Dave

Name

Dave

Position

Board Advisor

Location

Essex and Hertfordshire

Big Business Experience

Triton Private Equity

HIG Capital

Small Business Experience

Atnahs

Primary Private Equity

Summary

Dave has over 25 years’ experience in IT, delivering IT Director services and latterly 7 years’ direct experience delivering IT Due Diligence and Fractional IT Director/ CTO/ CIO services, primarily to the SME sector.

He has extensive experience in scaling business products, processes, and people, seamlessly matching their aggressive organic growth and/ or M&A strategy.

Dave is also skilled in negotiations and reducing the total cost IT of ownership, by either negotiating with existing supplier(s) or completing market comparisons, on average reducing IT annual operating costs by 15%.

Qualifications

  • Prince2 practitioner (requirement to renew)
  • ITIL Practitioner
  • Cranfield University (Influencing people in the workplace)

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Delivering technology as an enabler
  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • M&A Preparation
  • Managed Service Provider tendering process
  • IT Due Diligence
  • Information Security
  • Interim Management
  • Consultant and Advisory
  • Coaching/ Mentoring
  • Change Management
  • Budget Management
  • Programme Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Service Level Management
  • Acquisition Integration

Experience

Skilled and experienced in IT acquisition integration.

Skilled in IT Service Improvement, identifying mentoring and training programmes upskilling staff to match business requirements.

Completed Programme/ Project Management for over £5mil of new technology solutions.

IT Due Diligence for over £50 million Private Equity investments

Management of identification to implementation for technology projects across key solutions.

Held interim Head of IT, Virtual CTO and Head of Digital roles laying foundations for succession planning.

Founded and successfully run Virtual CTO and IT Due Diligence business for last 7 years.

Broad multiple sector experience including Technology, Pharmaceutical, Support Services, Wealth Management and e-commence.

On average driven over 15% reduction on IT operational costs by leveraging network of preferred suppliers.

Currently active Virtual IT Director for Wealth Management and leading Private Equity company on flexible contracts

Strategically delivered several transitions from ineffective Managed Service Providers (MSP) to preferred MSPs, driving service improvements.

Instigated and led, the identification of digital transformation partner and project managed, including visual representation.

Delivered numerous IT strategies with board sponsorship/ engagement and sign-off from on-prem to fully managed solutions.