Accordion Partners Launches New Practice

Financial services firm Accordion Partners has launched a new practice focused on CFO leadership services. The new practice will be led by John S. Brittain Jr, a 30-year industry veteran, who has previously held several CFO positions for Global Fortune 500 companies.


Accordion Partners, the new model financial services firm delivering a full range of cost-efficient portfolio solutions to private equity funds and corporate development groups, announced today that the firm has launched a new practice focused on CFO Leadership Services.

The addition of CFO Leadership Services enables Accordion to deliver clients a full spectrum of corporate finance execution services. The interim leadership function was designed to provide private equity-backed companies with the highest caliber senior–level resources, either by assessing and executing critical strategic and operational initiatives, parachuting in an interim chief financial officer, or supplementing the work of an incumbent finance head with specialist expertise.

The new practice will be led by John S. Brittain Jr., a 30-year industry veteran, who has previously held several high-profile CFO positions for Global Fortune 500 companies, providing leadership for both private equity sponsored and public companies across diverse industries, including Nextel Communications.

“We’re thrilled to have John on board here in Soho to lead our CFO Leadership Services. The offering is a great extension to the unique business model we’ve built over the last three years,” said Nick Leopard, CEO and Founder of Accordion Partners. “Increasingly, private equity funds are turning to Accordion to provide cost-effective solutions to their portfolio operations groups.”

“I am excited to be here at Accordion and look forward to leading this team of high-caliber CFOs. Accordion has an unparalleled reputation in the industry for providing the highest quality deal professionals to private equity firms to carry out their operational and financial goals at their portfolio companies,” said John Brittain Jr., Managing Director of Accordion’s CFO Leadership Services.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome John to Accordion,” said Mow Wong, COO at Accordion. “John’s background and experience sets the standard for the type of seasoned, high-quality CFO that Accordion will provide to its clients. The addition of the CFO Leadership Service function rounds out our service offering. It is essential for us to be able to provide the full spectrum of talent across the finance function, specifically as we see such a gap in the market for a high-quality interim leadership function.”

Since its founding in 2009, Accordion has partnered with more than 90 private equity and corporate clients, including holdings of Providence Equity Partners, The Riverside Company, Symphony Technology Group, Toyota and the United States Navy. The Accordion team, comprised of former bulge bracket investment banking, top tier fund professionals, and former private equity-backed CFOs, possesses the expertise and resources needed to help clients accelerate and execute deals, assess new opportunities, improve operations and achieve sustainable growth. Accordion Partners has been awarded the M&A Services Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth for the past two consecutive years, and in early 2012, Accordion CEO, Nick Leopard, was selected as a Winner of the 2012 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards.

About Accordion Partners
Accordion is a new model financial services firm. We deliver the full spectrum of cost-efficient portfolio management solutions across private equity and corporate development holdings.

Ranging from project-based CFO Leadership Services to Corporate Finance Solutions, we empower clients by offering an alternative to traditional cost structures and expensive outside advisory relationships. Our goal is to create significant value across a wide array of functional expertise, while dramatically reducing fees below industry average.