Roger Castle – Principal, South Coast
Roger is a commercially skilled, strategic thinking Finance Director, with significant experience in managing finance in high growth environments.
He led, with the MD and senior leadership teams, aggressive double-digit revenue growth in several newly established and start-up technology companies over the last twenty years. These culminated in successful exits:
1. Liberty (electronic share routing application) to Thomson Reuters.
2. Radianz (financial services specialist telco network provider) to BT.
3. Savvis (managed hosting/cloud computing) to Centurylink, the US’s 3rd largest Telco.
Roger was also North Europe Finance Director for Yahoo and spent ten years in various Investment Banking finance roles with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
He joined the FD Centre to provide part-time Finance Director services for a variety of progressive businesses, after completing a number of interim finance assignments in the SME environment.
His particular strengths include leading strategy definition, long-term business planning, driving business goal delivery, building collaborative motivated teams and leading change management.
Roger is a Chartered Management Accountant, training with IBM UK and has an Accounting & Economics degree from the University of Kent.