Oliver Thornton – FD, South West
Oliver has had an itinerant International career over more than 20 years in a string of start-ups, turnarounds and growth businesses. Some good, some bad, some ugly. Emphasis shifted from pure Finance to Operations and Business Development. The last ten years, a great deal of the latter. A successful record as an Entrepreneur both retained and in his own right.
A commercially focused fellow he is consumed by scaling businesses and generating momentum. A consummate all-rounder still sought out in a world of specialisation.
Strengths lie not only in Business Planning but Execution. How does it work? What makes this special? Constantly challenged and fascinated by customer needs and the sales cycle. Friends and foes describe him as relentless.
Originally from the West Midlands, Oliver is a Chartered Certified Accountant, well travelled, with a large multi-lingual family. His interests include winning the Tour de France, which he has done so from his sofa, 32 times in succession.
Oliver in both his professional and spare time (what is the difference?) enjoys making Entrepreneurs succeed and overcoming fearsome challenges.
‘Plan, Generate Activity, Drive the Desk.’