Case Studies

Buxbaum places accounting and finance talent that fits specific needs and the corporate culture. Examples of our permanent placements are summarized below.  Call us to learn more.

Permanent Senior VP Finance Placement

Permanent Senior VP Finance Placement

A global IT consulting and software Services Company experienced significant growth, but its accounting and finance functions were not cutting it. The company needed a senior finance professional who could serve as a guide through its next phase of growth.

The company’s attorney suggested they call Buxbaum HCS to fill the vacancy.

Buxbaum Solution

We clarified the company’s goals and defined the characteristics of a qualified candidate:

  • Professional services experience.
  • Experience with acquisitions and IPOs.
  • Available and able to jump in immediately..

Value Creation

Time was of the essence, so we moved quickly to present six highly-qualified candidates within the first month of our engagement. The company’s management was particularly impressed with a candidate from our network who previously worked for a direct competitor in a similar position. An offer letter was signed by the candidate six weeks after the search began, and he started at the company shortly thereafter.

CFO Placement at Investment Bank

CFO Placement at Investment Bank

FocalPoint, a rapidly growing, Los Angeles-based investment bank based needed a new CFO who would be capable of helping to facilitate the continued growth of the firm. FocalPoint’s next CFO had to be someone who not only had direct experience within investment banking but also someone who had experience in successfully scaling a business to keep pace with the tremendous growth the firm is experiencing.

Having worked closely with Buxbaum HCS on numerous sell-side M&A transactions, FocalPoint called us knowing that we would work diligently to identify candidates that met its experiential qualifications and fit culturally.

Buxbaum Solutions

We worked closely with the firm’s partners to clarify the characteristics of a qualified CFO candidate:

  • An MBA accustomed to working in a fast-paced, high-performance environment.
  • Time spent working in financial services.
  • Operational experience.
  • The ability to work with wide variety of personalities.
  • Multi-disciplinary capabilities across compliance, human resources, accounting and finance.

Value Creation

Through our vast network, Buxbaum HCS found a number of promising candidates. Our client was particularly impressed by a CFO from Northern California with over 20 years of relevant experience at a financial services firm. Less than a month after his initial interview, he was hired and relocated to Los Angeles.

Full-time Controller for Foreign Government Agency

Full-time Controller for Foreign Government Agency

A foreign government agency providing services, programs and information to expand its country’s businesses throughout the Americas needed to replace its controller.

After an unsuccessful direct search for a new controller, the agency’s Director was referred to Buxbaum HCS.

Buxbaum Solutions

We quickly identified the characteristics of a qualified candidate:

  • Needed to fit in the office’s culture.
  • Comfortable interacting with people across multiple cultures.
  • Experienced with information technology and capable of helping the office’s migration to a new software platform.
  • Accounting skills to oversee the office’s complex budgeting process.

Value Creation

Within three weeks we provided the agency with a candidate possessing the required personality and experience to excel in the position. The candidate was hired immediately.

  • "Having worked with Buxbaum's transaction CFOs on many of our clients' deals, we knew they would be able to identify qualified CFO candidates for us when the need arose. They worked efficiently to find us a great CFO who has already become a key member of our management team."
    - Raj Sood, Managing Partner, FocalPoint
  • “Buxbaum HCS made the process of hiring our CFO painless and efficient. They artfully matched us with candidates who had the technical skills our business needs and the personality to fit into our culture, resulting in a very successful placement.”
    - David Littman, Troy Lighting
  • “When we needed a CFO, Buxbaum HCS quickly sourced two highly-qualified candidates with the specific experience needed and we hired one immediately.  He has already increased the sophistication of our accounting and finance infrastructure, and is playing a pivotal role in ForwardLine’s continued growth.”
    - Craig Coleman, Co-founder & CEO, ForwardLine
  • “We turned to Jimmy Buxbaum when we needed a CFO.  He introduced a number of qualified candidates, and we hired the very first one we interviewed.  We never would have found such a high caliber candidate without Buxbaum HCS.”
    - David Schneiderman, Owner, Seismic Productions