Vice President | Finance & Accounting
Joe Reardon is a 20-year veteran of the finance and accounting industry, having held roles such as CFO and Controller.
Over 15 years ago, Joe transitioned into the executive recruiting industry, with a focus on finance and accounting.
He now leads Versique’s Finance & Accounting practice area and also specializes in both the Executive Retained Search and Family Owned Business divisions. His deep industry knowledge and experience have proven to be a valuable resource to his clients, ranging from large well-established corporations to entrepreneurial environments of a start-up, with an emphasis on privately-held, and in particular family-owned companies. Joe is committed to developing long-term, value-based relationships with both his clients and candidates by aligning management styles and personality profiles best positioned for success within each unique culture of an organization. Every search Joe conducts is tailored and personalized for the unique situation of each client.
Joe’s Recent Search Engagements include:
- › Chief Financial Officer – $5B family-owned global agricultural company
- › VP of Finance/CFO – $45 million privately-held national distribution company
- › Chief Financial Officer – $400 million family-owned national retail company
- › Global Head of Finance – $200 million family-owned national medical device company
- › Chief Financial Officer – $20 million PE–owned SaaS company experiencing substantial growth
- › VP of Finance & Administration – $20 million restart-up creative agency
- › Controller – $90 million PE-owned manufacturing company
- › Corporate Controller – Early-stage privately-held innovative agricultural company
Joe’s approach to the executive search process is unique because he works with clients, not just on search-related matters, but also in an advisory capacity, leveraging his experience to provide a more consultative service to clients. In the end, his holistic approach provides more payback for clients.
His deep industry knowledge and experience have proven to be a valuable resource to his clients, ranging from large publicly traded corporations to entrepreneurial environments of start-up companies. Joe is committed to developing long-term, value-based relationships with both his clients and candidates. Leveraging his background as a finance executive, he offers a unique, streamlined and proven phased approach. Every search Joe conducts is tailored and personalized for each client’s situation.
In addition to his role at Versique, Joe serves on several Boards in the area and has been an Adjunct Professor for St. Thomas’ MBA program for several years.
What our clients are saying about Joe...
Robert Green - Board Chair, American Crystal Sugar Company
"Joe brought two things that I expected and one that I didn't. He supplied the expertise our board needed to do a very important and rather rare task. His research and connections provided many qualified candidates. And, as a bonus, his guidance gave the board confidence. His thoroughness and diligence were key to make the board feel confident that the process was professional and complete. I would not hesitate to call Joe again if the need arises."
Tom Votel - President and CEO, Ergodyne
"We have a long-standing relationship with Versique but have yet to use Joe’s team – until now. For our CFO search Joe and his team were thoughtful, thorough and communicated actively with us along the journey. We had several fine options, yet Joe was instrumental in flushing out the correct choice for our unique culture and requirements. Bottom line: we got ourselves a winner thanks to Joe."
Christi Offutt - Chair, Offut Family Enterprises | CEO, RDO Equipment
"Before we began our CFO search, we looked for a partner who could help us navigate the process and ultimately deliver the best panel of candidates. Joe and the Versique team were a good fit to our company in regards to talent and culture and they delivered. I would recommend Versique as a search partner for other companies.”
Jim Stelton - Partner in Charge of CPA Services, BerganKDV
"Joe helped us with a very difficult search. What I appreciate is that he sought to truly understand our culture, values, visions and philosophies. he provided council and support to our successful candidate to align his values and philosophies with ours through numerous interviews over an extended period of time. I'd retain Joe for another difficult search, he's substantive and a good guy!"