Private Equity

The financial and operational challenges facing CFOs in portfolio companies today have never been greater. Industry and operational knowledge are at a premium — and so is the ability to manage the unique dynamics of the investor—operator relationship.

Whether it’s a buy or sell-side transactional expert — or a proven leader who can roll up the sleeves and take on the day-to-day management of the financials, Hardesty delivers. Our nationwide network of accomplished CFO, VP-Finance, and Controller-level professionals enables us to provide the right talent at the right time — guaranteed.

When you hire a Hardesty CFO, you’re hiring someone who’s been there, done that. Our Partners bring, on average, 25 years of executive financial experience — and at least four terms as CFOs for high-performing public and private companies. These aren’t people who spend their days in ivory towers. They’re hands-on leaders that balance strategic, financial, operational, and technological initiatives with the day-to-day demands of building and operating a business. And they do it across a broad range of industries, including:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Family Office
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology & Software

Areas of Practice

Mergers & Acquisition


Audit Preparation

Interim Management

Executive Search

Preparation for Sale