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It was a pleasure to work with Ray & Berndtson. We had a couple of very senior positions to be filled, and we achieved a shortlist of good leaders in a short period of time. In addition, the discussions we had to convert the positions along with the options generated made the executive search and onboarding much easier. Ray & Berndtson's personal attention and dedication towards the assignment is greatly appreciated.

Managing partner of a top-tier law firm.

Functional Practices

Financial Management

The role of the Chief Finance Officer [CFO] (also referred to as the Head of Finance) and structure of the finance department is rapidly changing in response to the increasing responsibilities in determining corporate strategy, evaluating risks and ensuring value creation. Information technology and the Internet are ensuring that the CFO increasingly be "connected" not just internally to business units but externally to investors, clients and suppliers.

Strategic and Global Thinkers Wanted

Asked to name the qualities that finance management executives should have, CEOs top their list with strategic thinking, fresh perspective, and candor. The demand for finance executives who can formulate strategies and implement change on a global scale will only increase in a world where trade barriers are crumbling.

The old role of the CFO involved "number crunching," and being a minor player in formulating corporate strategies; focused on treasury and accounting matters; and being preoccupied with cost efficiencies. The new CFO is a major player, involved in line activities and long-range planning, using financial technologies for more challenging analytical tasks, and is integrally involved in boosting revenues.

Companies want more and more leadership ability in their financial officers. The financial leaders of the future will have more and more experience with the dynamics of the financial markets and be innovators in that market as well. She/he must be a strategic planner, a problem solver and an innovative leader. Ultimately, this means that the demand for smart, communicative and thoughtful people in top financial positions will increase even more in the future.

The search professionals of Ray & Berndtson provide a wealth of experience in assisting clients redefine the role of their next CFO -- and identify and recruit the talent and compatibility needed.

Financial Management Representative Searches

As the global economy grows, so too does the need for financial executives who meet the demands of the future. Clients rely on Ray & Berndtson's expertise to fill critical senior financial positions for continued growth.

Recent "Financial Management" assignments include:

Designation Assignments
Chief Financial Officer of one of the world's leading consulting companies within Internet and interactive media
Chief Financial Officer of a major Swiss based communications and networking company
Chief Financial Officer for an innovative application service provider
Chief Financial Officer, Venezuela for a leading producer of canned fruits and vegetables
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Chief Financial Officer for an international producer of packaging machines and cartons
Chief Financial Officer for a German comics publisher
Chief Financial Officer for a manufacturer of audio, video and data presentation conference systems
Chief Financial Officer of a large Nordic interactive learning and entertainment company
Chief Financial Officer for a German Internet service provider
Chief Financial Officer of an e-Business infrastructure company
Chief Financial Officer for a leading global, branded knowledge company
Chief Financial Officer of a German based media and publishing concern
Chief Financial Officer for a $1 billion producer of corrugated cardboard packaging
Chief Financial Officer, Sweden for a consultancy, software and systems integration company
Chief Financial Officer for a German operator of nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities
Chief Financial Officer for a German financial services organization
Chief Financial Officer of a Sweden based securities firm
Chief Financial Officer for a securities trading and brokerage firm
Chief Financial Officer for a major Norwegian oil company
Chief Financial Officer of a Danish financial services concern
Chief Financial Officer, North American Operations for a leading medical devices manufacturer
Chief Financial Officer for a Swedish producer and distributor of spices and herbs
Chief Financial Officer for the Brazilian truck division of one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers
Chief Financial Officer of a major oil, gas and energy products and services organization
Chief Financial Officer of a duty free shopping organization
Chief Financial Officer for a major tobacco products organization
Chief Financial Officer of a Canadian online shop engine
Chief Financial Officer for a $1.4 billion commercial real estate company
Chief Financial Officer for a large metropolitan board of trade
Chief Financial Officer for a German company producing hair care products, cosmetics and fragrances
Chief Financial Officer for a leading telecommunications company
Chief Financial Officer of an engineering, planning and applied sciences firm
Chief Financial Officer for a Silicon Valley based Internet communications services firm
Chief Financial Officer of a Tokyo based venture capital firm
Chief Financial Officer for a major industrial fastening systems manufacturer
Chief Financial Officer for an international paper packaging manufacturer
Chief Financial Officer for a software provider for financial institutions, card associations, retailers and third-party providers
Chief Financial Officer for a leading German internet service provider
Chief Financial Officer for the investment management group of a major U.S. banking organization
Chief Financial Officer for a leading provider of integrated outsourced solutions for semiconductor fabrication and related manufacturing equipment
Chief Financial Officer for a growing media and music organization
Chief Financial Officer for a prestigious French publishing company
Chief Financial Officer for a large North American municipal distribution utility
Chief Financial Officer for a world leader in optimization solutions for the pulp and paper industry
Chief Financial Officer for a major German chemical company
Chief Financial Officer for a software developer for e-commerce for managing e-mail and customer service
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for a leading manufacturer of store brand and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of a world leader in medical diode lasers
Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer for a provider of nuclear and electric utility energy consulting, information, services and technologies
Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer for an online content management company
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