Which CEOs Will Deliver Top Returns?

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The New York Private Equity Network ("NYPEN") is pleased to invite you to a class on management assessment taught by ghSmart, a leading management assessment and coaching firm. The class will address best practice analytical tools for identifying and developing top performing management teams.

Class Details:
*Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
*Location: The Penn Club of New York, 30 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th avenues)
*Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

ghSMART will share the tools and techniques they use to support major private equity firms to assess management teams as part of due diligence and hiring decisions and to optimize management performance post-close. ghSMART is the leading firm in management assessment and development in private equity. Since 1995 ghSMART has served over one hundred private equity firms (including 7 of the top 10), with clients including Blackstone, Bain Capital, Angelo Gordon, Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, GSC Group, Vestar, Investcorp, and many others.
You will learn practical tools you could apply on your next deal. You will also get early privileged insights into the latest research conducted at the University of Chicago on the profiles of CEOs who deliver top returns for private equity sponsors – yet to be published in the upcoming new book by Geoff Smart, ghSMART Founder and CEO.

Elena Lytkina Botelho will lead the discussion. Elena is a Partner at ghSMART serving major corporate, private equity, and hedge fund clients nationwide and globally. Prior to joining ghSMART, Elena spent 6 years at McKinsey & Company, where she advised CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and major private equity players on the issues of M&A, business strategy, organizational change and operations. In addition to tradition strategy consulting work, Elena led design and rollout of a new candidate assessment system across McKinsey US offices and has been actively involved in candidate assessment, training, and coaching since 1999.

Prior to McKinsey she was a Corporate Finance Associate at Andersen Worldwide in New York and an Investment Officer with AIG-Brunswick – a private equity fund in Moscow, Russia. Elena has been active in pro bono work, including serving on the board of America Abroad Media.

Elena holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a CPA and received BS in Accounting with Magna Cum Laude honors. Elena completed Leadership Coaching certification at Georgetown University and 3 years at the Moscow State Pedagogical