Stephen Ford In 60 Seconds

I am results-driven senior finance professional with extensive industry experience gained mainly in a plc environment across several sectors. I have strong leadership skills, strategic thinking and commercial acumen with hands-on experience in business ownership, business strategy, fund raising, business turnaround, working capital management, corporate governance and project management.

Specialist Skills

Banking Relationship

Negotiation and management of banking facilities.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Extensive experience in business strategy and forecasting.

Compliance

Internal Controls and Corporate Governance experience gained in a plc environment.

Exit Planning

Experience of owning and selling a business.

M&A Specialist

Extensive M&A experience including MBO and subsequent sale.

Track Record Highlights

  • Successfully led Management Buy Out (MBO) of leading environmental services business with five sites across island of Ireland and turnover in excess of €40m.
  • Negotiated equity and bank financing including extensive financial guarantee and invoice discounting facilities and subsequently managed banking relationship.
  • Negotiated equity and bank financing including extensive financial guarantee and invoice discounting facilities and subsequently managed banking relationship.
  • Successfully implemented and managed business growth strategy as owner/manager of business which led to subsequent sale to industry competitor.
  • Negotiated key terms of business sale, managed sale process and DD streams, coordinated process with key stakeholders including bank/equity partners and managed competition approval process.
  • Business turnaround project in UK resulting in significant EBITDA improvement over a three-year period following management team restructuring and bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Key part of divisional management team tasked with performance improvement for key recycling sites with turnover in excess of €100m; successfully reduced costs and increased material margins.

Sector Experience

  • Services: Environmental and Industrial Services
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms
  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

What's next?

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