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Our History

Finatal was founded in 2010 by David Rooney, a veteran of the executive recruitment sector with board level experience working for private equity-owned businesses.  Working closely with private equity on M&A in the sector revealed a gap in the market for a search business that identified and delivered elite CFOs who would be fully aligned with the time-bound, pressurised nature of PE ownership.

The business today employs 35 people working on mandates for all types of PE houses and their portfolio businesses across the UK and Europe. Over the past 12 months year we successfully completed over 160 mandates for PE firms and their portfolio businesses.

Our Vision

We have a 10 year goal at Finatal - to be the number one executive search firm globally, to the world of Private Equity and their Portfolio businesses.

Our reputation, ambition and commitment to continuous improvement will ensure we get there.

Our Values

We are listeners, questioners and completely committed in the area that matters most to our PE clients: delivery.

We go the extra mile to get the right candidate. And when it gets challenging, we have the persistence to keep on going to completion.

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“I was placed by Finatal in my current role as Finance Director of NVM-backed No.1 Traveller; I’d met Paul eighteen months earlier, and he was one of the few consultants to stay in touch over time. He had a good grasp of the market and felt he had a good understanding of the kind of business and opportunity that I would be suited to – and no.1 Traveller ticked the boxes; private equity-owned, multi-site and with a great brand, but also the right kind of cultural fit and relationship with the CEO. Paul was direct, straightforward to deal with and kept me upto date throughout the process; 8 months in and I’m really enjoying the role and business.”

Elliott Adams, CFO No1 Traveller Ltd.

“I worked with Finatal to fill a number of key hires in my finance team including a Group Finance Controller. I was extremely impressed with Finatal’s ability to understand my fairly specific skill set and fit requirements and their ability to quickly source a short list of highly suitable candidates. I also appreciated having Finatal’s view on the best person for the role and luckily we were in agreement on each role. Finatal closed the successful candidate quickly and in line with my remuneration expectations for each role.”

Chris Wilmot, Group CFO QualiTest Group

“I used Finatal when I had an urgent requirement for a short term cover. The Interim team got on the case immediately and on the same day sent me two CV’s of immediately available candidates .
They arranged for the interviews the next day and the chosen candidate started two days after. The whole process was very smooth as they took time from the onset to really understand the brief.  It was a pleasure to work with Finatal and will definitely use them again should the need arise.”

Arassen Sunassee, Group Financial Controller Lineup Systems (NVM Private Equity backed)

I’ve engaged with Finatal twice in the last year for Finance Directors within our portfolio and been very impressed with the outcomes on both occasions; Paul gets what a good private equity FD looks like, and has a very good understanding of the kind of FDs we at August like to work with. He has been tenacious, proactive and delivered strong shortlists for two very different briefs, and we’ve been really happy with the Finance Directors we’ve hired and the value they’ve delivered so far.

David Lonsdale August Equity

“Jack helped to find me a role, making it a painless process. He listened to what I was looking for, and more importantly kept up regular communication so I always knew where the process was at. I would absolutely recommend Jack to any friends seeking a new role or hire and will most certainly be using him to place candidates in future. I look forward to working with Jack on the other side, the service received as a candidate gives me extremely high hopes for what I can look forward to as a client”.

Sheri Ruiz Group Financial Controller at Sequence Care Group

“I was fortunate enough to work with Nick during my last employment move. From the outset Nick was very responsive and willing to invest his time to talk through my queries, and to challenge and guide me through the multi-stage interview process. His support in collating background information was particularly important as I sought to balance a particularly busy period at my existing employer whilst also preparing for each recruitment stage. I have recommended Nick to contacts seeking new roles and will happily continue to do so”.

Robert Halls Head of M&A, ED&F Man

“As a candidate and a customer of Jack over the last couple of years, it has been a pleasure to work with him on interim and permanent roles, always very responsive and highly professional. This professionalism ensures that Jack has many candidates within his network. Jack recently placed me in a CFO role at Biophorum which is proving to be a great role”.

Tim Wood Chief Financial Officer, Biophorum

“Its been a real pleasure working with James. He helped me secure a contract which was exactly what I was looking for. The whole process of recruitment from start to finish was pleasant, he was transparent and answered any questions I had promptly”.

Zeeshan Nabi Senior Financial Analyst at Viacom
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