Robin has spent the last 15 years operating in a wide variety of commercial, financial and operational roles in start-ups and SMEs in the hardware and software industry.
During this time he has founded a number of hardware consumer electronics businesses, operating across a wide variety of roles including CFO, COO and CEO. One of the start-up businesses, he grew to a global presence with multiple offices and warehouses, manufacturing in China, global distribution and a headcount over 40. Changing industry dynamics and manufacturing challenges turned the business into a distressed state, with Robin managing a turnaround and ultimately an exit to a Chinese VC.
He has extensive experience of start-ups, trade finance, financial modelling & cashflow planning, private equity / seed capital raises, negotiating bank finance, international trade, Board and investor reporting, online retail and distribution, disaster recovery, turnarounds, administration and insolvency planning, VAT and import duties, HR and payroll.
Robin trained with PwC and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University.