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Executive Search Recruiters


Few executive search firms have the vast network or understand the complex challenges that impact your organization like we do. Armanino saves you time and money by recruiting the best finance and accounting leaders to build your team and optimize your company’s performance.

We specialize in Direct Hire placement for CFOs, VPs, Controllers, Directors and Management-level finance and accounting professionals over a broad range of industries. Our deep knowledge of financial reporting, internal controls, strategic planning and the many complex challenges that impact technology organizations gives us the unique ability to connect you with the right people to take your company forward.


Our unique advantage

Armanino has access to the firm's network of more than 700 employees, past and present clients, selected business partners and trusted advisors to reach highly-qualified candidates not visible to other recruiters. Our recruiters are experts at developing and nurturing relationships, which positions us to directly recruit the best talent across all industries in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay area clients

We are based in the Bay area and have filled positions for companies in a broad range of industries. Specializing in finance and accounting, our recruiters have the expertise and network to find the best person for your company. See a list of some of our executive search clients.

Tech company direct hire placement

We help technology companies recruit the best finance and accounting leaders to provide a solid infrastructure for rapid growth and profitability. Hiring the right candidate involves finding the perfect blend of business acumen, corporate fit, leadership skills, and scalability that complements your existing team.

Our experience in recruiting for tech companies means you save time and get the best person for the position.

Industry leader for nonprofits

Having recruited many finance and operational leaders for nonprofits in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, we understand the unique challenges for all sizes of nonprofits. We find leaders who bring valuable experience and knowledge to grow your organization and further your mission. Learn why we are the executive search experts for nonprofits.

For Technology Firms

In today’s tight hiring market, you need a recruiting partner who relates to the ever-changing issues and demands that you face each day, has deep relationships with the right people in finance and accounting, and understands how to sell your career opportunity to the best talent in the market.

We will work with you to create a targeted recruiting plan that separates the so-so candidates from the cream of the crop. Whether you need a CFO, a Controller, a Director, or other management-level finance and accounting professionals, our recruiters will find the best person for your company.


Connected to the best people in tech

Armanino has deep and widespread connections within the tech sector. In addition, we have access to the firm's network of more than 700 employees, past and present clients, and selected business partners to reach highly-qualified candidates not visible to other recruiters.

We place CFOs, VPs and Director-level finance and accounting leaders, as well as managers for specialized positions such as FP&A, SEC Reporting, Revenue Recognition, SOX, Tax Accounting and Cost Accounting.

Recruiting services that deliver

Your search gets the attention it needs to find the right person as quickly as possible. We provide direct hire placement services on a retained or contingent basis, and approach the market as your selected recruiting partner. We work with you to create a customized and targeted recruiting plan and give you weekly updates, so you know the progress of your search and partner with us to make sure we’re always on the same page.

SF Bay area technology clients

As long-established financial recruiters in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, we have the network and relationships in the tech industry to get you the top candidates. See a list of some of our executive search technology clients.

For Nonprofits

We are the leader in executive recruiting services for nonprofits needing finance and operations leaders. We know nonprofits, and we understand the challenges and rewards of finding exceptional leaders.

You can trust our executive search team to help you identify the level of leadership you need, find top talent, and manage the recruiting process for your organization. We place CFOs, COOs, Executive Directors and Controllers for nonprofit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay area.


Deep nonprofit recruiting experience

We have worked with a broad range of organizations, from bootstrapped social services agencies to multimillion dollar foundations. We find leaders with a passion for your mission and the skills to help you thrive. We service over 500 nonprofit organizations and leverage the deep network that Armanino has built. That means your search reaches highly-qualified candidates not visible to other recruiters.

Finance and accounting experts

Does your HR team have the expertise in finance and accounting to identify the best candidates? Do you have time to sift through hundreds of resumes? We will save you time and money. With an established database of nonprofit leaders and a deep network of nonprofit contacts, we have the in-depth experience to recruit the right people for your organization. View a list of some of our executive search nonprofit clients.

SF Bay area nonprofit clients

As a leader in financial recruiting for nonprofits in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, we have the network and relationships in the nonprofit sector to get you the best candidates. What makes us successful is the quality of the professionals we place. View a list of some of our executive search nonprofit clients.


Our Executive Search team has recruited and placed finance and accounting leaders for companies in a broad range of industries in the San Francisco Bay area. Below is a sample of some of our clients.


Technology Firms

Breeze Labs
Elance – oDesk
GT Nexus
Innovative Interfaces
Mattson Technology
Monolithic Power Systems

Patriot Memory
Sonitus Medical
TopCon Positioning Systems
Tria Beauty

Other Sectors

Amerit Fleet Solutions
ASI Controls
The Community of Harbor Bay Isle
Friant & Associates
Pacific Energy Development Company
Pacific Partners Medical Services, Inc.

Park SFO
Pastry Smart
Renewable Energy Trust
Synergy Corporate Housing
Title Nine


Digital Fountain
Droplet Technology
Hello Direct
Mobile Money Ventures
Ruckus Wireless

Sweetspot WiFi
Vasona Networks

Meet Our Recruiters

Our recruiters are connected to the best and brightest finance and accounting leaders in the San Francisco Bay area. We save you time and money by drawing on this deep network of contacts and applying our in-depth experience to find the leadership you need to build your team and optimize your company’s performance.


Mary Law (Executive Recruiter)


“It’s really this simple: I am one of those lucky people who get to do what they love, and for me, it’s finding great people for great companies. I have over 20 years of executive recruiting experience, and I am as passionate about my work now as when I was a rookie.”

Mary has over 20 years of executive recruiting experience in the Bay Area and has been a key member of the Armanino executive search practice (now The Brenner Group) since its inception. She manages CFO, VP/Director of Finance and Controller level searches for public and private companies, and is an expert in the nonprofit sector. Mary is a seasoned speaker and regularly shares her deep knowledge in developing recruitment strategies. Her recent presentations include “Marketing Your Nonprofit as an Employer of Choice,” “How to Recruit For-profit Candidates to your Nonprofit,” and “The Quintessential Guide to Behavioral Interviewing.”

Andrea Mannering (Executive Recruiter)



“Exceeding my client’s and candidate’s expectations brings me the most satisfaction in my role. It is a really nice feeling to bring together great people with great opportunities.”

Andrea joined Armanino’s executive search practice in early 2015. She has been a financial executive recruiter in the San Francisco Bay area for over 15 years and is a Big 4 CPA with eight years of public accounting audit experience at KPMG. She has successfully recruited for nationwide searches of CFOs, COOs, Controllers and other management and executive-level positions for a broad range of industries. Her expertise and in-depth knowledge of finance and accounting operations, compliance and business strategies for public and private companies gives her great insight and connections for recruiting top talent for complex executive level searches.

Brenda Rose (Executive Recruiter)



“For me, there is nothing better than delighting both my clients and my candidates with that perfect match! I love investigating the tangible and intangible circumstances surrounding each role and making the recruiting process efficient, successful, and enjoyable for everyone.”

Brenda joined Armanino's executive search practice in early 2016. She has been an executive recruiter for over 10 years, is a CPA and an MBA, and has deep public accounting (Arthur Andersen & KPMG) and private industry experience. Her recruiting career has focused in the Consumer/Manufacturing, Healthcare, Technology and Nonprofit industries. Candidate pool includes CFOs, Controllers, IT Professionals and General Managers, among others. The range of Brenda’s recruiting experience and industry background gives her a clear advantage in identifying and recruiting top talent for clients, especially those organizations going through a key inflection point, transition, or transaction.