Ian Simpkin

Ian Simpkin

Portfolio FD | Mentor


  • Leadership
  • Effectiveness at Board-level
  • Portfolio finance director
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Exit planning (IPO and trade sales)
  • Financial management and strategy
  • Strategic business partnering
  • Mentoring

Sector Expertise

  • Professional services
  • Semi-conductors
  • Technology
  • Marketing agencies
  • Healthcare

Ian is a Chartered Accountant (FCA), who qualified with KPMG and trained at Insead on their International Executive Program. He has over 25 years of finance director experience and was European CFO of a Nasdaq 100 multinational during a period of rapid growth from $20 to $450m revenue. Besides mentoring new CFOs, he advises SME’s on financial strategy to help grow their businesses.

Throughout his career, Ian has helped companies to deliver a huge number of strategic activities including debt and equity fundraising, acquisitions, private equity buyouts, trade exits and public listings. Ian now acts as a strategic portfolio / fractional CFO to a number of exciting dynamic businesses across various sectors. He has very strong experience working with technology, marketing, professional services and healthcare businesses.

Mentoring is a key part of Ian’s ongoing activities and he currently mentors a range of talented existing and aspiring CFOs based in the UK, Europe and United States, many of whom are in high growth tech-enabled startup and scaleup companies with future shareholder exit strategies.¬† Ian is passionate about helping his mentees develop their skills and expertise to realize their potential and provide Board level strategic advice.