Crucial Financial Leadership Hire in Manufacturing Industry

Value Creation

Service Area: Human Capital

Client Type: Lower- Middle Market PE Firm

Service Provider Type: Finance Executive Search Firm

Industry: Manufacturing

The Need
Upgrading Financial Leadership for a Manufacturing Business

A newly acquired multi-million-dollar manufacturing business, specializing in sprayers and foamers for the food industry, sought to upgrade its financial controller position. The goal was to accelerate the month-end and year-end closing processes, add business intelligence, and support the general manager as a strategic partner.

The Challenge
Right Mix of Skills, Experience

The primary challenge was to identify a financial controller with extensive manufacturing accounting experience, capable of thriving in a fast-paced, PE-backed environment. The role required not just technical proficiency but also the agility to drive strategic initiatives and back-office optimization.

How BluWave Helped
Connecting with a Specialized Finance Executive Search Firm

BluWave connected the PE firm with a short list of finance executive search firms know for their expertise in the southern manufacturing sector. The selected firm had a strong track record of placements that aligned with the unique requirements of the role, including manufacturing experience and the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.

The Result
Strategic Addition to Drive Financial and Operational Growth

The search culminated in the successful placement of a financial controller who not only met the technical and experiential criteria but also matched the company’s culture and growth aspirations. This strategic hire enabled the manufacturing business to enhance its financial reporting, treasury management, and overall operational efficiency, positioning it for accelerated growth and potential acquisitions.

They were solid. Timely and produced good candidates.

-VP of Talent at PE Firm


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