NationBuilder hires a change-making VP of Finance.

VP of Finance

The Breakdown

112 Candidates


12 Candidates


89 Days

Time to Close

The Need:

When change-makers around the world need software for advancing politics and advocacy, they turn to NationBuilder. When NationBuilder needed a VP of Finance, they turned to Bolster.

Most of NationBuilder’s leadership team is well established, but the absence of a long-term Finance leader proved challenging. They were looking for a true business partner, someone invested in the mission and in it for the long run. The right executive would be hands-on, able to coach the existing finance team, build a financial model, and provide stability and strategic direction.

We worked closely with NationBuilder to understand their culture, hone in on candidate requirements, and confirm the right leveling for the position. Our recruiting team got started immediately, focusing on candidates who had a background in strategic finance, industry experience, and the ability to work with a board. We brought NationBuilder a diverse selection of strong leaders and supported them by maintaining a strong candidate flow throughout the process.

The Talent:

At the end of the day, we found a fantastic VP of Finance with experience fundraising, implementing financial models, and working at a global scale. From the beginning, he was upfront, intentional about cultivating a professional relationship, and enthusiastic about NationBuilder’s mission. We’re looking forward to watching the NationBuilder team continue to grow and make a difference around the world.

  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
  • Founded: 2009
  • Industry: SaaS
  • Employees: ~100
  • Stage: Series C

The Team

Sarah Auten
Sarah Auten
Executive Search Partner
Sydney Thompson
Sydney Thompson
Executive Recruiter
"Out of the many executive searches we’ve run over the past decade, our search with Bolster was uniquely successful. The team produced an incredible slate of candidates in record time, and we ended up hiring one of our most historically elusive executive roles in just 3 months - our fastest search ever. The entire process was smooth, insightful, and fun. We’re big fans!"

Lea Endres

Co-founder & CEO, NationBuilder

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