Aspiring to succeed in finance?
Danny Camm spent 6 years working in finance and now operates as a specialist finance recruiter in London. Each week, Danny will speak to guests ranging from middle management up to the C-suite to establish what it takes to achieve success in finance.
SiF30 - Zoe Cooke - Head of FP&A, MiQ
Joining me today is Zoe Cooke. Zoe graduated from LSE with a degree in Government and a Masters in Political Science. She decided to join GroupOn who were the fastest growing company ever at the time and on the verge of IPO as a Junior Finance Manager. Over her 5.5 years here, Zoe spent 2 years in Switzerland and completed the CIMA qualification. When the opportunity to join OglivyOne Worldwide as a Financial Analyst arose, Zoe took it and spent 3 years here, progressing to Commercial Controller and collecting the accolade of WACL Future Leader in the process. For the last 2 years, Zoe has been the Head of FP&A at MiQ.
SiF29 - Billy Green - Finance Director, CentralNic
Joining me today is Billy Green. Billy graduated with a degree from Oxford in English before embarking upon a career in audit with PwC. Over his 10 years with PwC, Billy specialised in the audit of Tech and Media clients, with a 3 year stint in LA seeing him develop a strong understanding of US GAAP, SOX and SEC guidelines. Having left PwC as a Senior Manager, Billy has gone on to work for a number of NASDAQ and NYSE listed businesses in senior finance positions. Billy is currently Finance Director at CentralNic.
SiF 28 - Lauren Murphy - CFO, Adludio
Joining me today is Lauren Murphy. Lauren is a CA qualified accountant having trained in South Africa before moving to London. During her time in London, Lauren attended an event for entrepreneurs at Google HQ and shared an idea with fellow attendees giving her and her partners the confidence to go ahead with the concept of Adludio. 9 years later, Adludio is an international business serving a number of Bluechip customers. Lauren shares Adludio's journey.
You can also watch this interview on my YouTube channel.
SiF 27 - Chris Newman - VP Finance Mergers & Integrations, Fiserv
Joining me today is Chris Newman. Chris graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in Business Studies and decided to pursue the CIMA qualification through his role with London Stock Exchange. He went on to work for Pearl Assurance and Norwich & Peterborough Building Society for the next 8 years before joining Ascential. Here, Chris spent 6 years, progressing to Group Financial Reporting Manager and then project managing the development of a new budgeting & reporting process. He then joined Experian as Head of IT Finance before ultimately progressing to FD. After 10 years at Experian, Chris moved to Fiserv and has now relocated to New York, where he is responsible for Mergers and post acquisition integration.
You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel.
SiF26 - Louis Tuttle - Head of Finance, SurfStitch
Joining me today is Louis Tuttle. Louis graduated from King's College London with a degree in Geography. He decided to pursue the ACA as an Audit Trainee within BDO's Consumer Markets team. He spent 3.5 years at BDO, including a secondment to Brisbane, Australia, and some time out to travel afterwards. He joined Busaba, initially as a Finance Manager, and was promoted to Group Financial Controller. After 2.5 years here, he decided to return to Australia permanently. Since returning to Brisbane, he completed a brief stint as a Manager in Deloitte's Restructuring & Advisory division before joining SurfStitch, where he is currently Head of Finance. You can also listen to recent interview on my YouTube channel.
SiF 25 - Laura Crespi - Finance Director, Elsevier
Joining me today is Laura Crespi. Laura graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Nottingham before joining Deloitte as an Audit Trainee. She stayed at Deloitte until Audit Manager level and undertook a secondment to the IFRS centre of excellence, where she honed her technical accounting knowledge. Having completed her secondment, the opportunity to join RELX’s group accounting function arose, so she joined as a Senior Project Accountant. After progressing to Group Financial Reporting Manager, Laura decided that she needed operational finance experience so moved within the group to Elsevier. Here, she spent 2 years in Amsterdam. Having returned to the UK, Laura is currently Finance Director of Elsevier. You can also watch this interview on my YouTube channel.
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Really good to hear about the careers of different finance professionals
Really good content
Very helpful to hear different perspectives and routes within finance. Each guest has their own unique story and zones in on different elements of their career. Highly recommend
A very easy and enjoyable listen!
A very easy listen. Gives a breadth of journeys within the finance industry and illustrates that there is no ‘right’ way to get to the top. Success often comes with many failures, mistakes and challenges, this podcast gives you some valuable career tips from seniors within the industry and how they made it to where they are today. Highly recommend it to upcoming finance enthusiasts.