For over 25 years David has worked in many businesses across a variety of sectors, covering small, medium and large businesses delivering complex assignments in the UK and internationally. All assignments focused upon sustainably improving performance, and profits and creating / increasing the value of companies - realising hundreds of millions of profit improvement, cost reduction and cashflow / working capital improvements.
He has provided operational due diligence/assessments of businesses on behalf of banks and Private Equity Houses, along with business & operational improvement and restructuring advice and physical hands-on implementation support for Mergers & Acquisitions, for good-performing businesses and for under-performing businesses.
David has worked in operational line management in industry, in PwC's operational transaction support team (the first of its kind in the world), a Business Profit Improvement / Restructuring / M&A Partner at Grant Thornton (GT), followed by a role as Global Head of Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions at Celerant Consulting (now Hitachi Consulting).
David has set up his own companies and has been personally involved in actively managing/running under-performing businesses on behalf of shareholders to effect sustainable business turnarounds and create value.
From an Investment perspective, David has raised funding, structured funding and made four of his own SME business acquisitions (also investing personal capital), three of which have now been successfully exited, having created significant value making a significant return on the investments; the fourth was completed in March 2015 and will seek to divest in circa 3 years.
David is currently an investor in and also a non-executive director on the Board of three start-up companies.
This was effectively a new start up and David helped us to create a robust structure from a standing start. We were able to deliver our objectives and keep control of the business in a fast paced environment which was crucial for us to succeed in our early days. The support was invaluable and worked professionally and tirelessly to achieve the necessary results within the required timeframes.Managing Partner, Private Equity
David and delivered restructuring options beyond what was expected. He worked tirelessly with significant focus to determine the most appropriate approach to drive GW back into sustainable profitability. The solutions were very workable and realistic. In the face of adversity and with a CEO who did not believe that GW could be operationally restructured, David went into significant detail to prove it could be done.CRO, Golden Wonder
David has provided strategic direction, practical tactical input and personal finance to help our company develop and grow. His network of contacts for business growth and raising finance is second to none. I would recommend David to any business. David is now a non-Executive Director on the board of JUXDIT.Annie O'Toole, CEO, JUXDIT
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