JM Search Forms Dedicated Center of Excellence for Financial Officers

Partners Drew Pressman, David Robinson and Brian Dwyer lead the Center of Excellence for Financial Officers at JM Search

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – December 8, 2020: JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, has formed a dedicated Financial Officers practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance financial leaders.  The firm brings a 40-year successful track record placing Chief Financial Officers and other top finance and accounting executives into industry-leading investor-backed and public companies across all sectors.  Over the past decade alone, JM Search has placed more than 1,000 Chief Financial Officers into public and private equity owned companies. This newly dedicated team is well positioned to assist clients in finding top financial leadership necessary to increase enterprise value and generate improved shareholder returns.

“Since our founding 40 years ago, JM Search has established a significant track record of partnering with companies that require transformational leadership to help drive operational efficiency, revenue growth and increased enterprise value,” said John Marshall, JM Search’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “By formalizing this practice as a Financial Officers center of excellence, we’re solidifying our long-standing commitment to helping clients remain at the forefront of ensuring their companies have excellent financial leadership in place amidst rapidly changing environments and required changes brought on by a global pandemic and the lasting consequences.”

Marshall adds: “Exemplifying the strength of our commitment is the depth and breadth of our team’s overall recruiting capabilities. With deep knowledge and complementary experience, Pressman, Robinson and Dwyer will anchor a team of senior JM Search leaders who are unmatched in their ability to assist companies with all aspects of financial talent sourcing.”

Drew Pressman, who founded the CFO Practice, has been recruiting executives for over two decades.  Along with his Partners David Robinson and Brian Dwyer, they see this as a way for JM Search to enhance its ability to provide a more focused approach to meeting the talent needs of their clients.  “Since 2001, CFO placements, for private equity backed companies, has been core to what we do, usually comprising upwards of 40% of our search assignments.  The market is telling us that there is an enhanced need to recruit experienced and proven finance executives.  By creating a dedicated Financial Officers Practice, we are able to provide a new layer of service to our existing and future private equity clients.”

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JM Search is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams.  JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors. With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value.

JM Search’s CFO/Financial Officers Center of Excellence sources world class finance and accounting talent for major public and private equity-backed companies seeking (value-add) high-profile roles including CFO, CAO, VP Finance, VP Treasurer, along with Controller and FP&A roles reporting into the C-suite.  JM Search provides an accountable partner-led approach, along with a rigorous search process and knowledge of the marketplace that delivers our clients best in class results.  Our ability to navigate the highly competitive financial leadership landscape has allowed us to become a preferred retained executive search partner for companies seeking proven financial officers.