Working together

Solving the challenges of growth.

I work with founders, leaders and investors in scaling businesses, helping create sustainable, resilient and high performing companies.

Through my experience of working with leaders of high growth companies, I’ve learnt that I am a strong integrator – taking a big picture vision, working out what needs to be done to deliver it and then seeing through implementation.

I’m passionate about ensuring organisations work well and remain aligned. I believe strongly in progressive organisational thinking and creating the conditions for people consistently do their best work.

Consultancy

I do projects that solve complex problems for founders, leaders and investors in scaling businesses, including:

Operating model development and change

Organisational design and optimisation for growth

Operational audits and improvement programmes

Solving problems and troubleshooting

Buyer-side due diligence and support in M&A

Sell-side leadership in sale/exit scenarios

Leadership team facilitation and development

Non-executive leadership

I work with companies to provide board-level leadership, strategy and challenge, helping them deliver ambitious goals at pace. Based on my experience and interests, I have a particular focus on working with:

Growth-focussed technology-led businesses

Professional services, agencies & consultancies

Businesses involved in M&A activity

“Technology for good” scale-ups

Interim leadership

I work as part of company leadership teams, typically as a strong generalist integrator or leader for a fixed term engagement or on a longer term fractional basis. I’m at my best when there’s a clear mission to deliver in that role. Job titles don’t matter much to me but you might work with me as:

Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Interim Managing Director (MD)

Interim Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Interim Transformation or Change Director

Speaker and author

Since 2006 I’ve spoken at more than 45 conferences, events and training courses worldwide. I’ve also written chapters for professional education textbooks and contributed a regular column for a leading trade journal.

This work spans a range of topics including:

Progressive organisational design and management

New ways of working

Leadership development

Transformation and change