CFO search for Europe’s VC tech ecosystem


Europe’s premier search firm moving CFOs to VC backed tech businesses

About Altima

We are Altima and we exclusively move CFOs to VC backed technology businesses throughout Europe. We were founded in 2000 and since then we have supported some of Europe’s most influential and disruptive tech start ups throughout their scaling journey. Hiring the right CFO with right background, aptitude and critically, at the right time is what we do. We have built undoubtedly the strongest network of CFOs in Europe who have raised capital for, grown and in many cases exited, VC backed tech companies.Our specialism is our strength.

London Based:

Pan European Capability:

Why Altima ?

Expert Knowledge: It’s often said that the CFO skill set is one of the most transferable across the Board level functions and that hiring a numbers guy is pretty straightforward compared to a CPO/CMO etc. We disagree. A great CFO can be the difference between a successful exit or otherwise, a down round or not, a strategic influencer that helps set the direction of the business and true number 2 to a founder. At what stage in the journey do you hire a CFO? Do they need sector knowledge? Should have they led an IPO? …..its not easy, thats why you need an expert who knows this space and ecosystem better than any other in Europe who can truly advise on possibly the most critical hire a Founder will make

Our Team

John Watkins

Rabia Elahi

Scott Mason

Recent Clients

What Are Clients Say About us

Dan Hynes: Partner Atomico
“Altima are our go to CFO search firm. First class network, reach and knowledge.”
Kristo Käärmann: Founder and CEO TransferWise
"John and his team provided TransferWise with a superb pan-European shortlist resulting in an excellent CFO hire. Great knowledge, execution and transparency throughout the process."
Alex Saint: Founder and CEO Secret Escapes
"Simply put, they know this space better than anyone else in Europe. Altima ran a first class process for Secret Escapes."
Chris Tottman: Partner Notion Capital
“Altima’s sector specialism and deep understanding of what is required in sourcing a CFO for a VC backed business has consistently resulted in exceptional hires having been achieved through very thorough search processes.”
Abe Smith: Founder and CEO Dealflo
"Their knowledge of the CFO landscape within VC in Europe is unrivalled. Not only is John super well connected but he also possesses the knowledge to advise what size and shape of CFO is required for each stage of company. Very impressed."

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