Chief Financial Officer | Private Equity Backed Manufacturer with Asian Operation

 
Background

Our client was a private equity backed manufacturer of display equipment used in retail stores. The company had a significant manufacturing operation in Asia. We were recommended to the company’s CEO by one of the private equity investors when a new CFO was needed.


The Need

Our client required a CFO who was hands-on enough to work in a lean environment and had considerable experience with the exit process in a private equity setting. The ideal candidate would have led a due diligence effort, at least once, and have the presence and credibility to work effectively with the private equity firms backing the client organization. Additionally, they would have experience leading the financial function in an organization with manufacturing operations overseas and understood the associated foreign exchange issues. Experience working with Asia would be a plus as our client was based in Dallas and did not want to relocate an executive for this position.

 

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