Team Bios

Susanna Madden
Founder and CEO


William Madden
Director


Dana Tarzia
Vice President, Client Services

About the Company

Thrive Resources is an executive search firm serving private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

  • Search team comprised of senior executives from industry and experienced search professionals who leverage an extensive collective global peer network on behalf of clients
  • Cross-Industry, cross-functional expertise:
    • Business Services
    • Consumer Products and Retail
    • Financial Services
    • Healthcare
    • Industrials, Transportation and Energy
    • Telecommunications/Technology
  • Extensive experience providing effective tailored solutions to address unique needs of private equity clients and their portfolio companies
    • A model tailored to the private equity cost structure that generates almost 30% in annual cost savings versus competing search firms who use a traditional model (e.g., 25% - 30% fee); cost-savings benefits pass through to each portfolio company
    • Custom-built industry teams to match each client’s investment focus(es)
    • Flexible, comprehensive search programs that can include all levels of seniority across the entire portfolio
  • Typical Candidate Profile:
    • Accountability and sense of ownership
    • Exceptional track record
    • Deep functional, industry and sub-sector expertise
    • Demonstrated success in the middle market, e.g., has achieved profitable exit(s)
    • A strong focus on metrics and outperforming IRR targets
    • Exceptional communication skills - with team, customers, vendors, the board and/or fund itself
    • M&A and post-acquisition integration experience
    • Often, prior private equity ownership experience