Equity FD is exclusively focused on finance director recruitment.

First Women Awards

We are proud to be working with First Women, together with Real Business and the CBI, across a series of events over the next year. The next event is the First Woman Working Lunch on 15th September, which is to discuss the agenda for the summit, taking place on February 4th 2016. First Women is the UK’s premium programme focused on senior level business women and professionals.

Established for over 13 years it is a leader in its field, providing expert advice and guidance to its client base of CEOs, Chairmen and Investors, looking to recruit a new finance director or chief financial officer.

The businesses we work with cross size, sector and location but are united in their requirement for a broadly skilled, commercially astute, stand alone finance director to act as the right hand man or woman to a CEO who is hungry to build value.

Our approach to our candidates is predicated upon building a long term relationship to last the length of their career. We look to work with only truly entrepreneurial FDs and CFOs who have stepped outside of the more traditional finance career mindset and who have a keen appetite for
a risk/reward culture.

The Customer is King: Treat customers like Royalty

In this briefing successful entrepreneurs like Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickenson and Martha Lane Fox give business sales advice. According to award winning businessman Colin Stevens, the best business sales advice is to base every single decision around what is best for the customer.

These videos are kindly provided by Inside Finance TV and channel partner Smith & Williamson

History and Sister Brands

EquityFD was established in 2000 and had subsequently been joined by EquityFC (Financial Controller Recruitment), EquityChair (Chairman and NED Recruitment) and EquityInterim (Interim finance hires). The businesses share a common client base and desire to partner with the most commercially astute professionals in the market.

Contact us if you want to discuss an assignment or your next career move

We believe in really getting to know our clients and our candidates, not virtually, actually.

So you won't be able to join a group or follow us on Twitter. The fact is, if you are reading this we've found each other and we should talk!

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  • "I can highly recommend EquityFD, and in particular, Joanna. I was looking to recruit a key board member for my group and in working with Joanna, I found the whole process professional and enjoyable. Joanna worked closely with my team and I producing a strong group of candidates, all of whom closely fitted our brief, enabling a swift and highly satisfactory placement. "

    Mike Morris, Chairman; Tamdown and TriConnex
  • "I was referred to EquityFD by our investors when I needed to make a new strategic hire at CFO level. They were focused and determined. Rachael worked closely with me to ensure that I met a range of relevant candidates and was able to hire our new CFO in a relatively short time period. "

    Alex Tupman, CEO, Connect Managed Services
  • "I very much enjoyed working with Joanna at EquityFD  who has succeeded in sourcing a great new CFO hire for us. Joanna delivered a comprehensive shortlist of candidates and ensured that a smooth process was run throughout. I would definitely recommend EquityFD and Joanna to other entrepreneurial businesses seeking to hire at this level. "

    Mark Hawkins, CEO, The Moment
  • "I was recommended to EquityFD by our new investors when we needed to find an experienced CFO to join and support the team on our next phase of growth. Robert was very responsive and ensured that I met only the most relevant, focused and PE experienced candidates. As a result, I was able to move to a hire in a relatively short timeframe. I would..."

    Rob Caul, CEO, Kallidus
  • "We were recommended to Equity FD through their network in the private equity world and other high growth business leaders who had worked with them. I found that they had great access to a pool of high calibre , experienced FDs who’s experience was very relevant to that that  Make it Cheaper needs,  to continue on its purpose to make switching and..."

    Chris Cole, Chief Operating, Make It Cheaper
  • "I was  introduced to Joanna Adolph at EquityFD by our investors as we needed to make a crucial new hire into the CFO role. Joanna displayed the highest  service standards and introduced a great list of quality candidates enabling the right hire to be made swiftly. "

    Iain Messenger, Non Exec director/shareholder, MWR InfoSecurity
  • "EquityFD really understand the value and role  of the CFO on the Board of a PE backed business like Wren Sterling and have succeeded in hiring an excellent right hand man for me and great business partner to the company overall . "

    Ian Darby, Executive Chairman, Wren Sterling
  • "I was introduced to EquityFD by my investors when I needed to hire a new CFO to join me in the business. They  quickly  understood my requirements and we swiftly  moved in to a well organised process. I met a good selection of candidates and was able to feel confident about my final selection for this key hire. "

    Martin Holt, CEO, Bellrock
  • "I needed to source a Finance Director ahead of a new deal we were completing . Robert at EquityFD ran a thorough process for the business and enabled them to secure  the right candidate in good time. It is great to be able to work in this way before a  deal has completed and I would recommend EquityFD to other investors in similar situations. "

    Simon Phillips, Root Capital LLP
  • "My Chairman made an introduction to EquityFD when I needed to recruit a new CFO for Aqualisa.  Equity FD got to grips with the brief immediately and Rachael delivered a quality shortlist of relevant candidates within a few weeks of instruction.  Rachael managed the process smoothly and professionally with feedback at all stages and I was able to move swiftly to making a..."

    David Hollander, Chief Executive, Aqualisa
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