Profile: Fast growing plant-based food company

Role: Chief Financial Officer

Challenge: This CEO and private equity investors were seeking a financial leader who had demonstrated success working in consumer goods and with private equity firms. They needed a diverse candidate who had proven success in taking companies to “the next level”  and could create strategies to ensure a $70 million company had the systems and processes in place to grow to $150 million and beyond.

Strategy: Our founder, managing partner and consumer products recruiter met with the client and toured the client facility to get a thorough understanding of the client and the culture. We then composed a detailed position profile, proactively reached out to CFO candidates from our network and started fresh research as well. We knew the ideal candidate would have proven experience setting up systems, policies and procedures to allow their companies to grow; as well as having extensive experience interacting with private equity owners and the rigors that entails.

Result: Reaching out proactively to 150+ candidates, we successfully placed a diversity candidate in the role who has actually just been promoted to a dual role for CFO/COO. The CEO was pleased and has come back to PeopleSuite with 3 more search assignments since, including a VP of Operations and Controller.   

Time to Fill: First slate of candidates presented to client in two weeks with weekly updates and HR follow up.  After multiple client interviews, position filled within 90 days.

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