Retained solution perfect for sourcing crucial CFO

The situation

Our client was an SME technology business that had recently been acquired by private equity investors. A new leadership team was put together to deliver the growth target and a commercially focussed CFO was needed as a crucial part of the board.


Our approach

We carried out a full market research and branded advertising campaign which generated an extensive long-list of candidates. Pre-screening meetings were held with each following which we provided the CEO with a ‘test candidate’ to meet. (Doing this early in the process ensured accuracy was maintained throughout.) A final shortlist of five was presented with detailed assessment of each applicant’s skills, experience and motivations.

I recently used Steve to find an exceptional candidate for a key executive role within an organisation I am currently supporting. Having worked with many recruitment organisations over many years I have rarely come across anyone as professional as Steve. I found his approach refreshing in that he showed real insight into my requirements, approached the task with intelligence, energy, and enthusiasm and remained highly professional throughout. Unlikely many organisations who tend to be very pushy in terms of fee payment, again Steve was the consummate professional. If you need someone to place a key executive, particularly in the area of finance, Steve is your man.

Steve Smith, CEO

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