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ON Partners consultants completed high-level executive finance and accounting placements in 2020 for a wide range of organizations, including ARM Holdings, Crocs, Luminar Technologies, Papa John’s, and Shake Shack, among others.

Notes ON’s Joe Olson, “COVID-19 has exposed the massive gap between companies with strong finance leaders and those that have waited to build a proper set of controls. We are seeing a tremendous amount of activity within our private equity business and don’t expect this momentum to slow down anytime soon. Also, as businesses shift to a more distributed model, it’s opened up resource pools in other lower-cost geographies. The CFOs who have set up shared services will have a unique perspective on the continued evolution of a corporate workforce.”

“CFOs who think strategically like a GM or CEO are invaluable,” adds ON’s Lenny Vairo. ”Pivoting the business model, driving to adjacent markets or rationalizing underperforming work streams will be easier and more effective when the CFO is a collaborative leader.”

2020 Best Of Finance & Accounting Successful Placements


Over the years, ON Partners has placed some of the best and brightest financial leaders to drive innovation and success for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Based on our expertise across all industries and organizational types, our consultants understand the changing dynamics of finance and accounting roles.

Anju Software – CFO

Anju Software is a leading provider of comprehensive software solutions to the life sciences industry, spanning the spectrum from clinical operations to medical affairs.

ARM Holdings – CFO, IPG

ARM Holdings Plc designs microprocessors, physical intellectual property (IP) and related technology and software, and sells development tools to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of things.

Creation Technologies – VP Financial Planning & Analysis

Creation Technologies provides total electronics product lifecycle solutions including turnkey design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing and fulfillment to support its high reliability customers around the world.

Crocs – VP Corporate Finance

Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for women, men, and children, combining comfort and style with a value that consumers know and love.

Epicor – Chief Accounting Officer (Acquired by CD&R in August 2020)

Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. The company provides flexible, industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of its manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers.

GlobalFoundries – CFO

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) is the world’s leading specialty foundry. GF delivers differentiated feature-rich solutions that enable its clients to develop innovative products for high-growth market segments. GF provides a broad range of platforms and features with a unique mix of design, development and fabrication services. 

Global Growth – VP Tax and VP, Treasurer + Head of Debt Capital Markets

Global Growth is a group of companies that serve customers worldwide in the areas of healthcare technology, electronic medical records and more.

Luminar Technologies – CFO (IPO in December 2020)

Luminar (Nasdaq: LAZR) is an autonomous vehicle sensor and software company with the vision to power transportation by delivering the only lidar capable of making them both safe and ubiquitous.

Papa John’s – CFO

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is an American pizza restaurant franchise and is the fourth largest pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States. Papa John’s opened its doors in 1984 with one goal in mind: Better ingredients. Better pizza.

Shake Shack – SVP, Corporate Controller

Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand serving a classic American menu of premium burgers, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, shakes, frozen custard, beer and wine. With its fresh and simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community-gathering place with widespread appeal.

Sotera Health – VP Financial Planning & Analysis

Sotera Health Company is a leading global provider of mission-critical sterilization and lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry. With a combined tenure across its businesses of nearly 200 years and its industry-recognized scientific and technological expertise, it helps to ensure the safety of millions of patients and healthcare practitioners around the world every year. 

StarCompliance – CFO (Acquired by Marlin Equity in December 2020)

StarCompliance is the leading provider of advanced, user-friendly regulatory compliance software for enterprise firms and financial institutions.

TeraRecon – CFO

TeraRecon is the leader in medical advanced visualization and artificial intelligence solutions. Its flagship product, Intuition, is the 2020 KLAS category leader for advanced visualization. Recently acquired by SymphonyAI Group, TeraRecon is one of seven portfolio companies and is strategically focused on AI-driven innovation in healthcare.



In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ON developed a series of experience-driven tools designed to help clients and candidates, including an executive assessment and onboarding guidetips on how to interview virtually; a forecast of the top ten roles in demand post-pandemic; and a collective forecast from ON consultants about what to expect post-pandemic across several industries, including supply chain, eCommerce, private equity, telecom and telemedicine, software and life sciences.

ON Partners propels an organization’s mission by building C-level and board leadership teams. Founded in 2006 by like-minded consultants as a values-driven alternative to the multi-service global firms they were leaving behind, ON delivers a better executive search experience. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists seven times, the firm is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S. For more information, see our results here.

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