Jenny Machida Named CD&R Portfolio Talent Director

"Jenny Machida is now CD&R's Portfolio Talent Director, leveraging her vast experience to boost investment and talent management."


3/6/20242 min read

CD&R Portfolio
CD&R Portfolio

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, commonly known as CD&R, today announced the exciting appointment of Jenny Machida as Managing Director of Portfolio Talent. This new position underscores the company’s commitment to increasing its focus on talent management across the financial system.

Jenny Machida brings a wealth of experience to her new role, including more than 25 years of experience in the industry including direct investment, entrepreneurship consulting, and management services Her position cuts tax entirely as a partner at PwC, advising private banking clients on talent management, aligning leaders and teams with their value creation goals Before working at specialty PwC, he was influential at IMB Partners, serving as partner and managing director. Here he was heavily involved in talent assessment, post-acquisition planning, and collaborating with managers to drive goal creation.

His career has also focused on serving as founder, chief executive officer, and board chairman of Sevident, a startup in medical diagnostic technology In addition, he has been a founding partner of Booz & Co.; (now part of PwC Strategy&) and Katzenbach Partners, focusing on strategy and organizational consulting His journey in this field began at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson), where he honed his skills work as a human resource consultant specializing in human capital planning

Orla Beggs, Partner at CD&R, expressed excitement about Machida's appointment, highlighting his extensive experience and commitment to talent development The Board believes his expertise will help provide new data and insights for critical talent decisions of their investments.

While Ms. expressed his excitement about the new role, Machida shared his appreciation for CD&R’s dynamic, consequential, and purposeful culture. He wants to cooperate with the financial sector, focusing on trade unions as the centerpiece of their value-creation strategy.

Jenny Machida is also active in community outreach, serving on the Public Science Library Board. His past board roles include positions at LaFata Contract Services, Alder Foods, and e&e IT Consulting Services. His academic credentials are impressive, including a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Something about Clayton, Dubilier & Rice: Founded in 1978, CD&R stands out as a leading private equity firm, known for delivering strong returns on investment through performance strength and consistency that drive its portfolio companies to the top Prioritize performance and impact. CD&R invests in a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, healthcare, consumer, technology, and financial services. Owned by its partners, CD&R operates from offices in New York and London. For more information, you can visit their website at and follow their activities on LinkedIn and @CDRBuilds on X/Twitter.

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