Equity FD is exclusively focused on finance director recruitment.

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.

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 have known EquityFD for over 10 years as both a candidate and a client so they were the only call I made when looking to source a new Finance Director for Gardman,a business which I Chair. Rachael Oldfield proved to be a great partner in this process and we have made a fabulous hire and in very quick time.   "

    Jonathan Halford, Chairman, Gardman
  • "We were looking to fund the expansion of an Independent utility network owner-operator business based in Scotland which needed a new Finance Director. This was the first time we have used EquityFD and we were very impressed with the quality of the shortlist they delivered. We have now secured a great new addition to the team who was able to join quickly and thus enable..."

    Tim Rigby, Vice President, Macquarie Lending
  • "I have worked with EquityFD on a number of occasions previously and so turned to them to hire a new CFO into one of our portfolio businesses. They acted swiftly in a set of evolving circumstances and identified the perfect candidate both in terms of technical and character fit.They are very much my first port of call when I am looking to strengthen a..."

    Luke Jones, MML Capital Partners
  • "I am glad Ray at Equityinterim was able to assist me so quickly by putting 4 good quality candidates in front of me within 48 hours of asking, all of whom Ray had met and gave me an excellent summary of before I met them. All could have done the job, but the candidate I chose was the best fit for my style of working and joining..."

    Colin Lewis, GreenlightAD Power Limited
  • "I have worked with EquityFD previously so knew that they would be able to assist when I needed to source a Finance Director for a new deal we were looking to complete. I was very specific about the sector requirements and Joanna responded with a considered selection of relevant and interesting ideas. We moved to a hire quickly and he is proving an asset to..."

    Mike Simmonds, Risk Capital Partners
  • "I have only recently started working with EquityFD on a key hire in a portfolio company, but have been very impressed with their focus and determination in completing a very high profile assignment for us. With the strength of their network they were able to deliver a good selection despite the narrow scope and short timeframe which we defined. Rachael Oldfield delivered a real choice..."

    Vish Srivastava, BlueGem Capital Partners LLP
  • "We came across Equity FD by chance and we were very impressed with their service. Not only did they help us in appointing the right candidate for a role in a very short time – a role that we had been struggling to fill for a while - but they were very flexible in negotiating their rate and contract terms with us. As a small..."

    Melanie Davies , HR Manager, Streetleague
  • "I got my role of CFO at Access Group via EquityFD and being very impressed with that process, I instructed them for the hire of a commercial FD. The talent I was looking for was quite specific and Robert did an excellent job of understanding our needs and supplying candidates that matched my requirements. The result was a great senior hire."

    Adam Brown, CFO, The Access Group
  • "I have known EquityFD for many years and thus was keen to instruct the Interim side of their business when I needed to hire a senior candidate for a 12 month contract. Ray was very easy to deal with ,with a straight forward approach and delivered an interesting selection of candidates enabling me to select a very good addition to my team. "

    Stephen Lawrence, COO/CFO, Red Commerce
  • "I was referred to EquityFD by my investors when I needed to source a new CFO for my business. They were diligent and efficient in their approach and have enabled me to hire a strong ,commercial and operational candidate into the company. Rachael was easy to deal with and good at giving and taking feedback to ensure we got to a speedy conclusion. "

    Mark Lavery, CEO, Ark Home Healthcare
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