McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO for Metro Wellness & Community Centers

December 19, 2018 – Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been selected by Metro Wellness & Community Centers in Tampa to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel are leading the assignment.

Reporting to the CEO, the CFO directs the finance functions of the organization and is responsible for the fiscal management of all federal, state and city grants, said McCormack+Kristel. The individual in the role will be charged with supervising a finance team inclusive of accounting, billing, bookkeeping and payroll staff. The CFO will oversee an operating budget of more than $21 million.

The ideal candidate will be expected to have non-profit and healthcare experience in a community health center or a federally qualified health center with a 340b pharmacy program. McCormack+Kristel said that the successful candidate will have “at least 10 years’ progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably with an organization that receives federal funds.” Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, controls and reporting, ideally in the healthcare sector.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have a collaborative and flexible leadership style and will be enthusiastic about working in a mission-driven environment, said the search firm. Prospects should also be strong in character and integrity.

Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers provides health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in Florida’s Tampa Bay community. It is one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBT community centers. With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, Metro provides comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing.

McCormack+Kristel

Mr. McCormack recently announced the formation of a new business partnership with Ms. Kristel, a former non-profit executive and an associate with the firm since 2013. The partnership, McCormack+Kristel, provides executive recruiting services for non-profit and philanthropic organizations. The firm’s mission is to ensure that all qualified candidates – especially gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, racial and ethnic minorities and candidates irrespective of age – receive equal opportunity for consideration.

“McCormack+Kristel will build upon our 23-year reputation for excellent service and continue to expand our national recruiting practice,” said Mr. McCormack. “Michelle’s experience as a non-profit leader is a great value-add for our clients. Because she has served in and managed many of the positions our clients seek to fill, she has great instincts for finding talent and making successful placements.”

McCormack+Kristel clients have included the ACLU, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Planned Parenthood, SAGE and the Tides Foundation, among others.

Finding CFOs

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as CFO of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant…

Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Jeff Driskill as the new CFO of Analytic Partners. Mr. Driskill has more than 20 years of experience in global finance. Over the span of his career, he has facilitated acquisitions with Serious Eats and Tapad, taken the New York Mercantile Exchange from a domestic to a global company, and has driven millions in equity & debt financing.

Greenwich, CT-based executive recruiting firm Ignite Search Partners recently recruited Angus Smith as the new CFO of NASDAQ-traded Rockwell Medical Inc. in Wixom, MI. Mr. Smith joins Rockwell Medical from Pernix Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition…

Acertitude has placed Stacie Wolf as the new CFO of Binary Tree, a worldwide leader in enterprise digital IT transformations. Senior partner Scott Carberry headed the search, recruiting Mr. Wolf in 60 days. Previously, she was CFO of 1Insurer, a software and outsourcing insurance services provider that was acquired by the Carlyle Group. 

Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as CFO for Farm Mutual Re, Canada’s first completely Canadian-owned reinsurance company. Brent Verriez and Paul Verriez led the search. “We engaged the Verriez Group to conduct a CFO search on…

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

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