VIDEO: Operators 'not there to be management'

The balance between representing sponsors and integrating with management can be a tough one to strike, says Miles Graham, president and COO of 3i-backed John Hardy.

Operating executives working with management have to integrate themselves with portfolio companies while still acting on behalf of private equity investors.

Speaking on the sidelines of the recent PEI Operating Partners Forum in New York, Miles Graham, president and chief operating office of 3i Group-backed John Hardy – and former head of active partnership for 3i – tells Private Equity International about the misconceptions surrounding operating partners.