March 15, 2022
New York, NY – RF Investment Partners SBIC, LP (“RF” or the “Fund”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its investment in Leadership Circle (“LC”). LC is a leadership development company that assesses, coaches, and develops some of the world’s most impactful business leaders and teams including professionals at nearly 40% of the Fortune 50. RF’s investment was made in partnership with management and will be used to further develop the company’s capabilities, product / service offerings, and expand its global reach.
LC’s solutions are a combination of services and products designed to help leaders increase their leadership and team effectiveness and their organization’s ability to thrive in the midst of volatile and ever-changing conditions. Starting with a data-driven leadership assessment, users are able to deepen their self-awareness and identify areas for further development. Then, participants can execute on an actionable leadership development plan through on-demand coaching solutions as well as one-on-one coaching with world-class experts who use data to position leaders for success. With more than 10,000 Certified Practitioners across the globe, LC has supported more than 200,000 leaders spanning a diverse array of industries—life science, commercial agriculture, medical, technology, financial, retail, government, manufacturing, NGOs, and more.
“Effective leadership is a critical ingredient in operating a business in the ‘next normal,’” said Bill Adams, CEO and Co-founder at Leadership Circle. “Through working with executives at some of the top companies in the world, we see improved business results when managers and executives make leadership a conscious practice. We’re excited to bring a partner like RF into the Leadership Circle family to enable us to execute on the development of our services and technology offerings to better serve our customers.”
“Leadership Circle has positioned itself as a proven market leader of leadership effectiveness products and services. We are excited to support Bill Adams and his team as they continue to build out their capabilities to bring transformational leadership development and high-performance team development to the world of business,” said Peter Rothschild, Co-founder and Managing Partner of RF Investment Partners. “We believe the Leadership Circle platform provides the direction leaders need to thrive in any situation, and we are excited to be a part of their continued growth.”