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Tad O'Malley: December 2004

by G. Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner, Ann Leamon and Sean Klimczak


Tad O'Malley, a second-year student at Harvard Business School, must choose among three offers from private equity firms. Each firm presents a unique combination of history, culture, and compensation. Traces Tad's strategy in obtaining these offers and lets students decide which he should accept.

Keywords: Private Equity; Compensation and Benefits; Job Offer; Negotiation Tactics; Organizational Culture; Personal Development and Career;


Hardymon, G. Felda, Josh Lerner, Ann Leamon, and Sean Klimczak. "Tad O'Malley: December 2004." Harvard Business School Case 806-024, November 2005. (Revised November 2007.)