• Success story

     

    Fresha

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    Fresha approached Finatal with a need to build out their data function. 

     

    The Need:

    In the last two years, Finatal have placed eleven data professionals and scaled the data function at Fresha, a private equity backed beauty and wellness software platform, and are now their preferred recruitment supplier across data & analytics.

    The Strategy:

    Fresha needed to grow their existing data function over a two year period across Engineering, Analytics and Data Science. Finatal has been able to recommend candidates who would strengthen the existing team but also push the analytics function to ensure timely value creation. Finatal subsequently placed Head of Data Engineering, Head of Analytics, 1 Lead Data Analyst, 2 Senior Data Analyst, Product Analysts x2, Lead BI Analysts x2, Analytics Engineer, Data Engineer.

    The Solution:

    “I’ve worked with 8 different recruitment agencies during my tenure with Fresha, but once I started working with Finatal's Data & Analytics team, I stopped working with anybody else. Finatal is an admirable leader in the data & tech recruitment; they really understand client requirements at a level other recruiters only pretend to, they demonstrate exceptional salesmanship and candidate relationship management, and will always hold themselves to their word. Finatal were a pivotal force in enabling Fresha to triple its analytics team in less than a year. I'm glad that I could meet Finatal and I see them as an indispensable partner in growing Fresha's analytics practice to where it is now.”

     

    "I've worked with 8 different recruitment agencies during my tenure with Fresha, but once I started working with Finatal's Data & Analytics team, I stopped working with anybody else. Finatal is an admirable leader in the data & tech recruitment; they really understand client requirements at a level other recruiters only pretend to, they demonstrate exceptional salesmanship and candidate relationship management, and will always hold themselves to their word. Finatal were a pivotal force in enabling Fresha to triple its analytics team in less than a year."

    Mark Khoury

    Fresha Chief Analytics Officer & Co Founder

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    Smallsteps 

    Smallsteps approached with a need for a CFO role based in Europe.

     

    Personalised service:

    Having a deep understanding of and working with private equity-backed businesses like Smallsteps meant that we were able to deliver a personalised service that worked for them. We assessed personality, experience and suitability which we believed to be imperative for Smallsteps. This led us to shortlist 4 strong candidates with a wealth of positive and appropriate attributes. 

    Repeat business:

    Due to the success of placing such a strong candidate here, we have since had repeat business from the private equity firm behind Smallsteps, which has led to cementing our reputation within this evolving industry. 

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    Adarma

    Adarma, a cyber-security company backed by Livingbridge needed a CFO.

     

    The Strategy:

    The business went through 3 different recruiters who were unable to find a CFO with the right mix of private equity, commercial and strategic skills for their Edinburgh based business. Immediately, we filled with an interim CFO who was on our network, whilst we sourced a permanent placement. 

    The Solution:

    We looked through our extensive network both locally and more broadly across the UK, before we successfully placed a seasoned CFO with experience delivering shareholder value in a results driven environment. 

    “We have worked with Finatal for a number of years, engaging them to help us with both interim and permanent CFO and FD hires across our portfolio. We recently backed a ne business in the cybersecurity space, Adarma, based in Edinburgh, and hired an interim CFO through Finatal. Having gone through a failed search process with another firm and exhausted the local market, we asked Finatal to help; they provided a number of high quality CFO candidates who were willing to do the weekly commute to Edinburgh, and have just hired an exceptional, high calibre CFO who fit the brief very well in terms of personality and culture fit. Paul did a great job guiding the candidate through the process and we are delighted to have got Mark on board.” – Ruby Biring, Head of Talent – Livingbridge.
     

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    Qualitest

    Qualitest is a managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions, backed by PE house Marlin. What was crucial for QualiTest was finding the right culture fit to the business’ pace and mindset – as much as fulfilling the technical requirements. 

    The Strategy:

    In 2019, we ran a retained search to find a top CFO. Through our network, narrowed down to the CFO, Chris Wilmot. Following his hire, he became a client for Finatal, and we sourced multiple roles to support his finance team including a UK FD, M&A Manager, Systems Consultant, UK FC, VP of Israel and data support personnel. 

    The Solution:

    These key hires helped support the growth of the business which sold in 2019 for £330million. 

    “I have recently worked with Finatal to fill a number of key hires in my finance team including a Group Finance Controller. I was extremely impressed with Finatal’s ability to quickly source a shortlist of highly suitable candidates. I also appreciated having Finatal’s view on the best person for the role and luckily, we were in agreement on each role. Finatal closed the successful candidate quickly and in line with my remuneration expectations for each role.” – Chris Wilmot, CFO, QualiTest 

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