Bixby International

Need: Experienced Controller
Service: Professional Search
Industry: Manufacturing
“AMS took the time to understand our goals and challenges. They identified three excellent candidates with the appropriate cost accounting and manufacturing
backgrounds we were looking for.”
– Dan Rocconi, President and CEO of Bixby International

Situation

Bixby International, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of mono- and multi-layer plastic sheet applications, serves clients in industries ranging from aerospace to mining, to medical devices. Looking to improve visibility, reporting and overall performance in its financial department, the company engaged AMS for a consultative assessment. Based on the company’s size and business
objectives, AMS made the recommendation to replace the full-time CFO with an experienced Controller and part-time CFO. Bringing the right combination of skills and expertise to the organization was a critical step in moving the company in the desired direction.

Response

Through a retained search, AMS began the recruitment process for the new Controller. In addition, AMS provided supporting documentation to company leaders so that all stakeholders were aligned with the proposed changes and understood why the expertise of a Controller was necessary for sustained growth. The ideal candidate would have to meet all of the criteria in terms of experience, cultural fit, technical skills and compensation requirements.

Results

With over 30 years of experience in professional search, AMS was uniquely poised to find the right kind of talent that Bixby International needed. Leveraging their network proven, financial leaders, AMS quickly sourced not one, but three candidates matching the selection requirements. The company hired one of the three candidates and is quickly realizing the benefits of the expertise their new employee brings to the organization.