Justine Gordon

New York, Johannesburg

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Justine Gordon Egon Zehnder, New York, Johannesburg


Justine Gordon is an executive search and recruitment consultant with deep experience in private equity and alternative investments. Justine is a core member of the Private Equity practice and based in New York.


Justine brings nearly 20 years of financial investing and advisory experience, primarily in generalist private equity and infrastructure investing. Prior to Egon Zehnder, Justine worked as a Managing Director for AlpInvest Partners, part of The Carlyle Group, where she led the firm’s energy and real assets investing business in secondaries and co-investments. Previously, Justine served as a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners and RREEF Infrastructure, where she led the acquisition of operating and greenfield infrastructure assets across the energy value chain. Justine began her private equity career at Chartwell Investments, a New York-based generalist middle market firm, where she worked with management teams across the consumer and industrial sectors. She started her career as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

Justine earned an MPhil in Finance at University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa.

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What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical to ensure that portfolio company management teams have the right capabilities to execute against their investment theses. Though in many cases the underlying premise will lie in backing an existing management team, it is increasingly common for private equity firms to bring in a new CFO early in the lifespan of an investment.

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Justine Gordon Egon Zehnder, New York, Johannesburg