What We Do
We are a London based, highly experienced, highly targeted search business that exclusively moves CFOs to VC backed and Private Equity owned organisations
Who We Are
We are a privately owned innovative, boutique search firm founded in 2000, on the principles that only a deep domain knowledge gained from operating within one space can enable us to offer truly value added advisory services around Board composition and the hiring landscape for CFOs. We are anti-generalist, highly entrepreneurial and fleet of foot, reflecting the nature of the client base that we serve.
Altima consists of a team of highly experienced individuals, each with an extensive successful track record of sourcing CFOs for high growth entrepreneurial organisations. We have all previously worked within large international search firms and collectively own Altima, ensuring the desire to consistently deliver exceptional results to our client and candidate base alike.
We are industry agnostic, the commonality that runs through our client base is that all of the businesses that we advise will be either VC backed, Private Equity owned or about to execute a transaction to attract external investment and require a CFO to lead them through this. We have successfully worked within technology, retail, marketing services and business services.
Sarah is a co-founder of Altima with John Watkins and has over 16 years experience of moving senior finance executives to high growth, private equity backed businesses. Prior to founding Altima, Sarah was a director of a London based CFO search firm and is the only member of the team that actually trained to be an accountant!
Our Research Team
Altima has developed a first class in house research capability, with a highly experienced team, responsible for mapping the Venture and Private Equity markets, helping to identify exceptional CFOs for our clients and produce value add reports and commentary around such topics as CFO remuneration, average equity participation levels and industry specific deal flow.
Altima is still growing and would love to here from both experienced headhunters and researchers that are interested in joining a progressive, mature and market leading business as we continue our journey.
Prior to originating Altima in 2000, John had spent three years as the CFO practice head of a London based Executive Search Firm. John founded Altima on the principles that in order to really offer a holistic advisory service to Companies and CFOs alike as opposed to merely a recruitment solution then you need an understanding and knowledge of the space akin to that of the individuals you’re advising.
These principles still underpin Altima today