Enhancing M&A, Financial Operations in Healthcare with Strategic Staffing

Service Area: Human Capital

Client Type: Portfolio Company

Service Provider Type: Temporary Staffing

Industry: Healthcare Services

The Need
Strategic Staffing for Financial Overhaul, M&A

A private-equity owned healthcare services provider, specializing in traumatic brain injury care, was gearing up for an eventual sale. They required highly skilled junior finance and accounting talent on a short-term or project basis to handle active M&A activities and internal projects, balancing manual data entry tasks with strategic financial operations.

The Challenge
Sourcing Versatile, Skilled Financial Talent Amid Growth

The main challenge was finding individuals with 3-5 years of experience in finance or accounting, preferably with a background in investment banking or accounting M&A. These professionals needed to be comfortable handling both strategic and manual aspects of financial projects, including M&A support, system integrations and exit preparation.

How BluWave Helped
Connecting Short List of Exact-Fit Candidates

BluWave utilized its network to connect a short list of candidates with the necessary skill set and flexibility. Emphasizing the need for familiarity with financial systems like NetSuite and Sage, and strong Excel skills, BluWave focused on professionals who could work remotely and adapt quickly to the company’s dynamic needs.

The Result
Streamlined M&A Processes, Efficient Financial System Management

The portfolio company selected the best fits from BluWave’s shortlist. They helped the company manage its M&A activities and internal financial projects. This temporary staff played a key role in preparing the company for a strategic sale, ensuring that financial systems were optimized and operational challenges were efficiently addressed.

Making Life Easy for Human Capital Leaders

BluWave understands the urgency and sensitivity around the work human capital executives perform. That’s why we provide a curated suite of resources specifically designed for HR leaders to drive unprecedented value in their organizations.

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Strategic Executive Search for SaaS Sales Leadership

Service Area: Human Capital – Recruiting

Client Type: Upper-Middle Market PE Firm

Service Provider Type: Executive Search Firm – Sales

Industry: Technology – SaaS

The Need
Dynamic Sales Leadership for Market Expansion

A SaaS company, focused on local and municipal government solutions, needed a chief revenue officer to enhance its sales function and spearhead geographical and product expansion.

The Challenge
Niche Leader in a Specialized Sector

The challenge was to find a CRO with proven experience in SaaS sales to local and municipal governments. This person also needed to be capable of transforming a small, technology-centric team into a robust sales force. For this, they would need a specialized recruiting firm.

How BluWave Helped
Expert Matching for Specialized Executive Recruitment

BluWave utilized its extensive network to connect the client with an executive search firm specializing in sales leadership recruitment within the government sector. This group had a deep understanding of the specific skills and experience required for the role and provided a strong short list of candidates.

The Result
Placement of Tailored Sales Leaders

The firm worked with the company to hire a chief revenue officer who matched the company’s specific needs. This strategic appointment set the foundation for significant sales growth and expansion in the government sector.

Interim CFO To Revolutionize Financial Forecasting for Construction Portco

Service Area: Human Capital

Client Type: Construction Services Portfolio Company

Service Provider Type: Interim CFO

Industry: Construction and Engineering

The Need
Advanced Financial Forecasting for Strategic Growth

A leading construction services portfolio company needed a sophisticated 13-week cash-flow model. This would help them implement an effective borrowing needs forecast, which was especially critical due to their transition to a non-bank lender and the ongoing integration of multiple add-ons.

The Challenge
Complex Integrations in Dynamic Environment

The challenge lay in integrating diverse business units, each requiring distinct operational and financial strategies. Establishing an efficient system for forecasting collections and payments, integrating add-on companies and maintaining centralized accounting was crucial, given the extensive pipeline of add-ons to be managed promptly.

How BluWave Helped
Expertise and Precision in Financial Management Solutions

BluWave identified a short list of industry specific interim finance leaders with specific expertise in the construction industry’s complex financial structures. The candidate the portco selected had experience creating 13-week financial models and was exactly what the client needed. BluWave’s fast connection led to the implementation of bespoke forecasting and budgeting methodologies, essential for the client’s aggressive growth and integration plans.

The Result
Achieving Financial Streamlining and Effective Growth Management

The interim CFO’s introduction facilitated a smooth transition to an effective 13-week cash flow model, custom-designed for the client’s business framework. This strategic move significantly improved the company’s ability to manage borrowing needs and effectively handle their considerable add-on pipeline, leading to more streamlined financial operations and paving the way for successful growth and integrations.