About Arnold Partners and Dave Arnold

Your Strategic Partner in CFO Search Nationwide

Working as your CFO search partner with the CEO and Board, Dave Arnold and 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.

Arnold Partners specialize in CFO search for venture-backed and small-cap public companies in Silicon Valley, Southern California, Seattle, West Coast, as well as in tech hubs nationwide, 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. To date, CFOs Arnold Partners’ placed CFOs have created over $11B in value in terms of market capitalization and merger and acquisition (M&A) exits. For more information about Arnold Partners, see FAQ

We recently incorporated into our process the innovative Clockwork Recruiting Platform, a powerful tool that gives our clients transparency, real-time access to information, and clear feedback channels.

Dave Arnold, President, Arnold Partners, LLC


Dave specializes in the recruitment of exceptional CFOs and Board Members for technology companies located in tech hubs across the U.S. He works with clients backed by top-tier venture capital and private equity firms, and with public companies. Over the last nine years since forming Arnold Partners, Dave has placed CFOs in a wide variety of industry sectors in both Tech and Life-Sciences, including SaaS, IoT, Social Media, Clean Tech, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Consumer. Arnold Partners is established as the leading independent tech CFO resource delivering exponential value to clients.

Dave is a sought-after voice for the tech and CFO communities having been cited by Silicon Valley Business Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and a host of prominent, on-line career and CFO resource publications. He has also been a featured speaker and panelist at CFO related conferences including FEI, ABFO, and BDO Roundtables.

Arnold Partners’ focus is completing assignments that result in direct contributions by their placed CFOs to significant growth and profitability for their clients. To date, Arnold Partners’ placed CFOs have created over $11B in value in terms of market capitalization and merger and acquisition (M&A) exits.

Dave was born and raised in Silicon Valley and currently lives and works in Los Gatos, California.

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People are saying…

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 OwensChief People OfficerSentient Technologies

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