Vision Search Partners takes a long-term view, always remembering that our success over time is dependent on the success of the candidates we place with the clients we serve. We’re proud that 73% of our senior-level placements have stayed with their companies for over three years (versus the national average of 50%). A sample of our recent placements include:
CFOEntrpreneurial Services Company
The company needed a hands-on CFO who would transform the accounting function from a bookkeeping group to partner in growth. VSP delivered an up-and-coming CFO who had developed a best-in-class small company finance group. The successful candidate was introduced six days into the search.
VP FinanceAcquisitive Holding Company
Holding company with growing portfolio of entrepreneurial B2B technology service companies engaged VSP to identify a VP Finance who would standardize accounting policies and procedures, implement KPI and improve reporting across the portfolio. VSP recruited a VP Finance who built the FPA function from scratch within a “unicorn” technology start-up. The successful candidate was introduced on the ninth day of the search.
CONTROLLERRapidly Growing Distribution Company
The company needed an accomplished Controller to revamp the company’s close and financial reporting processes. VSP delivered a CPA with highly-relevant experience in developing process, structure and control in high-growth environments. The selected candidate was introduced by VSP within one week after the commencement of the search and, upon starting, immediately improved the quality and timelines of the financial reporting process.
CONTROLLER$200M High-Technology Manufacturer
Company sought a financial leader who would increase financial transparency and provide actionable business intelligence. VSP delivered a fast-track manufacturing finance professional with a “business partner’s” approach to the finance function. The selected candidate was one of five interviewed candidates submitted within twelve days after commencing the search.
Project ManagerFinancial Accounting Standards Board
VSP recently made its thirty-fourth placement with the accounting profession’s standard-setting body, the Financial Accounting Standards Board. We were tasked with identifying and attracting someone to manage projects to update guidance related to revenue recognition and share-based payments. VSP recruited a well-tracked, Big-Four alumni from a highly-respected accounting policy consultancy to lead the initiatives.
CFOPrivate Equity Backed Industrial Roll-Up
Major private equity sponsor engaged VSP to identify a platform company CFO who would execute and integrate complimentary acquisitions with a goal of 10x revenue growth over a five-year period. VSP recruited the former CFO from the leader in the company’s industry who had scaled his organization to support numerous acquisitions over a twenty-year period. The successful candidate was introduced on the sixteenth day of the search.
VP, Human ResourcesRegional Bank
For a regional banking conglomerate, VSP was tasked with identifying a second-in-command for a sprawling human resources group who would streamline HR processes and improve both employee engagement and internal customer service. VSP identified a VP of HR with a track record of building best-in-class HR functions in both entrepreneurial and established organizations. The successful candidate was introduced on the fourth day of the search.
CFO/ControllerStart-Up Alternative Investment Firm
Firm sought a financial leader who would build the finance function from scratch while providing transparency to investors and developing internal financial processes and controls. VSP delivered a hands-on CPA with experience leading and executing the finance function for a similar firm. The successful candidate was introduced six days after the commencement of the search.
Chief Audit ExecutiveGlobal Services Company
Multi-billion-dollar, diversified, decentralized services company engaged VSP to help hire a Chief Audit Executive to “insource” the internal audit function. VSP recruited an audit executive who had built the audit function from the ground up for a global, household name technology company. The successful candidate was introduced on the ninth day of the search and saved the client more than a million dollars in professional fees within the first year.