December 13, 2021




Palladium Equity Partners 

Headquarters: New York
AUM: More than $3 billion as of June 30 
Employees: 52

3 cool things:
     • Places a high value on diversity, so much so that of its employees and partners, 72% are minorities and 64% are women. Ensures candidate pool includes underrepresented minorities and is launching a mentoring program focused on supporting its multiracial team. 
     • Pays 100% of medical premiums for employees and dependents, and fully funds insurance deductible for health savings accounts.
     • Bonding activities include off-site trips to Montana and Florida, spontaneous happy hours and fishing trips to Alaska with the senior team and industry executives. Offers additional firm holidays for days adjacent to a weekend and holiday, for example, the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

Employees say:
     • “There are high expectations for performance, but it's an extraordinarily supportive and collaborative team. The culture is awesome and makes me excited to show up and do my job to the best of my abilities.”
     • “I feel rewarded for my hard work and dedication. Some of my closest friendships have formed at work. I look forward to coming into the office or hopping on Zoom to interact with my co-workers.”
     • “Palladium is an organization where there is strong emphasis on 'doing the right thing.' Most of the time, this is true. I have found my co-workers to generally be especially good-hearted individuals. Diversity and inclusion is highly emphasized, and it shows when you get to know people at the firm; we are all different but share a united camaraderie.”

CAMARADERIE: Palladium staffers gathered for a co-worker’s birthday. The firm fosters a supportive and celebratory community, and plans frequent get-togethers over a meal, coffee or after-work drinks.

Profiles written by Rick Baert, Erin Chan Ding, Suzanne Cosgrove, Julie Tatge and Trilbe Wynne.

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