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Travis Hickey Joins City of Menifee as Chief Financial Officer

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Travis Hickey headshotThe City of Menifee selected Travis Hickey, CPA as its new Chief Financial Officer thanks to help from TS Talent Solutions. Hickey comes to the City of Menifee from the City of Santa Fe Springs where he has served since 2011, spending the last five years as the Director of Finance and Administrative Services. Hickey brings a wealth of experience to his new role with 26 years of experience: 14 years in the private sector and 12 years working for local government.

When the City launched its search for a new Chief Financial Officer, the City obtained proposals for recruiting services to ensure the net for talent was cast far and wide to gather a broad pool of diverse candidates. The City wanted to find a candidate who could lead and motivate a creative Finance Department and support projects related to the City’s ongoing economic development and substantial infrastructure needs. City Staff selected TS Talent Solutions because of the firm’s high-quality marketing approach and boutique client-service approach.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to lead the well-established and knowledgeable finance team in Menifee,” said Hickey. “Working with our City leadership and staff, we will continue to maintain strong financial practices to safeguard taxpayer dollars and ensure the City continues to thrive. I appreciate TS Talent Solutions’ handling of this recruitment and my interactions with their team.”  

TS Talent Solutions Executive Recruiter Cathy Thompson took the lead on the recruitment with support from Recruiter Kylie Sun and Junior Business Analyst Madeline Wilson. TS Talent Solutions developed a digital recruitment brochure to market the position along with a robust social media campaign and promoting the position on job boards. Following this, TSTS conducted extensive research before initiating contact with prospective candidates, encouraging them to apply. There were 31 applicants for the CFO position, a particularly high number for a difficult to fill finance role.

“The City of Menifee is excited to welcome Travis Hickey as its new CFO. His impressive financial expertise and dedication to solving challenges will undoubtedly contribute to the City’s continued growth. We look forward to his leadership in bringing effective and efficient solutions for the benefit of our community,” said Jonathan Nicks, Deputy City Manager. “The City of Menifee made the right decision to partner with TS Talent Solutions to find our new CFO. Their extensive knowledge of local government, excellent client service and comprehensive search process helped us find the right candidate.”

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