March 2017 – Harvest CFO, a recognized premier executive recruiting firm with a sole focus of filling the critically important financial leadership roles (CFO, VP of Finance) for Private Equity portfolio and middle market companies, follows the same high standards and criteria for delivering the right financial leaders for interim CFO/VP of Finance roles as for its permanent placement engagements. The result is that PE portfolio companies quickly gain tremendous value from a Harvest CFO interim CFO/VP of Finance, which then results in either a conversion of the interim to the permanent role or a very smooth transition from the interim to the newly hired permanent CFO/VP of Finance.
December 2016 – Harvest CFO recently delivered “A Player” executive talent to private equity portfolio companies located in western Washington state and central New Jersey. The PE portfolio company in western Washington state, owned by a leading Chicago-based PE firm, is a $100MM revenue chemical manufacturer that was carved out of an $800MM revenue global business. The CFO Harvest sourced and placed is local to the company and brings deep very relevant experience, skills and proven career success including direct chemical manufacturing industry experience, significant carve-out transaction experience and successful private equity portfolio company financial leadership. The PE portfolio company in central New Jersey, owned by a leading Manhattan-based PE firm, is a very successful aggressive-growth EduTech company with annual revenues approaching $100MM with aspirations for an IPO. The CFO Harvest sourced and placed brings deep very relevant experience, skills and proven career success including direct SaaS industry experience, significant SEC experience, roadshow and successful aggressive-growth private equity portfolio company financial leadership.
October 2016 – Harvest CFO has recently completed successful placements of financial leaders (CFO, VP of Finance and Controller) for several PE portfolio and other companies. For each of these companies, the financial leadership role is a critical tactical and strategic executive position working collaboratively with the company’s CEO/president, management team, PE firm and board to execute on the strategic plan of continued profitable growth.
Don Hillier, CEO of Harvest CFO states “Successful financial leaders for PE portfolio and middle market companies are not just scorekeepers, they are the ‘A Players’ fully in the game with their sleeves rolled up equally adept at tactical, detailed financial management and being a partner in creating and guiding strategy. They are highly skilled at adding value across all operational aspects of the business, they provide leadership for critical system and process upgrades, are great relationship builders within the company also with customers, suppliers, banks, CPA and law firms. They are true business partners with their CEO, management teams and PE firm. The right financial leader improves the effectiveness of their CEO and management teams to achieve the company’s vision for success. By working closely with company decision makers to create the “Blueprint for Success” for their specific role; our exhaustive research and sourcing activities to create the right prospect pool; and our rigorous due diligence to identify the best candidates from this pool, we consistently bring the ‘A Players’ to PE portfolio and middle market companies. Our non-traditional economic model completely aligns our sole goal of delivering the best financial leader with the goal of our clients.”
Recent PE portfolio company and other placements include: