Equity FD is exclusively focused on finance director recruitment.

The Contemporary FD 2016

We had a great day at our 2016 Summit which focused on the FD as value creator and which we held in partnership with Smith and Williamson.

Over 100 CFOs and FDs attended and we produced a brochure to accompany the day, highlights from which can be viewed here

Looking forward to next year’s event!

Established since 2000 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.

EquityFD sponsored the First Women Summit 2016. First Women is the UK’s premium programme focused on

Here is some video from the day, including Sarah’s piece to camera!

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 founded and run a leading edge platform business and adding the right CFO was always going to be a critical hire. I worked with Robert Draper at EquityFD who pinpointed a candidate with just the right mix of commercial and operational experience and a very relevant tech background . "

    Edward Barrow, Co-founder and CeO, Idio
  • "I have recently used EquityFD to recruit my new FD here at EAT. Joanna was great , running a swift but thorough process and introducing me to an insightful range of candidates. I was thus able to hire with confidence and have succeeded in adding a really commercial right hand man to the team. "

    Andrew Walker, CEO, EAT
  • "I was introduced to EquityFD by one of my NEDS, when I needed to recruit a new CFO to partner me. Joanna ran a smooth, educated and focused process, enabling me to meet a good selection of candidates in a short time frame. I was thus able to move to a hiring decision swiftly, and my new right-hand man is now on board. "

    Manuel Llobet, CEO, Allergy Therapeutics
  • "EquityFD were introduced to me by my Chairman . They ran an intelligent and thorough process, and enabled me to select a new right-hand man confidently and swiftly. "

    Stuart Meldrum, CEO, Prism Medical
  • " Joanna Adoph at Equity FD provided innovative, energised and excellently tailored support in finding us a new CFO. Many thanks for the outcome "

    Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng, Chief Executive, BRE Group
  • "It has been a pleasure working with Equity FD who provided a professional and consultative approach to our recruitment needs.  They listened well to our requirements and were able to identify and understand the company’s position, quickly providing a list of suitable candidates from which we were able to cherry pick the one that best suited the business.  We are delighted..."

    Heather Coulson, HR Manager, IDscan Biometrics LTD
  • "Sarah , Joanna ,Paul and Ray worked together to source us a great CFO , his number two , and an interim solution to cover the new Financial Controller’s notice period.  They clearly understood our requirements as a PE owned business and matched the culture and dynamic of our management team perfectly with the candidates they presented for each of the roles. I would recommend..."

    Jo Tomlin -Sims HR Director Jeyes Group
  • " I approached EquityFD with a CFO Requirement for a cutting edge energy analytics business where I am an investor and an NED. Rachael really gripped the process and fielded an excellent  selection of candidates from which we were able to choose a great  partner to the CEO who will be an important part of our continued growth. "

    Steven Daniels, NED
  • "We turned to Equity FD to help us find someone to come in and help us for a specific project for a few months. They found two great candidates very quickly and took the time to really understand what we were looking for, both in terms of skills and personality. "

    Margaret Rice-Jones, Chairman, Openet
  • "Robert Draper at EquityFD  has both found me a CFO role and recruited my Finance Director . The business I work for is rapidly evolving and my requirements for the FD role required a combination of right mindset with a  specific technical brief too , which Robert took the time to understand and fully duly delivered on! "

    Jayesh Pankhania, Group CFO
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