Ian Buchanan In 60 Seconds...

Ian is a highly experienced CFO/COO, having developed and grown businesses in North America, Europe, and the Far East. He has been CFO/COO for global companies such as New Corp. and Torstar, as well as medium-sized businesses and start-ups. Ian’s passion is helping businesses grow and optimizing their talent.

Specialist Skills

Business Planning

Produced business plans for both established businesses and start-ups

Budgeting & Forecasting

Spent the last 30 years budgeting and forecasting for growth

Profit Improvement

Helped turn around businesses in Europe & North America

Financial Operations

Established/re-established finance functions for both large and small businesses

Analytics Wizard

Practical experience in using data to reduce costs and grow revenue

Track Record Highlights

  • Transformed a North American Television Station to a D2C channel growing sales from $10 million to $40 million in 18 months.
  • Re-established the finance function from the ground up for a client whilst at the CFO Centre.
  • Turned around a failing business and subsequently managed a highly profitable exit for the owners.
  • As COO for a start up launched a D2C TV Station in the UK, including establishing warehouse, logistic and call centers along with a broadcast studio.
  • Worked as CFO/COO for entrepreneurs in Europe, Asian & North America.
  • Successfully managed the integration of a number of acquired businesses as CFO.

Sector Experience

  • technology-media-telecoms Newspapers, Television, Radio, and Transactional Media
  • retail-consumer-products Ecommerce & Wholesale
  • manufacturing-transport Logistics, Warehousing, and Export Import

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