PAYMENTS MARKET DISRUPTOR EMBARKING ON GLOBAL GROWTH PLAN
Interim Group Chief Financial Officer
The client, an International, full-stack payments company that had grown exponentially in Asia, had just embarked on driving organic growth throughout their UK, Malta and Barcelona operations. In order to drive and execute their global strategic plan, the Founders and CEO required a business focussed CFO to partner with them and work in line with the existing Asian Finance team. An essential part of the role would also require the CFO to financially streamline the existing technology platforms and industry verticals across the Group.
Marden was instructed to locate and attract a seasoned Group CFO with a wealth of domain experience and a track record for driving and delivering global expansion initiatives. The client stipulated that this key member of the board should be based in the UK and agreed to consider the option of hiring an interim as well as a permanent member of staff if the situation required it.
Utilising Marden’s extensive talent pool, a comprehensive selection of interim and permanent talent was identified and interviewed, and a long-list of 6 candidates was presented to the client within a two to four-week period.
The Founders & CEO quickly relayed their feedback and a short list of four candidates were selected to move forward for telephone interview. By week six, three of the four short listed profiles had been selected for face to face interviews in London and the Founders & CEO had chosen an Interim candidate from the short list and decided to fly him to Asia to meet fellow board members
The final meeting in Asia was a complete success and the role was offered to the candidate on a six-month interim basis. This has now been extended for a further six months with a view to appointing the interim as a permanent member of the board once the contract is complete.