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Tatum's Private Equity Solutions

Providing Proven Private Equity Solutions


Build, Scale and Outperform your Investment Goals

For over 20 years, Tatum has been a leading private equity resource, helping our long-term partners to conduct better due diligence and optimize management, operations and corporate strategy across their portfolios. Watch our video to learn how you can achieve a greater return on investment. 

Value Enhancement

Tatum can provide operationally-based improvements that support enhanced visibility and improved business decisions, such as:

  • Accelerated financial close
  • Enhanced key metrics analysis
  • Actionable planning and budgeting
  • M&A integration

The First 100-Days

We execute a “First 100-Days” agenda to accomplish critical post-closing tasks, improve reporting and implement the steps needed to allow companies to execute a sound growth strategy.

Due Diligence

Our financial and IT due diligence teams identify and assess matters that impact value and influence clients’ business strategy post acquisition.

Liquidity Events

Tatum can create and defend sale-supporting analyses, help prepare offering documents, provide transaction leadership or ready a company for an IPO, leaving management the ability to focus on building and safeguarding value during the critical realization process.


Jim Schuchard, National Private Equity Leader


Jim has over 35 years’ industry experience and expertise encompassing operations, financial management, business development and practice management. His specialties include management consulting, business strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and business process improvement.

Getting to know Jim:

Jim received both his M.S. in Finance and his B.S. in Finance from Texas Tech University. Besides spending time with his wife Melissa — also a native Texan — their two boys and grandchildren, Jim enjoys golf, exercise, travel and fine dining.

Skills and knowledge:

Innovative and strategic leader adept at helping clients improve business operations, build stronger teams and achieve business goals.


Mike Blank, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic


Mike is recognized for his unusually robust understanding of private equity and financial services firms’ talent needs, gleaned in the course of 20-plus years in human capital management. He excels at carrying out due diligence processes and delivering superior consulting services based on a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs.

Getting to know Mike:

Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys​ all sports related activities with an emphasis on playing golf, spending time on the Eastern Shore in MD., and most importantly spending time with his family.

Skills and knowledge:

Forward-thinking business leader skilled at partnering with private equity firms to support portfolio company investments and creating business propositions that help clients achieve short- and long-term goals.


Logan Dubois, Southeast and West Coast


Logan has a strong record of achievement in managing recruitment services and talent delivery while coordinating large (130-person plus) teams across multiple locations. He leverges more than 13 years’ experience across finance and private equity to identify top candidates and pair them with clients to power long-term business growth.

Getting to know Logan:

Logan holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. In free time, he enjoys golfing, watching college football and trying out new restaurants in Atlanta.

Skills and knowledge:

Trusted business partner managing all phases of complex engagements, from sales to recruiting and delivery.


Chris Shaw, Northeast


With over 16 years’ experience spanning private equity, hedge funds and investment services, Chris has deep expertise in the industry. Chris understands both sides of the private equity market, making him an integral contributor to the Tatum team. In addition to developing strategic business solutions and providing consulting services to private equity clients, Chris also has a wealth of experience in new business origination and private placement capital markets.

Getting to know Chris:

Chris holds a B.A. in Sociology from Colgate University.

Skills and knowledge:

Strategic leader who leverages his well-rounded background in private equity to help companies conduct better due diligence, optimize management and operations and generate financial success across portfolios.


Nick Wilkins, National Talent Acquisition


Nick is a recruiting and staffing expert with eight years’ experience finding temporary and permanent placements for top-flight candidates in technology, insurance and operations roles. He excels at nurturing new business opportunities, deepening existing relationships and crafting customized talent solutions that enable organizations to realize short- and long-term business goals.

Getting to know Nick:

Nick holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Iowa. When not at work, Nick enjoys traveling, watching movies, sampling local brews and spending time with friends, family and his dog Oakley.

Skills and knowledge:

Outgoing and personable team leader, strategic thinker and talent acquisition expert who is passionate about connecting qualified candidates with clients.


JoAnna Bowen, National Talent Acquisition


JoAnna is a recruiting and staffing expert with with more than six years’ experience finding temporary and permanent placements for top accounting and finance businesses in the Northeast market. She excels at building and maintaining a pipeline of senior-level and C-Suite talent with extensive experience in the Private Equity sector. JoAnna conducts Interim, project and contingent search opportunities throughout the country.

Getting to know JoAnna:

JoAnna was with Randstad Professionals for six years as the Practice Director, where she delivered exceptional accounting and finance talent and spearheaded business development activities in the Atlanta market. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Valdosta State University.

Skills and knowledge:

When JoAnna is away from the office, she spends the majority of her time with her husband and son. They enjoy visiting local parks, taking their American Bulldog on long walks and exploring new areas in Atlanta.


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