The world of investing has taken serious note of the human capital industry. So much so that a rapidly growing number of private equity firms now have staffing companies in their portfolios. These investments are a clear signal of confidence from the marketplace that staffing firms can deliver strong returns. It’s an exciting trend but it is also generating an interesting leadership conundrum for the human capital industry, an industry firmly grounded in people and their success. Can a thoroughly people-centric business be led by executives from outside the industry?