Strategic Search: CFO/VP Finance

Global Beauty & Personal Products Company
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We deliver executive search solutions that solve immediate leadership objectives, as well as strategic client objectives.

The Situation

As a proven value partner to our client, a global beauty and personal care products company we were retained to recruit a CFO/VP Finance for the Company’s retail business.  The Company had recently aligned with a significant strategic investor, presenting a level of complexity to the search, requiring the engagement of multiple client perspectives and expectations.  The mandate for CFO/Finance Business Partner to the US Managing Director was to restructure the US Finance organization to support the significant scaling of the business and tremendous expansion of product distribution across the US.

The Engagement

Our mission was to recruit a financially savvy business executive from a “world class” consumer goods organization who had both the gravitas and the global sensibility to lead Finance and co-lead the US Company of this rapidly growing business.  It was critical that the new executive have the capacity to work in dual partnership with the US Managing Director to drive the US strategy, while also maintaining strong accountability to the global CFO for the European based parent.  In addition, the client required an executive with a demonstrated passion for the consumer beauty business and who would therefore naturally align with the interest of the overall population within the Company. 

The Solution

The successful candidate was identified and engaged in our process within the first 10 days of the search. 

We recruited our successful diversity candidate from a Fortune 150 global consumer products organization recognized for its high-performance culture.   With the demonstrated track record of a strong financial leadership, solid career progression, and the proven experience of thriving in multiple financial business partner roles, this savvy female executive hit the ground running.

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