December 21, 2015 – Executive search firm RM Nephew and Associates has added Denise C. Amari as partner and head of the firm’s financial officers practice. She draws on a strong background in executive recruiting as well as extensive business operations experience.
Ms. Amari started her career at Deloitte serving in both its audit and tax practices. Following that, with Boston Consulting Group she spent three years in Asia helping to expand the firm’s presence in the region. Moving to a Viant, a high-growth technology services firm, she was an integral part of that company’s IPO process. Prior to joining RM Nephew, Ms. Amari developed clients and recruited leadership talent in a variety of sectors, including technology, life sciences, and renewable energy for BFS Associates.
Boston-headquartered RM Nephew and Associates specializes in executive search services for the technology, professional services and healthcare sectors. The firm places chief executives, functional executive leadership and board directors.
Boston has been an attractive hub for search firms. The city and its suburbs are replete with businesses focused on technology, venture capital, manufacturing, clean technology, consumer, business services, higher education, non-profit, and high growth — all looking for cutting edge talent who can keep them competitive in their respected fields.
But it is Boston’s burgeoning financial services sector that is driving its economy forward. According to recent research, about one fifth of companies nationwide change their CFOs annually, and the market for financial officers talent has become increasingly competitive over the past year — with the best candidates often considering multiple opportunities at any one time.
Tightening talent pipelines are edging up CFO pay packages, according to recruiters, making the hunt for CFOs one of the more lucrative areas of the headhunting business.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media