Harvest CFO places CFO for Interlake Steamship Company

May 2015 – Harvest CFO placed William (Bill) Thornton as the new CFO for Interlake Steamship Company in Cleveland, OH to replace the Company’s retiring, long-standing CFO.  Interlake Steamship is a recognized industry leader in shipping industrial commodities such as iron ore, coal, stone, etc. and is the only fleet on the Great Lakes to have achieved both ISO 9002 and ISM certifications.  For more than 100 years, this company has been a leading company in Cleveland and has achieved success through its dedication to the requirements of its customers and innovating to better utilize a modern, efficient fleet to satisfy customer needs.  The company’s position as an industry leader in the Great Lakes vessel community is based on its corporate vitality, teamwork and integrity.

Harvest CFO was introduced to Interlake Steamship by the President of a Harvest CFO client company.  Mark Barker, President of Interlake Steamship, states, “Our CFO role is an increasingly critical tactical and strategic management position for Interlake Steamship.  Our long-standing CFO has been based in Connecticut. Given the core of our operations team is in Cleveland, we felt that the new CFO needed to be in Cleveland as a key member of this group.  Our industry is very unique with a very small number of players.  Harvest CFO did an excellent job working with us to determine the specific skills, attributes and leadership qualities needed for success in the Interlake Steamship role for our current and long-term needs.  It was also very important that the CFO be a great fit with our culture and the chemistry of our leadership group.  Through their process, Harvest CFO provided us with very qualified candidates to meet our specific needs.  The Harvest CFO due diligence documentation we received was very thorough including candidate profiles, interview notes, skillset assessments, background checks, reference interview notes and behavioral assessments.  Harvest CFO also worked closely with us to coordinate our interview process.  Bill Thornton has been a great fit with our leadership team and our Company.  We are very pleased we utilized Harvest CFO for our search.  I certainly would recommend Harvest CFO to companies seeking highly skilled financial leadership.”

Harvest CFO, with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio is a premier provider of highly skilled CFOs, VPs of Finance and Controllers to growth and middle market companies across the U.S.  Harvest CFO provides executive search for permanent placement as well as contracted financial leaders who become integral to a company’s ongoing success in interim and project roles.

Please visit our website at www.harvestcfo.com to learn more about how Harvest CFO provides highly skilled financial leaders to growth and middle market companies across the U.S.

For more about Harvest CFO, contact Don Hillier, CEO at 216-650-3871 or email dhillier@harvestcfo.com.

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