SkyWater Search was retained to hire a Corporate Controller for Restaurant Business

Client

An emerging quick serve restaurant business.

 

Objective

SkyWater was retained to hire a Corporate Controller. This was a new role for the company, its first full-time finance employee and an integral part of the management team. The situation was challenging as the candidate needed both technical skills and leadership ability to meet the current requirements of the role while also demonstrating the potential to grow with the organization. The selected candidate would also be required to operate as part of the management team and participate in duties at a detail task oriented level. Given the responsibilities of the position and the need to expand within the financial remit, a CPA background was also essential.

 

Process

SkyWater Search Partners spoke to a total of 117 candidates and sources, interviewed 11 in office and presented six. The client identified two candidates with whom they were exceptionally impressed.

 

Results

SkyWater Search was able to place a candidate who met the demanding requirements of the position and displayed the attributes needed for growth. From the time SkyWater was engaged to the time the offer was accepted totaled seven weeks. The feedback from both the client and candidate was extremely positive. The client expressed immense satisfaction with our ability to source a candidate who met the complex requirements of the role and transitioned smoothly into their organization.