Steve Davies

CEO, Investment Director & Advisor

Location
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Industry
Investment Management
Current
  1. Fitch Media
Previous
  1. Jenrick Commercial,
  2. expw consulting,
  3. Experian Integrated Marketing
Education
  1. Open Business School (MBA Programme)
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Background

Summary

An experienced business leader with expertise in leading and transforming organisations, structuring large complex propositions and maximising the delivery of shareholder value.

Has served on the boards of several companies with experience of Private Equity backed investments including start-ups, turnarounds, acquisitions (M&A), disposals and JVs. He was rated #45 in the Top 100 Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter and is an investor and advisor with four UK-based businesses in industries as varied as automotive, recruitment, advertising and sport.

Worked as a consultant with clients across Europe, East Asia and in the US, principally in the technology, telecoms, media, utilities and automotive sectors, advising them on performance improvement, cost reduction, governance, risk management and
business change.

Holds an MBA and is a master practitioner in Nero Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Has been a Partner in three of the largest professional service firms with a proven record of delivering strong businesses performance combined with innovative leadership.

Known for: developing the original Bluetooth proposition back in '95, launching mm02 - the UK's leading mobile telco in '01, co-creating PwC’s ground-breaking shareholder value management tool and leading its thinking on strategic competitive advantage.

Specialities: business transformation, technology-driven business performance, customer and brand
management, digital innovation, multi-platform web and social media, financial/investment strategies, contract negotiation, complex P&L management.

Experience

Investment Director, Advisor and CEO

Fitch Media
– Present (4 years 9 months)London

Fitch Media was founded as a business accelerator for innovative early growth stage companies. It works alongside private equity funds in qualifying new opportunities for seed and venture financing. The team work across sectors including media, technology, advertising and automotive.

+ Currently supporting the Private Equity arm of a major international Law firm, advising family offices on both domestic and international investments in a variety of sectors.

Non-Executive

Jenrick Commercial
(8 years)

Non-executive advisor to Simon Holdings - a multinational plc operating in the printing and niche recruitment sectors. Developed ‘Maximise Potential’, an executive leadership programme featuring many of the world’s top adventure sports and business executives.

Non-Executive

expw consulting
(1 year 6 months)

Nurtured development of this rapidly growing telecomms consulting firm, which specialised in OSS/BSS platform, mobile telecoms and media (incl. IPTV).

Managing Partner

Experian Integrated Marketing
(3 years)

EIM was the UK market leader in large scale, multi-channel consumer marketing solutions as well as the UK's leading provider of targeted prospect and customer marketing data. It was also the leading provider of risk based solutions for mobile telcos and a provider of real-time intelligence behind mobile payment solutions.

Clients included Sky, Microsoft Xbox, eBay/Skype, LTSB, Barclays, HBOS, RBS, Orange, Vodafone, Homeserve and Centrica.

Partner

PA Consulting
(1 year)

Consulting Practice Leader for the Telecom sector

Partner

KPMG Consulting
(2 years 2 months)

Client partner for Telefonica O2 and Telewest (now Virgin Media) responsible for more than $50 million in professional services.

Deputy sector leader of the World Class Finance practice with responsibility for 120 staff and $33 million in services.

Head of KPMG Consulting’s business assurance function, leading a team of 8 FTEs including 4 qualified solicitors and responsible for the operational risk, due diligence and compliance framework underpinning the business development funnel and service delivery activities.

Global Account Director

Pricewaterhouse Coopers
(7 years 11 months)

Led the global development of consulting services to key telecom clients including Ericsson, Nokia and Vodafone, heading up a team of 60 staff comprising eight partners and directors.

Launched and developed the firm’s value-based management practice, generating more than $250 million in client revenues between 1996 and 2000. As EMEA Director of eMarkets, developed, sold and delivered complex exchange solutions for global clients in the media sector.

Global thought leader for strategic change, corporate transformation and finance transformation.

Partner - COBA

Bain & Company
(2 years 2 months)London, United Kingdom

Led the provision of telecoms services at COBA Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm specialising in M&A consulting. Clients included Nomura, Powergen and Cable & Wireless. The firm was acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2001.

Organizations

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Member
– Present

Publications

Interview with Steve Davies, Management Consultant (#1 of 2)(Link)

Maximise Potential
June 2010

Inspiring interviews with leaders in their field including Pen Hadow, Dean Macey and Matthew Syed.

Interview with Steve Davies, Management Consultant (#2 of 2)(Link)

Maximise Potential
June 2010

Inspiring interviews with leaders in their field including Pen Hadow, Dean Macey and Matthew Syed.

Languages

  1. German

Skills

  • Telecommunications
  • New Business Development
  • Start-ups
  • Mobile
  • Business Strategy
  • Venture Financing
  • Business Transformation
  • Web Development
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategy
  • Mobile Devices
  • Social Media
  • Digital Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Digital Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • SaaS
  • Business Planning
  • Advertising
  • Business Development
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing
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Education

Open Business School (MBA Programme)

MBA, Corporate Finance

Sue Knight School of NLP

Master Practitioner in NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming (a field of behavioral psychology)

Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Motor racing,
    • cars,
    • karting,
    • fitness,
    • mountain biking,
    • skiing
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