Steve is a highly commercial finance director with over 20 years senior level experience of driving sustained business performance improvements. He has a proven track record of understanding the key business value drivers and improving profitability and cashflow. Steve also has extensive c-level experience in multi-national companies including two entrepreneurial PE backed businesses. He has a hands on style and can quickly engage and gain credibility with business owners in order to identify business issues and then effectively work with the management teams to address them. Steve has principally worked in the telecoms, B2B services and software sectors including 7 years as Regional CFO’s in India, China and Indonesia for Ericsson.
Steve is highly skilled in creating strategy and implementing profitable growth. He also has extensive demonstrable track record in M+A, raising capital both equity and debt, implementing management reporting frameworks, cost reduction and the restructuring of finance teams. Steve is very commercial and has successfully negotiated terms and conditions contracts for both customers and suppliers. He is seen as an effective problem solver who challenges the status quo then delivers with the highest ethical standards and integrity.
Steve strives to understand the whole business and not just from finance perspective. He is a Chartered Accountant and MBA as well as a trained media spokesman and has been Chairman of a UK Company Pension Fund.