December 4, 2015 – Atlanta-based executive search firm Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, has been acquired by veteran business leader William Creekmuir, who has served in a leadership role with the firm since January.
With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Creekmuir brings a depth of knowledge to Pinnacle. As executive vice president and CFO of Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company, he worked with three different private equity sponsor groups over an 11-year period. Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO of publicly traded LADD Furniture, and over a 15-year period worked in the U.S. and Ireland for international public accounting firm KPMG, where he was responsible for college recruiting in the Carolinas and was a partner.
“This is an exciting time at Pinnacle Search. I look forward to leading the further growth of the firm and continuing to deliver world-class talent to organizations seeking game-changing executives,” said Mr. Creekmuir, who will serve as the firm’s president. “I am excited to lead a dedicated team with a history of success in executive search. The Pinnacle team’s desire to earn the trust and confidence of each of our clients by providing high touch service will continue to solidify our success.”
Pinnacle Search Partners co-founder and former president and CEO Mary Elizabeth Sadd said, “Bill will continue to be a valuable asset to the Pinnacle team and its clients. His breadth of business experience and his many contacts across the country in private equity, the home furnishings industry and the CFO-suite, in general, should be drivers of continued growth for Pinnacle.” Ms. Sadd added: “Bill’s vast business knowledge and track record of success, coupled with the wealth of talent of the Pinnacle team, bodes well for our six-year old firm.”
Mr. Creekmuir is active outside Pinnacle, serving on the advisory boards of several private companies and non-profit organizations. He is chair of the advisory board at the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University, a member of the board of trustees at Atlanta’s Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, and a member of the board of directors for YMCA Camp High Harbour.
Pinnacle Search is a boutique firm with global reach and specializes in matching top talent with C-suite to director level positions in finance, operations, marketing, sales and human resources. The firm’s focus is middle market companies, private or private equity owned, in the consumer, industrial, manufacturing and retail space.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media