Nick is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience of managing PE/VCT/EIS backed SMEs having previously qualified with a top 15 firm in London. He spent 8 years as an Executive Board Director and part of the MBO team at Mettoni Ltd, an acquisitive software and services group which was sold to a quoted Canadian company in 2010 resulting in a double-digit multiple return on the original investment for MBO investors. During this period the company made two acquisitions and opened offices in USA, Australia and Dubai.
Since the exit at Mettoni, Nick has embarked on a career as a freelance part-time Finance Director for high growth companies in the SME sector and has recently completed the sale of KnowledgePool Group Ltd, the UK’s leading managed learning services provider, to Capita PLC. He has been Finance Director at Ontology since November 2011, implementing sound accounting processes and recruiting a Financial Controller and Accounts Assistant to create the basis of a finance function to satisfy future needs.