Mike Cartwright In 60 Seconds

I have many years of experience as CEO/CFO of international businesses with a track record of effective and entrepreneurial financial, commercial and strategic management. I have taken the opportunity in the last 10 years to embrace a portfolio career and now work with owners of SMEs to share that experience and help them to achieve their company and personal objectives.

Specialist Skills

Employee Incentives

Extensive experience of setting up and managing incentive programmes for employees including EMI schemes, growth shares and other long-term incentives.

Strategic Thinker

Identifying potential growth and development opportunities and working cross-company to implement these strategies for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Operational Finance

Ensuring that key controls and disciplines are in place to produce financial information on a timely basis and is an accurate basis on which to base decisions.

Corporate Finance

Working with clients to prepare and plan for exit or supporting and negotiating M&A activity, including valuations and earn out structures. Extensive experience of due diligence associated with buying and selling businesses.

Business Planning

Developing financial forecasts and longer-term plans, forecasting cash flows and evaluating business opportunities. Measuring performance against these plans and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Track Record Highlights

  • Served as CEO or FD in several private equity backed businesses in a variety of sectors and managed entry and exit transactions.
  • Drove the successful sale process for a defence contracting client as the most recent of at least 25 completed M&A transactions involving SMEs.
  • Managed the successful reversal of a technology business into a shell PLC and followed on with a rights issue.
  • Managed complex banking and pension fund relationships through a major business restructuring of a 90 year old manufacturing company.
  • Controlled daily cash management processes to enable client to maintain operations through a cash crisis.
  • Managed an offshore development project in India and implementation of a bespoke ERP system for large mail consolidator.

Sector Experience

  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Software Development
  • Engineering: Worldwide Manufacture
  • Government & Defence: Defence Contracting
  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics: Complex logistics and transport
  • Services: Marketing Communications

What's next?

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