John Vandermeer In 60 Seconds

A practical Australian Chartered Accountant with over 25 years involvement in successful family run businesses. I have over 15 years CFO experience with Booths, a multi site and vertically integrated niche food retailer. More recently I was CFO of a family owned legal firm and led the sale process to private equity.

Specialist Skills

Budgeting & Forecasting

Built complex budgets and forecasting tools.

Corporate Finance

Acquisition and disposal experience including exit planning and information memorandum preparation.

Systems and Controls

Microsoft Navision implementation and development.

Investment Analysis

Review and cost benefit analysis of capital projects.

Business Planning

Multi year strategic plans produced.

Track Record Highlights

  • Led the acquisition and integration of 2 multi million pound business's. One, a family run supermarket, the other a produce wholesaler.
  • Re-financed a supermarket retailing business on numerous occasions to facilitate growth.
  • Grew a family food retailing business threefold and increased profits substantially over the period.
  • Improved annual profitability by over £1m by enhancing the analysis of stock reporting across the business.
  • Instrumental in the successful sale of family law firm of over 400 solictors to private equity.

Sector Experience

  • retail-consumer-products
  • legal, Personal Injury and Medical Negligence
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics

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