The Right Interim CFO Delivers Stability and Accelerates the Timeline Toward Success

Harvest CFO consistently delivers the best value for companies seeking the right financial leaders for shorter term “interim” needs. Through our proprietary extensive national database and network of PE portfolio company interim CFOs, we deliver the right candidates within 5 to 10 business days from initial request. Our interim fee model is typically 25% to 35% less than our competition. We work very hard to fill interim roles with individuals from the local geographic market thereby avoiding travel costs and commuting issues and increasing the probability of good chemistry and cultural fit. When the best outcome is the interim CFO transitions to the permanent CFO role, conversion rate is almost 100%.

Don Hillier, CEO of Harvest CFO states, “We do not take a generalist approach for our interim roles. Our interim candidates are successful PE Portco CFOs with relevant industry experience and the skillset needed for the specific interim need. Our interim fee structure creates tremendous value for our clients and enables us to attract and retain the absolute best talent for the duration of our interim roles. We have placed interim CFOs for several PE Portcos across the US. Similar to our permanent placements, we are relentless to quickly deliver the best talent and the best economic value for our clients.”

The CEO of a PE portfolio company describes her recent experience:

“We utilized Harvest to initially deliver an interim CFO and in parallel to conduct the permanent search. We communicated to Harvest in the beginning that a home run was to transition the interim CFO to the permanent role. This was the result. The team at Harvest CFO has a highly communicative, consultative approach. Their deep expertise in the CFO role showed in how quickly they understood our needs currently and also for the success of our longer-term strategic plan. We had an excellent experience with Harvest CFO for our CFO hire.”

Harvest CFO provides executive search for permanent placement as well as contracted financial leaders for interim roles. We would appreciate an opportunity to have a conversation with you regarding the CFO needs within your portfolio. Call Don Hillier, CEO, Harvest CFO, 216-609-3033 or email

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