WinterWyman Taps New CFO for TG Gallagher

October 21, 2016 – Executive search firm WinterWyman has placed Gary Eason as chief financial officer at TG Gallagher. Senior vice president and partner Ken Martin led the search.

As TG Gallagher’s CFO, Mr. Eason will be responsible for managing and directing all financial activities of the company, as well as its projects, including both treasury and accounting functions. He will also enhance or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operations and effectiveness of the company.

Previously, Mr. Eason was director of finance for Interstate Electrical Services Corporation and the director of finance and administration for Triumph Modular Incorporated. He also formerly served as controller for J & J Contractors, regional controller for Bardon-Trimount, and as vice president of finance for several organizations, including M. L. McDonald Sales Co., J. H. McNamara and The Regal Press.

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, TG Gallagher is a provider of mechanical construction and maintenance services throughout New England. Its professionals excel in occupied facilities, busy campus-like environments, highly technical lab facilities and sensitive patient environments.

Tightening Talent Pipelines

WinterWyman led a similar chief finance officer search recently, placing Candace Tobin as CFO of Keolis’ North American operations. Keolis is a provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, carrying nearly 50 million people via train, bus and taxi each year through public contracts. Senior vice president and partner Jonathan Mazzocchi led that assignment. Ms. Tobin was recruited out of Cambridge Systematics, a strategic management consulting firm catering to the transportation sector, where she also served as CFO.

Headquartered in Waltham, MA, WinterWyman is a boutique search firm and an authority on executive hiring for venture-backed, growth stage and large public companies.

According to recruiters, about one fifth of companies now change their CFOs annually, thereby creating a constricting market for financial officers talent — with the best candidates often considering multiple opportunities at any one time.

Tightening talent pipelines are said to be wreaking havoc for hiring companies by edging up CFO pay packages, making the hunt for top-flight financial specialists one of the more costly searches to undertake. On the flip side, it is now one of the most lucrative areas for headhunters, like WinterWyman.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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