Whilst EquityFD would not be considered the typical recruitment firm to identify a CFO for a large Social Enterprise such as Turning Point, we approached Joanna Adolph to partner us in our search because we firmly believed that she fully understood both the requirement of the role and the unique culture of the organisation. Joanna introduced us to a diverse range of candidates and we were able to successfully hire an impressive CFO who has recently joined us. We are delighted with the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending EquityFD to any organisation for their in depth understanding and experience of CFO recruitment.

Julie Bass, Group Managing Director, Turning Point

I was referred to EquityFD by one of our advisers as I needed to supplement my senior team with some new finance hires.

Robert was very engaged with my requirements from the start, running a smooth, informed and attentive process resulting in two key appointments in swift order.

He really understood the nature of a rapidly expanding business and was able to match my requirements for candidates with an appetite for high growth and an ability to function effectively in such a dynamic environment.

Amanda Davis, Group Finance Director, Independent Vetcare Group

I worked with EquityFD to source a CFO for a new investment we were making. Given their understanding of the PE market, they were happy to work alongside us on a fully success basis and identified a great candidate ahead of the deal completing which was extremely helpful to the process.

Rupert Brown, Investment Manager, Palatine Private Equity

If you are considering appointing Equity FD, I strongly recommend that you prepare to be challenged. I thought that we had a tight brief on the way in, but Equity FD challenged every aspect of our initial thinking, which resulted in a pin-sharp brief followed by a speedy appointment of a Group FD.

If you are ready to be challenged and want to move quickly, I would recommend Equity FD without hesitation.

Steve Jude, CEO, Citibase

I enjoy working with EquityFD. They are responsive and flexible, and work swiftly to conclude the recruitment process. Most importantly, they take the time to listen and understand our requirements. Joanna has been my main contact and she most recently sourced a new Finance Director for our investee company Weirdfish.

She innately understands the skills required for an FD in a growth and exit driven business and takes the time to ensure that there is also a strong cultural fit with the rest of the management team.

Natalie Eastham, Managing Partner, Total Capital Partners

I chose to work with the team at EquityFC  and EquityFD to help to source  my new Finance Director .

They did a great job of giving me and my other directors a real choice enabling us to make a well thought through decision about this key hire .

Thank you for an excellent search.

Alberto Lopez-Valenzuela, CEO and Founder, Alva

I first met Sarah at EquityFD a few years ago at a previous employer and recently turned to EquityFD when I needed to source a CFO for a buy and build in the Edtech space.

They delivered a well thought through shortlist and enabled a hire to be made in in a timely and efficient manner.

I would be happy to recommend EquityFD. They really understand the specific  nature of the type of CFO that is required in a high growth,  higher risk business.

Richard Moore, Foundation Investment Partners

A key hire requires a great recruitment partner and I found that in Robert at EquityFD.
He was very focused on my FD role and keen to ensure that I saw a good range of candidates in order that I could confidently choose my new addition to the senior team.

Chris Pullen, Group CFO, Staffline Group PLC

We worked with EquityFD for the first time earlier this year to recruit a part time Finance Director. We found the team to be very friendly, professional and really care about finding the right person for the role. The teams knowledge of the market place validated my decision to come to them. They take the time to find out about the company, its ethos and aims and the details of the role. We thoroughly recommend EquityFD and enjoyed working with Sarah and the team.

David Austin, CEO, BBFC

I founded and run a leading edge platform business and adding the right CFO was always going to be a critical hire.

I worked with Robert Draper at EquityFD who pinpointed a candidate with just the right mix of commercial and operational experience and a very relevant tech background .

Edward Barrow, Co-founder and CeO, Idio