Arnold Partners Blog

Networking your way into a new executive position in 2020

With your newly crafted executive resume in hand, it’s time to get to work on getting the right people to see it and invite you for an interview. Again, the goal of the resume is just that: to open doors to a conversation about new opportunities for you as a...

The Meaning of Numbers in CFO and Board Search

The work I do finding exceptional CFO and Board Members for my tech and life sciences clients is not exactly steeped in numbers. It is more about communication and networking. Sure, there are metrics that I use to measure my business, but they are not nearly as...

The CFO’s Role in Scaling a Hypergrowth Technology Company

CFOs play a vital role in the scaling of any business. Young technology businesses however pose their own unique challenges. Coupling those challenges with hypergrowth results in extraordinary demands on the management of a company. First coined by Alexander V....

The Key to CFO Search & Board Recruitment: Listening with the Ear of the Heart

I had the good fortune of being raised in a family that put a high value on educating the whole person. What I mean by that is that academics were really important, but more important was instilling a sense of curiosity about all things surrounding us: culture,...

Board Recruitment: What CFOs Need to Know to Gain a Seat

Last week I had the privilege of attending a panel discussion about Corporate Board recruitment and strategies for securing a Board seat put on by the Bay Area HR Executives Council, a SHRM affiliate. The event was well attended and the panel, comprised of two CHROs...

An Executive Recruiter’s Advice for the College-Bound

Let me preface this blog by acknowledging that I am not a parent. But I get asked by a lot of parents and occasionally college students about what undergraduates should do to maximize their chances of success in the business world. Here are some objective and...

Stunner: CFO Backs Out of a Signed Offer

Have you ever done this? Or had a CFO candidate do so? In my 20+ years as an executive recruiter I have never heard of nor experienced such behavior. Until now. Is it a sign of just how overheated our market for talent has become? A little backdrop: Our client came to...

The Power of a Professional Network for CFO Search

I recently met with a CEO who is a potential client in need of a new CFO. He is in a name-brand company that most people in technology circles would recognize. He is also one of the most network-connected people I have ever met. Part of the value he brings to his...

Strong Momentum Runs into Significant Headwinds: My 2019 Outlook

2018 wraps up with the strongest employment market in memory. While the stock market took a bit of a dive at year-end, as 2019 springs up so does the Dow. There is definitely a shortage of “been-there-done-that” technology CFOs, but will it matter if companies do not...
The Meaning of Numbers in CFO and Board Search

The Meaning of Numbers in CFO and Board Search

The work I do finding exceptional CFO and Board Members for my tech and life sciences clients is not exactly steeped in numbers. It is more about communication and networking. Sure, there are metrics that I use to measure my business, but they are not nearly as...

Board Recruitment: What CFOs Need to Know to Gain a Seat

Board Recruitment: What CFOs Need to Know to Gain a Seat

Last week I had the privilege of attending a panel discussion about Corporate Board recruitment and strategies for securing a Board seat put on by the Bay Area HR Executives Council, a SHRM affiliate. The event was well attended and the panel, comprised of two CHROs...

An Executive Recruiter’s Advice for the College-Bound

An Executive Recruiter’s Advice for the College-Bound

Let me preface this blog by acknowledging that I am not a parent. But I get asked by a lot of parents and occasionally college students about what undergraduates should do to maximize their chances of success in the business world. Here are some objective and...

Stunner: CFO Backs Out of a Signed Offer

Stunner: CFO Backs Out of a Signed Offer

Have you ever done this? Or had a CFO candidate do so? In my 20+ years as an executive recruiter I have never heard of nor experienced such behavior. Until now. Is it a sign of just how overheated our market for talent has become? A little backdrop: Our client came to...

The Power of a Professional Network for CFO Search

The Power of a Professional Network for CFO Search

I recently met with a CEO who is a potential client in need of a new CFO. He is in a name-brand company that most people in technology circles would recognize. He is also one of the most network-connected people I have ever met. Part of the value he brings to his...