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Bill Holland
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Entertainment Company Hires Vice President Finance
Vice President Finance

Challenged to find a Vice President Finance for a consumer products company specializing in entertainment products, we found an individual with exceptional leadership capabilities in both finance and operations.


Consumer Products & Services, Private Equity, Small Medium Enterprise

Finance & Accounting

Vice President Finance


Our client, a Canadian consumer products company producing entertainment products, was looking for a Vice President Finance who would serve as an essential member of the senior management team. The ideal candidate would have at least 15 years of progressively responsible roles in finance and accounting, along with management experience in other corporate functions. The company was experiencing rapid growth internationally and needed an individual that could bring leadership to the finance and technology functions. In addition, they would act as a key advisor to the President & CEO.

We set out to find suitable candidates who had both finance and management experience. We canvassed a large number of mid-sized companies in the broader consumer goods marketplace and developed a short list of candidates who met the specific criteria.

We were able to find an excellent candidate with a track record of success in financial and business management. This individual demonstrated a capacity for leadership in both finance and operations. Their extensive experience, proven results, along with their success-driven nature made this candidate a first-rate choice to bring the organization to the next level. The hired individual worked closely with the President & CEO, who was very hands-on in running the company. Eventually the VP Finance was promoted to CFO, and proved to be integral to the growth of the company by successfully taking it public.

In the search for our Vice President of Finance, Bill found us an individual who was intelligent, affable and experienced. He has truly been a key success factor in securing financing and consolidating our growth. His financial capability has enabled me to concentrate on other parts of our business and not worry about finance.  
President & CEO
Entertainment Company

"Stefan is not only an Executive Consultant with a track record of few hundred completed C-level searches, but the CEO of one of Canadian's best Executive Search and HR Consultancy firm. He is a strategic advisor to numerous senior level executives (Supervisory Boards and Board of Directors) as well as a coach and mentor to many professionals. His entrepreneurship experiences, abilities and achievements are both well recognized and appreciated by world's known YPO. He is a person one can trust, rely on, expect that he would deliver, enjoy his companion and sense a of humor, admire his wisdom and values, and respect him for what he stands for both as his family is concerned and the business he runs. What is quite unique about him is that being extremely blessed to be successful, he constantly remembers about those less fortunate and in need. He is an initiator of many undertakings to raise money, support and help others financially. One of the few ones that I would dream to work with if I had a chance to. Without any hesitation I would encourage any of my Clients to work with Stefan in Canada."
Daniel Lewczuk
CEO at Executive Network/IMD International Search
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