Amanda Brown In 60 Seconds

An energetic, dynamic & approachable FD with over 25 years of board experience including MD & Strategic director roles.   I have a good commercial understanding and a broad range of industry experience to support entrepreneurial owned businesses in achieve their objectives.

I have a collaborative & supportive approach that builds trust, team development, structure, & engagement, which enables the business to implement key strategic initiatives with least resistance & optimal performance.

I have international experience, PE backed, fundraising, acquisitions, and disposals. I also have exposure in all aspects of business maturity from start up, fast growing to mature businesses and a good understand their differing dynamics and business requirements.

Specialist Skills

Strategic thinker

Worked with boards & business owners to develop, implement & manage suitable business strategies that achieve their business goals.

Business Planning, Forecasting & MI

Producing high level plans/budgets & financial models for internal & external stakeholders such as investors & banks. Implementing financial & operation systems. Developed relevant management information & KPI reporting for finance & operations to improve decision making. Implemented risk management models. Raising funds & negotiating debt restructure in excess of £20m.

Leadership

CFO and Board member of Corporate, Entrepreneurial owned & PE backed businesses. Previous MD & Strategic board roles.

Exit Planning

Experience with both a corporate business sale and a couple of entrepreneurial owned business sales & demerger. Managed Due diligence responses & involved with contractual negotiations.

M&A Specialist

Completed 9 acquisitions in both UK and international businesses. Undertook and managed the due diligence process & involved with contractual negotiations. Responsible for post-acquisition integration & restructures.

Track Record Highlights

  • Implemented various systems from ERP, Financial, Operational systems.
  • Working capital improvement and contract negotiation which improved cashflow in the region of £12m.
  • Implemented various funding requirements & debt restructures of £20m plus.
  • Restructured various companies for improved tax efficiencies both UK and internationally including implementation of transfer pricing.
  • I have been responsible for strategic process implementation and setting clear objectives across business functions.
  • Managed various acquisitions from Due diligence to contract negotiations along with business integration post acquisition and restructure.
  • Experience of working with Corporate, Family owned, and equity backed businesses.
  • Involved with the sale of an international group of companies from structuring the business in the preceding years through to contract negotiations whilst achieved a good multiple and successful sale.
  • Initiated a start up business in Norway and negotiated a new financial regulation status with the Norwegian regulators. Also involved with a UK Tech start-up company.
  • Change management – Have successfully led, motivated & adapted teams through periods of significant uncertainty & change.
  • Process improvements - Implemented risk assessment across the business along with various process improvement that have led to improved efficiencies.

Sector Experience

  • Banking &Financial services
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
  • Services
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Engineering

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