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Slade Kobran

Managing Partner, Chief Outsider

About Slade

Slade is Chief Outsiders’ Managing Partner focused exclusively on the Private Equity sector. Based in the Greater NYC area, he works closely with Private Equity Operating Partners and other value creators to quickly identify and engage the Chief Outsiders resources best suited to meet the needs of investors and portfolio company management alike. Slade is actively engaged in the Private Equity community through groups such as ACG and PEI, and has worked with dozens of PE firms and their portfolio companies over the last five years.

Executive Marketing Experience

  • Managing Partner, Chief Outsiders
  • CMO, Infogroup Inc.
  • SVP of Global Marketing, Opinion Research Corp
  • VP of Marketing, InfoUSA National Accounts
  • VP, Marketing, Planning & Business Development, ADP
  • VP, Telesales & Channel Development, ADP
  • VP, New Business Development & Marketing Services, ADP


  • B.S. Finance, Rider University
  • Executive education courses, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School


Industry Experience
  • Private Equity
  • Market Penetration & Growth
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Channel Strategy
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