James  Richardson  picture James Richardson



Expertise – Turnaround for distressed organizations: operational turnaround, cost reduction, working capital improvement, cash forecasting, refinancing

Skills – Rapid identification and analysis of underlying business issues, devising innovative solutions to address. Financially trained, with significant operational experience. Also work well under high pressured turnaround environments with strong relationship building abilities

Experience – 6 years’ experience supporting 30+ organizations in over 10 countries, from SMEs to Fortune 500 companies.

Professional Experience:
Project Noah 2015 Florida, USA
Rapid identification of sustainable run-rate cost savings to a highly leveraged PE backed business that is due to trip covenants in early 2016. Exceeded management expectations and quadruple run-rate EBITDA.

Project Lunar 2015 Connecticut, USA
Options analysis and financial model for a Connecticut-based firm, weighing up future strategy options in light of a potential Bankruptcy filing.

Project Water 2015 Palo Alto, USA
Working Capital Optimization for a Fortune 500 business, including a rapid assessment of recent results, understanding of key movement drivers, and recommendations for improvement.

Fortune 1000 Technology 2015 Philadelphia, USA
Going Concern review, including stress testing financial projections against liquidity constraints and borrowing capacity.

Academic History
ACA Sept 2012 - Present Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
2:1 Music BA (Hons) Sept 2006 – July 2009 University of Leeds

Other qualifications:
Excel Modelling - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales 2014 Insolvency, Administration and Leveraged Buy-Outs – PwC Residential 2013
PRINCE2 – UK industry standard Project Management qualification 2013

Key Interests: Charity, International Travel, Cycling
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