This client began planning early for the retirement of their long-time Chief Financial Officer. Tough shoes to fill, as the incumbent was mission driven and possessed a strong analytical business background. He had put the organization on the right track. It was important that any prospective candidate for this role could not only perform the duties of the position, but the right hire would also be able to manage and work well with the board of directors, many of whom have a strong financial background. The perfect candidate would be able to comfortably challenge board members when needed, assist with strategic planning, and be confident in his/her decision making when dealing with the senior leadership.
The board was undecided if they should seek candidates from within the industry – healthcare services providers, or should they hire from the healthcare consulting division of one of the Big 4 accounting firms.
We sifted through hundreds of candidates and produced a short list to present to the organization’s President and its Board. Ultimately, the client hired their number one choice. The newly hired CFO came from a health care background and has easily onboarded to the position and the culture. A great fit for both client and candidate.