-on acquisitions since 1984, but also through its commitment to work closely with top-flight talent,” added TillmanCarlson’s CEO, Kelly Carlson. “Trish will be an outstanding addition to the firm, and Wind Point’s decision to create this role further signals its commitment to partner with outstanding leaders.”
Gilbert joins Wind Point with considerable talent acquisition and human capital experience. Most recently, she spent five years with The Edgewater Funds serving as Vice President, Human Capital. Prior to Edgewater, Trish spent eight years as a Managing Director with Citadel, a leading hedge fund and asset management firm. Previously, Trish held senior level roles at Heidrick & Struggles and other executive search firms, and she holds a BA in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
“When TillmanCarlson approached me to discuss the opportunity with Wind Point, I had no intention to make a move,” stated Trish Gilbert. “However, I’ve always admired Wind Point’s track record and how the firm’s partners view the importance of cultivating and maintaining relationships with exceptional executives. After meeting with Wind Point’s senior partners, it became clear the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people rarely comes along.”
About Wind Point Partners
Wind Point Partners is a leading Chicago-based private equity investment firm that partners with top caliber executives to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses with a clear path to value creation.
TillmanCarlson is an established executive search and advisory firm recognized as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, the firm focuses on executive search and coaching at the most senior levels in the market while serving clients across the country in a variety of industries.