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May 20, 2019

The Invaluable Sixth Man

Andre Iguodala

The Invaluable Sixth Man

It's basketball playoff season, and results confirm the importance to winning of the "sixth man" coming off the bench as a substitute for the starting lineup. This player's ability to integrate with the flow and cadence of the starting team is critical; they must have the necessary skills and quickly adapt to any situation, including passing, rebounding, hitting a three-pointer or free throw, and playing strong defense. Immediately, they must be:

  • Talented 
  • Knowledgeable
  • Versatile
  • Consistent 
  • Cool under pressure

With unemployment at 3.6%, often times we, in business, find that our original starting team needs a "sixth man" for optimal success. For CEOs and investors in middle market, private equity-backed companies, it’s essential to have interim financial leaders who can fill diverse needs such as: culturally integrate with the team, understand the PE playbook, add value to drive revenue growth, manage information system matters, and be an overall positive force during a transition. 

CBIZ CMF delivers "sixth man" interim financial athletes to meet the needs of middle market, private equity-backed companies. CBIZ CMF’s pre-vetted interim CFOs, COOs, Controllers and Senior Consultants have the necessary skills to effectively and efficiently navigate complex transitions and transactions. 

For more information on CBIZ CMF’s available athletes, please contact Kimberly Kerr at kimberly.kerr@cbizcmf.com.

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