Ian Buchanan In 60 Seconds...
Highly experienced CFO/COO having developed and grown businesses in North America, Europe, and the Far East. I have been CFO/COO for global companies, such as New Corp & Torstar was well as medium sized businesses and start-ups. My passion is helping businesses grow and optimizing their talent.
Produced business plans for both established businesses and start-ups
Budgeting & Forecasting
Spent the last 30 years budgeting and forecasting for growth
Helped turn around businesses in Europe & North America
Established/re-established finance functions for both large and small businesses
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.
- 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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