A.T. Kearney beefs up private equity practice with three hires

Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney has hired Mark Anglin, Michael Dart, and Todd Hooper as partners for its private equity practice. They are all joining the firm from Kurt Salmon. A.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm.


NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney announced today the expansion of its Private Equity Practice with the hiring of three new partners, Mark Anglin, Michael Dart, and Todd Hooper, who specialize in consumer goods and retail investments. These experienced consulting leaders join A.T. Kearney from Kurt Salmon andcollectively bring a full breadth of strategy and transformation capabilities to serve private equity investors and consumer-retail industry clients. This injection of skills and expertise will support A.T. Kearney’s accelerating growth in the private equity sector.
“We’re especially pleased Mark, Michael and Todd have chosen to join our private equity team and confident they will continue to drive our rapid growth in the consumer and retail sector,” said Robert Haas, partner and head of A.T. Kearney’s Private Equity Practice in the Americas. “A.T. Kearney’s strategic capabilities and collaborative approach are unmatched in the marketplace. The combination of deep industry experience, strategic insight and rapid business improvement has resonated with top private equity fund clients.”
Mark Anglin: Anglin is a due diligence and growth strategy expert with more than 20 years of management consulting experience. He has served many of the leading and mid-size private equity firms investing in the retail and consumer sectors in both the U.S. and Asia. At Kurt Salmon, Anglin was a partner in its’ Private Equity and Strategy Practice. He will be based in A.T. Kearney’s San Francisco office.
Michael Dart: Dart is an accomplished private equity consultant and advisor, with more than 20 years of experience leading major strategic transformations and conducting due diligence for many of the largest private equity funds and global retailers. He specializes in due diligence and growth strategy, across all consumer and retail sectors. Dart was recognized by Consulting magazine in 2010 as one of its Top 25 Consultants. He also co-authored The New Rules of Retail, which was featured on three Amazon bestseller lists. The second edition will be released this summer. Dart is a frequent speaker at major conferences and he delivered keynote speeches at the Women’s Wear Daily CEO Summit NYC and the Global Department Store Summits in Paris and Beijing. He is a frequent contributor in the press and was recently profiled in the Personal Journal section of The Wall Street Journal. At Kurt Salmon he was a senior partner and led the firm’s Private Equity and Strategy Practice. Previously, he was a partner with Bain & Company. Dart will be based in A.T. Kearney’s San Francisco office.
Todd Hooper: Hooper is a seasoned private equity consultant with more than 25 years of experience working alongside private equity investors and consumer industry leaders on growth strategy development, portfolio company performance improvements, and due diligence efforts. At Kurt Salmon he was a partner in its Private Equity and Strategy Practice and he also served as vice chairman of the firm’s global partner board. Previously, Hooper was managing director and chief financial officer of Swander Pace & Company before it merged with Kurt Salmon Associates in 2000.
“We continue to attract rare, senior talent to A.T. Kearney as our growth and our aspiration to be the most admired consulting firm are increasingly recognized in the marketplace. Our new colleagues are indicative of our focus on creating not just immediate impact but growing advantage for our clients,” said Daniel Mahler, partner and head of A.T. Kearney’s Americas region.
About A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking partners that delivers immediate impact and growing advantage for its clients. We are passionate problem solvers who excel in collaborating across borders to co-create and realize elegantly simple, practical, and sustainable results. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on the most mission-critical issues to the world’s leading organizations across all major industries and service sectors. A.T. Kearney has 58 offices located in major business centers across 40 countries.
To learn more about how A.T. Kearney can deliver immediate results and growing advantage to the private equity industry and its key stakeholders, please visit: http://www.atkearney.com/private-equity