The Riverside Companyhas made a name for itself in the smaller end of the middle market. The private equity firm invests in multiple industry sectors, typically targeting companies valued between $10 million and $100 million. The firm today manages approximately $1.3 billion in capital and last year closed a $750 million fund, The Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund ‘03. Since 1988, the firm has invested in 112 transactions with a total value of $2.1 billion, and currently counts 38 separate businesses in its portfolio. Its growth over the years has included branching out not only to different parts of the US, but also Europe-today, Riverside operates out of six offices, outside its New York and Cleveland headquarters, in Dallas, San Francisco, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Munich. Such a large and complex organization obviously requires a high level of administrative oversight, which is spearheaded by a dedicated chief administrative officer. Leslie Hardin shares her thoughts on running a multi-office, multi-country private equity operation.