Open Positions - Commercial


Positions are listed in alphabetical order.

Our client, the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) manages $128.2B in AUM. WSIB’s long term, diversified investment strategy has made Washington’s public pension fund one of the best performing in the nation (the State pension system ranks amongst the 10 best funded pension systems in the country). WSIB is currently seeking both an Assistant Senior Investment Officer and an Investment Officer in its Risk Management & Asset Allocation (RMAA) unit.
These are opportunities to have meaningful impact at a well-resourced, high quality institutional investment organization. The RMAA unit is uniquely positioned at the WSIB to apply a broad working knowledge in its investment management and research activities. 
Assistant Senior Investment Officer 
• Bachelor’s degree in business, mathematics, economics, finance, statistics or closely related field; CFA designation strongly preferred. CAIA designation in addition to the CFA designation is viewed favorably
• Ideally eight (8) or more years of investment experience preferably in an institutional investment setting
Working knowledge of private markets asset classes strongly preferred.Multi-asset class work experience, either direct or through manager oversight functions, a strong positive
Investment Officer 
• Bachelor’s degree in business, mathematics, economics, finance, statistics or closely related field; CFA designation strongly preferred. CAIA designation in addition to the CFA designation is viewed favorably
• Ideally three (3) or more years of investment experience preferably in an institutional investment setting
• Knowledge of modern portfolio theory, capital markets, asset allocation modeling, investment risk management tools, investment portfolio mechanics, and general knowledge of all investment asset classes
For more information regarding these roles please contact Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.



Chief Information Officer
EFL Associates is assisting our Client, in the recruitment of a Chief Information Officer (“CIO”). We seek a hands-on technology leader who excels in translating strategic technology priorities into operational reality; and one who is comfortable in culture of empowerment and growth?  The CIO will provide strategic and tactical leadership initiatives across the business and serve as a key stakeholder in the development and ongoing support of information technology. 
Seeking - 
• 10+ years’ experience developing and cultivating a progressive technology organization.  
• Experience selecting and implementing enterprise-wide system transformations across multiple locations. 
• Strong understanding of operating systems, including legacy systems, such as AS400. 
• Strong P&L management experience; skilled in forecasting costs related to technology.
• Bachelor's Degree in Science or related field, or combination of education, training and experience.
To submit a resume or for more information, please contact Jessica at jgalbraith@eflassociates.com.


Chief Investment Officer

Our client, Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union, a wholesale cooperative financial institution that serves 1,400 member and client credit unions across the country, is seeking a Chief Investment Officer. The successful candidate will provide leadership within the organization by participating in the development and execution of Catalyst Corporate’s overall strategic plans.  This individual will be innovative, identify market needs and identify products/ services to address those needs.

Catalyst Corporate is seeking a leader with a minimum of twelve to fifteen years management experience in a fixed income portfolio management environment, directing and managing the operations and sales function of a registered institutional fixed income investment advisory service and broker dealer operation and/or senior management. A  MBA or CFA or equivalent experience is required for this position.

This position is located in the Plano/Dallas, Texas area. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Kristen Faust at kfaust@eflassociates.com


Chief Technology Officer

EFL Associates is assisting NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) in the search for the Chief Technology Officer.  This position is located in Kansas City.

NIC dominates the digital government industry as the leading digital government service provider for federal, state and local governments in the US.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CTO will be a key member of NIC’s Senior Leadership Team.  S/he will have direct management of a team of over 200 technology professionals in the Kansas City, Nashville, and Austin offices, responsible for a leading the evolution and implementation of the Company’s technology, product and platform strategies. 

We are seeking candidates who can balance this strategic and tactical role - driving the Company’s technology vision and product strategy internally while articulating technological insights with company customers, media, industry leaders and other external constituents.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Kathryn at kchristian@eflassociates.com.  


Corporate Controller

EFL Associates is pleased to partner with Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc., in the pursuit of a Corporate Controller.

This newly created position requires a decisive and effective accounting leader with the ability to create and improve processes and establish best practices as an agent of change to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the Accounting department.

  • 10+ years’ accounting leadership experience
  • A background in multi-unit restaurant, hospitality, or retail.
  • Solid comprehension of GAAP
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

Please contact Mallory Zila for more information – mzila@eflassociates.com.


Deputy Director for Administrative Services
Our client, Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), is seeking a Deputy Director for Administrative Services, a newly created position.  The position has been created to provide additional succession planning bench strength to the TMRS management team, and has the potential to be considered for the Executive Director position in the future. TMRS is a statewide agent multiple-employer public employee retirement system that provides retirement, disability, and death benefits to employees.  As a hybrid defined benefit plan, TMRS members contribute at a designated rate toward their own retirement benefit. TMRS is located in Austin, Texas and employs a staff of 116.  As of 12/31/2017 the funded status was 87.4%.
The Deputy Director for Administrative Services (DDAS) reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for assisting in the top management of the organization; directly overseeing assigned operational departments, programs, staff and/or functions.  The DDAS is also responsible for creating a centralized procurement process and assessing the enterprise risk management function, which may include implementation and oversight if brought forward.  This role will have three direct reports and oversee approximately 35 indirect reports.
For more information or to apply please contact Lauren McElderry at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.


Director, Human Resources

Our client seeks a Director of Human Resources (Director) to serve as the top HR professional within its industry leading, national multi-location organization of 600+ associates. The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for developing, implementing and leading the company’s human resource programs to support the continued growth and success of the business and its employees. S/he will develop and implement best-in-class HR systems through employee development, organizational transformation, and a robust on-boarding strategy while concurrently engaging with the organizational leaders and employees to direct all day-to-day activities related to human resources management.

Qualified candidates will possess: Seven or more years of experience in multiple HR disciplines (performance management, training & development, recruitment & selection, compensation, benefits, workforce planning, compliance, employee relations, and organizational development, etc.); experience in a manufacturing or “blue-collar” environment at the corporate level; and a bachelor’s degree.An advanced degree, or an HR certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, CEBS) will distinguish highly qualified candidates.

To submit your resume or for more information, please contact Patti at pbroderick@eflassociates.com.


Director, Integrated Supply Chain

EFL Associates has been engaged to assist in a Director of Integrated Supply Chain search for a global Fortune 100 manufacturing corporation.  The Director of ISC will determine overall manufacturing strategy and is responsible for the oversight of 12 global manufacturing and distribution facilities.  S/he will lead the execution of restructuring projects and achievement of operational goals and deliverables.  Success in this role requires leadership across a complex regional, business, and functional matrix.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical or business degree, significant manufacturing and supply chain experience and a minimum of 15+ years of appropriate experience with a demonstrated track record of operations strategy, execution delivery and of utilizing people effectively.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Amy Miller at


Director of Human Resources
Located in Leawood, KS, our client is a leader in essential assets and income investing. They seek a Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the CEO, the Director will be responsible for leading the overall strategy and execution of the human resources function across the Tortoise family of companies. 
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years in Human Resources with 5+ years in HR leadership roles supporting business units and associates in multiple U.S. locations with a minimum of 5 years with a start-up or high growth operation. We seek an HR professional with a business-minded, pragmatic approach and a demonstrated ability to think strategically and be nimble, recognizing that one size doesn’t fit all.
This in an exciting opportunity to join one of Kansas City’s recognized “Best Places to Work.”
For additional information or to submit your resume, please email Cindy at chayward@eflassociates.com.


Director of Supply Chain & Materials Management
Our client, a private equity-backed manufacturing business located in Colorado, is seeking a Director of Supply Chain and Materials Management.  In this newly created role, the Director will be responsible for building best in class systems, processes and tools to ensure the manufacturing process is effective and efficient. 
Key responsibilities include the following:
• Develop and lead supply chain, inventory control and materials management functions to achieve program and production requirements.
• Discover and develop competitive and reliable suppliers and establish business partnerships.
• Develop and deploy best-in-class ERP-centric processes, metrics and systems.
• Structure agreements for quality, delivery, compliance and cost objectives.
• Meet cost targets to achieve program and company objectives.
• Develop, deploy and maintain appropriate metrics and utilize date-driven decision techniques.
• Lead optimization of ERP/MRP systems to meet performance targets.
For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Amy Miller at amy.miller@eflassociates.com.  


Executive Director, PRS
Our client, the Police Retirement System of St. Louis (“PRS” or “the System”) is seeking an Executive Director. PRS provides defined benefit retirement benefits as well as death and disability benefits for all commissioned members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and their legal survivors and dependents.  
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and fiduciary of the System and is responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the staff, programs and execution of its mission.  This role will have oversight of a $5.1 million annual operating budget and a staff of 5.  
For more information please email Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.


Marketing Leader
EFL Associates has been retained to assist our client in their search for the Marketing Leader.  Based in Leawood, Kansas, this position reports to the CEO. With over 30 locations and 600 employees across 10 cities, this entrepreneurial organization is poised for continued growth.  This position will serve as the strategic and hands-on leader of marketing and communications.

We are seeking candidates who possess: 

• A well-rounded marketing leader with at least 10 years of progressive experience in broad-based marketing functions: media relations, advertising, special events management, corporate editing and writing, strategic planning, branding, digital/social media, etc. 
• A bachelor’s degree along with experience in an agency or corporate environment is required. 
For more information or make a referral, please contact Kathryn Christian at 816-945-5419 or kchristian@eflassociates.com.



Our client is a family owned state chartered bank celebrating 68 years in business.  It is not only unique in its contribution to the urban core of Kansas City but also in how it operates.  It is comprised of three main business lines:  the commercial bank, the Community Development Financial Institution and Central Payments, which is an issuer and program sponsor of prepaid debit card solutions.

The President will report to the Vice Chairman and CEO.  The opening is a result of careful transition planning of the current incumbent.  The President will have a leadership role for planning, implementing and successfully achieving organizational and fiscal objectives.  As such, s/he will be accountable for all facets of the bank’s operations, organizational budgeting, as well as talent management decisions.  This individual will serve as the primary external face of the organization. Additionally the successful candidate will be a key business development leader.

Qualified candidates will possess:  Broad-based knowledge of commercial and consumer lending, banking operations, retail banking, consumer compliance and management of a securities portfolio; a demonstrated track record of management leadership is required with a background in evaluating, motivating and mentoring staff; possess a sincere interest in community involvement and a strong record of business development expertise; and be analytical by nature with a solid understanding of the budgetary process.

For more information or to submit your resume contact kfaust@eflassociates.com.


Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Our client, a private equity-backed manufacturing business located in Colorado, is seeking a Vice President, Finance & Accounting.  As the lead finance & accounting executive for the organization, the Vice President will be responsible for building best in class systems, processes and tools to ensure a strong finance function. 
Key responsibilities include the following:
• Develop and lead the accounting and finance group. 
• Lead the transition from the current manual accounting processes to automated, lean systems.
• Lead the activities of the accounting department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial reports, including implementing new accounting (e.g. FASB & GAAP) standards as applicable.
• Plan, develop, implement and evaluate the organization’s fiscal set up, function and performance.
• Provide accurate and timely financial and management operational reports and metrics; guide financial decisions and recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations; main contact with CPA firm for annual audit.
• Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization (i.e. evaluation of potential acquisitions and/or mergers, capital expenditures, overhead management, etc.).
For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Amy Miller at amy.miller@eflassociates.com.  


Vice President of Communications
Is seeking a Communications Leader and Brand Strategist for our confidential client, a national leader in transportation services.  In this newly created role, the VP of Communications will create and execute impactful communication and branding strategies and work with leadership to strategically position the company and lay the foundation for future growth.
S/he will oversee and direct all aspects of communications including: brand strategy, public relations, social and digital media, promotions and events, and serve as the company ambassador in the community through civic, economic development, not-for-profit, and professional organizations.
Please contact me directly for more information – lshaw@eflassociates.com.

Must Have’s:

• 10+ years of experience in corporate communications, public relations, marketing or another communications field
• Experience in successfully crafting and implementing brand and communication strategies 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

To submit a resume, please contact Mallory at mzila@eflassociates.com.




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