January 2, 2023 – The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant. That has made finding the best ones big business for executive recruiters. Just recently, RMN Electi, formerly RM Nephew and Associates, assisted in the recruitment of Zach Ripps as the new CFO of HomeX Services Group in Lincoln, RI.
Mr. Ripps is formerly head of transformation and FP&A at Ocean Spray Cranberries. Before that, he served as a partner with Ronin Equity Partners. Mr. Ripps also spent three years with the Kraft Heinz Co., serving in various senior-level roles. In addition, he has held top positions with Versailles Group and Accenture.
HomeX is a home services platform for both homeowners and service providers, designed to radically improve the complex and fragmented home services industry. The company provides quick, trusted solutions for heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and appliance issues.
RMN Electi, with offices in Boston and New York, offers partnership-driven solutions to business leadership and recruitment challenges, primarily in the healthcare, technology, and professional services sectors. Its clients range from Fortune 500 companies to mid-sized firms and private equity-sponsored enterprises. The firm has extensive experience partnering with privately held, family-owned businesses and has conducted numerous C-suite and board-level searches over the past decade. RM Nephew & Associates was founded in 2010 by Robert Nephew, an executive search veteran with more than 35 years of experience.
Executive Search Review Special Issue: Financial Services Recruiting
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RMN Electi recently placed Steven Roth as the new chief product officer for Northwoods. “Steven gravitates toward mission-driven companies and joined Northwoods because of our people, purpose, and culture,” Northwoods said. Mr. Roth most recently served as vice president of product for Togetherwork, where he was responsible for the product team with a mandate to bring product best practices across a nine-product portfolio.
Last year, a group of private investors led by majority partner CTR Group, a Virginia-based, family-owned employment services firm, completed its acquisition of RM Nephew & Associates. Hunt Scanlon Ventures facilitated the introduction and the transaction. The acquisition positions the firm for sustained growth and expansion and will enable it to better serve its clients on a multinational level. With the acquisition, CTR Group will be adding a new strategic offering to its business that will enable it to provide top-tier executive search services to its defense and commercial clients. “We look forward to our expansion into the executive search arena,” said Arnold Boyd, CTR Group’s founder and CEO. “I see this acquisition as the ideal way for CTR to phase seamlessly into a new industry with an experienced and dedicated team already in place.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media