David Spann In 60 Seconds

I am an experienced FD/CFO bringing 20 years’ experience across a number of business sectors. I bring strong leadership skills, alongside my passionate and energetic approach which guides senior teams to become stronger, allow SMEs to unlock their true potential, help build solid foundations and allow business owners to become visionaries to achieve their long-term strategic objectives.

Specialist Skills

Profit Improvement

Ability to quickly identify cost reductions and improve commercial offering.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Development of clear and concise financial forecasting models.

Business Planning

Successful development and implementation of business and financial plans.

Exit Planning

Ensure robust internal controls and systems in place to maximise value.


Coach and mentor senior teams to become visionaries and strategic leaders.

Track Record Highlights

  • Strong financial modelling skills creating greater visibility of profitability and cash flow to senior team members to facilitate key decisions in terms of fund raising/exits.
  • Develop strategic plans and budget models to focus board members on strategy and delivery of strategic objectives.
  • Introduction of monthly management board reports with commentary on financial performance and introduction of KPIs to focus the business on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
  • Lead role in cost reduction/profit improvement project resulting in a number of restructures and targeted overhead reduction achieving 20% profitability improvement.
  • Corporate acquisition & integration - Key member of acquisitions team, involved in due diligence process and responsible for successful integration of acquisition into group structure.
  • Strong business partnering skills, which has seen me become the sounding board/reassuring ears and voice for senior leaders making key business decisions.
  • People leader - Experience of managing small and large teams, enhancing and developing the skills within these to maximise business potential. I am often viewed as not just a 'numbers guy'.

Sector Experience

  • engineering Railway, Perimeter Security, Technology Solutions
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics Railway, Perimeter Security, Technology Solutions
  • human-resources-recruitment Services sector

What's next?

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