About Us

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Founder and CEO, Phil Dubinsky, CPA

Phil Dubinsky initially spent 5 years at the public accounting firm of KPMG where he was involved in the audits of public and private middle-market companies. After 4 years in financial services, Phil was recruited by Mahoney Cohen, CPA’s, a New York city based middle-market accounting firm to start up their outside finance and accounting recruiting division. During his 16 year tenure at the firm, Phil built the recruiting practice from inception to a successful and profitable business.

After attending M &A conferences throughout the years and speaking to private equity investors all over the United States, Phil discovered that after an acquisition, that there was a need to recruit and retain a combination of a strategic and hands-on CFO who could help professionalize the back office as well as provide the metrics and key performing indicators that are required by private equity investors. In 2011, Phil founded Thoroughbred CFO.

Phil has spoken on several panels for ACG and FEI, in regards to CFO’s. In 2012, Phil wrote an article called, “What it takes to be a successful CFO for a middle-market company backed by a private equity firm.”

Phil is active in professional affiliations which include: Association for Corporate Growth, Alliance for M&A Advisors, The M &A Source, Financial Executives International and Junto Professional Services Group. Phil earned his BBA degree in accounting from Pace University in New York City.

“Phil Dubinsky and Thoroughbred CFO recruited me and placed me as the CFO of a 3rd generation, family owned middle-market food manufacturing company that had been acquired by a private equity firm…….their knowledge of the needs and expectations of middle-market private equity firms is impressive.” Read More…

Al Francesco, CFO
Victoria Fine Foods / Brooklyn, NY

Thoroughbred CFO HiringProcess

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We specialize in recruiting and placing qualified, hands-on permanent CFO’s who are the BEST FIT for middle-market private equity investors and middle-market companies in a high growth mode. The strategic growth plans of these companies often call for a combination of organic growth and growth via acquisition with a liquidity event in the future.

Hiring the right CFO to help grow your business and assist in preparing the company for a sale process to either a strategic corporate buyer or private equity firm is critical to meet your ultimate goals.

“I worked closely with Phil Dubinsky and Thoroughbred CFO on the search for one of my direct reports…….he was able to deliver our current CFO who has been a great addition to our management team.” Read More…

Jim Clegg, Executive Chairman & President
Sock and Accessory Brands Global / Winston-Salem, NC

Thoroughbred CFO has access to CFO’s across the United States that can be that true business partner and true financial advisor for your business.