DHR Global Retained by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. to Lead CFO Search

September 26, 2022 – DHR Global has been enlisted to conduct a chief financial officer search for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a leading lawn and gardens products company. Rob Tillman, managing partner of DHR’s global financial officer practice, is leading the search.

“ScottsMiracle-Gro is an iconic company with several highly recognized brands, a unique heritage, and a commitment to win,” said Mr. Tillman. “This CFO role presents an exciting opportunity for a talented leader to shape the future of the company and make a meaningful impact at a critical time. Our DHR team is well-positioned to attract the right candidate, and we’re delighted to partner with ScottsMiracle-Gro.”

Serving as a business partner to the CEO and senior management team, the CFO will play a key role in shaping ScottsMiracle-Gro’s strategy and improving the company’s prospects for growth and value creation. The CFO will be expected to ensure the company is well funded with strong financial systems and controls while building and leading an outstanding team and working across the business to support highly effective decision making aimed at driving profitable growth.

ScottsMiracle-Gro, which has historically generated strong, consistent cash flow and earnings, was impacted by a substantial shift in supply and demand caused by the pandemic. As a result, the company is taking action to strengthen its balance sheet and build upon its leadership position in the market. ScottsMiracle-Gro seeks to attract a proven, public-company CFO with the experience, expertise, and passion to play an important role in the company’s continued improvement and future growth.

Global Search Firm

Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services.

DHR’s global financial officer practice assists public and private companies in the recruitment of financial executives with the right combination of expertise, functional skills, leadership, and personal style – ensuring alignment with each organization’s unique culture. DHR conducts hundreds of assignments annually at the CFO level and across all finance disciplines, including: chief financial officer, treasury, chief accounting officer, division finance leader, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, internal audit, and tax.

Mr. Tillman has served with three of the largest executive search firms and led two recruiting boutiques. He is specialized in recruiting C-level executives, having conducted more than 300 chief financial officers and chief information officers over three decades, according to the firm. He also serves as a key leader in the firm’s private equity and advanced technology practices and works closely with DHR’s advisory services team, Elevate Partners.

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Prior to joining DHR, Mr. Tillman founded and served as president of TillmanCarlson, an executive search boutique. Over 17 years, the firm recruited more than 400 leaders, and Mr. Tillman personally recruited over 200 chief financial officers and chief information officers. In addition, Mr. Tillman developed a practical approach to integrate assessment and coaching into every search, said DHR.

“Executive search is fundamentally an entrepreneurial and creative business, and DHR strikes the right balance of providing the structure and resources to support its partners while fostering the entrepreneurial spirit and flexibility I believe is central to doing great work,” said Mr. Tillman.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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