The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 13 – Jonathan Keeling – Crowdcube

In this episode of The Forward Thinking CFO, we speak to Jonathan Keeling, VP at Crowdcube. Crowdcube specialises in democratising access for both businesses and investors to buy shares in start-ups, and with their 1000+ portfolio having raised in excess of £7bn worldwide, they are one of the leading voices in crowdfunding. A two-time TED […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 12 – Alistair Brew – Business Growth Fund

In this episode of The Forward Thinking CFO, Alistair Brew from Business Growth Fund (better known as BGF) discusses his role as one of the key figures at a fund that has made over 400 investments in growing businesses since its launch in 2011. Growing businesses will always need funding, which means that Alistair’s role as […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 11 – Our Best Bits From the Series

In this episode of The Forward Thinking CFO, we’re doing something a little different. With the end of 2021 on the horizon, we’re revisiting some of our favourite moments from across the series to highlight the brilliant insight and advice our guests have given, all focused on what it takes to build a successful career […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 10 – Chris Milne – Orbital Marine Power

In this episode of The Forward Thinking CFO we speak to Chris Milne, the CFO at Orbital Marine Power. Orbital Marine Power are pioneering tidal energy at a time when climate change is nearing the top of the government’s agenda. And with the right backing, it could conceivably become a case of being in exactly […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 9 – Rob Haxton – Blast.TV

In today’s episode we speak to Rob Haxton, a Board level Group Finance Director, currently working at Blast.TV. Rob’s career is about as varied as they come. He’s always kept an eye on his CV with his career moves – making sure he builds on his experience and becomes as well-rounded as possible. As he […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 8 Part 2 – Brian Jones – Microsoft Excel

Welcome back, for the second part of our conversation with Microsoft Excel’s Head of Product, Brian Jones. In today’s episode, we delve deeper into the evolution of Excel and the innovations that are keeping it ahead of the competition. We discuss what the future holds for Excel and the various opportunities for its customers, including: […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 7 – Duncan Hayward

In today’s episode we speak to Duncan Hayward, CFO at Pacific Life Re. Duncan’s impressive career is testament to the importance of spotting opportunities when they arise. As he points out in this episode, he has only had five job interviews in his entire life, and while in almost every case he’s been offered a […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 6 – Darrell Cox

In episode 6 of The Forward Thinking CFO, we speak to Darrell Cox, Chief Financial Officer at our technology partner, Vena Solutions. Vena is a leading cloud technology platform in the corporate performance management arena and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Vena is a leading cloud technology platform in the corporate performance management arena and […]

The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 5 – Richard Evans

In today’s episode we speak to Richard Evans, Finance Director at IT specialists, Excalibur Communications. Richard joined the team in 2017 to help make their latest management buyout a success, within just 18 months. Successfully managing a disposal, acquisition and management buyout is a career-defining moment for many finance professionals. Richard has ticked all three […]