Kevin qualified as a chartered accountant with Andersens where he worked in audit as well as M&A and business transformation. He gained significant M&A experience at Cable and Wireless during their European ISP expansion. Subsequently, Kevin has held several exec and non-exec CFO rolls in both public and private companies as well as principal in a number of his own transactions.
Kevin has built up a wealth of experience, in both management and advisory capacities, at managing complex corporate transactions including; financial restructuring, M&A, Commercial Due Diligence, IPO, debt and equity funding.
Clients benefit from Kevin’s structured methodology which he brings to Wave projects. He injects rigor into the project management of a transaction and indeed the teams that make it happen. With experience on both sides of the table Kevin is ideally placed to assist businesses undergoing transformation. Kevin is currently non executive finance director to 2SMS Ltd and Breezetech Ltd.
When not spending time with the family, Kevin is a keen squash player and aspiring kite surfer.
Kevin is a highly experienced Executive and Board
Director. Kevin gained his early management experience with British Telecom as
the director responsible for BT's partner network, travelling extensively in
Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Kevin went on to become CEO of Gamma Telecom;
responsible for implementing strategy and motivating a management team that saw
revenue grow from £0 to £100m over 3 years, assisted by 4 major acquisitions.
Kevin’s strength is his ability to understand barriers to
growth and really focus on winning strategies for a business, particularly in
organisations that are growing. He is exceptionally market focussed and has a
track record at building strong management teams that deliver results.
Kevin is experienced in raising capital in both the
private and public sectors, and delivering strategies based on both organic and
M&A activity, as advisor, Chairman, CEO and principal. Wave Clients also
benefit from his focus on Sales and Marketing development as part of the Wave
Kevin is a member of numerous industry bodies which
complements his wide network of professionals and executives, particularly in
finance and technology.
Kevin sits on the board and acts as advisor to several
retail and technology companies; he works with the management teams on
Kevin is a family man and enjoys tennis and golf.
Gavin is a qualified accountant who trained in industry with GEC. He has worked with a wide range of businesses from start-up to FTSE 100 in sectors as diverse as timber and telecoms. He has been engaged in highly commercial positions balancing financial expertise with customer facing negotiations.
Gavin represented the board at Energis Communications (Cable and Wireless) when assessing major new business. This team successfully won some of the largest data and telecoms outsource deals in the UK with clients such as National Grid, BBC and CSC.
Gavin has also worked with numerous SMEs as an advisor to investors and management teams as well as CFO. Projects include; acquisition, fundraising, debt restructuring, managing rapid growth. He has extensive business planning experience and the scars to prove the implementation.
In addition, Gavin has started, funded, managed and exited his own business so, has first hand experience of the issues that businesses face. Gavin is the Finance Director of International Animal Rescue, a global conservation organisation.
When not working Gavin is normally scuba diving under the Waves exploring the shipwrecks that lie off the South Coast.