Introducing TFD’s best business minds

Providing you access to industry-leading expertise

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Brian Nichol
Brian is a seasoned finance expert who has experience spanning both the corporate world as a SVP in various finance and sales roles, as well as the consulting space, helping a variety of business to grow and prosper.
Adil Khan
Adil is the Managing Director of Sprintlaw’s first international office in London. Sprintlaw is an award-winning online law firm on a mission to automate, de-mystify and simplify basic legal services for small businesses and startups. Adil managed operations and is responsible for ensuring its diverse client base gets the advisory solutions they require to protect them going forward.
Anthony Rose
Anthony is CEO & Co-Founder of SeedLegals, a revolutionary new legaltech platform that lets startups and investors complete the legals needed to build, grow and fund their business, at a fraction of the cost of using a law firm. Known as “The man behind BBC iPlayer”, Anthony ran the iPlayer and other BBC services from 2007 to 2010, taking the iPlayer from pre-launch to major success story. He is a technical and product visionary whose career has included 3D graphics, P2P music, internet video, social TV and online communities.
David Tuck
David Tuck is an entrepreneur who founded and led Chaser as CEO for 7 years to help build it into the market-leading cloud credit control SaaS solution to help businesses get their invoices paid. During his time at Chaser, David raised £3.3 million across 3 different funding rounds and built the team to 25 people. As a previously qualified accountant and finance director, starting his career at Deloitte, David’s strengths lie in startup fundraising, financial modelling, a go-to market strategy, recruiting, leadership, team development, and marketing/selling through accountants.
Ian Shaw
Ian advises both public and private companies on the design, implementation and operation of the full range of share-based incentive plans, in particular tax-favoured arrangements. Ian also advises on the share schemes aspects of IPOs and a broad range of international M&A transactions. He has considerable experience in relation to employee benefit trusts and of advising senior executives on the impact on their awards of changing employer.
Chris Lang
Chris is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of experience working with companies in the creative sector. In 2007, Chris formed Flash Partners with the aim of ensuring companies in the creative sector have access to the right highly skilled finance professionals they need in order to succeed. Chris is also a Design Business Association Expert and sits in the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Independent Agencies.
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Nat Mortazavi
Nat founded Apogee Associates as he believes UK businesses deserve an offering that is second-to-none for service and value delivered, whilst having a positive impact on the environment. Apogee Associates are the sustainable R&D tax credit specialists, helping businesses of all sizes get money for their innovation. Their thorough and diligent process, supported by a comprehensive and robust technical report, has ensured that in the over 500 applications they’ve worked on, they have maintained a 100% success rate; every one has been processed in full and without query.
Mohamed Chaudry
Now CFO at SEAJET Systems, Mohamed is a dynamic and visionary CFO and entrepreneurial growth accelerator with over 20 years of proven track record in corporate finance, focusing on high growth, turnarounds, fundraising, financial strategy, and implementing solid governance.
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Donna Sewell
Donna is LegalEdge’s CEO, on a mission to bring affordable in-house legal services in all tech and media scale-ups. LegalEdge is a practical, affordable legal solution for growing companies. They set up a cost-effective and efficient legal function (people, processes, tech) working as part of your operations team. With an experienced lawyer as you single point of contact, they analyse risk and prioritise what’s important and help decide what you need (and don’t need) to worry about.
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Ciaran O’Donnell
Ciaran is a VirtualFD or freelance finance director for early-stage companies. He’s on a mission to help business owners like you Own Your Numbers. He won FD/CFO of the Year at the 2019 British Accountancy Awards.