Jon's Success As Interim CFO Led To Unispace Employing Him Full-Time
Initially, Jon was able to use his many years in the financial services sector in order to bolster Unispace as an interim, on demand CFO two days per-week. However, he did such a good job, that he was employed as the full-time Global CFO at the end of his 4-month contract.
Case Study Snapshot
Industry: Professional Services
Duration: 4 months
What Unispace Needed
Unispace, a global strategic design practice specialising in the development and implementation of innovative workplace environments, was in need of an interim CFO. The company has experienced rapid growth both within Australia and internationally over the past two years and as a result Unispace has been required to build up their executive team.
Alongside traditional CFO duties, the interim CFO was required to work with an advisor on a strategic operational review.
The interim CFO was required to work onsite, two days per week with some international travel required.
Unispace was referred to Expert360 by a consultant who was assisting with their strategic operational review. Expert360 was able to quickly provide Unispace with a number of highly experienced potential CFO executives. Jon was a shortlisted candidate chosen to interview with the Unispace Directors and ultimately progressed through the company’s recruitment process.
Everyone is really pleased, everything is going really well.
Project Director at Unispace Global
The job was forwarded to me by Expert360 and within a week I was working. Unispace is really going places and, for me, this was a great opportunity to help the business as it continues growing. It was a great mix of being able to work with the owners day-to-day as well as travel and grow a business around the world.
Jon, Expert360 On Demand CFO
Current CFO at Unispace Global
About The Company: Unispace
Unispace is a global strategic design practice specialising in the development and implementation of innovative workplace environments. With its methodology of "Think, Create, Make", Unispace covers the whole lifecycle of a client's workplace project from strategy through to design and delivery. This differentiates it from its competitors, who are traditionally either design or construction firms.
About The Consultant: Jon
Jon is an experienced CFO having been the CFO and an Australian regional director at Lloyds International. Prior to his time at Lloyds, Jon was a Divisional Director at Macquarie Group, reporting to the CFO.
Jon is quick to understand businesses or projects, build strong relationships and lead corporate businesses. His background made him an ideal fit for Unispace as an interim CFO, who could provide deep executive leadership experience and help the business navigate its international expansion and rapid growth. Furthermore, Jon is highly experienced in working with blue-chip businesses, which form a large part of Unispace’s customer base.
He was able to quickly integrate himself into the Unispace team and help the company through a major growth period. After four months as interim CFO, Unispace’s Global CEO offered Jon a permanent position as the group’s Global CFO.
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