Steve

Name

Steve

Position

Boardroom Advisor

Location

London

Big Business Experience

IBM

Visa

Small Business Experience

TEAL Technology Services

Richmond Finance Consulting Ltd

Summary

An experienced CFO/ FD with over 30 years’ experience in Technology, Financial Services and Fintech industries in the UK, Europe and Middle East and Africa, notably with IBM and Visa.  Steve has spent most of his career helping to improve the profitability of underperforming business units, drive the growth of new lines of business and build effective finance organisations and management systems.  He has worked extensively with SMEs within Technology and Fintech sectors and has board member experience in Technology and board advisory roles.

He has a keen interest in enabling and supporting SMEs in financial management, strategy and operational execution.  Steve has proven skills in partnering with business leaders to deliver results, consistently achieving success in the transformation and scaling up of businesses.

Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant (ACMA)
  • MBA from Manchester Business School
  • BA Hons Business (Finance Specialism)

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced FD /CFO. ACMA qualified.
  • All aspects of financial management, planning, reporting and analysis.
  • Business /Operational Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership development
  • Business turnaround/ transformation / scale up
  • Corporate Governance/ Business Controls
  • Finance organization development/mentoring/coaching
  • Development and implementation of management systems

Experience

Steve is a skilled Finance executive and a proven influencer at board level with a genuine interest in enabling businesses to develop and to deliver profitable growth. He has had many hands on finance roles, starting out in manufacturing at Ford Motor Company and culminating in VP/CFO roles at IBM and Visa and joint venture board positions.  During his career to date he has:

Delivered profitable growth in multiple complex businesses while also supporting new product launches and largescale transformation.  Has lived and worked in the UK, Europe and Middle East & Africa, working closely with clients and business partners at start up and mature business phases.

Has a long track record of turning around underperforming business units, effectively engaging key stakeholders to drive change and acting as a trusted business advisor to leadership teams.  Worked in small business units as well as largescale international divisions.   Has extensive experience of working with business partners and clients to support and enable growth, leveraging technology and also industry leading business processes.  Has extensive experience of strategic planning and execution.

Developed finance organisations, acting as a mentor, and establishing highly effective finance processes and management systems, imbedding strong controls.