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 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.

We’re keen to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please do get in touch at

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

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