Harvest CFO completes several successful placements for PE portfolio and other companies

July 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 and also with customers, suppliers, banks, CPA and law firms. They are true business partners with their CEOs, management teams and PE firm. The right financial leader improves the effectiveness of their CEOs and management teams to achieve the company’s vision for success. Harvest CFO works closely with the company’s decision makers to create the “Blueprint for Success” for their specific role. Our exhaustive research and sourcing activities create the right prospect pool and our rigorous due diligence identifies 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.”

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Harvest CFO places CFO for ECKART America

May 2016 – Harvest CFO placed Tom Meola as the new CFO for ECKART America in Painesville, OH. ECKART America is a division of global ECKART GMBH headquartered in Germany, which is a subsidiary of ALTANA Group (ALTANA) also headquartered in Germany. ALTANA represents a global specialty chemical group and currently 43 operational companies and 47 application and research laboratories worldwide. ECKART America has a rich history that extends more than 40 years in the United States, and more than 140 years in Europe, is a leading international manufacturer of metallic pigments for the paints and coatings industry, the graphic arts industry, the plastics industry and the cosmetics industry. ECKART America manufactures at four facilities, two in Painesville and facilities in Louisville, KY and Schererville, IN. The company also has a sales office in Mexico. The company has a very positive culture of long term employees and doing things right, both socially and environmentally, and has as its core values – Appreciation, Openness, Empowerment to Act and Trust. Continue reading “Harvest CFO places CFO for ECKART America”

Harvest CFO completes several successful placements

Harvest CFO completes several successful placements

April 2016 – Harvest CFO has recently completed successful placements of financial leaders (CFO, VP of Finance and Controller) for several 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. Continue reading “Harvest CFO completes several successful placements”

Harvest CFO completes several recent placements for Private Equity Owned Companies

February 2016 – Harvest CFO has completed several recent successful placements of financial leaders (CFOs, VPs of Finance and Controllers) for Private Equity (PE) owned companies. These placements have been for permanent and interim roles. For each of these companies, the CFO/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. Continue reading “Harvest CFO completes several recent placements for Private Equity Owned Companies”

Harvest CFO completes several recent placements for Private Equity Owned Companies

November 2015 – Harvest CFO has completed several recent successful placements of financial leaders (CFOs, VPs of Finance and Controllers) for Private Equity (PE) owned companies. These placements have been for permanent and interim roles.  For each of these companies, the CFO/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.

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Harvest CFO places CFO for Federal Metal Company

July 2015 – Harvest CFO placed Steve White as the CFO for Federal Metal Company in Cleveland, OH.   The Federal Metal Company is a leading supplier of brass and bronze ingot to the foundry industry throughout the world.  With a proud tradition of quality and customer focus spanning nearly 100 years, Federal Metal produces hundreds of tons of ingot every week.

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Harvest CFO places Interim CFO for PEBCO

May 2015 – Harvest CFO placed Randy Dobbs as an interim CFO for PEBCO in Paducah, KY.  PEBCO is recognized worldwide as a manufacturer of powder and bulk solids handling equipment used in various applications such as mining, cement, chemical, power generation, waste incineration, lime, fertilizer, sand and gravel, alumina, bauxite, clay, and dewatered sludge.

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Harvest CFO places CFO for $250MM revenue Next Generation Films

November 2014 – Harvest CFO placed David Bubar as the CFO for Next Generation Films, a $250MM revenue packaging film manufacturer headquartered in Lexington, OH.  Next Generation Films is a recognized industry-leading manufacturer of plastic film and bags in the flexible packaging industry. Through investing in manufacturing capacity, processes and its people, Next Generation Films has achieved a 20-year track record of success built on integrity and consistency in delivering value to its customers and suppliers.

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Harvest CFO places VP of Finance for Private Equity Portfolio Company

October 2014 – Harvest CFO placed Terry Frandsen as the VP of Finance for Jadcore, Inc. a middle market company headquartered in Terre Haute, IN.  Jadcore’s primary business activities consist of reprocessing industrial plastic resins, bag manufacturing, logistics and warehousing.  Founded in 1974, Jadcore has a long-standing track record of success built on integrity and consistency in delivering value to its customers and suppliers. In March 2014, Stonehenge Partners became an investor in Jadcore.  Based in Columbus, Ohio, Stonehenge Partners http://www.stonehengepartners.com/ directs the investment activities for approximately $700 million in mezzanine and equity commitments with a Midwest focus and a national scope.

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The Characteristics of “Growth Champions”

The National Center for the Middle Market, a partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and GE Capital, conducted the largest survey ever taken of Middle Market businesses and recently presented their findings. The Middle Market in the U.S. is defined as companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion. This segment consists of 195,000 businesses and represents 1/3 of private sector GDP and employs approximately 41 million people. This survey also identified characteristics of a segment of this market identified as “Growth Champions,” representing an elite group (9%) of Middle Market businesses growing at an impressive rate of at least four times the rate of U.S. GDP growth. This article focuses on the key characteristics identified by this survey as shared by this group.
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