Andy Cottle In 60 Seconds
I am a very experienced FD/CFO and have held senior finance roles in a number of innovative, high profile start-ups in the UK tech sector over the last 20 years. I have been involved in numerous funding rounds, a trade sale and an IPO and have also co-founded 2 successful business. I am highly analytical, very much taking a data driven approach to decision making. Being a CFO at The CFO Centre, I have the pleasure of working with inspiring business leaders around the region, from Guildford, Kingston upon Thames, and Brighton & Hove.
Budgeting & Forecasting
Developed numerous financial models for internal use and fundraising.
Cash flow Improvement
Used technology to help reduce debtor days and improve working capital.
Led many funding rounds, securing investment from VCs, private equity and debt.
Built and managed a number of finance teams well as HR and legal functions.
Implemented management tools and rolled out reporting and targets for all teams.
Track Record Highlights
- Led successful exit to a Nasdaq listed business.
- Have experience of raising funds through VCs, private equity and bank debt.
- Have set up multiple subsidiaries and branches in the US, China and across Europe.
- Have co-founded 2 successful businesses.
- Led due diligence process on acquisition of 2 UK and 1 US business.
- Hospitality & Tourism: Restaurants, Theatre
- Technology, Media & Telecoms: Saas for large Tech/Telecoms
- Healthcare: Health tech, mental health
- Sport & Recreation: Ticketing
- Not for Profit: Social enterprise
- Property & Real Estate: Short term retail property
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