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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


About WaterWipes

WaterWipes was born out of the company Irish Breeze Ltd., which was established in 1993 and has become a world leader in skincare and baby care.

Headquartered in Ireland, the company has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, and now employs 300+ people, selling to over 60 countries worldwide, is listed as a Deloitte ‘Best Managed Company’ for the second year running and has achieved global ‘Great Place to Work’ accreditation. To date, the business has established offices and developed employee bases in Ireland, the USA, Singapore, China, Germany, Dubai, Canada, and The Netherlands.

The Assignment

WaterWipes asked Morgan McKinley to carry out an Executive Search to identify a Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) would form part of the wider Leadership team. This was a pivotal hire for the organisation as it continued to grow and expand globally. The successful candidate would guide the worldwide team, manage the finance/accounting departments of each country, control growth and manage banking relationships.

Our Solution

Our Executive Search needed to deliver an outstanding commercial finance leader. We were seeking a strategic thinker with relevant experience in a similar multi-cultural environment, with a track record in delivering challenging targets, while inspiring and motivating a high-performance team. We wanted to find a Chief Financial Officer with a passion for adding significant value to an innovative company in high growth mode. We secured outstanding Chief Financial Officer who remains a key member of the C-Suite today.

"Morgan McKinley is a Executive Search Partners in the truest sense – they know their market and make it a priority to know and understand the markets of their clients. When engaging an Executive Search provider, our aim was to develop a cohesive two way ‘working partnership’, with a partner who understands the uniqueness of our brand, and who could align themselves to our corporate values. Morgan McKinley has helped us create this and more and are now a valued extension to our HR Group and wider organisation. Insightful, Connected, Excellent”. - Chief People Officer, WaterWipes

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