29Feb, 2024

From CMO to Operating Partner


Following our sell out CMO series in 2023, 3Search Executive is kicking off 2024 with a much-requested session exploring the role of the Operating Partner in Private Equity. Join us for a breakfast and networking, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with three marketing leaders turned Operating Partners.


Rowan Fisk


Guest Speakers

Rachael Smith

CCO at 777 Partners

David Kirby

CEO of Coppett Hill Growth Advisory; formerly Partner at Livingbridge

Charlie Cannell

Digital Director at Inflexion; NED at onefourzero

About this event

3Search Executive interviewed over 1,000 CMOs in 2023. When discussing career progression, the role of Operating Partner frequently came up. The majority of our CMO community have spent time in investor backed businesses, but the Operating Partner remains a bit of an attractive mystery.

  • What does an Operating Partner do?
  • How does an Operating Partner interface with Investment Directors and their Portfolio Companies? 
  • How can you position yourself to secure a role in Private Equity? 
  • What experience do you need to be considered?

Join us for our fifth event in our popular CMO series, as our panel of experienced Operating Partners answer all of these questions and more during the discussion, followed by the opportunity for you to ask your own questions about taking your career to the next level. 

  • Charlie Cannell, formerly digital director at Inflexion; Chair / NED at Moteefe, TMOA, onefourzero and Kadence; formerly digital director at AMV BBDO
  • Dave Kirby, CEO of Coppett Hill Growth Advisory; formerly Partner at Livingbridge; formerly CMO of Mintus and CarTrawler
  • Rachael Smith, CCO at 777 Partners; formerly Proposition and Innovation Director at easyJet, formerly Director of Omnicom

Where: The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY

 When: Thursday, 29th February, 08:00 – 10:30 am (08:00 - 09:00 am for breakfast and networking, 09:00 - 10:30 am for panel discussion & Q&A)

Date and time

Thu 29 Feb, 2024
08:00 am


The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY

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