Gary Jesson


Group MD and co-founder of EFM, Finance Director with over 30 years of accounting experience.

Gary leads EFM and provide our clients with the trained eye of an experienced Finance Director, raising finance, providing strong discipline and leading companies through difficult periods.


Gary Jesson FCA is the Group MD and co-founder of efm. With over 30 years of accounting experience under his belt, he is ideally placed both to grow the company and provide our clients the eye of an experienced Finance Director.

  • 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 to over £3m turnover with a team of over 45 people UK Wide
  • Has acted in FD capacity for over 50 clients, raising finance, providing strong discipline and leading companies through difficult periods
  • Also developed a License business using his own success to provide the business model for successful growth and an interim management business
“The biggest thing for me is that EFM has a really good range of individuals with different experience. In three different scenarios, EFM has managed to slot in exactly the right type of Financial Director. That, for me, is the biggest benefit of working with the organisation and that reflects in the fact that they’ve got a broad enough range of individuals.
On one important job, I had options of three people who could fill the requirements, so I got what was needed. I like the capability of individuals for specific type of work.
I can pick up the phone to Gary Jesson, or even ask questions to some of the people who are placed in different businesses to find out about people in their network. They put me in touch with people who can deal with quite specific issues like R&D tax credits,  so we benefit from that network being there as well.
I have used other similar organisations in the past. All my experience before is that you get given what they want and not what you want and I think that’s the fundamental difference with EFM. “

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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