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Management Marketing Manager

Sutton, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 18, 2016

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MOBILE: +44-(0-781*-****** E-MAIL: Chief Financial Officer / Finance Director

Highly accomplished, commercially oriented Senior Finance Professional with extensive international project management, business re-engineering, M&A and secondary financing experience in SME’s and global FTSE 100 organisations with a deep knowledge of the Technology and Services sectors. Core areas of expertise :

Financial & Performance Management.

Business Planning & Analysis.

Growth Strategy Development & Implementation.

Budgeting, Forecasting & Ad hoc Analysis.

Organisational Re-engineering.

Corporate Finance/Fund Raising.

M&A Negotiation & Integration.

Optimising Group Tax Positions.

Delivering Cost Optimisation Programs.

Contracts & Legal Negotiations.

Talent Selection, Development & Retention.

Investor Relations.

Professional Experience

Director/CFO to PE Vehicles 2013- current

Working with a PE Group to originate new business structures in both the Art/IP markets. Achievements Include:

Defining corporate structures.

Origination and implementation of legal and financial documentation required for transacting.

Sourcing of funding required for deal structures.

Origination and implementation of administrative and corporate governance frameworks for the businesses.

Negotiating contracts with clients, partners and supply side. Group Chief Financial Officer

1E Ltd 2008- Nov 2013

A software and services business with extensive operations in the UK & US and a global sales profile. Led the global Finance/Legal and HR functions, recruiting a stable and efficient team, implementing systems to give clear management visibility and a strong Corporate Governance framework. Created innovative commercial and project financing structures, negotiating these with customers and partners. Achievements Include :

Origination of restructuring exercise to take 15% out of the Group cost base.

Delivering 20% compound growth.

Structured PE funding round including ‘road show’ presentations in the US and Europe.

Optimised group tax position implementing a Transfer Pricing Strategy and R&D tax claims,

Managed group Audit position achieving clean audit sign off.

Developed optimized FX strategy.

Chief Executive Officer

DiagnoSYS Ltd 2003 – 2008

An Electronics manufacturing and services business with operations spanning Europe/USA/India/Mid East and Far East. Appointed by the PE Core Shareholder to lead turnaround. Formulated and implemented a clear global strategy that merged and stabilised the base company and an acquired Schlumberger division, transforming the business into a ‘value add’ service offering. Achievements Include:

Delivered compound double digit growth rates.

Led key negotiations with customers and suppliers globally and Sclumberger.

Structured & led IPO process and secondary funding round. DAVID TIPLIN ACMA GCMA



ACTIMA Associates 2002 – 2003

ACTIMA Associates is a consultancy focused on assisting Private Equity funds. Achievements Include:

Successfully advising PE fund on investment/acquisition targets.

Managed the acquisition & deal negotiation process. Executive Board Member

Thorn Lighting Group 1999 – 2001

A £400M multinational group spanning UK/Europe and Asia Pacific regions with operations in 25 countries. Appointed as Group Finance Director and Chief Information Officer by the Wassall board. Formulated and implemented a 5 year strategic plan that reduced the cost base by 8% and accelerated EBITDA by 250%. Led global Finance and IT teams and renegotiated the Asian Joint Ventures. Achievements include:

Implemented and managed a structured financing package for Thorn.

Restructured Thorns finance function to address new pan European/Global structure.

Established Global strategic plan for IT infrastructure and software platforms.

Led the ERP software pan European implementation.

Structured and managed both the Y2K and Euro compliance programs.

Led the post Zumtobel merger integration team responsible for IT. Group Controller 1993 – 1998

Wassall PLC

A £600M diversified industrial business that acquired, improved and realised value in businesses. Managed a diverse portfolio of Group Companies across Europe and South Africa, formulating and executing strategic acquisition and divestment projects. Originated and implemented the Group Corporate Governance framework.

Achievements include:

Identification and implementation of cost reduction programs.

Origination of new transfer pricing policy to ensure minimum tax exposure.

Formulation of STIP and LTIP incentive schemes for operating units.

Formulation of refinancing structures to optimize group remittance flows. Management Group Accountant 1990 – 1993

Unilever PLC

Promoted to this position from BBF as a member of the ‘Unilever accelerated management development program’. Reported to the Unilever Director responsible for Latin America, Central Asia and South Africa. Achievements include:

Structured and delivered acquisition proposals to Unilever Main Board.

Improved reporting of operating company performance indicators.

Structured and managed the 5 year strategic review for the management group.

Co led, with local management, the legal and financial restructuring of the Indian group companies to improve remittance flows and controls.

Structured an efficiency improvement program for the Caricom region. DAVID TIPLIN ACMA GCMA


Company Management Accountant 1986 – 1990

Brooke Bond Foods Ltd

Reporting to Board level, responsible for a finance department of 30, covering 8 factory locations and central functions.

Achievements include:

Integration of Brooke Bond and Batchelors finance functions; restructuring the finance departments to reduce headcount and costs by 50%.

Formulation and implementation of investment appraisal process.

Implementation of full MRP2 methodology in business. Prior to 1990 held positions in Brooke Bond Oxo Ltd as Trade Marketing Manager and Systems Accountant. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants

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