Executive Recruiting For Those Who Set The Standard



Rate of Return is a modern executive recruitment agency for companies backed by middle market private equity.

  • Low Risk

    Get a Shortlist of relevant candidates without kicking off a retained search

  • Simple

    We make executive recruiting the painless, no frills exercise that it should be

  • On-Demand

    Use us when you need to, turn us off when you don’t

  • Flexible

    We have tailor-made products built for every PE use case

  • Fast

    Our network and research database let us move at the speed of PE

  • Accurate

    We’re experts at matching talent to opportunity

  • Proactive

    We constantly identify and connect with executives that fit the PE-backed mold

We believe the world’s best investors and executives deserve a better way to recruit

The Team

  • Justin Frank

    Founder & CEO

    Justin is building Rate of Return because he believes the world's best executives and investors deserve a better way to recruit. His passion is in building networks and connecting people, having spent the last decade working across both executive recruiting and private equity. When not at his desk, you can find him out sampling Austin's best barbeque.

  • Jody Pope

    VP of Research

    Jody builds and maintains our ever-expanding database of executive talent maps and plays a key role in proactively recruiting PE-capable executives into our network. Previously, she managed research at a traditional executive recruiting firm and has worked with PE firms for over five years. When she's away from the desk, you can find Jody out on a hike or grabbing a bite at a local restaurant in Austin.

Our Executive Advisory Board

  • John O’Connell
    Former Founder & CEO of Wind River Environmental, a PE-backed waste management company.
  • Martin Favis
    Former CEO of PE-backed healthcare services companies, including TrueCore Behavioral Solutions and Embassy Management.

Uniting great investors and elite executives so they can build world class companies.