Harvest CFO Completes Several Recent PE Portfolio Company Placements

January 2018 – Harvest CFO, a recognized premier executive recruiting firm with a sole focus of delivering the absolute best talent for the critically important financial leadership role (CFO, VP of Finance) for Private Equity portfolio companies, has completed several PE portfolio company placements in the month of December.  Harvest CFO works with several leading PE firms to deliver the right financial leaders for their portfolio companies located throughout the U.S.  PE portfolio placements completed in the month of December include:

  • CFO for Bergen County, NJ specialty cosmetic ingredient supplier
  • CFO for Palm Bay, FL specialty chemical manufacturing company
  • CFO for Chicago, IL specialty automation equipment supplier
  • CFO for South Bend, IN electrical maintenance and contracting services company
  • CFO for Central OH financial services company
  • CFO for a Boston, MA event rental company

Don Hillier, CEO of Harvest CFO states, “for each placement, our goal is to maximize the upside value while at the same time minimize the downside risk for the company’s financial leadership role. We consistently achieve this goal through our highly efficient end-to-end process which begins with properly defining the skills and attributes needed for success for the company’s specific role based on the vision of the leadership team and PE firm – ‘building the blueprint for success.’  Through this process, we create a very tight ‘spec’ that is used for our exhaustive research and sourcing to target highly qualified prospects, and through every aspect of our rigorous due diligence to identify those candidates who truly stand out from the pack as being ‘spot on’ and ‘spotless’ for the role:  ‘spot on’ as to very relevant industry experience, skillset and functional requirements, chemistry and intellectual fit with the executive team and cultural fit with the company; ‘spotless’ as to personal integrity and professional success.  We also require that our candidates have prior successful PE portfolio company or similar experience to be considered.  We strive to fill all our roles with highly skilled individuals from the local geographic market – which greatly improves the probability of a great cultural fit.  Our nontraditional economic model creates real partnership with our PE clients.  The financial leaders we deliver are highly skilled finance and accounting professionals who are also highly skilled and experienced working across every operational aspect of their organizations, have played leadership roles as to ERP systems and process upgrades and implementations, are great relationship builders internally as well with customers, suppliers, banks, CPA firm and other key third parties, and are proven successful business partners with their executive teams and their PE firms.”

Harvest CFO, with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, provides executive search for permanent placement as well as contracted financial leaders for interim roles.  Please visit our website at www.harvestcfo.com to learn more about how Harvest CFO delivers the right financial leaders to Private Equity portfolio companies across the U.S.

For more about Harvest CFO, contact Don Hillier, CEO at 888-609-3033 or email dhillier@harvestcfo.com.

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