Leon Bates In 60 Seconds

A commercially astute CFO with diverse financial and operational experience in high growth, fast paced, PE and VC backed, online, SaaS and technology businesses. I help fast growth businesses set and achieve strategic objectives, optimise operations and understand business performance so business owners can get a grip on what’s really going on in their organisations.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Working with businesses to develop clear strategies leading to improved outcomes.

Business Planning

Translating strategic objectives into financial and operating targets.

Raising Funds

Raised over $40m in debt and equity across several rounds of funding.

Management Information

Creating meaningful reporting and metrics linked to business strategy.

Financial Operations

Setting-up financial systems and processes improving efficiency, cash and profit.

Track Record Highlights

  • Led all financial aspects of multi-million Series B fundraising efforts (debt and equity) attending investor committee pitch meetings and producing required reporting and diligence.
  • Partnered with CEO and Senior Leadership Teams in multiple businesses to roll out OKR strategic framework.
  • Implemented new finance system reducing monthly reporting time from 8 days to 3. Improved management information creating meaningful reporting and metrics linked to business strategy.
  • Assisted CEO to establish European operations of business including payroll, banking and insurance.
  • Improved cashflow by optimising and automating the debt collection process resulting in reduction of time to collect customer receipts by 25%.

Sector Experience

  • technology-media-telecoms SaaS Start-ups Ecommerce Publishing Information Services Subscriptions

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