Eight Roads Hires Ex-Spencer Stuart Executive Atterwill

Nov 4 2016 | 10:31pm ET

Global private equity company Eight Roads, the principal investment unit of Fidelity International, has named former Spencer Stuart executive Laura Atterwill as talent partner. 

Atterwill will identify and develop a pipeline of next generation investment talent across the Eight Roads network of captive and associated funds, as well as work with the Eight Roads portfolio of companies to help leadership teams find the best talent to scale their businesses.

The position is new, according to a company statement.

Atterwill joined Spencer Stuart in 2007 and rose to the rank of consultant in the financial services practice with a focus on private equity. In this role, she helped multi-asset managers to hire into a range of strategies as well as introducing new advisory services tackling Diversification, CEO Succession, Culture and Leadership Assessment.

“This appointment not only supports the growth of Eight Roads but also reflects our commitment to actively support our portfolio,” said Cyrus Jilla, CEO and president at Eight Roads. “Our diverse ecosystem means we have a global pool of talent at our fingertips, Laura’s judgment and industry insights will help further utilize this valuable resource.”

Formerly known as Fidelity Growth Partners until 2015 and armed with permanent capital from its parent, London-based Eight Roads Capital Advisors is active in private equity, venture capital and real estate opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including financial services, consumer & enterprise technology, business services, education, healthcare, TMT, energy and industrial technology.

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