Tyler & Company Retained by The Deaconess Associations to Find CFO

November 14, 2018 – The Deaconess Associations Inc. in Cincinnati, OH, has tapped Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Senior consultant Charlotte Tinsley is heading the assignment.

The CFO for Deaconess Associations Inc. is responsible for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the non-profit, to include the development/enhancement of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy and the ongoing monitoring of control systems designed to preserve assets and report accurate and timely financial results, said Tyler & Company. The executive is expected to play a major role in the growth of the organization through direct, hands-on involvement in both organic and inorganic pathways.

“The successful candidate will be a team- and results-oriented leader who will have more than 10 years of demonstrated experience in progressively more senior positions, and will have experience managing finance, accounting and acquisitions within the healthcare industry,” said Tyler & Company. Experience acquiring and managing entities from within a holding company or private equity organization is desired. Experience in an ambulatory environment would be helpful, as would experience in a non-profit setting. The right candidate will have significant experience directing strategy, financial planning, budgets, accounting and controls, reimbursements and expansion activity, ideally within a high growth environment.

The Deaconess has historically provided “compassionate care in the Christian tradition that has enhanced Greater Cincinnati’s health and well-being through hospital and specialty healthcare services since 1888,” the search firm said. Today, Deaconess is an independent, diversified, not-for-profit enterprise managing a $600 million portfolio of health services, programs, investments and community grant initiatives in Greater Cincinnati and across the country.

Healthcare Recruiters

Tyler & Company is the healthcare executive search arm of Jackson Healthcare. The firm specializes in recruiting leadership talent for healthcare, academic medicine and health and life sciences organizations. Since 1978, its recruiters have placed thousands of C-suite executives, physician leaders and healthcare administrators health systems, hospitals, physician group practices and academic medical centers.

Ms. Tinsley, who joined Tyler & Company in 2009, has more than 20 years of leadership experience in human resources and retained executive search. She focuses on finding senior talent in the areas of general management (president/CEO), finance, technology, HR, sales, marketing and operations. Ms. Tinsley has a long track record of managing assignments for public, private and non-profit organizations. Her projects are comprised of searches for regional, national and international senior-level executives.

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:

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. Ms. Wolf joins Binary Tree as a 25-year global financial veteran of the software industry and most recently serving as CFO of 1Insurer.

Ontario-headquartered the Verriez Group recruited Amy Butler as CFO for Farm Mutual Re, Canada’s first completely Canadian-owned reinsurance company. Ms. Butler, who has more than 15 years of experience with Ernst and Young, is noted for her extensive audit, accounting and advisory experience in the financial services and insurance industries.

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently placed Kathy Crusco as EVP and CFO at Kony in Austin, TX. Founding partner and CEO Geoff Champion led the assignment. Ms. Crusco was previously COO and CFO of Epicor Software Corp.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected to find a new CFO for Greenwich, CT-based XPO Logistics. CFO John Hardig recently stepped down to spend more time with his family, the company said. Sarah Glickman, SVP, corporate finance, assumes the role of acting chief financial officer. 

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates recently placed Paula A. Price as CFO for retail giant Macy’s. Ms. Price has 30 years of finance experience, mostly from retail and consumer-facing businesses. Most recently, she served as CFO of Ahold USA.

Houston-based search firm The Alexander Group placed Joshua Brumm as CFO of Kaleido Biosciences, a clinical-stage biotechnology company. Managing director Beth Ehrgott led the assignment. Mr. Brumm, an accomplished CFO with extensive financial and operational experience, has more than a decade of experience in the life science industry.

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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