A privately held, $275M manufacturer of wood specialty products needed to identify the successor to a retiring financial leader who was an integral member of the executive team and a critical advisor to the CEO.
Poised for dynamic growth, the organization desired to engage and secure the next CFO, who would work in tandem with the incumbent to smoothly transition all strategic business matters and responsibilities. This national search targeted a true finance and operations leader with an MBA, proven capabilities, and a scope that included Corporate Finance, Operations, Safety and Risk Management, Information Technology, Business Intelligence, and Human Resources Management.
Working in full partnership with key stakeholders, CCI facilitated alignment around the company, culture, job brief, and candidate competencies. Key near-term and long-term objectives were identified, as well as challenges and opportunities that existed for the new CFO. CCI mapped the market at a local, regional, and national level, targeting specific industries and candidate profiles. Outreach and a networking campaign were conducted to market the opportunity and engage the right candidates for the role. Candidate benchmarking conversations occurred with the client to optimize efficiency and alignment.
An exceptionally talented group of candidates were evaluated, presented for consideration, and interviewed by the client. The selected candidate brought 30 years of experience and a proven track record in all functional areas that were required along with global manufacturing experience and a history of optimizing profitability. The successor was hired in the desired timeline and continuity was assured. The client was complimentary of the discipline of the CCI process, the caliber of the candidates, and the overall result.