Chris Smith

About Chris

Scottish Chartered Accountant. Heriot Watt University (Actuarial Maths) and Strathclyde University. Married, 2 daughters. Keen traveler, sailor, skier and golfer. Increasingly slow runner.

Senior Finance Experience

  • Four years in Silicon Valley at the start of the computer era
  • Nasdaq listed recruitment group in UK
  • Managed very rapid growth across a variety of sectors
  • Turnaround FD in a rock’n’roll music technology business
  • Program Manager for US software acquisition by UK listed company
  • Managed UK client’s exit to Tokyo-listed corporate
  • Multiple FDD roles for BGF in technology & B2B services
  • All the techs – IOT, aero-, fin-, care-, med- build- and TMT

How I help Clients

  • Provide strategic, operational and financial support to start-up, early-stage and established SME businesses enabling them to find investment, complete deals, accelerate growth and move to the next stage of their development.
  • Understand the financial mechanics of business and have an eye for what can be improved.
  • Prepare companies and their management teams for investment and exit.
  • Implement financial planning and reporting that meets the needs and expectations of external investors.
  • Make sure everyone is clear about issues and outcomes at all times.
  • Generally, having a low boredom threshold and a big network.

Clients Say

“Absolutely could not have done it without you”

We would recommend him as thorough, energetic and highly commercial”

“Modelling God!”