“We originally awarded the mandate to Chris to recruit our CFO at TFM to take us through the IPO process based on his knowledge of retail and functional finance experience. He delivered us a great candidate and ran a strong process that gave us a good look at the market. We then turned to him to recruit the first two outside board members for the company post our successful IPO. We wanted finance talent to join the board early and again Chris delivered great candidates and a well-run process that was timely based on our needs. Chris has been an effective extension of TFM in the market place.
Mike Barry – former Board of Directors at The Fresh Market: (NYSE – TFM)
“Chris has done a number of searches for us, including a public company CFO role. As part of that process, he presented to our Board and CEO, and did a terrific job identifying the requirements of the role and helping to source the successful candidate. He has strong expertise in the finance area and has been able to source a number of different candidates for us. I’d be happy to work with him again on future finance searches”
Stephen Cerrone – Chief Human Resources Officer at Sara Lee (NYSE – SLE)
“Chris was introduced to me by the Head of our Audit Committee and was one of several recruiters we interviewed to conduct our recent CFO search. Chris won the search based on our comfort that he could represent us well in the marketplace and that his experience as a financial officer would be a help to us. He did an outstanding job for us in leading the first CFO search LHO had done in over 12 years. We had a great flow of communications with him and he was a strong partner and represented the company effectively in the market. His functional experience in finance served us well in vetting candidates as well as attracting some out of the box candidates. The search was well run, fast and we were impressed by the depth of coverage that Chris provided for us. I would be happy to recommended Chris to others looking to recruit senior financial talent at the CFO level for a public company. We would certainly engage him again if we had a need.”
Mike Barnello – CEO at LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE – LHO)
“Chris did a great job of recruiting our last two CFO’s. He did an outstanding job of accurately representing who we are, and what we needed, to the market place and had the perseverance to keep the search going which as a result of our specific needs, ended up going several months longer than normal.”
Lori Sabet – CHRO at Carlyle Group (NASDAQ – CG)