Framing The Search Assignment

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Client: 1,000-employee grower-owned fruit cooperative in PA

The Challenge

A 100-year-old, family-owned fruit cooperative in Pennsylvania required a Chief Financial Officer to provide strategic leadership as the business prepared for its next phase of growth.

The challenge was finding a candidate with experience implementing a business partnership model to improve reporting and analysis and streamline accounting controls and processes. This person would be tasked with enhancing communication with a 25-member board and lenders while coaching and mentoring a highly capable team.

The Solution

Within six months, 3P Partners successfully placed a candidate who was selected for his process improvement mindset and track record of building an org structure to support long-term growth.

The candidate had 25 years of progressive finance experience in CPG, food manufacturing, and PE-backed businesses. In his most recent position role, he was the CFO at a $350mm PE-backed food manufacturer. He built a team of 26 people and improved capabilities across revenue growth management, M&A, FP&A, and ERP system implementation and utilization. Before this, he was the Global FP&A Director at a $13b CPG business.

The 3P Difference

We are the industry-leading food and agribusiness executive search firm and approach experienced candidates who are not actively looking for a new position and conduct comprehensive interviews to give you access to a broader, more qualified talent pool. Our reputation relies on our ability to deliver high-quality service and timely results.

The Results

The client was extremely pleased with our collaborative hiring process and ability to identify a candidate who not only had extensive strategic finance experience but was also a great cultural fit.