Ken Pratt In 60 Seconds
With over 30 years’ experience in UK and International consumer facing brands, as a CFO I have also led Operational teams from supply chain to retail. I enjoy working with stakeholders and management teams to develop and deliver clear, value adding growth strategies as well as finding practical solutions to business challenges.
Working with owners to develop and communicate clear strategies.
Linking strategy to financial and operational deliverables.
Budgeting & Forecasting
Identifying risks and opportunities, and tracking performance.
Cash flow Improvement
Forecasting, inventory and debtor management with appropriate facilities.
Mentoring and leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve goals.
Track Record Highlights
- Development and implementation of new strategies with Board and new investors for four privately backed Brands and two international companies.
- Re-Built Finance function from scratch and established auditable reporting/MI to support successful P/E investor exit.
- Negotiation of new facilities/funding including ABL Finance of up to £10m for private companies.
- Negotiated international JV and distributor agreements including two Middle Eastern transfers to new distributors.
- Implementation of global ERP solution for international brand.
- Established forecasting, systems and control processes across businesses from £20m to £100m+ turnover.
- Retail & Consumer Products UK and International, Ecommerce, Stores and concessions, Wholesale and B2B, Distributors and licensing
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