Executive Talent Solutions for the C-Suite

Need Top Finance
Talent Fast?


We’re in the people business, but our careers have been spent with numbers. It’s what you would expect from respected leaders that have built a nationwide network of 15,000 CFO’s – and placed more than 1,000 of them – in virtually every type of service configuration.

Want to Be a
CFO Partner?


Success starts at the top. And when that leader is a Hardesty CFO Partner, you’re working with the best: highly credentialed financial executives that have led sophisticated, complex corporate finance initiatives at public, private, and investor-owned companies.

Open to New
Possibilities?


If you’re a highly referenced, senior-level finance professional who is looking for a new permanent position, Hardesty offers prime – and exclusive – opportunities.

Executive Talent Solutions for the C-Suite

Need Top Finance Talent Fast?

We’re in the people business, but our careers have been spent with numbers. It’s what you would expect from respected leaders that have built a nationwide network of 15,000 CFO’s – and placed more than 1,000 of them – in virtually every type of service configuration.

Want to Be a CFO Partner?

Success starts at the top. And when that leader is a Hardesty CFO Partner, you’re working with the best: Highly credentialed financial executives that have led sophisticated, complex corporate finance initiatives at public, private and investor-owned companies.

Open to New Possibilities?


If you’re a highly referenced, senior-level finance professional who is looking for a new permanent position, Hardesty offers prime – and exclusive – opportunities.

Welcome to Hardesty

Top line talent - Bottom line results

The Partners at Hardesty are highly credentialed, referenced, and have joined our firm to enhance their experience and knowledge base. Since we are organized as a partnership, collaboration between our partners is encouraged, resulting in a more efficient talent delivery model.

  • We’re in the people business
  • Success starts at the top
  • Highly credentialed financial executives

Welcome to Hardesty

Top line talent. Bottom line result.

The Partners at Hardesty are deeply involved in their respective communities and believe that giving back is good business and the right thing to do. To that end, we participate in various charities and nonprofit organizations in our roles as board members, volunteers, and supporters.

  • We’re in the people business
  • Success starts at the top
  • Highly credentialed financial executives

Founded in 2011 by Karl Hardesty, a respected leader in executive talent solutions for the C-Suite, Hardesty LLC provides best-in-class senior leadership to growing companies through its nationwide network of offices.

Who we are

Founded in 2011 by Karl Hardesty, a respected leader in executive talent solutions for the C-Suite, Hardesty LLC provides best-in-class senior leadership to growing companies through its nationwide network of offices.

What We Do

Outstanding Executive Leaders Who Deliver Optimal Outcomes

Since our inception, Hardesty professionals have helped over 500 companies reach their business goals by providing assistance with strategic, operational, and financial challenges.

Talent Tested At The Highest Level

Who Are We

Founded in 2011 by Karl Hardesty, a respected leader in executive talent solutions for the CFO suite, Hardesty LLC provides best-in-class senior leadership to growing companies through its nationwide network of offices.

What We Do

Outstanding Financial Leaders Who Deliver Optimal Outcomes

Since our inception, Hardesty professionals have helped over 500 companies reach their business goals by providing assistance with strategic, operational and financial challenges.

The Hardesty Advantage

Experienced. Responsive. Practical.

Our depth of expertise is extensive with over 500 years of collective experience across a variety of industries and geographies.

  • Van Holland

    Partner in the Orange County
    office of Hardesty, LLC
  • Eric Hersom

    Partner in the Orange County
    practice of Hardesty, LLC
  • Fred Helms

    Senior Executive

  • Werner Frohn

    Partner in the Northeastern
    practice of Hardesty, LLC
  • Roger Franklin

    Partner in the Atlanta office
    of Hardesty, LLC
  • Bill Fowler

    Experienced education, finance and technology executive
  • Mike Fay

    Partner in the Northern California
     practice of Hardesty, LLC
  • Greg Eyink

    Partner in the Orange County
    office of Hardesty
  • Kimberlee Duval

    Expert communicator,
    team-builder, and leader

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Testimonials

  • Hardesty supplied the right resources at the right time to step in during a difficult period. I appreciate their in-depth industry & business knowledge and the application to day-to-day business.

    Erika Bliss
    MD - CEO, Qliance Medical Management, Seattle, WA
  • Hardesty was able to deliver top quality talent in a timely way for my Director of FP&A and Sr Financial Analyst roles. I am very happy with the caliber of professionals we hired with their help – they are knocking it out of the park!

    Vince Cook
    CFO, Modern Health
  • Hardesty was instrumental in helping me find my current position. Their professionalism and insight into what the client needed helped guide me seamlessly through the interviewing and negotiation process.

    Michael Wu
    VP Finance, CEMCO
  • “Ken’s work as Interim CFO was critical to preparing us for the rigors of the sale process,” says Bruce Bates, founder and current CEO of RISA. “Ken was able to make an immediate impact, providing insights into our business and preparing us for the challenges of due diligence and all the work required to successfully close a sale to a sophisticated, strategic buyer.  Bringing Ken in was a great decision and made the process much smoother.”

    Bruce Bates
    Founder and CEO of RISA

Services

Interim Management

Hardesty Partners are able to quickly engage in client situations and hit the ground running, adding immediate impact where it is needed the most. Our flexibility allows us to work in a variety of scenarios where we are helping develop teams and providing guidance and oversight – or, working in tandem with existing groups to accomplish specific objectives.

Executive Search

We recognize that in many situations our client’s needs are best met by finding a permanent resource for a specific role. Using our propriety methodologies and available tools, we work with clients to determine the requisite qualifications and attributes for each position. We then conduct thorough and in-depth behavioral interviews and apply executive judgment gained from our years of being in the business to present the best qualified candidates. Our 360-degree approach features many differences as compared to exclusive executive search organizations.

Special Projects

Our clients often encounter situations where additional resources and expertise are needed to address recent developments. Our flexible operating model and depth of talent allow us to respond with solutions that produce immediate impact and create value. Hardesty Partners bring a “first responder” mentality to each assignment and because of our deep experience in finance, operations and technology, we are able to assist our clients in a variety of ways.

Consulting

Our aim is to help organizations identify, evaluate, optimize and deliver the value embedded within their strategic initiatives and ongoing operations. We’ve found that a vision is best reached and long-term goals met when an organization is strategically aligned via the establishment of centralized and coordinated planning and management of initiatives and daily activities.

Services

Interim Management

Hardesty Partners are able to quickly engage in client situations and hit the ground running, adding immediate impact where it is needed the most. Our flexibility allows us to work in a variety of scenarios where we are helping develop teams and providing guidance and oversight – or, working in tandem with existing groups to accomplish specific objectives.

Executive Search

We recognize that in many situations our client’s needs are best met by finding a permanent resource for a specific role. Using our propriety methodologies and available tools, we work with clients to determine the requisite qualifications and attributes for each position. We then conduct thorough and in-depth behavioral interviews and apply executive judgment gained from our years of being in the business to present the best qualified candidates. Our 360-degree approach features many differences as compared to exclusive executive search organizations.

Special Projects

Our clients often encounter situations where additional resources and expertise are needed to address recent developments. Our flexible operating model and breadth and depth of talent allow us to respond with solutions that produce immediate impact and create value. Hardesty Partners bring a “first responder” mentality to each assignment and because of our deep experience in finance, operations and technology, we are able to assist our clients in a variety of ways.

Consulting

Our aim is to help organizations identify, evaluate, optimize and deliver the value embedded within their strategic initiatives and ongoing operations. We’ve found that a vision is best reached and long-term goals met when an organization is strategically aligned via the establishment of centralized and coordinated planning and management of initiatives and daily activities.