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For a VC-backed tech business, hiring the right CFO is critical. An exceptional CFO can be the difference between a good valuation and a great one, between hyper growth and growth, between success and failure.

A great CFO can help a business change the face of the market. In an ecosystem that moves extremely fast, the role is also highly nuanced.  What kind of experience should they have? Should they have led an exit before? Accountant, consultant or banker? Scale up or corporate?


That’s why finding the person isn’t easy, and why at Altima, we don’t take briefs – we help shape them.


Through our proven methodology, we help founders [ask and] decode these questions to find the right person from the right background, at the right time.
Our specialism is our strength. With an unparalleled CFO network and extensive knowledge of Europe’s tech ecosystem, we are in a unique position to guide and support founders and investors on the most critical hire they will ever make.

We are behind the CFO hires of some of the world’s most disruptive tech scale-ups.

They typically engage us from post Series B, through to a pre-IPO round. Below is a selection of the clients we have helped over the past couple of years.

Bolt
Charlotte Tilbury
Deliveroo
GoCardless
MADE.COM
Moo
PUSH DOCTOR
Secret Escapes
Thought Machine
TransferWise

Kristo Käärmann

Founder and CEO
John and his team provided TransferWise with a superb pan-European shortlist resulting in an excellent CFO hire. Great knowledge, execution and transparency throughout the process.

Paul Taylor

Founder & CEO
At a time of rapid expansion in our business, Altima helped us find our first CFO. Their help was invaluable. With an agile, research-led approach, they helped us find a strong leader who fits our culture, shares our vision and can inspire our team and investors as the business continues to grow.

Alex Saint

Founder and CEO
Simply put, they know this space better than anyone else in Europe. Altima ran a first class process for Secret Escapes.
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If you would like to join our network of exceptional CFOs or would like an opinion or advice on the market, please do not hesitate to contact John Watkins. Confidentiality will be absolutely guaranteed.
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