Vicinity Energy, the nation’s largest district energy provider, had just been spun off from Veolia, one of the world’s largest public service providers, and they needed a CFO. Now owned by a French private equity group and with significant financial reporting, acquisitions, and integrations on the horizon, the CFO needed to have significant upper middle market M&A experience.
In collaboration with the CEO and CHRO at Vicinity Energy, Cowen Partners was able to profile their ideal candidate based on qualifications, company objectives, and culture. We dug deep into our network of middle market private equity experienced CFOs and were able to provide them with a pool of qualified candidates in week three of the search. The ultimate candidate, coincidently checked all the boxes, including district energy experience.
Vicinity Energy is the largest district energy provider in the United States. Headquartered in Boston. Vicinity Energy tackles global energy problems on a local level, with local resources. We produce and distribute steam, hot water and chilled water directly through our vast network of underground pipes to provide heating, cooling, humidification, sterilization and other services to our customers.
Cowen Partners is the nation’s executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power of human capital to fuel their success. Cowen Partners gives our clients access to the top 1% of human capital to create opportunities that accelerate their growth and market share. With Cowen Partners, clients can grow at scale, create value, and drive results with world class talent. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations.
Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 1000 companies or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include VP and director level leadership roles.
With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity.
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