The Sexist CEO

A global private equity firm asked us to conduct investment due diligence on the CEO of a potential investment company to understand any potential online reputational risks. Serious allegations of sexist and abusive behaviour by the CEO were uncovered across employee review websites, forums, deleted blogs, Reddit posts, and tweets by former employees. The revelations around the CEO’s character and behaviour took our client by surprise and enabled them to mitigate the serious reputational concerns that could have come from any investment into the CEO’s company. We provided our client with new findings, otherwise unknown through commercial due diligence processes, a year before stories of the CEO’s behaviour hit the press, saving our client from a potential PR disaster.