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selectedLooking for a highly specialized candidate? A professional with a unique skill set? At Purple Squirrel Advisors, we specialize in customized recruiting in the accounting, finance, human resources and operations functions. We genuinely welcome the challenge of assisting in unique and critical job placement opportunities. We help business owners find personnel solutions to meet growth and succession planning objectives.

Our client portfolio includes start-up entrepreneurial ventures, family-owned businesses and middle-market companies. We work with businesses in a wide array of industries including: manufacturing, automotive, financial services, professional services, distribution, healthcare, food processing and consumer goods. We also have direct experience working with private equity firm leadership and their portfolio company management teams, both pre- and post-acquisition. We understand the different investment objectives of PE firms and the unique skill set required to succeed in those environments.

Our hands-on, consultative approach throughout the entire recruiting process, from the initial scoping meeting to the onboarding process, results in matches that exceed expectations from both the client and candidate perspectives.

Recent placements:

  • VP of Supply Chain – Automotive – Warren, MI
  • Director of Finance – Financial Services – Plymouth, MI
  • Head of Corporate Development – Automotive After-Market, Findlay, Ohio
  • Chief Financial Officer – Construction – MI
  • Chief Operating Officer – Automotive – MI
  • Business Unit Controller – Private Equity Backed Company – CA 
  • Executive Project Manager – Electrical Contractor – Chicago, IL 
  • Lead Engineer – Custom Millwork/Manufacturing – Detroit, MI
  • Operations Manager – Custom Millwork/Manufacturing – Detroit, MI
  • Financial Controller – Automotive – San Francisco, CA 
  • Chief Financial Officer – Manufacturing/Construction – Holly, MI
  • Sr. Financial Analyst – Media Publishing – Detroit, MI
  • VP of Sales & Development – Automotive – Wixom, MI
  • Lead Mechanical/Design Engineer – Automotive –  Wixom, MI
  • Manager of FP&A – Media/Publishing  – Detroit, MI
  • Chief Compliance Officer –  Financial Services Company – Brighton, MI
  • Chief Operating Officer – Financial Services Company – Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Controller – Industrial Health & Safety- Chesterfield, MI
  • Licensed Financial Advisor – Financial Services Company – Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Director of FP&A – PE-backed,  Automotive – Warren, MI
  • VP of HR – PE-backed,  Automotive  – Warren, MI
  • Controller – Technology  – Madison Heights, MI
  • CFO – VC-backed Energy – Romulus, MI
  • Project Manager – Electrical Contractor – Wyandotte, MI
  • VP of Finance – Manufacturing  – Duluth, Minnesota
  • Tax Manager – Manufacturing  – Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Controller/Director of SEC Reporting – Manufacturing – Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Director of Manufacturing Accounting – Manufacturing  – Wausau,Wisconsin
  • Sales Engineer – Manufacturing/Engineering  – Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Controller – Manufacturing  – Chicago, Illinois
  • Controller – Manufacturing  – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • R&D Food Scientist – Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Controller – Logistics – Long Island, New York
  • Director of Organizational Development and Change Management – Non-profit – Chicago, Illinois
  • VP of HR – Manufacturing – Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Director of HR – Non-profit – Chicago, Illinois