Culture, Chemistry and Goals Matter
The right CFOs are proven successful leaders and true business partners in creating high value and higher ROI
Collaboration and trust….combined with hard work
and resolve creates success
Our executive recruiting process is built on the following foundations:
Our executive recruiting process is a proven successful game plan that is customized for each engagement to efficiently bring forward candidates who are “spot on” as to skillset, career and industry experience, cultural fit with the organization and chemistry fit with the executive team and the PE firm. We employ a collaborative team approach throughout the lifecycle of our engagements in partnership with the decision makers and our candidates to get to the best result for all parties. We firmly believe success comes from collaboration, mutual respect, trust and setting clear objectives.
Understanding Your Business
We are more than an executive recruiting firm. We are genuinely interested in learning the dynamics of your business and what success looks like for your specific role. Every engagement begins with an in-depth discovery process with decision makers to gain a solid understanding of your business, your people, culture, opportunities, challenges and vision for success; and the specific skillset, career and industry experience needed in your CFO role to achieve this vision. Our definition of success is the selected individual is absolutely the right financial leader for your company’s immediate needs and through each stage of the longer-term life cycle of the PE firm holding period.
Marketing and Search Strategy
It is essential to deliver the right message to the targeted audience. We create our Position Descriptions to accurately market your company, the opportunity and the CFO role to get the attention of our targeted prospects. We are experts at comprehensive research and sourcing utilizing proprietary and Private Equity portco databases and our extensive network to identify the right companies and individuals to create our pool of qualified prospects.
Rigorous Candidate Due Diligence
Our proprietary “best in class” candidate due diligence process has been built with the mindset to minimize risk and maximize upside value in your CFO hire. We provide decision makers with comprehensive documentation for each candidate we introduce as to correlation of skillset, career and industry experience and personal attributes with the needs in your CFO role.
Client Candidate Interviews and Offer Process
We take a hands-on approach to coordinating all client candidate interview schedules, logistics and feedback. Our nontraditional fee structure supports our position of highly effective intermediary in your offer process to listen to the needs and wants of all parties and share valuable feedback to facilitate a successful close.
In our experience, consistent, honest communication and transparency is a key tenet of success. Throughout your engagement with us, we provide ongoing reporting as to our progress against project plan, sourcing results and prospect status in due diligence. We utilize weekly conversations with decision makers to discuss progress and provide real-time feedback as to what the market is telling us and calibration to ensure all parties are proceeding with a shared vision of success.
CFOs placed still with company
days on average to complete placement
reduction from traditional recruiting fee model
partnership with over 60 PE firms