Littlejohn hires chief talent officer

Littlejohn & Co LLC has appointed Courtney Hagen as chief talent officer. Previously, she was senior vice president of human resources for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America.


GREENWICH, CT – July 19, 2018 — Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced that Courtney Hagen has joined the firm as Chief Talent Officer. Courtney brings a background in talent acquisition and assessment, organization design and development, cultural transformation and management consulting, most recently as SVP of Human Resources for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America. Courtney will work across the Littlejohn private equity portfolio, partnering with the investment and management teams to acquire, coach and develop high-performing talent.

Prior to LVMH, Courtney led global executive talent acquisition for PepsiCo, a company well known for its leading HR practices. Courtney joined PepsiCo from global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates; earlier, she led business development and marketing strategy for cobranded card partnerships at American Express. She started her career with management consulting firm Bridge Strategy Group/Renaissance Worldwide, where she led strategy consulting engagements for Fortune 1000 companies in the US, Europe and South Africa.

Courtney holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

“By creating this role, we are improving our ability to recruit outstanding executives to our portfolio companies and to partner with our C-level executives on talent management, development and succession,” said Brian Ramsay, President of Littlejohn. “Courtney’s extensive experience working across a range of companies, as a consultant, executive recruiter and HR leader, is uniquely suited to our goals.”

About Littlejohn & Co., LLC
Littlejohn & Co. is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm focused on private equity and debt investments primarily in middle market companies. With over $7 billion under management, the Firm seeks to build sustainable success for its portfolio companies through a disciplined approach to engineering change. For more information about Littlejohn, visit