DeWinter Partners

Your Trusted
Partner in Retained Search

I've been impressed with the work of DeWinter for several years. They take the time to build relationships across Silicon Valley in order to understand their clients' business models, leadership styles, and people needs. They have an incredible network of finance professionals for every sector, level, and type of expertise. They do a fantastic job of matching the finance person to the business need to deliver value for their customers and realize great opportunities for finance folks. I've confidently recommended them to colleagues who are looking for their next role as well as to other CFOs who are looking to hire critical team members. I'm a fan, friend, and frequent happy customer.
I hired Derek DeWinter to run an executive search for me, for VP of Finance. I found working with Derek and the DeWinter group to be an outstanding experience that yielded a strong candidate pool, and ultimately the perfect candidate. Derek clearly has been doing this for a long time, and brought a unique perspective to hiring financial executives that I haven’t seen in other recruiters. The communication was consistent and clear, and Derek was able to offload a lot of tasks so that my time invested in recruiting was most efficient. I would strongly recommend using Derek and DeWinter for any recruiting needs in the Finance area.
I have worked with the DeWinter Group for over ten years on the client side and as a candidate for Finance and Human Resources positions. They have treated me with the utmost respect, have been excessively responsive, resourceful, and efficient with our searches. During our CFO search in particular, DeWinter came through for us in a big way with the perfect candidate who matched both our culture and stringent requirements. Derek and his staff were excellent during the search and kept us apprised of their efforts at every step in the process, kept the pace of the search on track during a very busy recruitment period, and helped us successfully land a superb addition to our Executive team. I would highly recommend them for any Accounting, Finance, and Human Resource search needs, they're guaranteed to impress!

The executive search team has been in search in the Bay Area since 1994. That is unparalleled insight into our marketplace during periods of growth and contraction, which you will not find from any other search firm.

Hiring transformational talent is the most important thing you can do to grow your company.  It stands to reason that partnering with the right retained search firm is equally important.  Our goal is to “become you” in the marketplace.  We act as an agent of your organization to present the opportunity that best represents the organization and the management team.  In-depth research is performed on the organization and the industry so we can intelligently present the role to potential candidates.

How do we do this better than others?  By focusing on what we do best.

To put it simply, we know the best finance, accounting, technology, and people leaders the market has to offer and in most cases have had a relationship with them since the early stages of their career.  This typically means deeper insight into a candidate because we’ve known them for a long time, not just the length of your search.

We also know the market. We know how to best represent your unique organization and the critical role you’re targeting for hire. When you combine our specific functional focus with years of insight into the Bay Area marketplace you have the best partner to effectively work on your financial staffing and IT staffing search needs.

Client and Industry Focus

Our clients include venture-backed technology start-ups, publicly traded growth companies, and Private Equity owned organizations. We operate across all industry verticals – Software, Life-Science, Medical Device, FinTech, Internet & Social Media, Retail and Consumer, Products, and Non-Profit.






















Initiation Phase Engagement letter reviewed and agreed upon
Provide market values as requested and review budget and market conditions for desired candidate
Develop/refine/understand job description and candidate requirements – if required
Interviews with the key management team members, board members and other key individuals
Execution Phase Present candidate panel
Interviews and debriefing
Job offer, negotiation and acceptance

iRhythm Technologies

iRhythm Technologies is a publicly traded digital healthcare solutions company redefining how cardiac arrhythmias are clinically diagnosed.

Position: Chief Accounting Officer

Time to Close: 48 days


Alta Motors

Alta Motors is a leading manufacturer of performance, electric, and supermoto motorcycles.

Position: VP, Engineering

Time to Close: 58 days



Ripple Company is a VC-based financial tech startup and the world’s only enterprise blockchain solution for global payments.

Position: Vice President, Tax

Time to Close: 61 days



Identiv is a publicly-traded information security company developing technologies to improve RFID-driven security software and hardware solutions.

Position: Director, Engineering

Time to Close: 74 days


Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds is a retail and population health management and technology company connecting consumers with local and remote specialty care via telehealth technologies.

Position: Vice President, Controller

Time to Close: 67 days


Signal Laboratories

Signal Laboratories is a research and development company focused on leveraging wireless fiber network services to improve the use of broadband service at a low cost.

Position: Senior Distributed Python Engineer

Time to Close: 27 days



Identiv is a publicly-traded information security company developing technologies to improve RFID-driven security software and hardware solutions.

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Time to Close: 90 days



Proterra is a Series E VC-backed designer and manufacturer of zero-emission electric buses.

Position: Senior Manager, IT Operations

Time to Close: 50 days



BetterUp is a leading career coaching mobile application developer applying the latest research from neuroscience, organizational behavior, and positive psychology to achieve sustainable outcomes for corporate leaders.

Position: Vice President, Finance

Time to Close: 106 days


Alta Motors

Alta Motors is a leading manufacturer of performance, electric, and supermoto motorcycles.

Position: Director, Electrical Engineering

Time to Close: 100 days


California Olive Ranch

California Olive Ranch is an award-winning producer of domestic extra virgin olive oil headquartered in Chico.

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Time to Close: 61 days


Founders Fund

Founders Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in leading tech companies.

Position: Head of IT

Time to Close: 80 days


Solar Mosaic

Solar Mosaic is an Oakland-based fin-tech company providing residential and commercial solar power financing.

Position: Chief Accounting Officer

Time to Close: 79 days



DataStax, Inc. is a data management software provider improving performance, streamlined data operations, and Enterprise manageability.

Position: Chief Accounting Officer

Time to Close: 125 days



Founded in 2011, Airware is a venture-funded startup and manufacturer of commercial drones.

Position: Head of Finance

Time to Close: 50 days