Based in Toronto, Jennifer Hirshfeld is a core member of the North American CFO practice. With 20 plus years of extensive recruiting experience, she specializes in searches for CFOs and their direct reports in a broad spectrum of roles, including audit, accounting and controls, treasury and FP&A. Jennifer serves clients in Canada and the United States. She has been with the Firm since 2001 and has been a member of the Financial Officer Practice since 2010.

Building effective finance teams across industries

  • Jennifer has wide-ranging experience across industries, including manufacturing, industrial, financial services, consumer and technology. She has placed senior executives for both public and privately held organizations, start-ups and multi-national enterprises. Since joining the Firm, she has executed more than 420 search assignments and has led multiple searches for companies backed by tier-one private equity firms.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Jennifer worked with another leading executive search firm as a senior consultant focusing on executive-level searches for clients in industrial, consumer, technology and financial services.
  • Jennifer started her career in publishing, where she honed her client service skills in marketing and publicity, working in roles of progressive responsibility.

Jennifer serves on the board of Mothercraft, a leading organization in support of healthy child development and works with many community partners to meet the changing needs of families. Jennifer holds a B.A. (with honors) from Huron College, University of Western Ontario.

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