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Arnold Partners’ 2014 Year in Review

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MetricStream – Software

January started off with MetricStream of Palo Alto naming Jeff Zellmer as CFO. The Co-CEO’s, Shelley Archambeau and Gunjan Sinha were very pleased not only with our process, but with a truly great result.

kinestralKinestral Technologies – Connected Home

February wrapped up with Kinestral Technologies naming Geoff Richardson as CFO. SB Cha, Kinestral’s CEO challenged us to find an outstanding person from the banking world, maybe even Goldman Sachs. So we did! As a result of this process we are now working with Geoff and SB to help them attract an Audit Chair.

rennoviaRennovia – Specialty Chemical

The work for Kinestral led directly to our CFO search for Rennovia a specialty chemical company backed by the same lead investors, Sam Colella (Versant Ventures) and Scott Rocklage (5AM Ventures). “Find us another Geoff” simply were the orders…so we did in attracting Michelle Cheung to join Rennovia, also from Goldman.

intersectintersectENT – Drug/Device

intersectENT was well into their IPO process when we landed Jeri Hilleman for Lisa Earnhardt and the i-ENT team.Their IPO happened in July and they have never looked back. Good to see them doing so well. Our client from three years ago, Nevro, also went public in 2014.

cidaraCidara – Biotech

5AM Ventures came back again, this time for a biotechnology company, Cidara, in San Diego. We have identified the CFO they want to hire, but the actual hire has been put on hold. Put it in the success column!

carbylynCarbylan Therapeutics – Biotech

In July, Carbylan Therapeutics named Michael White as CFO following another successful Arnold Partners search. David Renzi had been a client when he was CEO of Neomend in Orange County. We delivered for him there and once again this year. They are also eying the public markets.

nuvesseNuvesse – Consumer

Speaking of previous clients, Dennis Condon CEO of Nuvesse contacted us to find him the top finance executive for his new company Nuvesse a consumer products company. We did just that, landing Kimberlee Gonzaga in June.

robloxRoblox – Platform/Gaming

In August we kicked off the search for Roblox. After some twists and turns David Baszucki and team were able to name Andy Chmyz CFO++. Everyone is thrilled to move the company forward.

In the Works: Benvenue Medical – & Cloud Cruiser – Enterprise Software

benvenueWe are getting very close to naming a CFO for Benvenue Medical in San Jose and are actively seeking a CFO for Cloud Cruiser in San Jose (Enterprise Software). We have just kicked off a new search in Santa Rosa for Direct Flow Medical which hopes to file an S-1 later in the year.

In Sum

So all in all a very good year! 2015 looks to remain a competitive yet healthy market for CFO talent! Call me with your questions and search needs: Dave Arnold @ 408-205-7373.

 

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