Nationwide CFO Partner Network

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. As the firm continues to grow, the Hardesty network has added top professionals at the CEO, COO, CIO and VP HR levels to complete the full suite of senior executive talent we make available to clients.

Hardesty’s National Presence.

We have built one of the largest CFO Partner networks in the U.S and abroad. Company headquarters are located in Orange County, California, the sixth most populous market in the country. Clients include both public and private companies – including private equity firms and their portfolio businesses – as well as startups and nonprofits.  

Partnership. Redefined. 

At the core of our operating model lies our competitive advantage – our Partners. These are top executives that have been tested at the highest level. They are Partners – in every sense of the word.  It’s an operating model that’s helped attract the very best financial minds – professionals who are deal-savvy and board tested, and who also bring a keen understanding of the operational side of business.

Add it all up and it’s easy to see why the firm has – for the second consecutive year – made the Orange County Business Journal list of Fastest Growing Companies.


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. Our mission is simple: provide clients with experienced, industry-tested professionals who can step-in to any situation and quickly add impact, value and create results.

Custom Fit.

We offer some of the most flexible and responsive solutions in the market and tailor each engagement to reflect the needs of our clients. Typically, we are engaged to provide talent that fulfill roles ranging from interim to permanent, as well as special projects and consulting.







Experienced. Responsive. Practical.

Our depth of expertise is extensive with over 500 years of collective experience across a variety of industries and geographies. These engagements are directly translatable to client situations today and allow us to deliver the most comprehensive and practical solution.

Collaborative. Trusted Relationships.

Hardesty Partners are connected.  It’s authentic – not some virtual collaboration or alliance. Our Partners are not only closely connected to one another, they are also linked to a network of senior-level finance professionals – ranging from investment bankers and CPAs, to attorneys, investor relations professionals, commercial bankers, insurance experts, and more. And because our Partners are already pre-qualified for industry and transactional experience, we can deploy them whenever, wherever – and, most important, in whatever form – you need.  That’s the Power of Partnership.


Impact Players.

Value creation involves more than procuring talent.  It takes a sophisticated framework to ensure that Partners are deployed in ways that deliver optimal, measurable outcomes.  That’s why we designed the Hardesty Partnership Platform.

Our architecture ensures that all resources – whether human or financial – support one another.  That’s how we help build great people. And companies.