In a career spanning over 30 years, Grant has gained extensive experience in both advisory and senior Finance positions within mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate Finance roles, with an equally long track-record in the small and medium end of the market, through his work with SMEs and private equity-backed portfolio companies, and in SME-focused alternative investments.
Having worked across a diverse range of industries, markets, and economic cycles, Grant is as at home delivering complex domestic and international transactions as he is leading reporting, analytics, and forecasting, or working collaboratively to resolve problems, build finance teams, and deliver operational improvements.
Grant also believes that his role is to enable his clients’ businesses to grow, and the curiosity and energy he prides himself on underpin this commitment to deliver more than just “bread and butter” Finance support.
At the same time, trust is high on Grant’s agenda. A light-touch leader, he trusts his clients and teams to get on with the job once they have the tools and knowledge necessary to do so, and they trust him to work with them to solve any issues and challenges they flag along the way.
Grant’s background in private equity has afforded him invaluable insight into the financial challenges and opportunities in businesses of all sizes and across multiple sectors, including packaging, logistics, smart utilities, waste management, food processing, manufacturing, agriculture, renewables, infrastructure, and more.
At the same time, his experience in credit management, venture capital (VC) and leveraged finance transactions, and M&A, have given him a strong understanding of risk versus return, and he can point to a proven track record of achieving exceptional ROI that has contributed significantly to business growth.
Over his long career, Grant’s successes include:
- Strengthening systems and processes – Putting in place customer relationship management (CRM) solutions to accelerate productivity and business performance; developing robust process improvements for expense control; introducing workflow solutions for increased efficiency.
- Increasing reach and competitiveness – Diversifying the business offering to build revenues in new markets; developing alternative solutions delivery models (e.g. rental and leasing) to make products more accessible and affordable.
- Growing the bottom line – Assisting business owners with defining and executing growth strategies which led to an increase in revenues, profitability and cash flow generation.
- Improving insight and transparency – Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) to generate better quality finance data and support more effective forecasting and decision-making; implementing standardised documentation to make Finance processes clear, actionable, and repeatable.