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The Contemporary FD — A one day summit on the role of Finance Director as value creator

15th March 2016

Millennium Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 2HP

We are very excited about 'The Contemporary FD', our own FD summit which will be focusing on The FD as value creator. This takes place on 15th March 2016 and we are holding this in partnership with Smith and Williamson. This event is different to any other in this space. Why? There are no sponsors, so there are no pitches. There will be no Powerpoint and definitely no press. It’s about Finance Directors and for Finance Directors.

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Please feel free to contact Sarah Hunt too if you want to hear some more.

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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Testimonials

  • "Hiring senior execs is always a precarious business and appears more of a black art than a science. Robert at Equity FD has clearly mastered this black art and provided truly exceptional service throughout the whole process of hiring our CFO. I couldn’t recommend Robert or Equity FD highly enough. "

    Stuart Miller, CEO, ByBox
  • "I was referred to EquityFD by Patrick Dunne, our Chairman. We were looking for a CFO to join D3O, an exciting private equity backed technology business where I am CEO .  Equity FD were quick to grasp our needs for the role and delivered a range of high calibre candidates that met both our financial experience requirements and cultural fit.  We made an..."

    Stuart Sawyer, CEO, D30 Impact Protection
  • "I was placed into my CFO role by EquityFD and turned to their colleagues at EquityFC when I needed to hire a new Financial Controller to support me in my role. They identified a comprehensive shortlist of candidates giving me a great choice from which I was able to complete a successful process. As my preferred candidate had  a notice period, I also used..."

    Lee Colliss, CFO, Style Research
  • "I worked with Robert at EquityFD to source a new CFO for the exciting, VC backed sports nutrition business I run. Robert stuck to the brief and we worked together through a detailed process, hiring both an interim and then a permanent addition to the team. "

    Seb Mullin, CEO, Sport-ph
  • "I was referred to EquityFD by our  investors when I was in the market for a new CFO. Joanna got straight to it and I have hired a really terrific addition to my senior team. "

    Mark Hammersley, CEO, Zoggs
  • "Ingenica is a small but fast growing business in IT with a focus on the Health sector. We need to appoint an FD would be able to work alongside me in developing the business as it grew but also understood the issues in growing  a business. Cultural fit was an absolute pre requisite for this position and Rachael at EquityFD, not only understood this..."

    Nicola Hall, Managing Director, Ingenica
  • "EquityFD and Joanna Adolph were referred to me in mid 2015, whilst I was looking for a new CFO for the fast paced organisation that I run. Her response was swift and I was able to interview a highly credible shortlist of candidates within a matter of weeks of instruction. The process was both smooth and highly professional, and we are able to appoint a new..."

    Rowland Johnson, Founder and CEO, Nettitude
  • "Joanna Adolph at EquityFD ran a tenacious and thorough process for me when I needed to hire in my new Finance Director. By its nature the recruitment took some time and Joanna kept up the pace and energy throughout resulting in a great hire "

    Chris Hurley, CEO, LDC
  • "Robert from Equity FD have now placed two excellent Finance Directors at Caspian over a five-year period. Each time he has shown that he not only understood the changing requirements of our business by matching exactly the right skills but he has always introduced the right personality to us and that is priceless. "

    Ilse Botes, HR & Office Manager, Caspian
  • "I worked with Joanna to fill the role of CFO at an early stage tech company.  Joanna sought to understand the role and attributes that were required to be successful in the role.  She used EquityFD’s database and advertising effectively to create a shortlist of credible candidates.  Half a dozen were taken through to interview from a field of fifty,..."

    Joel Hagan, CEO, i2O
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