National Recruiting Firm Enhances Culture and Financial Operations with 9Gauge 

Austin, Texas – HireBetter, an Austin-based talent consulting and retained search firm with a national reach, helps clients see more growth faster with proactive talent strategies for long-term needs and short-term pressures. The HireBetter team offers honest, open, strategic advice rooted in real-world experience. They work alongside clients to improve results by challenging business leaders to rethink what they think about talent.

Moving Too Fast Without A Clear Path.

In 2015, Tammie Valentini, COO, and Kurt Wilkin, CEO, sought to improve the operating and financial metrics for HireBetter. They needed a cost-effective option to improve the company’s analytics in order to improve service to their clients and plan for future growth. The company, which was growing and continues to grow 40% annually, engaged 9Gauge to do a deep dive into the firm and build a “next level” forecast.

9Gauge met with the executive team in a discovery session to plan and prioritize HireBetter projects. HireBetter offers many different services, including Strategic Talent Planning, Professional Recruitment, and Project-Based Placements. 9Gauge provided solutions to allow more visibility into each business line. What initially began as accounting support grew into forecasting analysis that helped with future projections and operations.

The 9Gauge Advantage

“While it’s great to have a business partnership with HireBetter, having them as a client is an added bonus. Their leadership team understands the importance of finance in long-term strategic planning and day-to-day operations and as such, not only appreciates the value 9Gauge delivers, but recognizes when 9Gauge can add value to one of their clients,” noted Jonathan Hines, Partner, responsible for Firm Development. Kurt, Tammie, and their entire team have been great partners and equally delivered great value to our clients.”

With the help of 9Gauge Financial Advisory Services (FAS) consultants, HireBetter has noticed a positive change in their financial model. The addition of GAAP financials and forecasting tools drove the company closer to maximizing profitability. The firm continues to call on 9Gauge for ongoing projects and model updates.

9Gauge prioritized HireBetter’s needs by:

  • Developing a strong financial foundation, improving forecasting, budgeting, and reporting, and then accessing actionable insights
  • Consultants implemented GAAP procedures to develop historical and trackable metrics
  • 9Gauge identified various key areas for HireBetter management to deep dive for more visibility into each business line.
  • HireBetter’s new forecast models helped with future projections and operations

Partnering with 9Gauge has been fantastic,” said Valentini. “Since we began our relationship, we have made significant improvement in our operating and financial metrics, materially improved our forecasting process and have changed our culture by being much more transparent.”

For more information about HireBetter or to learn more about how they are challenging the leaders of high-growth companies and those in transition to rethink what they think about talent, visit their website.

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