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:
ControllerPublicly-Traded Biopharmaceutical Company
The client required a Controller to execute their SEC reporting requirements while building out the financial infrastructure to support significant anticipated growth. VSP arranged interviews with four candidates, including the selected candidate, within three weeks of starting the search. VSP advised both the client and candidate through the offer/acceptance process and helped all parties navigate a complex and unusually long pre-employment period.
VSP was engaged to recruit a CFO who would improve cost and performance transparency while partnering with the CEO on significant expansion opportunities. VSP recruited a veteran CFO who was culturally-aligned with the organization and capable of balancing the strategic and tactical demands of such a role.
Director of SEC ReportingRapidly-Growing Technology Company
High-growth, newly-public technology company which was struggling to identify talent for their nascent SEC reporting function. VSP recruited a Big 4-trained CPA with 13 years of post-public reporting leadership experience. The placed candidate made immediate contributions to the SEC reporting process, which enabled the company to successfully file their first 10-Q.
ControllerMulti-Generation Family Business
Manufacturing company in its fifth generation of family ownership was in need of a Controller to modernize the accounting function. VSP introduced six strong candidates within 25 days of commencing the search. The company's new Controller was selected from this slate and hired after a seamless offer and close process.
Accounting/Financial Department Build-OutPrivate Equity-Backed CPG
Renowned consumer goods company backed by a prominent private equity firm engaged VSP to assist with the consolidation of accounting departments from three US cities to one in Connecticut. VSP partnered with the CFO and SVP, Human Resources to fill 13 accounting/finance roles ranging from Senior Director to Staff level across multiple disciplines.
CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICERPre-IPO Technology Company
A high-profile SaaS organization sought a Chief Accounting Officer who could help scale the existing finance infrastructure, troubleshoot major process flaws, mentor existing high-potential finance staff and prepare the company for an IPO. VSP recruited a technology industry veteran whose background included multiple successful IPO’s and a long track record of building robust accounting and reporting groups to support rapidly-growing ventures. The successful candidate was introduced on the seventh day of the search.
Tax ManagerFamily Office
Boutique family investment firm operating in the real estate and securities industries. The tight-knit firm has a highly-unique culture that fosters camaraderie and long-term employment. VSP secured a highly-qualified Tax Manager to replace the retiring incumbent. This was VSP's second placement at this firm.
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.
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.