A CFO is the indispensable right hand man/woman to the CEO.

Ignition’s virtual CFO (vCFO) provides you with financial insight, planning, analysis and reporting. We help your business grow and provide comfort to your investors.

You choose the level of support you need – from 1 morning per month (finance coaching or support) to 3 days a week (part-time CFO).

1. High Growth SME Expertise

All Ignition vCFOs know how to help SMEs grow and have a track record in achieving leading exits to prove it.

2. vCFO Supporting Team

You have a lead vCFO who is supported by a team of vCFO teammates. As individuals they can can advise and switch between projects depending on the need or urgency.

3. Flexible Engagement

Choose from 1 dedicated morning per month or more. As your business grows, increase or decrease your vCFO requirement. Outside dedicated days, your vCFOs is always available by phone for ‘ad hoc’ matters.

4. SME Synergies

You benefit from the best practice and knowledge that our team of vCFOs has acquired working with other SMEs. Others will benefit from what we will learn working with you.

vCFO team

Adam

Tom

Ian

Sameer

Simon

Stephen

Adam

As CFO, led the strategic exit of Valexa Technologies (B2B SaaS) to Solera Holdings Inc. ($4bn NYSE tech group). Worked on 15 exits and acquisitions in Europe, US and Asia.

Ian

One of the few London Stock Exchange CEOs to achieve an exit premium for investors of >100% on both the pre-announcement and the LTM average share price. 20 years as a CFO/FD.

Sameer

Entrepreneurial MBA with extensive CFO experience and track record in digital start-ups and scale-ups backed by VCs and PE. Experience as a PE investor also.

Simon

25 years’ experience in the City as a corporate financier. 5 years as a CFO for SMEs, especially those targeting IPO on the junior markets.

Stephen

CFO of a VC-backed tech business which grew sales from 0 to £60m, and IPO in 3 years. 25 years in both plcs and early stage, high growth companies. MBA in Technology & Innovation.

Tom

20 years’ senior financial positions in plcs (Reuters, Waterstones, HMV) and CFO roles with start-ups and SMEs. Experience as a co-founder of a start-up (Crowdrunner).

1. Financial Leadership

Process improvement, forecasting (cash flow & sales pipeline), budgeting and business planning (upcoming fundraises, new hires & other business investments) and analysis (pricing, marketing & RoI).

2. Strategic Financial Support

A partner who can act as sounding board to you on financial and non-financial matters as well as provide one to one financial coaching.

3. Investor Relations Management

Helping you to manage investors’ expectations. Identifying, defining and tracking KPIs to achieve growth goals, and track against their original investment plans.

4. Fundraising or Exit

Advising you on how to to prepare your business for its best possible valuation.