Steve is a high calibre, commercially focused, experienced board level CFO within public and private company backgrounds from small SME’s to large corporates with International and Private Equity (PE)/Venture Capital (VC) exposure. Throughout his 30+ year career he has gained multi business sector/channel experience (manufacturing, engineering, service sector, supply chain and retail, wholesale and distribution, e-commerce, food beverage and hospitality, Tech, IT and software development) and developed a proven history of increasing profitability and excellent balance sheet management. He has grown businesses rapidly organically and via strategic acquisitions in fiercely competitive, volatile and dynamic Markets.
Steve has extensive commercial, operational and financial management experience including significant change management within fast moving environments. He also has considerable corporate “structure” experience including mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and disposals, IPO, MBO through to exit and funding activities.
His passion has always been about the “people assets” within and between businesses and has enjoyed – inspiring others to innovate, be accountable and succeed, enjoying the journey on the way. He has fostered the development and maintenance of considerable effective external stakeholder relationships (from VC, PE and private/other public shareholders through to banks, corporate finance and key customers/suppliers) generating credibility and trust throughout.
He is approachable, and good humoured with the ability to work across cultures and a reputation for ethical working and “making it happen”.
Steve is married with two sons and when not working enjoys time with the family, travelling, skiing, cycling and love of “the game they play in heaven” and the place of his birth, Rugby.