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As the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Dallas office and the North American Head of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers practice, Arun Dhingra enjoys working with Boards and CEOs to recruit, assess and integrate CFOs and Audit Committee members. Arun consults on executive search, leadership development, and management appraisal for companies in a number of sectors and also leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. CFO Practice.

I cherish the trust that I build with CEOs, boards, and CFOs as we navigate tricky waters and solve problems together.

Bringing a company’s finance department into alignment with the broader organization is a hallmark of Arun’s career. Before joining Egon Zehnder, Arun was a Vice President at Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, where he worked with CEOs and CFOs to define, measure, and operationalize their strategies. Arun has also worked as a consultant and auditor in Price Waterhouse’s New York office.

Arun has a BA in economics and psychology from Williams College in Massachusetts and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Arun is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) in the State of New York. He and his wife, who have three teenage children, are actively involved in education philanthropy. When not at work, Arun’s favorite pastime is performing stand-up comedy.

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What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical to ensure that portfolio company management teams have the right capabilities to execute against their investment theses. Though in many cases the underlying premise will lie in backing an existing management team, it is increasingly common for private equity firms to bring in a new CFO early in the lifespan of an investment.

Chemistry, Balance and Intuition

Chemistry, Balance and Intuition

Within the executive committee, there is no relationship more important than that between the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer. Because of this, when hiring a CFO, particular attention must be paid to the fit between the candidate and the chief executive. In our experience working with boards and CEOs making CFO appointments, strong CEO-CFO relationships exhibit three qualities.

Working With the Audit Committee: How CFOs Can Win Over Their Toughest Audience

Working With the Audit Committee: How CFOs Can Win Over Their Toughest Audience

A strong relationship between a public company’s chief financial officer and its audit committee is critical if the board is to provide appropriate risk management and compliance oversight.

The Information – Tech Firms Look For CFOs to Match Growth Stage

The Information – Tech Firms Look For CFOs to Match Growth Stage

The role of chief financial officer remains deeply important at Silicon Valley tech firms, reports The Information. So what is the tech CFO’s ideal profile?

Egon Zehnder Names New Dallas Office Leader

Egon Zehnder Names New Dallas Office Leader

Egon Zehnder, a global leader in executive search and leadership advisory services, today announced that Arun Dhingra has been named leader of the firm’s Dallas office. He assumed the role from Christopher Pfeiffer, who led the office through significant growth over the past five years.

The Wall Street Journal – CFOs Bring Wall St. Skills to Silicon Valley

The Wall Street Journal – CFOs Bring Wall St. Skills to Silicon Valley

The appeal for Wall Street finance chiefs moving to Silicon Valley extends beyond the technology industry's strength and lucrative pay packages, reports The Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal.

Why Chief Financial Officers Prefer Public Companies

Why Chief Financial Officers Prefer Public Companies

An improved U.S. economy has increased turnover among chief financial officers as they find more career opportunities and better equity options at publicly traded companies.

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