Darren is a commercially minded FD/CFO with a background of working in fast-paced technology driven companies gained in both owner managed SME and larger US corporate environments. In 2017 Darren’s achievements were recognised as he was named Private Company FD of the year (over £20M turnover) at the FD’s Excellence Awards.
Darren has worked across multiple sectors including eCommerce (B2B and B2C), SaaS, software, professional services and consulting in the UK and Internationally. He has a proven track record of developing strategy, building cross functional teams and implementing processes that have been central to transformational revenue and profit growth. He has also developed significant M&A expertise in fund raising, acquisitions, integration, restructuring, company sale/exit processes and turnarounds.
Darren was the FD at Match.com as it became the UK’s leading online dating brand. During his 5 years at Match.com revenues increased from £7M to c. £65M.
For the last 10 years Darren has held senior finance and operational roles in entrepreneurial, owner managed digital businesses. During this time his companies have achieved considerable success which was recognised as they received the following awards; Sunday Times Fast Track 100, Sunday Times Profit Track 100, Sunday Times International Track 200 and the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
Darren has extensive experience of running SMEs within the start-up and growth phase and is passionate about supporting owner / managers as they look to achieve their strategic, financial and operational goals.