Finatal were introduced to me last year through our backers, Bridges. They successfully sourced an FD for The Vet, who joined us six months ago and has so far been an invaluable support. I was really impressed with how quickly Paul understood our business and the type of person that I was looking for. He was proactive, moved at pace, kept me well informed and was a pleasure to work with. He’s the only person I’d call next time I was making a senior hire in the finance function.
Jessica FrameThe Vet
“From a candidate perspective the process was swift, efficient and focused. The consultants have the ability to rapidly match a client’s specific profile requirements with suitably experienced candidates, whilst also ensuring that there is a strong cultural fit. I would highly recommend Finatal when recruiting into a PE backed environment.”
Chris Terry, CFORoof-Maker
“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 LonsdaleAugust Equity
“We engaged Finatal to help us find an interim CFO to fill a gap between permanent appointments. Finatal were quick to come back with an available, relevant shortlist of serial interim CFOs. It meant that we were quickly able to identify someone whom we felt would be best suited to the role. This person came in and hit the ground running and added value from day one. Highly recommended.”
Sarah BricknellCEO at Medical Imaging Partnership
“Following private equity investment we realigned our company strategy to grow on a buy and build model. This required the recruitment of an Acquisition & Strategy Manager to work alongside the Finance Director and the wider Executive Team. Finatal were great at understanding the brief and needs of our business, and effectively putting forward candidates that were very relevant. We have ended up with an excellent recruit. Thank you for your support throughout the process.”
Simon Burns Churchesfire
“We are a private equity backed computer software business with a strong track record in M&A. We wanted to hire additional resource to supplement our UK M&A team. However we knew it had to be the right person, someone who would fit within our small existing team and also be able to work successfully with management teams of our prospective acquisitions. The Interim team at Finatal was able to understand this straight away and introduced us almost immediately to a candidate who met our requirements and has since become a key part of our team.”
Robert Stroud Civica
“Having used Finatal on a number of occasions, I find it is the proactive and practical culture that runs through all of their consultants that differentiates them from what can sometimes seem a crowded marketplace.”
“I instructed Finatal to source an interim CFO for a key portfolio company which was undergoing preparation for a refinancing and review of the strategic plan. Overall I was delighted with the service I received. The team assembled a range of candidates in a short time-frame, after understanding the brief and what the task in hand was. The interview process was smooth, and I found them to be contactable at all times when needed. They were consultative on many regards: the day rate in which we needed pay to attract the right calibre, the timescales of the interview process, but also on the speed in which we needed to offer given our preferred candidate had already been offered another role. In summary I found the hiring process effective, and would recommend Finatal to others seeking senior interim hires within their finance function.”
Shaun Mercer, DirectorEurope Buy Out, The Carlyle Group
“I met Jack earlier this year and in the last two weeks gave him the opportunity to show what he could do. We had a need to appoint an interim to run a project and within 24 hours he had discussed our opportunity with 3 quality candidates, all of whom could have done the job and set up the interviews. By the end of the second day we had appointed one of Jack’s candidates and all is working very well.
Jack was and is extremely professional in all aspects; communications, urgency, discretion, knowing the right people. I highly recommend Jack”.
John Rooney, Director of Finance Wagamama
I have recently 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.
We have worked with Finatal for a number of years, engaging them to help us with both interim and permanent CFO and FD hires across our portfolio. We recently backed a new business in the cybersecurity space, Adarma, based in Edinburgh, and hired an interim CFO through Finatal. Having gone through a failed search process with another firm and exhausted the local market, we asked Finatal to help us; they provided a number of high-quality CFO candidates who were willing to do the weekly commute to Edinburgh, and have just hired an exceptional, high-calibre CFO who fit the brief very well in terms of personality and culture fit. Paul did a great job guiding the candidate through the process and we are delighted to have got Mark on board.