What’s the Success Formula for Your CFO Search?

Our Numbers 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:

110 CFO Placements


CFO Placement 2017-2022 (Industry Avg. = 71%)

Days To Placement (Industry Avg. = 123)

$ 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.

Jeri Hilleman

High level of ethics second to none

“I have worked with Dave as a Board Member hiring a CFO, as a CFO hiring a VP Finance and as a candidate being placed by him. His commitment to quality and high level of ethics are second to none.”

Jeri Hilleman Director and Audit Committee Chair
Reza Zadno

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
Vince Angotti

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
Kailash Ambwani

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.
Jeff Chung

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 Vista Advisory Group
John Buckley

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
Mark J. Forchette

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
Michael Silton

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 CFOs who can handle the pressures and uncertainties of being a small-cap public company.”

Michael Silton Act One Ventures
John Owens

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
CFO: Keeper of the Truth

CFO: Keeper of the Truth

In every job description for the role of CFO I have ever written, there is a bullet point about the character of CFO as a person of “uncompromising ethics.” People may consider this a given – or just another generic job spec, but it is a core quality for a CFO. Below,...

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