Director, Strategic Finance & Pricing at GoCardless
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May 2021 - Present
Director, Strategic Finance & Pricing
Dec 2020 - May 2021
Senior Manager, Strategic Planning, Analysis & Pricing Strategy
Oct 2019 - Dec 2020
Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Analysis
May 2019 - Oct 2019
Manager, Strategic Planning & Analysis
May 2017 - May 2019
Senior Manager, Group Strategy & Corporate Development
- Led multiple cross-functional Corporate Development projects with key stakeholders being CEO, CFO and other Executive Committee members - Lead author of quarterly sector share and competitor strategic outlook report - Led multiple projects on the business impact of current and future UK Macroeconomic environment - including commercial implications of a "no-deal" Brexit - Deputised for Group Strategy Director in his absence (with dual reporting lines in to CEO and CFO)
Jun 2015 - May 2017
Manager, Group Strategy & Corporate Development
Responsibilities across Long Range Planning, M&A, Corporate Development and Strategic projects. - Created end-to-end model for the company’s Long Range (5 year) Plan, including revenue forecast models and investment returns analysis - Led Corporate Development initiatives across Network Expansion, OTT services and Sports rights - Supported M&A initiatives across the life-cycle (including due diligence, external vendor relationships and post-merger integration) - Conducted internal consulting projects for the CEO/CFO
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Associate / Associate Consultant
Provided strategic consulting and due diligence advice to Corporate and Private Equity clients spanning a wide-range of industries including; Financial Services, Aviation, Retail, Transport, Healthcare and Industrial Products. Case experience included: - Sales effectiveness strategy for a large manufacturer of equipment for ophthalmic surgery - Strategic assessment of the product portfolio for a leading UK retail bank divesting the majority of its UK branches to form a new listed entity - Fleet optimisation strategy for a shipping finance provider with a portfolio of loans of c.£27 billion - Buy-side commercial due diligence on a UK-based, global foreign exchange provider, which was subsequently bought in a deal valuing the business at £1 billion - Sell-side vendor commercial due diligence on a leading business in the UK construction industry - Rail franchise bid support for an international public transport company bidding to operate the new Crossrail concession Case roles included: - Leading project modules - Creating and developing business operating models to assess business plans, forecast market growth, value companies and forecast specific market variables - Undertaking analysis of financial and operational information to support project output - Conducting primary and secondary research to aid completion of projects
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
Completed transactions, client support and pitch material work across various sector teams, including; Retail, TMT, Industrials, Real Estate, Natural Resources and others. Built and modified financial valuation (DCF, LBO) models, as well as others. Resulted in the offer of a full-time role, starting in 2013.
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
The Boston Consulting Group
Corporate Finance Workshop
3-day workshop on Corporate Finance
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Hamilton Bradshaw LTD
Intern at The James Caan Foundation
Provided support to the JCF and its various projects, mainly through research. Supported operations involved in launching Social Enterprise initiatives, as well as initiatives relating to Education and Entrepreneurship in the UK and Pakistan.
Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
Insight Academy Intern
Attended skills sessions, workshops whilst working on a case study utilising skills required of PwC employees.
Apr 2011 - Apr 2011
RBS Global Banking & Markets
Global Banking Easter Intern
Shadowed desks including; Corporate Finance (M&A), Debt Capital Markets (DCM), Equities Origination (EO) as well as sector-specific desks.
Aug 2009 - Aug 2009
Shadowed staff working on various projects, providing support through research.
2010 - 2013
University of Cambridge
MA (Hons) Economics, Economics