The Company

Well established Private Equity Backed B2C business founded in Australia and market leader in APAC currently scaling in the UK both via acquisition and organic growth.

The Challenge

To appoint an International Finance Director to build a team and be a trusted finance business partner to senior leadership team. The role was business critical given a recent acquisition, rapid growth and lack of robust systems in place. The CFO was based in Sydney and this was the first senior finance hire outside of Australia.

Our Solution

As an experienced and well-connected specialist finance recruiter to rapidly scaling London based businesses, Kinetech had the advantage of being able to rapidly research and build a targeted list of candidates offering the experience and exposure the client needed.

Speed was key as the business was scaling rapidly and needed an FD to support from the start of their international journey.

Kinetech pivoted with the CFO hire mid search following a change in the brief, but we still managed to present a strong shortlist and a hire was made within the demanding time frame agreed.

Identifying the candidates – The Numbers

Using our rigorous search methodology and thorough screening techniques, we presented eight candidates, five of which were interviewed by the client, with two going through to the final round. They ultimately hired an outstanding individual who is thriving in post 18 months on.

Bringing the right people together – The successful hire

The successful candidate displayed an excellent mix of technical accounting and senior level commercial finance experience within scaling PE backed businesses. He also embodied the cool, calm and collected personality required to thrive in a chaotic start up environment along with a proven track record of building high performing teams.