PwC partner Jenny Machida joins CD&R as managing director

07 March 2024 2 min. read

Jenny Machida, a former PwC partner, has joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), a New York-based private equity firm, as managing director of portfolio talent. She is based in Los Angeles.

In the newly created role, Machida will support CD&R’s investment teams on talent-related issues across the investment lifecycle.

Machida brings more than 25 years of experience in management consulting and direct investing. She joins CD&R from PwC, where she spent five years as a partner and practice leader for talent value delivery in deals. In the role, Machida focused on helping private equity and corporate clients realize deal value through leadership, talent, and organization due diligence.

Before that, she spent seven years at PE firm IMB Partners, where she was a managing director focusing on talent due diligence and post-close strategic planning. Earlier in her career, Machida was a principal at Katzenbach Partners and Booz & Co (now Strategy&). She began her career as a human capital consultant at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson).

PwC partner Jenny Machida joins CD&R as managing director

Machida has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

"We are focused on building capabilities that will enable CD&R to bring additional data and insights to critical talent decisions in our investments," said Orla Beggs, partner at CD&R. "We are excited to add Jenny to the team as we believe that the breadth of her experience and depth of her commitment to building and enhancing organizational talent will bolster the Firm's ability to address the evolving leadership and organizational needs across our portfolio."

Founded in 1978, CD&R is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world, ranking 17th on Private Equity International's PEI 300 list.

The firm in 2021 acquired PwC’s global mobility services unit for $2.2 billion.