Search Updates – July 2016

Recently we’ve successfully fulfilled five executive positions and are now active in several new search projects. Below you’ll find a list of our Confidential Search Assignments.

If you would like to learn more about these searches, provide a referral, or submit your candidacy, you can reach me at

Stay tuned for the next search update!

Chief Financial Officer Outdoor Action-Sports Company Active
Chief Financial Officer

Multi-Site Retail Medical Care Provider

Chief Marketing Officer Innovative Food & Beverage Startup Active
Chief Accounting Officer Global Shipping and Logistics Company Completed
Tax Manager Marin County CPA Firm Completed
VP of Finance Custom Furniture Design and Manufacturing Completed
VP of Human Resources Global Engineering and Construction Firm Completed
VP of Sales Career Apparel Manufacturer Completed

Stanton Chase North America – Searches as of 5/24/2015

Here at Stanton Chase, we are very excited about our current search assignments. We are working with numerous top-tier clients to fulfill some of the most essential and influential roles within these companies.

We exercise a strict code of confidentiality and never divulge any discerning client information. Below is a list of our current searches and the general industry that showcases the breadth of our involvement across different business sectors in North America.

We take great pride in providing exceptional service to our clients. Our portfolio and network continue to grow each week and I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude to our team, clients, and friends for their dedication and cooperation. Stay tuned for the next search update in June.

Current Searches in North America

Position Industry
Chief Executive Officer Consumer Products – $4.3B in packaged foods, family-owned
Chief Financial Officer Engineering, Construction & Building Materials
Chief Financial Officer Software
Chief Financial Officer Retail & Distribution – Transport, Hospitality, and Recreation
Chief Financial Officer Healthcare Service
Chief Information Security Officer Pharmaceuticals – Global Top Ten
Chief Operating Officer Engineering, Construction & Building Materials
Chief Operating Officer Digital Healthcare Technology
Director Corporate Sales Chicago Public Media
Director of Sales Engineering Software – CRM Management, Industry Leader
Division President Technology – Robotics
Executive Director Exhibits and Education – West Coast
Executive Director Development Public Broadcasting
Executive Producer Talk Programming Publishing, Media & Advertising
Executive Producer Talk Shows Chicago Public Media
General Manager/President Oilfield & Mining Services
Head of Retirement Marketing Insurance
Human Resources Head International Port
Managing Director Communications Bureau
Sales Manager, East Coast Industrial Components & Equipment – based in Denmark
Strategic Advisor Restaurant Chain – 100+ Stores, PE Sponsored
SVP Brand and Engagement Public Broadcasting Company
SVP Content Public Broadcasting Company
SVP Enterprise Risk Manager Financial Services – Banking
US Country Manager Technology – Waste Management & Recycling Analytics
VP, Managed Accounts Investment Management – $800 AUM, Global Leader
VP, Operations Consumer Products
VP, Product Manager Asset Management – $140 AUM, West Coast
VP, Sales & Marketing Consumer Products Manufacturer
VP, Sales and Partnership Healthcare IT


Who do YOU know? VP of Operations…


We are conducting a search for a Vice President of Operations for the world famous Pier 39, a Top-Ten tourist attraction which draws 8-10 million visitors a year.  The VP Operations assists the President in the development of overall goals, operating plans, and policies for the PIER 39 Companies and affiliates, and then executes with their team of over 80 talented professionals. Major constituencies include visitors, tenants, customers, owners, employees, and the community. Their goal is to become the largest destination site in California!

To achieve this goal, the person will need experience in or an aptitude for Property Management, Architecture, Construction, Project Management, Financial Planning, Risk Management, Security, Facilities, Sea Lions, and Landscaping.  Did I mention Marine construction (seawalls, piers, and pilings) and Marinas (channels, berths, sea lions)?  Or shopping centers, tourist attractions (arcades, carousels, entertainers, sea lions), and infrastructure like parking garages and an aquarium? Oh, and remember the sea lions!

This privately-held facility is run like its own small town, while displaying its welcome mat for all citizens of the world.  They work continually to create a fun, safe, welcoming, and memorable experience for all their guests.  The VP Operations is responsible for the look, feel, maintenance, safety, and future health of the Pier, and the morale of their team.  Working closely with the President, executive team, and owners of the Pier, this person will guide us into the fifth decade of business operations…and beyond.  You will be the custodian of the 25-year plan for the Pier, and its constant search for excellence. Read more for the position description…. Read More…

Who do YOU know? VP, Finance…


VP Finance (Reporting to President). $100mm Food Distributor/Manufacturer, growing 80%/year for four years.  San Francisco Bay Area.  Are you up for a high-growth Challenge?  Lead this award-winning and highly-regarded Natural and Organic super-food company as part of its executive team.  Opportunity to be hands-on and strategic in a desirable work environment.  Manage a team of seven across a range of topics, from capital structure, global supply chain, customer mix, and profitability planning to monthly reporting and daily cash management.  Outstanding work culture and environment. Known far and wide as a significant brand in the natural and organic food space, you will lead them to the next major revenue milestone…and beyond.

VP, Finance (Reporting to President)

Natural and Organic Food Distributor and Manufacturer

Northern San Francisco Bay Area

The ideal candidate is an experienced Finance Leader with a positive attitude who will report to the CEO/President of this exciting company, support our mission to sustainably change the way the world eats, and lead a team of committed professionals. Read More…

Who do YOU know? Director of Property Management…

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Be the head of this Property Management business!

My firm has been exclusively retained to find the next Director of Property Management:

  • Responsible for an iconic portfolio of properties in Silicon Valley and Alameda County;
  • Overseas a team of over 100 employees, including Onsite Property Managers, an Operations executive, Infrastructure Executive, and Administrative support;
  • Lead with high EQ and compassion, motivation, and company pride;
  • Reports directly to the ownership team; and
  • Comes with an attractive base salary over $150,000, plus benefits.

Do you have the leadership skills, business acumen, technical prowess, formal education, and most importantly social compassion to be the leader of this enterprise?  If so, then you might enjoy this prestigious role and responsibility for a $250mm real estate portfolio.  You will be walking in large footsteps behind the likeable retired incumbent, who is leaves an organizational reputation recognized as the best in their business, nationally.

Do you have the mix of diplomacy, over 10 years of operations and financial management experience, leadership, and P&L experience to become the next “Mayor” for this portfolio of communities?

Stanton Chase has worked with executives like yourself across the country for over 25 years…thus we can support you in the future, as well. ( Personally, I have been working with leaders for over 25 years to select and develop their executive teams. (

Below is more information about this position. You can contact me via my email address ( and feel free to send me more information about you to help with our next conversation.

Thank you for your support.

Position: Director of Property Management

Read More…

Who Do YOU Know?…Executive Director

Stanton Chase has been retained by Big Brothers Big Sisters to conduct a retained search for the San Francisco-North Bay chapter’s Executive Director role. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of children, and lead a dedicated team of professionals. The ED will be a spokesperson in the community, leader, fund raiser, and visionary for expanding their services and impact.

Are you ready to take a primary leadership role in a nonprofit? Know someone who is ready to dedicate their career to leading a committed team in the human services field?

Contact me for more information…

Who should we call? Thank you for your suggestions.


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CFO Opportunity. Non-Profit. San Francisco based.

 Who do YOU know? 


This organization is seeking an experienced CFO who will be committed to it’s mission and dedicated to working collaboratively as a member of the senior staff to support the organization’s fiscal strength. The organization is undergoing rapid growth and requires a CFO with a strong non-profit background and outstanding strategic skills.

The CFO is a newly created position and reports to the CEO. The CFO will ensure effective utilization of personnel, financial and physical resources in a manner consistent with the organization’s service standards approved within annual budgets and business plan. The CFO will strengthen internal systems and ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all nonprofit financial functions. The CFO has leadership responsibility for 5 areas; business planning/strategy, finance, human resources and benefits administration, IT and building and fleet assets. The CFO will also develop and implement effective nonprofit organizational financial strategies, policies, systems and controls

Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated success leading and managing the strategic, financial and business operations of a rapidly growing, high impact organization including finance, operations, IT and HR.
  • Ability to engage and serve as a strategic thought partner with entrepreneurial and creative thinking to assist execution of strategies and new initiatives.
  • Experience translating nonprofit financial information and data into insights and strategic recommendations.
  • Proven track record as an impactful negotiator and relationship builder
  • Advanced computer knowledge
  • Tech savvy to manage IT operations
  • Excellent supervision and people management skills
  • High degree of integrity and dependability
  • Previous management of capital planning project and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit Finance or Business; Masters preferred and 7+ years of direct work experience in nonprofit Finance management; knowledge of GAAP standards and fund accounting.


Email me at and I will work to qualify you.