About Us

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I love it when a client calls a year after a placement and says "you really did find the perfect candidate!"

Steve Crane

Managing Partner, Founder

With more than 17 years of public company CFO experience and many years as a Board member, Steve Crane knows what goes into building, strengthening and leading corporate finance and accounting functions. He also knows how to build a C-suite team that surrounds and supports a CEO in driving shareholder value.

As the owner and Managing Partner of the retained firm of Touchpoint Search, Steve specializes in serving Private Equity (PE) firms in locating top CFO and Senior Finance Leader talent. PE firms want the best possible finance talent in the marketplace that have typically:


  1. Worked in a PE-owned company

  2. Had a key role in a successful exit process

  3. Completed a number of acquisitions

  4. Have deep industry experience.


Since opening his business over 4 years ago, Steve has built out his network of CFOs and Aspiring CFOs that fit these criteria. In addition, he follows a tested and proven search process that identifies the top finance talent for a particular role.

Prior to opening his business, he served as CFO of a $1.2 billion supply chain services provider with operations in 14 countries. Prior to that, he held the positions of CFO and Division President for a $625 million provider of global financial information.

It's simple, Steve is committed to helping his clients hire the best people for the position, period. He loves discussing business strategy with company clients and he loves mentoring people in terms of their career. He blends the two pieces and enthusiastically helps bridge the gap between the company and a candidate to ensure it's a strategic fit for everyone.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) and a Master's degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of International Management (Glendale, AZ).

I was introduced to Steve Crane in early 2016, and from that date he remained in regular communication with me to understand the corporate Tax work I was focused on and what would be a great “next step” for my career...The end result was my acceptance of a Vice President, Tax position in a collaborative senior leadership team at a dynamic, growing, multi-national business. Success for all involved!

Kim Barnarr, Moly-Cop, VP Tax