Richard is an experienced C-Level executive, having been CFO for a number of internationally listed entities, as well as being a part time CFO for private companies, plus management experience as COO, then later CEO and Director of a NASDAQ listed technology company. Originally qualifying as an accountant, with additional cost and management and company secretarial qualifications, to build on University degrees (B.Com and MBA), Richard has a broad range of business experience over a 30 plus year career, both as a CFO and company director.
Experience was gained as CFO for companies listed in Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand, working on companies listed on the ASE, ASX, International OTCQX, NSX, NZX, TSE and NASDAQ, with involvement in the listing and IPO processes, as well as subsequent capital raising (for both equity and debt) locally and internationally. Merger and Acquisition experience was gained when growth by acquisition was an important component of an international corporate expansion strategy. This led to Richard having been involved in numerous M&A transactions over a short period of time and the need to manage both business growth and diverse business cultures, across a wide group of companies. In more recent years Richard has spent considerable time helping early stage innovative businesses with their own growth aspirations and assisting with capital raising, management and board reporting, cash flow planning and forecasting.
Sector experience has included:
- Distribution services
- Information Technology
- Leisure industries
- Professional services
- Retail operations
- Servicing businesses
Richard’s strengths are in utilising a professional consultative management style to assist businesses with his excellent understanding of:
- Effecting forecasting and budgeting
- Cash flow management
- Business Planning
- Capital raising
- Corporate governance
- Board reporting enhancements
- Strategy formulation and implementation
- Profit improvement
- Implementation of risk management processes
- Systems implementation
- Mergers and acquisitions
Richard’s goal is to add value to businesses and their growth strategies, to maximise profitability and in times of difficulty to assist boards and management with a review of strategy and implementing change management processes.
Contact Richard at [email protected]
+64 21 223 4741