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 off his list already, gaining a wealth of expertise along the way.
With such a range of experiences, there were plenty of topics for us to dive into and Richard had some brilliant insights for fellow Finance executives, including:
– How you can overcome the challenges of buying and building businesses overseas from understanding different laws and tax return requirements to operating effectively across time zones.
– Why investing time in creating an effective financial model is critical when it comes to convincing banks to back your management buyout.
– And how to make reliable financial forecasts, when there is very little relevant data to base them on, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It was so interesting talking to Richard. Not only does he provide revealing details about the key moments in his career – he shows what it takes to become a top CFO, from mastering the small details to providing real value to the CEO and board.
Whatever point you’re at in your finance career, listening to Richard will give you a clear idea of how to take your next step and seize opportunities that come your way.
If you want to find out more about Richard, check out his LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-evans-91032898/
If you want to learn more about Excalibur Communications, have a look at their website at – www.excaliburcomms.co.uk