Gerard Keenan In 60 Seconds

I am an Accomplished qualified Private Equity Backed CFO with 29 years of experience across a variety of sectors. I have a proven track record of identifying and supporting profitable growth opportunities while ensuring very careful risk management. I have strong stakeholder management at board level experience and leadership skills, with expertise in influencing and negotiating.

Specialist Skills

M&A Specialist

Completed over 30 acquisitions ranging from turnover of £500k to £20m.

Exit Planning

Completed both internal and external backed MBOs.


CFO and Board member of PE backed businesses.

Profit Improvement

Part of the team that created an disruptor technology business.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Extensive experience of producing detailed budgets and forecasts.

Track Record Highlights

  • I have comprehensive experience and knowledge of MBO’s as a result of leading 2 successful processes in 2010 and 2015.
  • I have extensive experience of refinancing businesses working with numerous bank and debt funds.
  • In 2015 I was recognized as Private Equity FD of the year at the FD’s Excellence Awards.
  • I have experience of working with in Private equity, listed, Family Owned and USA subsidiary companies.
  • I was Responsible for all Finance, HR, IT and Compliance Functions at CitySprint, overseeing a team of 50 plus staff.
  • I was part of the successful team that grew CitySprint’s Turnover and EBIDTA from £32m and Zero in 2004, to £165m and £17m in 2018 respectively.

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • technology-media-telecoms
  • not-for-profit

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