The Portfolio Executives

Mark Peers

Mark Peers Specialism: International strategy development, leadership team development, commercial sales, operations management, business management, supply chain optimisation, market analysis, and financial stewardship. Track Record: President/CEO of Intelligent Inventory Management at SupplyPoint/Touchpoint, Value Added Services Director at Brammer/Rubix, Premier Farnell, Travis Perkins, BSS Group, Buck & Hickman Offer: Working with businesses and leadership

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Raphael Benhamou

Raphael Benhamou Specialism: Finance, Strategy and Operations for all industries (mostly at the startup and SME level) Track Record: Advisor at EY (in Risk, Data Analytics, RPA and Regulation and Compliance) and a boutique consulting company (doing strategy, valuation, finance/investment and operational optimisation). As an employee, I worked on projects with Rio

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Andy Hamer

Andy Hamer Specialism: Sales, Marketing, Commercial, Product Management and Operations Track Record: Archdesk, XYZ Reality, Bentley Systems, Invicara, Xinaps, CodeBook, Global Silicon, Informa, Wong’s Electronics, Equant, Toshiba, Strategy Analytics, Marconi Offer: I work with technology businesses who want to grow and scale, by commercialising their business operations, products and services. Andy says: “Based on

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Peter Baynes

Peter Baynes Specialism: Marketing advisor, mentor and trainer, helping build your marketing capability Track Record: I work with mostly technical and consultancy companies serving niche markets. As a business partner in a marketing agency, I helped IBM and Microsoft value added resellers develop effective marketing programmes. Offer: Through a series of workshops and

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Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins Specialism: Business growth through People & Operations Projects Track Record: Chartered Engineer, Allied Domecq, 3i Group plc, PDX & PDQ, InspiredCEOs Offer: Strategic and practical roll your sleeves up approach to help Leaders, Teams and Business Operations to shift gears and rev up business engines in a rapidly changing world Andrew

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Jennifer Peart

Jennifer Peart Specialism: Commercialising innovation, Integrated Marketing, Product Marketing, Agile Product Management Track Record: The Access Group, Auction Technology Group, Xenzone, McGraw-Hill Education, Nominet, Equifax, UKHO, Intuit, WPF Therapy Offer: Organisations have very different product management, marketing and commercial needs depending upon the maturity of their industry, growth targets and their development lifecycle.

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Jeff Krehmer, P.Eng., CSWP

Jeff Krehmer, P.Eng., CSWP Specialism: Mechanical Engineering, 3D Solid Modeling, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Drawings, Rapid Prototyping, New Product Design and Development Track Record: SolidWorks Certified Support Technician with Automated Design Systems, Project Manager with Ucanu Manufacturing, Senior Engineer at Control Technology Inc., Lead Engineer for PyraFARM, President and Chief Engineer with

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Clare Richmond

Clare Richmond Specialism: Award winning Speaker. Coach. Consultant. Working with leaders and their teams to release their hidden potential, increase productivity, reduce turnover, ignite innovation and achieve far more with much less. Track Record: CIPD, Tesco’s, Saatchi & Saatchi, L&Q Housing Association, Westminster Council, London Metropolitan University, The Foundation, Haringey Council, Design

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Iain Price

Iain Price Specialism: Coaching, training & consultancy all with the brain in mind: the neuroscience of leadership. Track Record: BBC, NHS, PeopleUntapped, Talent4performance, Speakers Trust, VDS-Training, Pobl Group Offer: I work with business leaders and teams to unlock their thinking and communication to surpass their needs: to enable them to thrive through challenge.

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Rob Kerner

Rob Kerner Specialism: Fractional COO for scale-up tech businesses Track Record: F-14 pilot in the US Navy for 10 years, 13 years in corporate roles (Strategy/Innovation, Finance, Marketing, Operations), 8 start-ups (all roles), lived and worked in US, Spain and the UK. Offer: I tend to work with company founders to help them

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James Riddiough

James Riddiough Specialism: Valuations, cross-border advisory, due diligence, acting as expert witness Track Record: Smith and Williamson, PwC, Deutsche Bank, EY Offer: Valuation and what drives it is at the core of all that I do. I value companies going through periods of change for reasons as diverse as the issue of shares

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Jonathan Ebsworth

Jonathan Ebsworth Specialism: Digital Innovation, IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Ethics Track Record: ERM, Arriva Europe , Hackett Group, 4.2.20 Foundation Offer: Helping business unlock growth opportunities by blending human-centred design with established strategic and operational tools to overcome the most intractable challenges. Jonathan says: “Equipping business to combine Strategic, Digital and Human perspectives

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Becky Williams

Becky Williams Specialism: CIMA member in practice(Chartered Global Management Accountant in practice), Finance Function and Strategic Development consultancy covering M&A, Transformation, PMO and outsourced and in-house finance operations Track Record: Viridor, SIG Plc, Sk Sales Ltd, Canaf Investments, OCS, BTP, TfL, Network Rail Offer: Strategic Finance Director services partnering with the CEO and

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Emma Ives

Emma Ives Specialism: Fundraising and communications – That’s everything from strategy and planning, organisational budgets, right the way through to grant fundraising, event fundraising, individual fundraising and communications including social media in the Charity Sector. Track Record: Mission Aviation Fellowship, Habitat For Humanity, Samaritans Purse, Spurgeons Children’s Charity, Scripture Union, Reach Community

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David Lusk

David Lusk Specialism: I have a pretty extensive background in the technology. Lots of software, manufacturing and platforms like Veeam, which is a software plugin, they were a VMware partner. Track Record: Elavon, which sold Fintech services, I deployed a comprehensive onboarding and sales development strategy with them that got followed up

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Fiona Spence

Fiona Spence Specialism: PR Marketing & Business Development Track Record: De Beers, Graff Diamonds, Freelance for range of jewellery, technology, mentoring and diversity & inclusion companies Offer: Providing business development support through LI and database campaigns Fiona says: “Helping and supporting small companies to build awareness and grow” Try me ( My initial motiviation for

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Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook Specialism: Non-exec director, board advisor, elected councillor; effective & adaptable leader across charity, commercial and public sector with experience of successful engagement in multinational & diverse areas, governance & critical oversight. Track Record: Raleigh International; Anglo-Chilean Society; Cummings Law Ltd; London Borough of Wandsworth; Western Riverside Waste Authority; Formula E;

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Rob Nicholls

Rob Nicholls Specialism: Strategic Advisor, CFO/FD & NED to SME looking to expand margins, improve profitability, increase sales and to create value Track Record: FD Motorola Middle East, Africa & Northern Europe, FD Space & Satellite Division, CFO Cullinan Studio, CFO & Strategic Advisor West Country Tech, CFO & Strategic Advisor Dr

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Paul Hewitt

Paul Hewitt Specialism: Growth Strategy; Marketing & Business Develoment; Partnerships; Luxury Brands; Insights into High Net Worth Clients Track Record: LVMH; Christie’s; Jardine Matheson; Art Dubai; Rusthall Lodge Care Home Offer: Business Advisory – setting and, when appropriate, delivering sustainable growth strategies strategies ; Good Governence Paul says: “I help companies and organisations build

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Andrew MacPhee

Andrew MacPhee Specialism: Bidding and bid management, winning work, identifying funding, skills, apprenticeships Track Record: Instep UK, Cambridge Spark, The JGA Group, LDN Apprenticeships, Just IT Training Offer: If you want to supply services to the public sector or large corporates, many times, you’ll need to submit a proposal or respond to a

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Robin Davis

Robin Davis Specialism: Leadership Impacts (using The GC Index®), Strategy, Governance, Operating Models, Architecture, Frameworks, Risk, Continuous Improvement | Assessment, Improvement, Transformation Track Record: Fnality International, FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), DLG (Direct Line Group), Barclays Wealth, Tokio Marine, McDonald’s, Debenhams, Accenture, BT, NHS, Lloyds Group, DWP, Microsoft, HMRC, JPMorgan Offer: 1-2-1 BAU advisory

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Torben Anderson

Torben Anderson Specialism: Strategic Technology Consulting, Project Management, part-time Chief Technology Officer Track Record: CJ Learning, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, RBS, BP, Arthur Andersen, Cognizant Offer: We provide product and technology managers and executives, at a fraction of the cost of a full time person. Our mission is to help you remove barriers

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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson Specialism: Specialise in charities, foundations and social enterprises: Social impact, Strategic planning, Research & Evaluation, Outcomes frameworks, Managing & analysing data inc’ CRM systems. Track Record: Lloyds Bank Foundation, Greggs Foundation, Age UK, MIND, YMCA, Rape Crisis, Safe Families for Children and many more Offer: Helping organisations to maximise their social

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David Todman

David Todman Specialism: International Sales and Channel management, Strategic Marketing BtoB Track Record: Alfa Laval , ITT, APV Invensys, Gates Rubber Co. Inc. Offer: International Sales, Strategic Marketing, Marketing Planning, Brand and Culture alignment, Export Channel Management, International Market Research. David says: “I bring strong international experience and down to earth execution” Try me (

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David Simmons

David Simmons Specialism: Project Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Track Record: AT&T, Reuters, LifeLine Projects, University of Greenwich, Community Resources, Day 2 International, FaithAction, 4Family, Sussex Police, Weymouth Refresh, Reach Haverhill, RanDee, Giving Plus, Cinnamon Network Offer: I help organisations to bring project impact and evaluation into the core of their business model, so

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Adrian Leatherland

Adrian Leatherland Specialism: Sales and Business Development for the aviation and aerospace sectors. Track Record: Group Business Development Manager at Qualitair Aviation Group; Head of Business Development at Linea Resourcing; Resource Group; Midlands Aerospace Alliance Offer: Professional Business Development for Aviation and Aerospace including Sales Strategy Development; Outsourcing Sales Operations; Trade Show support;

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Neil Bussey

Neil Bussey Specialism: Business Performance and Operational Excellence for the Engineering sector Track Record: Sales Director and Group Strategy Director at Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd, GM at Formpave Ltd (Forterra Plc), Managing Director at Durisol Ltd. Offer: Financial, strategic and systems optimisation to foster sustainable growth, profit and agility whilst managing cost and

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Kim Pearson

Kim Pearson Specialism: Finance leadership. Track Record: Ernst Young, Natwest, DHL. Offer: Profit Specialist, bringing forensic analysis and detailed reporting to strengthen the company financial activity Kim says: “I release CEO’s into their passions and grow the business safely.” Try me ( I had a long and successful career as an FD within the large

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Nicola Vidal

Nicola Vidal Specialism: Marketing Audit, Strategic marketing planning, Growth marketing, Organisation design and resourcing, Brand strategy and positioning, Sales and marketing alignment, Demand generation Track Record: uSwitch, Wonga, Sky, Lebara, giffgaff, ClearScore, VibePay, Kroo Bank, My Black Dog Offer: Fractional Marketing Leadership Imagine having a seasoned marketing professional embedded within your organisation, seamlessly

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Chris Harding

Chris Harding Specialism: Leader, Team & Business Transformation Track Record: Global COO Credit Suisse, COO ABN Amro Asset Management, WSI Digital Marketing Consultant, Resonate since 2008 Offer: The Business GameChanger – I help leaders & teams to see, think and do more effectively – unlocking their true potential in life – building companies

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Nick Griffith

Nick Griffith Specialism: Lead Generation Expert, Digital Marketing, Marketing Automation. Track Record: Future Perfect, SW Clinics, AS Associates, MindSpace Coaching, Accenture, Aviva. Offer: I design, build and manage marketing solutions which increase enquiries, at low costs. I work with small business owners across multiple sectors from B2B and B2C. Solutions include engagement quizzes,

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Derek McCracken

Derek McCracken Specialism: Providing Strategic Operational cross sector support to manufacturing and service companies Track Record: Trading for 20 years as DJ McCracken providing interim support to organisations in aviation, medical, defence, marine, packaging and construction Offer: I partner with CEO’s and MD’s providing support to the operations function. I work closely with

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Peter Bricknell

Peter Bricknell Specialism: IT Advisory, Programme Definition, Product Strategy, Product Management, Leadership Development Track Record: Previously worked with organisations like Microsoft, the Bank of England, Santander, B&Q and others. Offer: Help businesses define and shape their product portfolio to meet customer needs and provide a profitable business. Peter says: “I help CEOs get a

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Jason Soars

Jason Soars Specialism: Portfolio Finance Director Track Record: Andersens (Corporate Restructuring), Phones4u, Freelance Offer: I offer part time Finance Director services Jason says: “Come for the numbers, stay for the strategy” Try me ( I was motivated by two things to become a Portfolio Executive. Firstly, as a Portfolio Executive I get to actually help

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Hannah Miller – ALUMNUS

Hannah Miller – ALUMNUS Specialism: Strengths Coach, Team Development, BP10 Coach, Speaking and Training , Engagement Track Record: Autodesk, Vistage, HUSCO, giffgaff, The University of Birmingham, MQ Mental Health, NHS Offer: Team development, 1:1 coaching, Workshops, Public Speaking Hannah says: “I use strengths-based coaching to illuminate your path to becoming an exceptional leader or

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Rachel Barford – ALUMNUS

Rachel Barford – ALUMNUS Specialism: Business Administration, Project Management, Coaching, Quality Assurance and Improvement Track Record: De Montfort University, Destiny Coaching Ministries, CJ Learning Technologies, FuturePerfect Company Offer: Build, develop and implement administrative processes to take away the administrative burden from business owners. Taking oversight for the administrative function, I help organisations to

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Steve Parr – ALUMNUS

Steve Parr – ALUMNUS Specialism: Medtech, healthcare, d-health, business growth, R&D grant funding, B2B sales, CEO/Board advice and sounding board, market access, unparalleled senior network, company funding, business development Track Record: NHS, SBRI Healthcare, Wessex AHSN, Serco Consulting, Equiteq, many leading specialist tech SMEs and consultancies Offer: Strategic growth planning and execution, CxO

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David Newman – ALUMNUS

David Newman – ALUMNUS Specialism: Project, Programme and Change Management Track Record: Multiplex Construction, Network Rail, Manchester Airports Group, Atos, Fujitsu Services, Action for Children, Reuters, NatWest Bank Offer: I help organisations establish a strong project, programme and change capability, enabling successful change initiatives that create value and achieve strategic objectives. David says: “I’m

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Amar Rajani

Amar Rajani Specialism: I manage every aspect of the product and business sales process including new business development, turnaround of under-performing businesses and new product generation. Track Record: Citi (Corporate Banker); Bloomberg (product management, business development, strategy and innovation) and Argella (advisory support). Offer: Advisory support and expertise to businesses of all sizes

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