Executive Search

Townsend Search Group specializes exclusively in senior executive, accounting and finance, and financial advisory services and is committed to your success. We have a depth of practical, public accounting and private industry experience. Searches may be executed on a retained or exclusive contingent basis, depending on the clients’ needs, requirements and timeline.

Success is based upon a clear understanding of the client company’s needs. We engage our clients in a constructive examination of the proposed role, clearly defining the required experience and competencies for success.

With strong values, collaboration and a culture of excellence, we strive to be the best. Our emphasis is always on the outcome: how does the search solution impact client performance? Our focus is providing unmatched client service and retaining our clients as business partners for the long term, because we find the missing piece of the puzzle.


Areas of Specialization

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President / General Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • General Accounting
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Corporate Development
  • Transaction Support
  • Bankruptcy / Restructuring
  • Investment Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Turnaround Consulting
  • Reporting
  • Treasury
  • SEC Reporting
  • Tax
  • Financial Systems
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Business Process Improvement

Representative Engagements

Client Industry Position
Tier 1 Global Supplier – Electronics, Fuel Cells, Powertrain & Safety Automotive Corporate Development – Director
Tier 1 Global Supplier – Electronics, Fuel Cells, Powertrain & Safety Automotive Corporate Development – Manager
Tier 1 Global Supplier – Electronics, Fuel Cells, Powertrain & Safety Automotive Corporate Development – Associates
Tier I/II Supplier of Climate Control Systems Automotive Corporate Controller
Tier I Global Supplier – Plastics* Automotive Plant Controller
Tier 1 Global Supplier – Exterior Trim* Automotive Chief Financial Officer
Tier 1 Global Supplier – Exterior Trim* Automotive Corporate Controller
Tier 1 Global Supplier – Exterior Trim* Automotive Chief Operating Officer
Global Provider of NVH and Sealing Solutions* Automotive / Industrial Chief Financial Officer
Premier Customer Service Provider* Business Process Outsourcing Vice President, FP&A
Premier Customer Service Provider* Business Process Outsourcing Chief Financial Officer
Precision Grinding Equipment Manufacturer* Capital Equipment Chief Executive Officer
Precision Grinding Equipment Manufacturer* Capital Equipment Chief Financial Officer
Precision Grinding Equipment Manufacturer* Capital Equipment Vice President, Operations
Turnaround, Restructuring & PI Consulting Financial Services Senior Director
Leading Retail Mortgage Lender Financial Services Corporate Development
Leading Retail Mortgage Lender Financial Services Corporate Development
Material Handling Systems Industrial Chief Financial Officer
Material Handling Systems Industrial Executive Director – HR
Manufacturer of Prefabricated Roofing Systems Industrial Chief Financial Officer
Heat Treat Systems Industrial Chief Financial Officer
Regional Investment Banking Firm(s) Investment Banking Managing Director
Regional Investment Banking Firm(s) Investment Banking Vice President
Regional Investment Banking Firm(s) Investment Banking Associate
Regional Investment Banking Firm(s) Investment Banking Analyst
Private Equity Firm(s) Private Equity Managing Partner
Private Equity Firm(s) Private Equity Partner
Private Equity Firm(s) Private Equity Vice President
Private Equity Firm(s) Private Equity Associate
Private Equity Firm(s) Private Equity Controller
Private Equity Firm(s) Private Equity Managing Director