October 5, 2021 – Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Randall Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kristin Schultz as the new CFO at the Place for Children with Autism. The assignment was led by managing partner Craig Randall, president Nick Slee and senior associate Marge Connelly, all former DHR International consultants. “We are truly excited to welcome Kristin to the leadership team,” said the organization’s CEO Allison O’Neill. “We look forward to leaning heavily on Kristin’s deep accounting, finance and revenue cycle management experience to develop strategies that will allow the company to continue its rapid expansion of our ABA therapy programs throughout Illinois and beyond.”
“Thank you to Craig Randall, Nick Slee and Marge Connelly for your guidance and your perseverance in our search for a great talent and culture match like Kristin Schultz for this crucial role,” Ms. O’Neill said in a post. “It was a pleasure working with you and your team. The communication and support throughout the process was terrific.”
Ms. Schultz has more than 15 years of progressive finance and accounting experience in privately owned, PE-backed and public company settings, most recently serving as senior director of corporate accounting at R1 RCM Inc., a revenue cycle management company with more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue. She began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, where she worked in a variety of industries, specializing in financial services.
During her tenure at R1 RCM, Ms. Schultz advanced within the rapidly growing organization, beginning as an internal audit manager, then progressing through roles of increasing responsibility within the accounting group including accounting manager, director of accounting, assistant controller, and senior director of accounting.
“I am thrilled to join the growth-oriented and mission-driven team at The Place,” said Ms. Schultz. “I am very eager to leverage my professional experiences to build a best-in-class finance, accounting and billing organization that will serve to advance the strategic goals of the company and continue to enrich the lives of children with autism.”
The Place for Children with Autism, located in Chicago, provides a comprehensive approach to autism treatment that focuses on the highest quality therapy to enrich the lives of children with autism and their families across all communities. Utilizing one-to-one ABA therapy in a structured, center-based environment, our programs are designed with quality as the priority and support as the ongoing means to achieve it. The organization is owned by Baum Capital Partners, a private investment firm that provides equity capital to lower middle market organizations.
Mr. Randall is the founder of Randall Partners. Serving as a board and CEO advisor, he helps clients identify and recruit talent to grow businesses. For 24 years, Mr. Randall has led teams, operations, client development, search execution and over 500 senior level assignments for clients. Specifically, he leads searches for CEO, CFO, COO, president, and key succession searches. His primary clients are middle market private equity firms and specializes in helping them grow portfolio companies. He previously spent over 18 years with DHR International as a partner and EVP of the firm’s global operations.
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Mr. Slee partners with clients in recruiting leaders and assists with the strategy and execution of the firm’s growth. In an executive search career spanning over two decades with DHR International, he specializes in senior level search assignments across multiple sectors, including healthcare, private equity and industrial.
Ms. Connelly previously served as a senior associate and principal for DHR International for over 17 years. She has worked in a variety of industries including private equity, healthcare, consumer goods, and retail.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media