Gary Jesson


Group MD and co-founder of EFM, Finance Director with over 30 years of accounting and advisory experience to SME’s. Gary leads EFM and provides clients with his creative insights, ideas and detailed finance experienced. He is an educator in good financial discipline, raising finance, and leading companies through changing periods of business activity.


Gary Jesson FCA is the Group MD and co-founder of EFM. With over 30 years of accounting and advisory experience under his belt, he is ideally placed both to grow the company and provide our clients with his experiences as a Finance Director and Business Advisor across multiple sectors and challenges

  • Qualified and worked at Ernst and Young for 20 years including running the Entrepreneur of the Year program.
  • Seeing a gap in the market for providing outsourced financial management to SMEs, he left in 2000 to set up e-Financial Management with investor Anthony Biddle.
  • As CEO he has grown annual business across 4 different entities to over £5m turnover with a team of over 70 people across the UK and Ireland.
  • Has acted in FD capacity for over 50 clients, raising finance, providing strong discipline and leading companies through difficult periods.
  • He also developed a License business using his own success to provide the business model for successful growth and an interim and portfolio management business, and replicated this model into the Irish market.
  • He is also involved in a growing Sticker business start-up where he is a founder director, a director of a family office investment fund and been or continues to be a non-executive director or board advisor to several SME’s.
  • Gary is also a regular speaker and contributor to finance and funding educational events and has supported several universities with entrepreneurship and business planning modules as well as helping launch a finance incubator programme.

Case Study

venture capitalist efm partners


Venture Capital


A potential investor needed to validate claims made by client (target) company.


A venture capital investor contacted EFM to provide a financial management diagnostic review ahead of a potential investment in a major social service company that provides professional services to a range of corporate and public sector clients across the UK.


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