Chief Financial Officer
Specialising in the transformation and/or growth of SME and large private equity companies, John joined the FTSE 250-recognised Riva Group in 1994, where he undertook various senior roles across the UK and Zurich, before successfully preparing the business for sale in 2001.
Working across several other reputed businesses in Managing Director, Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer roles, John latterly operated as the FD for the £40m-turnover company, Thompson Contracts, where he partnered with the MD to develop an innovative strategy, successfully diversifying the business into new sectors.
Joining the Checkmate family on the 4th of January, John is already enthused to be working alongside our management and financial teams to progress and deliver the Checkmate strategy.
During a previous role, John regularly frequented the UK Embassy in Washington DC and on one occasion the West Wing of the Whitehouse, where he literally put his foot in it, as he couldn't resist taking an uninvited step into the Oval Office.
Having looked into the reputation and infrastructure of our business, I feel like I’ve landed exactly in the right place. Working alongside the ELT and SMT to continue to increase our share value and drive results, I couldn’t be happier to be here."