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Chief Benefits Officer
Our client, Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado (FPPA) is seeking a Chief Benefits Officer. FPPA administers a statewide multiple employer public employee retirement system providing defined benefit plan coverage, as well as death and disability coverage for police officers and firefighters throughout the State of Colorado. Located in Greenwood Village, a suburb of Denver, CO, FPPA has a total staff of 55 and approximately $4.6 billion in investible assets. The position reports to the Executive Director (ED) and has primary responsibility for managing FPPA’s benefits and communications programs, including disability, survivor and retirement benefit processing for the statewide plans and affiliated plans, affiliations, investigations, compliance, communications, retiree insurance programs, and member and employer education. The ideal candidate will have significant experience (ideally at least five years) in administration of pension benefits; experience with disability benefits is a plus.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; graduate degree in public or business administration or a related field is preferred.

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To apply please email your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com

Chief Executive Officer
Our client, EDCare, the longest operating eating disorder treatment center in the region, with over 15 years of experience treating a full array of eating disorders, is seeking an exceptional healthcare leader as their next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The CEO reports to a three-person Board of Managers and is responsible for achieving its clinical, financial and growth objectives.  Significant senior management experience in health care is required; with a preference for experience in behavioral health care; as well as prior experience in business development, feasibility analysis, planning and execution.  An advanced degree (MHA or MBA) or equivalent experience is required. 

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

Chief Financial Officer
EFL Associates is assisting our client, Hunt Midwest, in the recruitment of a Chief Financial Officer. Hunt Midwest is a privately held, Kansas City-based real estate development firm owned by the Lamar Hunt Family. The Lamar Hunt Family business represents a diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources, private equity and investments. Marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Midwest, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.

The right candidate must have a track record in providing executive-level counsel and support to the CEO, chairman and board of directors, along with a background that encompasses exposure to various business models, significant banking relationships, and partnership/joint venture structuring. Experience originating from commercial real estate investment, development, and/or construction services is preferred.  

Please contact Jessica Galbraith, (jgalbraith@eflassociates.com) for more information on this outstanding opportunity. 

Chief Financial Officer

Our client is a $500+ million dollar commodity-based business headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.  We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer for this dynamic business.  Backed by permanent capital infusion from major institutional investors with substantial resources, the Company has grown through acquisition and integration and plans to expand further due to its strong capital position and strategic financial partners. The company combines entrepreneurial teams, essential agriculture supply chains, and superior capital partners and maintains decentralized operations, putting leadership teams in place who desire to grow into new markets.

Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will provide financial leadership to the Company, including direct and shared responsibility for accounting, finance, and risk/asset management. This is a strategic position, requiring an executive with exceptional communication skills, strong E.Q. and a high profile presence. Well-developed credentials with mergers and acquisitions, risk, and investor relations will be particularly attractive.

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Chief Medical Officer, Internist
University Veterinary Hospital (“UVH”) has retained EFL Associates to assist in their search for a Chief Medical Officer, Internist.  The CMO will provide leadership within the practice and expertise in Internal Medicine, expanding the core of UVH’s strengths in this area. UVH (www.uvhvets.com) is a rapidly growing, progressive hybrid AAHA-accredited general and specialty referral practice in Shreveport, LA.  This is a great opportunity to not only be part of a great practice but one with a great culture. 

UVH offers a base salary up to $190,000 as well as a short term incentive plan tied to individual production & corporate performance – potentially taking total annual compensation into the low to mid $200k range.  Health insurance, paid vacation, 401(k), uniforms, licensing, dues and CE are offered. A relocation package is also available.
Requirements include:
Both a DVM and Board Certification in companion animal internal medicine are required.
A highly developed emotional intelligence and relationship building skills.

Responsibilities:  The Chief Medical Officer will lead and work with the general practice, developing future goals and supporting daily functions through rounds, consultation and instruction.  This individual will help grow the practice as fast as possible without comprising the existing positive team culture.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Ted Toburen 314.580.8394, ttoburen@eflassociates.com or Kristen Faust at kfaust@eflassociates.com.  Please contact us or share this information with others in your personal network who may be interested.

Director, Department of Financial Affairs
Our client is seeking an outstanding leader for its Department of Finance and Administration, who will head the agency's fiscal management and administrative activities. These include budgeting and financial planning, accounting, financial statements and reporting, investments and banking, purchasing and contracting, human resources, and grants and office administration. As a member of the organization’s executive leadership team, s/he will manage 14 employees and serve as a key decision-maker who contributes to the overall health of the agency and the effectiveness of company programs and initiatives. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, capable and mission-driven professional to extend our client’s tradition of excellence in financial management, and to lead the agency in developing business and financial practices necessary for an evolving set of functions and financial models. Qualified candidates have overseen the grant funding process, and/or have worked for an educational or government entity with a diverse portfolio of stakeholders. Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of leadership experience, or a Master’s degree with 5+ years of leadership experience is required. For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please send your resume to Juliana Alvey at jalvey@eflassociates.com.

Director of Education
Our client, The Kansas City Zoo is seeking a Director of Education. The Zoo was founded in 1909 and over the years has evolved beyond a Zoo into an entertainment, research and education center for its geographic region; comprised of a 36-member Board of Directors made up of business, civic and community leaders; staff of approximately 190 FTE; over 250 volunteers; a 202-acre complex; a “Friends of the Zoo” membership base of 20,000; and a 102-year history and tradition in Greater Kansas City. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this key role will serve as an active member of the Zoo’s senior leadership team. The Director of Education will plan, coordinate and direct the overall implementation of the education strategic plan. Ideal candidates will possess a minimum of 10 years’ of teaching experience with formal & informal education programs. A background emanating from the zoo, aquarium, or museum industry is highly preferred. 

Please contact Jessica Galbraith, (jgalbraith@eflassociates.com) for more information on this outstanding opportunity.

Executive Business Development Leader - General Contractor
Recognized as one of the largest contractors in the Kansas/Missouri region, McCownGordon Construction focuses on core values of integrity, relationships and performance. They are committed to building collaborative partnerships and specialize in preconstruction services, construction management, general contracting and design-build. With strong experience and expertise in a variety of market sectors, the company has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal for the past 12 consecutive years and they are regularly honored as one of Kansas City's Top General Contractors by the American Subcontractor Association.

The Executive Business Development Leader will report to the President and serve as the executive leader for the overall business development strategy, processes, and performance to position the company, build key relationships, win clients and grow business. S/he will lead and manage the business development team through clear expectations, mentoring, and regular feedback.  This key position will serve on the executive team that guides and directs the company’s overall strategy, geographic and vertical market expansion strategy, and governmental affairs.

Please contact Jessica Galbraith for more information on this outstanding opportunity.

Executive Director

Our client, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), seeks an Executive Director (ED).  IMRF is the administrator of an agent multiple-employer public employee retirement plan, with over 175,000 participating members and 123,000 benefit recipients.  IMRF is located in Oak Brook, IL, a Chicago suburb, and employs a staff of 200 dedicated professionals.  The ED is appointed by and reports to the Board of Trustees and has responsibility for general administration of IMRF.  The ED leads the staff through eight (8) direct reports. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; with an advanced degree preferred; significant successful leadership experience in a complex organization of similar or larger size than IMRF, preferably one involving financial services, with strong customer service focus; experience with county/local/municipal government will be viewed favorably.

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

HR Generalist
EFL Associates is assisting Cosentino’s Food Stores in the recruitment of an HR Generalist who is highly skilled in employee relations management. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing employee relations strategies and programs, leading training and development initiatives, and the performance review process. 

We are seeking a hands-on, compassionate employee relations advisor experienced in driving strategies and policies & practices in employee relations, talent management, diversity, and training please let us hear from you. 

Five(+) years of HR management experience with emphasis on employee relations. 
A background from a multi-unit retail operation is highly preferred. 
Knowledge of state/federal labor laws and governmental compliance requirements.
Experience leading training programs (e-learning, distance learning, web-based).
Bachelor's degree, or combination of experience, training and education.
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) highly preferred. 

Our Client - Cosentino’s Food Stores is a longstanding and trusted family-owned & operated grocery chain committed to serving the communities in which they do business. Operating under the banners of Cosentino’s Price Chopper, Sunfresh, Apple Markets, and Cosentino’s Market, they operate 28 stores across the Kansas City Area. (http://cosentinos.com).

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Internal Audit Director
Our client, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (“CTPF” or “the Fund”), seeks an Internal Audit Director. CTPF is the administrator of a defined benefit public employee retirement fund providing retirement, survivor, and disability benefits for over 63,000 certified teachers and employees of the Chicago Public Schools. CTPF is headquartered in downtown Chicago and employs a staff of 99 fulltime and 18 part-time professionals. The Internal Audit Director reports to a 12-member Board of Trustees and serves as the staff liaison to the Audit Committee. The position is accountable for the development, implementation, and maintenance of an annual internal audit plan to assure compliance and serves as an advisor to the Executive Director.

Requirements include sufficient knowledge of key information technology risks and controls and available technology-based audit techniques to perform an evaluation of controls; including experience applying advanced mathematic concepts and math to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and factor analysis. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with significant progressive experience (ideally at least 5 years) in public accounting or internal auditing; a CPA is highly preferred; CIA, CGAP, CRMA, CSIA or equivalent certifications are a plus.   

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

ManagingDirector, Oklahoma City Business Banking (Partner)
Our client, a $2+ billion banking company, seeks a Managing Director.  Reporting to the Managing Partner & President, the Managing Director - Business Banking will serve as the leader of the bank’s commercial banking operation in the Oklahoma City market.
Requirements include a minimum of 15 or more years of commercial lending/banking experience with foundational background in commercial/business lending; credit and underwriting expertise; a business development orientation including designing and leading a holistic business development program which produced sustainable results; and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or related area.  
Highly qualified candidates will possess equivalent experience in a multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company plus community banking and/or graduate education (e.g., M.B.A., banking schools, etc.) or formal credit training. 
Our client is private investment firm that will deploy investment capital provided by its founders, flexible with regard to structure and with a long-term investment horizon. Its goal is to invest $300 million to $500 million over the next five to seven years, which will make it among the largest investment companies in the Midwest.

Qualified candidates will possess leadership experience in Private Equity, Consulting, Investment Banking, Merger and Acquisition, Business Investments, Finance, or Accounting, with actual investment experience; a demonstrated track record tied to deal origination for existing firm; deal execution in all aspects to a close; and an excellent educational track record showing analytical and marketing skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required, plus a minimum of six (6) years of post-graduate work experience. An MBA and eight (8) to ten (10) years of total work experience will distinguish highly qualified candidates.

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Vice President, Finance & Operations
Our client, IMMERGE, seeks a Vice President of Finance & Operations. IMMERGE is a fast-growing direct sales leader that connects client brands to targeted consumers through customized sales and marketing solutions.  IMMERGE is located in Greenwood Village, a suburb of Denver, and operates in over 45 markets through over 2,000 account executives in 150 office locations.  The VP of Finance & Operations will report to the CEO and provides overall leadership in corporate finance, operations and customer/client service. An undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, business management, or similar is required with an advanced degree and/or CPA certification preferred.  Substantial (ideally 7 or more years) progressive leadership experience in financial management/accounting role, along with experience gained in a high-growth, entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment will be viewed favorably.  

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

Vice President - Franchise/Business Development
We are seeking a Vice President of Franchise Development for our client, the largest worldwide independent distributor of electronic components - offering sourcing and supply chain solutions to customers worldwide in the semiconductor and electronic components industry. Located in Houston, TX, the newly created role will lead Smith’s “greenfield” efforts to develop a “franchised distributor channel” that will complement the traditional sales and business development channels that have been so successful for the company throughout its rich history.

A driven, creative thinker with a growth mindset will be critical to success. Strong knowledge of electronics distribution and the high tech manufacturing industry with previous industry experience is required – a minimum of ten years’ experience is anticipated. Franchise electronics distribution experience will distinguish more sought after candidates.

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Vice President of Human Resources
Our client, an international construction distribution company based in Denver, Colorado, seeks their Vice President of Human Resources. This newly created position will report to the Chief Executive Officer being a collaborative member of the senior leadership team building the HR division. Three industry-leading distribution companies were brought together by a private equity firm over the last several months, and the company now operates nearly 50 branches with over 700 employees serving customers in the US and Canada. The organization will continue growing organically and through acquisition to create a highly profitable international player in the industry.

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 10+ years of experience demonstrating technical competence in multiple disciplines with a previous background developing/implementing programs in a complex growth environment and/or M&A integration experience. Experience in an industrial distribution or branch-based sales environment is preferred, but candidates with other relevant backgrounds will also be considered. A Bachelor’s degree is required. 

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