What’s the Formula for Success for Your CFO Search?

Our Numbers Below Tell the Story.

With unemployment of less than 1% for degreed professionals, you need a seasoned CFO search consultant on your team with a proven track record for delivering stellar CFOs and audit committee members. Arnold Partners is the leading, independent CFO search firm for technology companies. Our searches result in direct increases to growth, profitability, and lasting value for our clients.

CFO Search Results Since 2009:

70 CFO Placements


CFO Placement Rate (Industry Avg. = 75%)

29 Exits

$ Dollar Value Created

How do we do it?  Fierce determination to find the right fit + we listen and respond to your needs + deep domain knowledge of the CFO role + extensive network.

If you are ready to embark on a CFO search or Audit Committee member search, Arnold Partners is the one resource for you, nationwide. Contact us to discuss your specifications today and let’s get to work on day one.

He delivers on his promises

I have worked with Dave on multiple searches as a CEO, Founder and Venture investor. He is without hesitation the best search consultant – he is easy to do business with and delivers on his promises.

Reza Zadno Avedro
Reza Zadno

Dave brings results

Having worked with Dave on two public company CFO searches – simply put, Dave brings results. He has my full confidence and I recommend him without hesitation.

Vince Angotti AcelRX
Vince Angotti

We are extremely happy with the results.

We had a difficult time finding the right fit for our company. Dave stuck to it. He ultimately helped us land a great CFO and we are extremely happy with the results.

Kailash Ambwani Actiance, Inc.
Kailash Ambwani

Dave focused on the specifics

As a strategic consultant to my clients as an investment banker, it is great to work with another consultant who keeps his client’s needs front a center. Dave focused on the specifics of our joint client and really delivered on his promises.

Jeff Chung 
Jeff Chung

Commitment to quality

I have worked with Dave as both a client and a CFO candidate. Both experiences with him are indicative of his commitment to quality service and building lasting relationships. As a hiring authority, Dave delivered a great candidate whom I have subsequently rehired. As a candidate, Dave put me in front of great opportunities and ultimately made sure the fit with my skills and style was right for his client. I recommend Dave without hesitation.

John Buckley Apama Medical
John Buckley

A Great Job

Dave did a great job assessing our needs and fit for an independent Director as Audit Chair. He quickly identified excellent candidates for us the met the high standards of our investors and executive team.

Mark J. Forchette Delphinus
Mark J. Forchette

I highly recommend Arnold Partners.

Dave did exactly what he said he would do— teed up a great slate of candidates in a timely manner. We went through an exacting process and came to the end with two great CFO candidates. Dave was consultative but not pushy and always available. I highly recommend Arnold Partners.

Bobby Solis JSI Logistics
Bobby Solis

Dave delivered

a CFO to Rainmaker Systems during a particularly difficult time in the economy. As a result of hiring Steve, we have improved our overall business condition and we continue to thrive. Dave clearly believes in long-term relationships as he has kept in touch with me over several years. He is driven to build not only a business that stands the test of time, but also finds CFO’s who can handle the pressures and uncertainties of being a small-cap public company.

Michael Silton Act One Ventures
Michael Silton

Thorough, diligent and patient

We went through an extremely thorough process in identifying and selecting a firm to conduct our CFO search. After meeting with several recruiters and their references, we decided on Arnold Partners. We made the right choice. Dave Arnold was thorough, diligent and patient with our process and in the end delivered a great pool of candidates to Nanometrics. Dave worked to understand our business needs and identify a CFO who was up to the challenge, would fit well with our corporate culture. One standout quality about Dave is he did not once try to push a candidate on us or hurry us to close the deal. Dave was professional, direct and easy to do business with.

Tim Stultz Nanometrics
Tim Stultz

Delivers World-Class Talent

Having worked with Dave on multiple searches, I can attest to his ability to deliver world-class talent. In attracting our CFO, Dave worked closely with our Board and CEO to determine our needs and delivered on the specification. Subsequently, Dave recruited our VP of Finance to support the on-going success of our entire finance team which is now a well functioning team. Dave is tenacious in his drive but very easy to work with; he does not push candidates onto his client but he does provide a solid slate to choose from. Dave is a standout in the recruiting industry.

John Owens Sentient Technologies
John Owens