Chris Williams In 60 Seconds
I am an experienced Finance Director with a track record of supporting businesses through large scale change; landing sustainable, often international, growth at pace and optimising every £ of cash flow throughout. My passion for a portfolio career came from working extensively with SMEs over the years and seeing the hard work and planning really pay dividends (pun intended).
I have led several acquisitions, integrations and sale processes end-to-end.
Regular and detailed forecasting in a previous role was required to improve investor confidence and raise £3m debt-funding through new and existing lenders.
Improved profit by £2.8m in a prior role, supporting a longer-term target of £5m.
Cash flow Improvement
Improved free cash flow by £3m in my last role through robust working capital management.
Systems and Controls
Development and implementation of new ERP systems.
Track Record Highlights
- Improved share price from 15p to 40p with an AIM-listed PLC.
- Set up US entity, trading and manufacturing operations.
- Raised £3m debt-finance leveraging new and existing lender relationships.
- Improved free cash flow by £3m through working capital reduction.
- Jointly led a start-up with £5m VC investment to £80m sales.
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