Client Testimonials

Phil Dubinsky volunteered to fly to Winston-Salem, NC to meet with myself and the President of a  portfolio company we own to learn more about the culture, CFO qualifications and critical skill-set / personality requirements of the CFO role.

I like working with Phil & Thoroughbred CFO because they focus on the CFO needs of private equity backed middle market companies.  He understands our unique needs and expectations for CFO talent.  He went the extra mile to make sure that the CFO candidates presented were both hands-on and that they had a demonstrated ability to perform in both an entrepreneurial and high growth environment.

With respect to the role of a CFO, Phil gets it as it relates to what it takes to be a successful CFO for a middle-market company backed by a private equity firm.

Nick Barker, Partner
Huron Capital Partners, Detroit, MI

I worked closely with Phil Dubinsky and Thoroughbred CFO on the search for one of my direct reports, the CFO of SABG.   As a leading designer, marketer and distributor of apparel, socks and accessories; we required a CFO with related operational experience.

We were looking for a CFO that could work with all the functional  business areas, and had the ability to implement the business metrics we needed to manage the business.  Phil was able to identify a number of very capable candidates. Phil listened, developed the profile, and spent a great deal of time with each candidate before presenting them to me. Phil was able to deliver our current CFO who has been a great addition to  our management team.

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

“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.

Throughout the entire search process Phil was a straight shooter and communicated clearly to me the responsibilities, qualifications and expectations for this CFO role.  Phil spent a great deal of time with me both in person and on the phone to make sure that I was a good fit for the company and that this CFO opportunity aligned well with my long term career goals.

Phil’s knowledge of the needs and expectations of middle-market private equity firms is impressive. His due-diligence and assessment of my skills, knowledge and experience as it related to the role of a CFO was much more thorough than any other CFO recruiting professional I have had dealings with.”

Al Francesco, CFO
Victoria Fine Foods, Brooklyn, NY