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Claude Shaw

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Claude Shaw, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Private Equity Practice. In addition, Claude serves as a member of the firm’s Consumer Practice, working with clients in the consumer, retail, and media sectors.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Claude was a Senior Vice President in the Consumer/Retail Investment Banking group at FBR & Co., a full-service investment banking firm. Previously, he was a Vice President with Watch Hill Partners, a merchant banking firm, where he focused on M&A advisory, private capital raising, and equity co-investments for corporate and private equity clients. Earlier, Claude served as Director of Acquisitions, based in Los Angeles, for Helkon Media, where he was responsible for originating and executing financing, production, and distribution opportunities for major motion pictures.

Claude earned a BS from Georgetown and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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Financier Worldwide Magazine – Fiduciary to Visionary: The Evolving Role of the PE-backed CFO

Financier Worldwide Magazine – Fiduciary to Visionary: The Evolving Role of the PE-backed CFO

Today, many private equity firms looking to grow their portfolios are running into new pressures in the form of expansion and investor demands. Read more

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical that their portfolio teams have the right capabilities to execute… Read more

Claude Shaw interviews Matt Levine for The Conference Board
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Claude Shaw interviews Matt Levine for The Conference Board

Claude Shaw interviews Matt Levine for The Conference Board in 2016 discussing the approach to corporate governance, the role of independent directors on EQT… Read more

Competency and Potential – A Model for Private Equity Operating Partners

Competency and Potential – A Model for Private Equity Operating Partners

The battle cry of private equity, with clever financial engineering no longer a differentiator and much of the investable universe having shifted from mega-deals… Read more

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