Harvest CFO Completes CFO Placement for $1BN Revenue Global PE Portfolio Company

November 2018 – Harvest CFO, a recognized premier executive recruiting firm with the sole focus of delivering the right CFOs and other financial leadership roles for Private Equity portfolio companies, recently completed the CFO placement for a $1BN revenue global PE portfolio company with aspirations of a future IPO.  Prior to contacting Harvest CFO, this company worked for 10 months with an international executive recruiting firm for this CFO role without success. The PE firm investor for this company was referred to Harvest CFO by another PE firm that works with Harvest CFO for their portfolio companies. Harvest CFO presented the right candidate for this CFO role in less than 30 days from commencement of their search activities. The Chief HR Officer for this company refers to their selected CFO as “the needle in the haystack.”

Harvest CFO currently works with more than 40 leading PE firms to deliver the right financial leaders for their portfolio companies located throughout the U.S. and across industries. Portfolio companies for which Harvest CFO has produced highly successful placements range in size from early stage platforms to companies generating $1BN+ in revenues. 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 strategic research and sourcing to target highly qualified prospects, and through our rigorous candidate due diligence we 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. 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 key leadership roles as to ERP systems and process upgrades and implementations; are great relationship builders internally as well with customers, suppliers, banks, CPA firms and other key third parties; have deep M&A experience; and are proven successful business partners with their executive teams and their PE firms. Our nontraditional economic model creates real partnership with the PE firm, the portfolio company executive team and our candidates.”

Harvest CFO, with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, provides executive recruiting 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 216-609-3033 or email dhillier@harvestcfo.com.

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