CD&R creates COO position

Talent pulled from PwC will oversee the $21 billion firm’s operations. 

After acting as a consultant for the firm during her time at PwC, Jillian Griffiths was named chief operating officer at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), a newly created position.

At PwC, Griffiths was a financial due diligence specialist, where she participated in more than 150 transactions over a 22-year career at the Big Four accounting firm.

At CD&R, she will assume leadership responsibilities for the firm’s finance, information technology, human resources, legal and office services operations. Her arrival last week has presumably lessened the workload for senior managing director John Malfettone, who has oversight responsibilities for much of the same area.

“[Griffiths] is a very talented financial executive whom we have come to know and respect over the past decade in connection with several transaction due diligence and portfolio company advisory assignments,” said in a statement CD&R head Donald Gogel.

Based in New York, CD&R is a private equity firm managing roughly $21 billion in capital.