Following a career in accountancy, corporate finance and as Listed company CFO, the last 13 years as an independent consultant have demonstrated service expertise in (with an example of each):
Interim management: to cover immediate need or new business opportunity (finance director for private equity backed buy-in of group of pubs requiring creation of complete business infrastructure, including EPOS and finance & accounting systems)
Creation & management of organic growth – risk management business from start-up through build to successful exit
Corporate activity: acquisition identification, due diligence (internal & formal reporting), execution, integration, restructuring, disposals, exits (private, public, IPO) – acting for private buyers in acquisition of regional brewery and pub estate
Project management – managing an acquirer’s very successful international warranty claim under a SPA
Governance & investor relations – senior independent director & chair of audit committee of FSA regulated AIM company
Mentoring: CEO, FD & financial controllers on path to FD roles (a controller in a dot com venture which required commercial restructuring, refinancing and exit who has subsequently become FD with significant commercial responsibilities in a major European territory for the US based international market leader in its field)
|1998 – current||Independent consultant – including SID of MAM Funds plc, chair of Myratech, founder shareholder director of Property Risk Management (exited to quoted Lloyds broker THB), Metzger Business Search, The Steer Clear Partnership and variety of work with private equity & quoted companies (including Berkeley Scott’s IPO).|
|1991 – 1998||NXD followed by Group FD|
|1982 – 1993||Schroder Securities followed by Carr Kitcat – Head of Corporate Finance|
|1971 – 1982||Deloittes|
What they say...
“Nick and I joined up in the summer of 2008 after I had exited my latest insurance venture. We built from scratch a risk management based business focussing on property which we exited within a year to a quoted Lloyds insurance broker, within which it continues to thrive.
Nick has been an integral part of the business involved in a wide range of issues from strategic planning, acting as NXD and part-time finance director, CEO mentoring, exit strategy & execution, post disposal integration to earn-out oversight.”
Jamie Truscott MD, Cardinus Property Division Chairman, Cardinus
“Nick and I have been working together for getting on for 5 years successfully building Metzger Business Search from scratch. During that period we have serviced a selection of satisfied clients ranging from smaller owner managed businesses, through medium sized UK corporates, to FTSE 100 & 250 and €½bn operations. Along the way, we have continually been reassessing the business model and services offered to ensure we move with the changing needs of our potential clients as the recession has, first, bitten and then affected their own business needs and practices. The business is in better shape now than at any time."
James Metzger, Co- Founder, Metzger Business Search