Chief Financial Officer

  • Location: Edina, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46399
  • Salary: 85000

The Corporate Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is accountable for the administrative and financial management of the Company affiliated companies (“Affiliates”) to include the participation in development of the financial and operational strategies, ongoing development and monitoring of controls and systems, adherence to the approved Asset Liability Management Plan and Liquidity Plan, and general compliance with approved strategy decisions. The CFO will develop financial budgets and evaluate trends, determine critical measurements, resolve problems, and implement change.


  • Hands-on leadership across the confluence of managerial, GAAP, Tax, and Cash planning, accounting, and reporting
  • Thought leadership across all Affiliates’ controllership functions
  • Eventual participation on Affiliates’ boards


  • Assist in formulating company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Responsible for development of financial budgets in accordance with strategic plans
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic financial plans
  • Develop financial and tax plans to optimize after-tax results
  • Develop performance measures that support Affiliates strategic directions

Operations and Risk Management

  • Direct and assist in policy development and maintenance
  • Participate in establishing appropriate fee and pricing thresholds and special circumstance pricing analyses
  • Direct oversight of accounting, and contract divisions of the firm.
  • Administrative oversight over audit committee
  • Lead preparation for audits conducted by Affiliates’ clients or outside auditors hired by Affiliates.
  • Ensure adequate follow-up to exam points. Present responses to clients, auditors and Affiliates Board of Directors
  • Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced.
  • With HR, engage in employee benefit planning, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
  • Participate in risk assessments and the appropriate management of risk throughout the organizations
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
  • Ensure that the operations under the management of the CFO comply with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure all required licensing is in place, maintained and renewed timely
  • With Chief Compliance Officer, maintain Firm’s compliance culture and ensure timely and accurate regulatory filings.
  • With Risk Manager, engage in monitoring adherence to Investor side letter provisions.


  • Ensure accuracy of financial transactions and financial statements
  • Responsible for establishing an appropriate approval process over disbursements and execution of all financial transactions
  • Establish an acceptable control environment around all general ledger, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, fixed asset, managed deposits, financial reporting and other financial functions
  • Oversee completion of regulatory reports for federal and state regulatory agencies as well as applicable GSEs or others
  • Report compiled or consolidated financial results and analyses for all Affiliates to the CEO
  • Responsible for the proper development, execution of and adherence to the Asset Liability Management, funding and liquidity management plans and related requirements
  • Monitor funding needs and cash flows on a regular basis and ensure sufficient liquidity to meet all operational needs and policy requirements
  • Primary steward of commercial banking relationships for debt financings for Firm and Funds.
  • Invest excess funds in accordance with established investment policies
  • Monitor Fund cash flows and determine timing and amount of Investor capital calls and distributions.
  • Other duties as appropriate and relevant to the position

Supervisory requirements

  • This position is responsible for interviewing, hiring, mentoring, coaching, motivating and evaluating tax, accounting, operations and risk staff across Affiliates
  • Must be resourceful in working with the CEO and Boards of Directors, as well as the President, COO, CHRO, CCO, SVP Sales & Marketing, and others throughout the Affiliates

Committee Roles
Chair, Valuation Committee
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Investment Committee                                         
Member, Audit Committee
Member, Compensation Committee
Independent Judgment

  • Possess a high degree of independent judgment, heavily relied upon by the CEO and the Board of Directors
  • Be able to discern points of an operation that present increased risk and/or exposure
  • Ability to understand and communicate tax, accounting and financial controls and to read and make conclusions from regulatory guidance
  • Ability to research and read statutory and regulatory publications as well as general business materials and industry publications, and to make conclusions about implications to Affiliates operating success and growth abilities is paramount to the success of this position


  • 20+ years experience with minimum 5 years in financial leadership roles in financial industries
  • CPA preferred, (active or inactive) or comparable experience with advanced degrees
  • Must have strong attention to detail and superior analytical skills
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, both orally and written
  • Must possess interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to read and understand relevant statutory and regulatory requirements imperative
  • Must present oneself in a positive business-like image to all internal and external customers

There are certain key competencies that my client believes are vital to the success of this role, which include:

  • Quickness; able to quickly grasp and understand business strategies
  • High standards and ability to foster a sense of collaboration, pride, and fun within the group
  • An entrepreneur’s courage and heart in seeking the challenge of building a business, creating, and embracing change and inspiring others
  • Well-organized and bottom line-oriented meaning being deliberate and quantitative about costs/benefits, both immediate and long-term
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to motivate others, including peers and independent colleagues
  • Unquestionable integrity

Chief Supply Chain Officer

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46171
  • Salary: 250000

Our privately-held, fast-growing client is a well-established, nearly $1B+ industrial distribution business that has retained us to identify the first Chief Supply Chain Officer in the history of their company. This organization has grown very quickly in the last 25 years, both organically and through a number of acquisitions…and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

Our client has committed to a large supply chain transformation over the coming years to maintain their position as a market leader in their industry, and this person will lead a growing team of 25 people across Purchasing, Logistics, Facilities, and Business Integration.

Reporting to the CEO, while also providing thought leadership to the board of directors, the CSCO will own our client’s supply chain strategy, its principles and roadmap, establishing and evolving the plan, ensuring that it meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers. 

The CSCO will also lead our client in improving ways of working and delivering a superior customer experience in alignment with our enterprise priorities. A successful candidate will be a dynamic leader able to champion a new and modern supply chain strategy, specifically network design to optimize transportation costs, inventory efficiency, and final mile delivery. They will also be proficient with industrial engineering principles, including process mapping and continuous improvement within a matrixed environment. 

*** The preference for this position is to be located at our client’s headquarters in Minneapolis, or travel semi-regularly there. ***

*** This position offers a very strong base salary, annual bonus, and long-term incentive package, along with a great benefits package. ***

Chief Revenue Officer

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45283
  • Salary: 200000

SkyWater has been retained by great long-term client on an exciting new role; this growing $50M+ technology solutions organization is hiring their next Chief Revenue Officer to help drive their continued growth in 2024 and beyond! 

As a pivotal member of the executive team, the CRO will report to the President, and will be responsible for developing and executing the annual business plan for the revenue operations department. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building and leading high-performing sales and marketing teams, managing budgets effectively, and driving continuous improvement in sales and marketing productive.

This company has a very strong reputation in the upper Midwest, and is looking for their first CRO to help continue their transformation from a legacy product reseller business into a technical service business, managing their Sales, Digital, Marketing, and Customer Success teams (about 20 people).

Open due to a retirement, this is an exciting transformational role that will help drive the doubling of their revenue in the next 4 years. This is not a complete “build” role; as our client has a strong existing client base of over 200 enterprise and mid-market clients in the Midwest, and a relatively tenured team of employees.

The position offers a strong base salary, annual bonus incentive, and a long-term incentive package, along with a robust benefits package.

*** Local candidates only. We are not considering relocation candidates at the moment. ***

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