Fortuity has a proven track record of helping firms build outstanding finance and accounting teams, filling every position on the finance organizational chart from the CFO down.
Contrary to popular belief, the biggest demand for financial executives doesn’t come from companies on the Financial Post 500 list—it comes from the world of small and medium-sized enterprises. That’s why we maintain an extensive talent database—it allows us to consistently bring forward a diverse range of strong candidates.
We know that helping our clients hire top financial talent is more than a matter of aligning the technical requirements of the position to the skill sets listed on a resume.
Job descriptions may look similar, but every CFO position is unique, shaped and nuanced by company size, the industry it operates in, and the challenges and opportunities it faces. For this reason, we work extensively with our clients to develop a search strategy that ensures we are able to attract the best possible candidates for the role that needs to be filled.
Over the past decade, the face of media has changed at an unprecedented rate. So closely connected to the advancements we have seen in technology, the industry has had to adapt constantly in order to both accommodate and optimize its use of new platforms available in order to meet the needs of consumers, who are now devouring information in a variety of ways that did not exist just a few years ago.
At Fortuity, we understand that a successful leader in media—digital or traditional—demonstrates both experience and a creative vision that anticipates the direction of things to come. Adaptability, insight, and a thorough understanding of the evolution of the environment are all critical characteristics of the candidates we seek.
Whether you need to fill a position in communications, marketing, programming, production, or any other of the numerous media niches, we can guide your search effectively and bring just the right candidates to you.
To thrive in a competitive, time-sensitive market, biotech players must continually hone their processes and anticipate change. Large established pharmaceuticals and smaller early-stage businesses alike face the challenges that come with research, development, and follow-through to therapeutic viability.
Along with standard operational and commercial concerns, biotech industries must strive to meet the rigorous demands of various regulatory bodies as well—often both at home and abroad. It is clear that in this expanding field, there is a need for particularly talented personnel, whose expertise includes the abilities to raise money, nurture relationships with strategic partners, and work effectively with a board of directors.
Whether your business is a biotech start-up or a multi-national pharmaceutical, Fortuity can help you identify candidates with the balance of entrepreneurial skill and proven business acumen required to drive your company’s success.
venture capital & private equity.
The venture capital and private equity industry is part of a quickly changing business environment. World events, political shifts—with resulting ups and downs in the financial markets—in addition to major incidents like recent turmoil in mortgage markets, and the credit crunch that followed—all contribute to a highly challenging backdrop. With more competition than ever in this sector, and with increasingly tough regulatory expectations, it is crucial to assemble and maintain an exceptional C-suite team.
Growing a small company from its initial stages through value creation and ultimately, perhaps, a buyout transaction, requires leadership with vision, passion for the job, and proven strategic insight, along with exceptional skills in communicating effectively with boards of directors and investment partners alike.
With our reach into this specific talent pool, Fortuity will help you identify candidates who can work dynamically with your team, create opportunities to access new markets, expand your investment and capital sources, and provide you with the strong operational leadership you require.
Life Sciences is a vast area of growth and change. Stimulated by key factors—an aging population, shifting government policy, and the increasing impact of progressive technology—this sector demands leaders who demonstrate an exceptional skill set.
Critical concerns in Life Sciences include the complexities of launching products in global markets, and ongoing interaction with regulatory bodies, often in business environments both home and abroad.
Candidates for key positions—whether on a board of directors, in management, C-suite, research, or any of the other unique roles that exist in this area—must demonstrate the right balance of interpersonal skills, proven business acumen, and exceptional adaptability, as this industry moves into the future.
With our extensive database of candidates across the Life Sciences disciplines, Fortuity can plan and manage a comprehensive and efficient search for you, bringing the strongest candidates forward for your consideration.
consumer products & retail.
Over the past decade, the developing global marketplace and a massive shift to online purchasing has changed the face of the consumer and retail industry immeasurably. Along with infinite possibility, this new framework brings many new challenges. Visionary leadership is a critical element to corporate success in this time of changing customer habits and expectations, ongoing technological innovation, and stiffer-than-ever competition.
Identifying executive leaders who can anticipate and navigate ever-changing market parameters, adapt and shape corporate culture accordingly, and drive growth is critical to the success of new brands and well-established consumer favourites alike, across environments including small specialty shops, superstores, and the growing online marketplace.
Fortuity’s extensive experience with placement in the consumer products and retail sector allows us to pinpoint those candidates with the potential to not only succeed, but to help you surpass the ambitious goals you have set.
real estate & development.
Swings in the economy, political changes, and consumer trends all impact the real estate and development sector. As younger consumers choose to buy online instead of in bricks and mortar stores, and as increasing numbers of employees use technology to work remotely instead of travelling to an office space, the commercial market has undergone tremendous change. The residential market, too, is subjected to the largely unpredictable effects of outside forces. And the global issue of sustainability, with its many related regulations, has had serious implications for developers in general.
Understanding such critical issues of the day and being able to adapt in the corporate context, and keep a long-range perspective are critical abilities for a successful executive candidate in today’s real estate and development market. Fortuity can help you source the top-tier talent you need to guide your team through this ever-changing environment.
Great supply chain performance means a greater likelihood of your company’s achieving strong financial performance as well. Making your sourcing, purchasing, distribution, and merchandising processes as streamlined as possible may involve working effectively with worldwide suppliers and distributors. It’s important to be aware of continuous market changes, changes in government regulations, and potential opportunities for standing out from your competitors. Using new technologies to make a job easier for any part of your team, or choosing to lead the way in adopting an environmentally friendly method, can help your company position itself as a leader in today’s competitive market.
Fortuity will bring you executive candidates who can strategize the details of your supply chain, making it as efficient and profitable as it can be. Candidates who realize the many possibilities that exist in this complex system, and who have both the experience and creativity to help you fine-tune your operations.
Telecommunications products and services of today hardly resemble those of just a few years ago. The creativity that led to the development of the iPhone and other devices in its category has redefined this fast-moving industry, and inspired the ongoing pursuit of faster, better, and lower-cost options—for both individual consumers and businesses alike. Those companies that have survived this massive shift in the industry have done so by virtue of the strength of their management teams, and the visionary perspective of their C-suite leaders.
Fortuity can identify and bring forward exceptional candidates who will apply their extensive knowledge and expertise in the field to handling the numerous challenges that players face in the current telecommunications landscape.
Clean water, renewable energies, biofuels, and efficient storage are some of the key areas in CleanTech. Each of these sectors presents unique challenges, and each requires a clear vision and superior ability to plan strategically—well into the future. Many projects require substantial funding to take a concept all the way through from idea to reality.
The purpose-driven executive who understands these aspects of the CleanTech industry will need to handle the complexities of government policy, integrate new technologies into the project at hand, and above all, exhibit the determination necessary to take an idea from its initial stages, through testing, and finally, to the commercial market.
CleanTech is, relatively speaking, a very new area. Candidates for leadership roles may have gained extensive experience in a related field; Fortuity will source for you only those contenders whose dedication to the outcome as well as the bottom line is absolutely exceptional.
A good leader in manufacturing can take on a new role and maintain the set standard of excellence. A great leader, though, will build on what’s in place already. Improving efficiency of operations, using innovative methods to motivate a team, and putting their talents to work—this is the way they help you gain a competitive edge.
No matter the scope of your enterprise, familiarity with the essential steps of production is critical. In addition to management training and leadership experience, a stellar candidate in the manufacturing industry often has expertise in research and development, engineering, supply chain, or some other important aspect of production.
Critical attributes for an executive candidate in manufacturing vary just as the scale of operations does. The COO of an organization with several international plants requires a skill set more complex than someone brought in to handle a smaller local operation. Matching a prospect’s previous experience to the specific job at hand is the first step in recruiting an exceptional candidate.
The field of technology and all that it encompasses has transformed beyond recognition over the last decade. Large, established hardware and software companies, businesses that have built internal tech departments to handle digital, e-commerce, network, and cybersecurity needs among others, and of course, VC-funded tech start-ups all require great leaders. People who bring not only executive experience and knowledge, but also the ability to manage technological advancements as an organization grows. In the case of the start-up, leaders need strong skills in communicating effectively with boards of directors and investment partners alike, sharing their vision, energy, and passion.
Harnessing the tremendous potential of this incredibly dynamic field is as difficult a task as it is a rewarding one. Anticipating new trends and embracing change with flexibility, while keeping a big-picture organizational view, are critical for the successful executive candidate. Fortuity can help you find the top-tier talent required to suit the challenging leadership role you need to fill.