Mike is a commercial finance and systems professional with good communication skills and a proven track record providing high quality accounting and client services and delivering major business and systems change programmes.
He is a business studies graduate from Brighton University and qualified with CIMA in 1989. He has industry sector knowledge in manufacturing, retail, publishing, professional services and financial services, gained through a career working in a series of high-profile finance and operational roles.
Mike was Director and Head of Client Accounting for Cushman & Wakefield, managing a team of 30 and Finance Director for Goodman managing £100m rent roll.
In 2010 Mike setup OX11 Consulting to provide expert business and systems advice, primarily to the real estate / professional services sector.
In 2017 Mike joined The FD Centre and has worked with a portfolio of SME clients across a range of sectors including food manufacturing and challenger brand, an importer and wholesale distributor, an auction house, a national biogas plant maintenance provider and a real estate agent. All are high growth owner managed businesses ranging from start up to significant £40m turnover group.
Particular specialisms include:
- Business Intelligence: management information and reporting; pricing; client profitability analysis; revenue management; budgeting & forecasting
- IT & Systems: systems strategy; systems selection; systems implementation; gap analysis; data conversion; training.
- Business Process: business process improvement; shared service operations.
- Project & change management: project setup and business case definition; complex programme management
He is married with 3 teenage children and enjoys tennis, football and mountain biking.