Our network is managed and operated by a team of passionate and experienced individuals who are able to support, mentor, and guide.

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  • Managing Director of EFM and Finance Director for many clients
  • With Ernst & Young for 19 years including secondment to USA, launching EOY programme and running national analytics network
  • Founded EFM in 2000
  • Took personal risk in setting up business, regional offices and network
  • Board director of family office investment fund and several SMEs

Gary Jesson

Group Managing Director and Co-Founder

  • Associate communication and best practice as well as ongoing
  • Associate support & development
  • Associate Recruitment and Onboarding
  • Owner of Network compliance matters
  • Co-ordinates internal events
  • Responsible for royalty billing and collection

Sarah Oliver

Associate Co-Ordinator

  • An experienced and approachable Finance Director, Jonathan is passionate not only about helping SMEs to overcome their challenges and achieve the best possible outcomes, but guiding them through growth and scale-up phases too.
  • He has over 18 years’ experience in senior finance roles and in providing advice across various sectors in crisis management, business turnaround, growth, exit planning, refinancing and M&A.

Jonathan Wheeler

Operations Director

  • Responsible for social media, websites and any online presence
  • Leads Marketing Campaigns
  • Associate & EFM brand Marketing
  • Associate Recruitment and Onboarding

Chloe Tough

In-house marketing Assistant

  • Regional Director, Newcastle, EFM Board Director and Finance Director for several clients
  • Has ran IT and outsourcing teams
  • Has successfully developed the EFM Newcastle office over 15 years
  • FD for a Venture Capital fund and acts for several of their portfolio companies
  • Lectures at Manchester Business School

Malcolm Holloway

Co- Founder and Head of Recruitment, Training and Quality

  • Talitha works across MPA Group assisting MPA and EFM
  • She joined MPA in 2017 as part of the marketing team, and has since moved to focus on business development, building relationships with key partners including investors, research parks and accelerators, as well as starting her own marketing consultancy business, Trailblaze Marketing, to support startups and scaleups in 2021

Talitha Heaton

Group Partnerships Manager

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