Connecting PE Firm with Top Talent for a Vital CFO Role in the Software Sector

PE Firms
Human Capital
Value Creation

Service Area: Human Capital

Client Type: Large Capital Private Equity Firm

Service Provider Type: Specialized Executive Recruiting Firm

Industry: Software Technology

The Need
CFO Search in the Software Sector

A large capital private equity firm, required a new chief financial officer (CFO) for its portfolio company in the software technology sector. This B2B SaaS platform, based on the East Coast, had reached a revenue milestone of nearly $100 million. The task at hand was to identify a highly skilled CFO capable of navigating the dynamic landscape of this technology-driven industry.

The Challenge
Finance Expert with B2B Software Experience

The firm needed a CFO with the right mix of financial expertise, industry knowledge and private equity experience. They also needed to understand the intricacies of the B2B SaaS market, have a track record of success in similar PE-backed businesses and align with the company’s objectives in this critical growth phase. And they needed all this fast.

How BluWave Helped
Knowing the Right Resource for the Job

BluWave provided a short list of executive search firms the next business day. The PE firm quickly selected the best-fit specialized recruiter for the situation. The firm BluWave helped select leveraged their industry experience and history of successfully placing CFOs in similar PE-backed SaaS businesses.

The Result
The Right Leadership at the Right Time

The client and firm were a natural fit, enabling them to choose the best candidate, in a short amount of time. The hired executive not only had the required financial acumen, but also their understanding of the software industry and experience with private equity-backed enterprises. The successful placement gave the portfolio company the leadership it needed to navigate its next phase of growth and development.

I worked with the recruiting firm on a daily basis and was impressed with all three team members.

-PE Firm Portfolio Talent Principal


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