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CFO at a PE-Backed Professional Services Business
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LOCATION: Chicago, IL 


SEARCH MANDATE: Our private equity client is seeking the right Chief Financial Officer to lead one of its portfolio companies, a multi-site professional services business. The sponsor is bullish about its investment thesis, and they are prepared to invest heavily to drive the company's scale using both inorganic and organic methods. 

COMPENSATION: A competitive salary, annual bonus, and wealth-building equity grant make for a compelling economic opportunity. 


  • Business Model: Multi-site Professional Services 
  • End Market: Private equity funds and portfolio companies 
  • Revenue Range: $100mm+ 
  • Hold Period: Exit planned for 2025-2026 
  • Deal Structure: Control buyout 

INVESTMENT THESIS: Transform the business and drive scale and exit in the next two to three years. 

  • Integrate and rebrand acquisitions made under this holding company. 
  • Transform this entrepreneurially led company into a powerful services business. 
  • Acquire add-ons that will add scale, service offerings, cross-sell, and multiple arbitrage. 

THE SPONSOR: This New York-based private equity firm has a solid history of scaling businesses. Its sector specialties include professional, financial, and consulting services along with insurance. Today the sponsor owns 12 portfolio companies and has $1.7B in cumulative capital commitments. 

CANDIDATE PROFILE: We seek an enthusiastic, committed leader with a contagious will to win and an insistent desire to improve the business and lead it into the future. Our ideal candidate's background most likely includes: 

  • Business Model: Professional Services or Multi-Site Services 
  • Functional: Top financial leader of a $50mm-$250mm professional services company OR number two financial leader within a larger enterprise responsible for $200mm-$500mm in revenue 
  • Orientation: Heavy FP&A orientation is preferred with related experience across general professional services 
  • Private Equity: Required 
  • M&A: Not required but highly preferred 
  • Tenure: 15-35+ years of progressive career success 


FALCON and its clients are equal opportunity employers. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or any other protected status. FALCON encourages qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. 

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