What We Offer

CCL will continue to focus on improving the performance of our clients’ businesses by winning the War for Talent in the recruitment of great financial officers.   The world has become more specialized yet the big search firms are driven to create broader offerings and to spread their resources thinner, they are driven by volume, have a need to cover substantial overhead and are not always perfectly aligned with the best interests of their clients. Enter CCL Search. We are a specialized boutique search firm that specializes in the recruitment of financial officers.   We offer large-company capabilities and best practices but with the focus that only a small company can provide you.

The key to our client service is our seamless integration of deep functional expertise with great execution of traditional retained search firm’s best practices but focused more sharply on a limited number of engagements.

CCL Search is different than the major global firms and we believe offers the client a better option in recruiting the top financial talent for their company.  We have three competitive advantages that lead clients to trust their financial officer human capital needs to CCL Search:

Focus, Expertise and Alignment

Focus
We are not driven by volume and limit our search load to approximately 1/4 of what you see at the big firms. We will be focused on your needs and will get the right candidates to you faster. The average time to close of the major firms is almost 150 days and that is just too long!

Expertise
We know the function and the market and have completed searches in the sectors we focus on – consumer, retail, financial services, REIT’s, industrial. Our functional experience in finance with academy companies gives us credibility with candidates. We can vet candidates for both their cultural fit as well as their functional skills. We have done work for public companies (GameStop, Ingersoll Rand, Sara Lee, Ichan Associates, Dollar Tree), PE firms (The Carlyle Group, CCMP),  PE portfolio companies Petco, Philosophy, Centerplate, Quizno’s, MPM) and family owned businesses (The Fresh Market, Delaware North)

Alignment
We desire a partnership on this journey with you. We do not have off-limit issues and we do not have to fight our colleagues for the best candidates. We do not do work for your fiercest competitor. Our fee structure is designed to put some “skin in the game” and we do not win just because the talent costs you more. We will not do a search where we cannot be successful just to make a fee, we desire a long-term relationship.