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Our Executive Finance practice specialises in placing CFOs and their direct reports into private equity portfolio companies, private and listed businesses. We have experience recruiting senior finance individuals who have worked across all corporate finance functions (audit, tax, treasury, FP&A) and who have a strong track record of interfacing with the company’s board on strategic matters. For our private equity clients, we recruit commercially-minded finance individuals with experience of working in a leveraged environment, supporting strategic decisions and driving companies through to exit.

We recruit in the following:

Chief Financial Officer (CFO​)
Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Finance Director​ (FD)
Head of Corporate Finance
M&A Director
Finance Functional Heads​

Meet Executive Finance Team

  • Marc Oak
    Marc Oak

    Executive Search Consultant- CFO and Senior Finance Practice

  • Olly Wakefield
    Olly Wakefield

    Head of CFO and Senior Finance Practice

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Track Record

  • CMC Markets - Group HoF

    We placed a Group Head of Finance, reporting to CFO, at CMC Markets (FTSE Listed).

  • Holiday Extras - Interim CFO

    We placed an Interim CFO following the departure of the long term incumbent.

  • Ascot Lloyd (Oaktree Capital) - CRO

    The search was for an experienced Chief Risk Officer from a financial services background.

  • "I first met LFA this Spring, but this relationship has already added positively to my professional career - short as well as long term. After a very brief process, LFA found the perfect match between business and candidate. I now have the ideal position for me; all thanks to LFA. The team understood my profile and past experience immediately and was able to provide clear, constructive input and feedback. LFA found the right mandate for me and ran the process like clockwork. Always well-prepared and proactive. Throughout the entire process, and even after signing, LFA has been extremely responsive and supportive. The team has served as much more than just someone placing you - has been as much a coach. I can only recommend to reach out to LFA. The team comes highly recommended."

    Ole Pedersen - Chief Financial Officer - Acolin Fund Services

  • "I recently had the pleasure of working with the team at La Fosse to source an interim CFO for Holidays Extra where I serve as Chairman. I found the process to run in a timely fashion and LFA had a very strong commercial understanding of what we were looking to hire including personality fit, commercial acumen required in a fast-paced, fast-growth environment like Holiday Extras. LFA submitted a shortlist within 48 hours, and we hired Deborah into the role (of the four candidates submitted, we met three and would have been happy to progress with two).I've been impressed with La Fosse (who I hadn’t worked with previously) and look forward to working with them again."

    Mark Smith - Chairman - Holiday Extras

  • “The placement as CFO with Holiday Extras has been great from a technical and enjoyment viewpoint. The hire was very well run and smooth, with La Fosse having in-depth knowledge of the company, the strategy and the personalities I would be meeting through the interviews and meetings. This attention to detail paid dividends when hiring a legal counsel a few months later as LFA understood the client inside out and provided a very precise and professional hire, which was above the clients' expectation. The team at La Fosse have been hugely responsive and personable at all times. Way and above the normal recruiters, and I will continue to use after being very impressed throughout as both a candidate and client."

    Deborah Stevenson - Interim Chief Financial Officer - Holiday Extras

  • "LFA conducted a CFO search process for us. They sourced a very strong short list of very capable candidates. They then went the extra mile, with an extended follow-up process with both the candidates and the Board, to ensure that the best fit was achieved with the final candidate selection."

    Sally Duckworth - Chairman - StorMagic

  • ​"The quality of candidates LFA sends to us are of a high standard. The team takes time to understand the role, our company and has an understanding of the market we operate in.They provide regular feedback, updates for both the client and the candidate. In a short period of time they placed two senior executives when other companies failed."

    Cath McVey - HR Director - Ascot Lloyd (Oaktree Capital)

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