I have known The Equity Group of companies for a while both as a client and a candidate and so I asked them to partner me when I was seeking to add a new senior member to my finance team. 

Jo Wilson was fantastic to work with, knowledgeable, focused and driven to deliver a very strong shortlist from which I have made a really important hire.

Bhaven Pandit, COO, Nishimoto Wismettac Group, Europe Region

I have worked with Equity FD and Equity FC before and returned to work with Jo at Equity FC when I needed to hire a new Financial Controller  into the PE backed business where I am CFO.

Jo ran a very thoughtful and thorough process for me ensuring that the candidates remained engaged throughout  and allowing me to hire confidently into this key number two role.

Dianne Buchanan, CFO, Tusker

I have worked with EquityFD before and have secured CFO roles myself through them.

As a trusted partner, I worked with their sister business Equity FC and specifically Jo Wilson to recruit a new Group Financial Controller reporting to me at OKA.

Jo ran a very complete process from helping to define the brief to the successful candidate starting work with me and I was impressed with her knowledge and  recruitment skills.

I would be happy to recommend both Equity Fc and Jo for similar hires.

Mark Little, Group CFO, Oka

I have known Equity FD for many years and naturally turned to their sister business Equity FC when I needed to hire a Financial  Controller to support me in the fast growth business where I am CFO.

Jo Wilson worked tirelessly on my behalf, really ensuring that she covered the market and ran a very full process. This enabled me to present a range of excellent candidates to the Board and to confidently hire from that selection.

Mark Kerswell, CFO, Miss Group

I have known the Equity group of businesses for some time so I turned to them when I needed to add additional resource to the finance team at Finantix.

Ray and Jo were straight forward, informed and engaged enabling me to make excellent  interim and permanent hires.

Ian Savage, CFO, Finantix

I was introduced to Sarah and Jo at EquityFD/EquityFC with a glowing reference from an investor. Their commitment to really understanding the requirements and, importantly, the culture of the business made sure that we could not only get the scope of the role right but also, they could build a really impressive shortlist of candidates, any one of whom would have been great in the position. This meant that we could be really selective and with absolute confidence hire a candidate who will bring so much more to the business than we had originally expected. Thank you Sarah and Jo!

Andrew Nicholson, CEO, Osprey Flight Solutions

I was referred to EquityFC by one of my colleagues as I needed to source a senior hire in one of our investee businesses.

I dealt with Sarah initially and then Jo Wilson who was very knowledgeable about the role and the recruitment process which she guided both me and the CFO of the business through seamlessly.

We’ve made a great hire and would certainly look to work with EquityFC and Equity FD in the future.

Tim Lewis, Director, Caledonia Private Capital

I have known EquityFD and EquityFC for some while and was introduced to Dani by Robert Draper when I needed to recruit a Financial Controller for Apollo World Touring. I introduced the team to the CFO I was supporting who was comfortable to go ahead and engage. Robert initially and then Dani supported us through the process and then did exactly what they said they would and found us three sets of candidates. Through the process they supported both Apollo and the candidates to ensure that a great match was made. We are now nearly three months into our time with our new FC and both Apollo and the new FC are happy. 

Much gratitude to Dani for her approach through the process, for producing a great candidate range for interview, for listening to our feedback and producing a further set of even more relevant candidates and for helping Apollo make a fantastic hire. Simple; world class.

James Gow, Interim FD, Apollo World Touring

I had originally come across EquityFD having been referred into Robert Draper when I was in the process of looking for a new position a few years ago.  On the back of that, I have now used EquityFC to fill two controller roles in my last two businesses.  Given the specialist focus of the firm, they always have a good sense of what is “market” for the role, and have very good coverage of the candidates in the market at any one time.  I’ve been very pleased with the level of service provided both times I’ve used them.

James Harland, CFO, First Mile

Jo Wilson at EquityFC worked tirelessly to recruit my European Financial Controller. She was a committed partner through a long process always available to take feedback and offer advice and this has resulted in an important hire being made into my team.

Janet Sippy, CFO Europe, AIA Worldwide