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Elvaston Capital backed Step Ahead is a provider of SaaS- and Cloud-based ERP software and was originally formed through the merger of Step Ahead, Godesys, and Informing. The company develops a modern ERP suite for wholistic IT management, optimization, and digitization of business processes. In Europe today, over 1.000 customers and over 14.000 user put their trust in the company.


Step Ahead were left without a senior finance lead mid-cycle and so urgently needed a new CFO. The finance function already existed, so the new CFO was to come in and lead the Buy&Build efforts and subsequent exit.


Privatal hadn't formerly worked with Elvaston; but anticipated the need for a tech CFO via our proprietary tool.


We sent an anticipatory CFO Profile to Elvaston: 33 days later he signed a contract with the Step Ahead Group.

Hear froM the Candidate

"I worked with Privatal as a candidate when I was looking for a new CFO role. Their strong network into the PE industry worked very well, so that I had multiple interviews lined up within just days.

Mark from their DACH team was guiding me very professionally through three processes at the same time. He collected feedback from the various parties and acted as a very valuable sounding board for me. 2 Months after the launch of our joined search I signed a new CFO role being able to select among two offers. I can clearly recommend Privatal from a candidate perspective."


Axel Friedrich, CFO

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