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Manager of Subcontracts: Aerospace & Defense (Remote Option)

An aerospace and defense contractor headquartered in New York State is seeking a Manager of Subcontracts to oversee several subcontracts managers (SCMs). This role is responsible for managing complex and technical domestic contracting, and for ensuring that exposure to legal risk is minimized. To be considered, candidates must have experience with DOD, FARs, and DFARs. Prior experience leading a team and the willingness to build a new team are also required.

Operations Manager: Industrial Contractor

We have been retained to source an Operations Manager to head the Rochester, New York, flagship location of a major electrical contractor. Reporting directly to the CEO, this unique role is an opportunity to step in as an executive leader, build leverage a team, and distinguish the company as the best in the region. This person will be held accountable for ensuring that consistency, quality, and job safety are never compromised. The right candidate will be a balanced individual with high
emotional intelligence, keen foresight, and proven leadership ability.

VP Finance: Non-Profit

A Rochester-based non-profit organization has retained our services to locate the next financial leader to oversee financial systems and to provide meaningful, manageable, and measurable financial data to senior management and the Board. Strong accounting, financial, and analytical skills are essential. Must be able to multitask, possess strong communications skills, and have 7+ years of experience in a healthcare related organization. MBA/CPA/CMA credentials are preferred. Third-party reimbursement strongly preferred. Contact Tim Coykendall at

HR Director: Manufacturing

An 80+ year-old multinational organization is seeking a business-minded Senior Manager/Director of HR to oversee a team of 3 direct reports at its Rochester location and to provide support to the HR at a second location in the Southeast. The right individual for this role will be upbeat, positive, highly engaged, and able to hold team members accountable. Some vacation is required, but the role is hybrid and includes (actual) unlimited vacation time. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Chief Financial Officer: Public Manufacturer

We have been retained to locate the next CFO for a growing $150M manufacturer based in Upstate NY. This opening is due to a 2022 retirement and will require prior senior financial leadership experience, SEC reporting, strong FP&A skills, ERP selection/implementation, and M&A due diligence and integration expertise on an international scale. If you are interested in having a conversation about this incredible opportunity, please reply to Gary Baker at

Corporate Controller: SaaS/HRIS

Our client is builds HR tools for the flexible future of work. Their next corporate controller will build out the finance team and oversee all corporate accounting and finance operations. This is a fully remote position, and candidates must have the ability to work effectively autonomously and with minimal oversight. The role requires a strong understanding of GAAP, meticulous financial reporting, and operations experience.

Vice President of Operations: Construction Supplier

Our client is seeking a VP of Operations for a multi-site operation experiencing significant growth. This is an opportunity for an ambitious, process-driven leader to elevate both the company and its people. With a direct line to the President, he or she will enjoy a degree of strategic flexibility and decision-making power that is rare for an established and growing company. Candidates should be strong in emotional intelligence, keen foresight, and proven leadership ability. This on-site role is based out of Rochester, NY, and requires some regional travel (Western New York).

Subcontracts Manager: Aerospace & Defense

We are sourcing a Subcontracts Manager to identify suppliers and manage relationships for an A&D contractor headquartered in New York State. The role’s responsibilities include risk mitigation, SOWs, and RFP/RFQ processing.

Director of Finance: Healthcare

Our retained client is a healthcare provider in need of a Director of Finance. This role oversees accounting, finance, budgeting, analysis, reporting to corporate, coordinating with the outside auditors, tax filings, and cash flow. Must possess 3+ years of experience in a healthcare environment, the ability to work autonomously with minimal oversight, previous supervisory skills, strong communication skills, and attention to detail.  CPA preferred. Contact Tim Coykendall at