Your Strategic Partner in CFO Search, Silicon Valley & West Coast
Working as your CFO search partner with the CEO and Board, Arnold Partners will identify, attract and deliver the senior level financial talent that meets your specifications. We also conduct board members search and audit committee chairperson search.
We specialize in CFO search for venture-backed and small-cap public companies in Silicon Valley, Southern California, Seattle, West Coast, and do placements in all industries. How do we measure success? As a result of our extensive network, experience and process, our placed CFOs have three times less turnover than the Silicon Valley average. For more information about Arnold Partners, see FAQ
About Dave Arnold, CFO Executive Search Consultant
Dave is a product of Silicon Valley, growing up in Palo Alto as the youngest son of a pioneering electronic engineer. His early career was spent in finance and accounting roles with Perkin-Elmer, Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. Dave realized that accounting was not his calling and turned to financial recruiting in 1989. Since 1999 Dave has focused on placing CFO’s. Prior to starting his own firm, Dave was VP of Operations at Management Solutions, a multi-service line firm he helped grow from a one office start-up to west coast presence; MSI was subsequently acquired by TMP.
His operational experience, coupled with a deep understanding of the financial function, provide the foundation for helping his clients attract the right CFO. Dave has placed hundreds of top financial professionals in all industries in his twenty plus years as a recruiter. Client testimonials spotlight his high level of integrity, commitment to successful outcomes, passionate approach to business and easy-going, can-do demeanor.
Dave graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a major in Economics. Dave currently serves on the Strategic Outreach Committee for Kiva.org. Dave is a former Board member of the Woodside Priory School, Alchemy Search Partners and 2nd Edison. In addition to diligently serving his clients, Dave is committed to helping the community by actively supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Susan G Komen foundation. Dave studies the alto saxophone and enjoys hiking, golf, reading, and travel.