This GP raised their first CEE-focused fund in 2020 (EUR 3-5 bn), with first closing in 2019. Without previous presence in the CEE region, they were looking to build a team of regional specialists across energy, digital infrastructure and transport investments, based both in Warsaw and London.


March 2020

First Point Partners is appointed as an exclusive recruitment advisor to the Client.

1-15 April 2020

Developed a long list of 67 high quality candidates with long-term investment and IBD experience and complementary backgrounds in desired sectors.

15-24 April 2020

Screening video-interviews conducted by the First Point Partners team (COVID restrictions in place prevented face to face meetings).

30 April 2020

11 candidates shortlisted by the Client, including all profiles recommended by First Point Partners. Candidate interviews conducted by the Client.


1 july 2020

First Point Partners is appointed as an exclusive recruitment advisor to
the Client.

2-7 july 2020

Our team crafted the ideal executive profile via workshops with the investment team and other pivotal stakeholders.  We conducted comprehensive talent due diligence focusing on candidates who had prior experience in analogous business models facing industry challenges similar to our client.  

8-25 july 2020

~122 screening interviews were conducted. Attaining a balanced representation in diversity was paramount with our research targeting a 50-50 diversity quota. A list of secondary candidates was also compiled showcasing talent with the requisite language skills but based overseas. These contenders, would be weighted if local candidates did not meet client expectations.

1- 21 august 2020

Client interviewed several candidates from the shortlist eventually choosing a female CFO following internal interpersonal and psychometric assessment. Supported by the board and our advisory, the CFO made a smooth transition into her new role.


Driven by the high quality of provided candidates, first successful hire into the Warsaw office was made in May 2020. Subsequent hires by First Point Partners to build out the team further were completed later that year.