“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein
Growing a business is a hell of a task and one that will require an entrepreneur to take on many roles. No one person has the ideal skillset for every responsibility within a business and trying to take on everything yourself will hurt your company, especially if you don’t build the right team around you. We investigate your needs and assign the right team members to get the job done.
Below is our team of experts, all waiting to help you achieve your goals:
International Economist, Investor and Entrepreneur
Dr Robert Davis is an international Economist having a prestigious career as an academic teaching at leading Universities in the UK and Ireland and being an advisor to the several governments and the bank of England and active part of rural affairs and regional economic development.
Robert moved out of academic to run the family Engineering group which he successful y led for over 30 years, selling his group and retaining a place on the VC board as Chairman.
His depth of expertise and wisdom in Manufacturing, Buying and selling businesses, corporate governance is un rivalled, he ensures that Scellon is true to its values and corporate governance of Scellon, the buyers and sellers and for related transactional processes.
Scellon are honoured to have Dr Robert as Chairman, he will make a positive difference to your organisation facilitating a process which will enable you to realise your hopes, dreams, ambitions and desires.
Mr Ron Cowley from Scellon
International CFO and Group Finance Director
Martyn Graduated from the University of West of England and has a long successful career as a CFO and Group Finance Director of some of the UK and International organizations. His experience covers both divisional and Group strategy and accounts leading. Martyn has successfully floated several SME and larger organisation on the LSE and NASDAQ
Martyn’s Knowledge Skills and competence is a treasure resource with Scellon and his Wisdom will be a great benefit to Buys, Sellers and investors alike, some of his significant skill sets are listed: -
Corporate Governance, HR, IT and H&S.
Managing the organization’s financial accounting and reporting systems.
Preparing reports and analyzing and evaluating financial performance data.
Developing and constructing long-term, strategic business plans.
Steering acquisitions and business divestment.
Researching and making recommendations on investment strategy.
Developing and overseeing financial management systems
Liaising with external auditing agencies, legal bodies and statutory organizations to ensure financial compliance.
Managing organizational borrowing and debt.
Director of Company’s joint venture galvanizing operation Quarterly SEC reporting
Liaising and building strong working relationships with investors, banks, auditors, legal Counsel and other external bodies.
Negotiating finance arrangements with customers and suppliers.
Ongoing development and maintenance of robust business controls.
Managing day to day financial, company secretarial and compliance issues.
Managing and developing the group finance function.
Preparation of Proposed Merger Documentation Production of the group consolidated accounts along with all disclosures to be included in the SEC filings.
Preparation of USGAAP SEC filing documents and liaison with external specialists in respect of public offerings.
Development, implementation and monitoring of financial controls and IT systems.
Preparation of business plans and business/financial modelling.
Production of management accounts, statutory accounts, budgets and forecasts.
Group control of treasury function and cash flow management.
Extensive liaison with auditors, bankers and legal representatives.
Coordinating and completing ad hoc projects such as cost control/reduction programs.
Lead member of the selection and implementation team for the new group ERP system.
With years of engineering experience, Tim understands the technical aspects of running a successful business where technology is at the heart of the process.
Neil is an Entrepreneur Investor and Currently Chairman of GB Intelligence Ltd an events business running business events around the world and across many topic areas including CIO CMO CFO CPO HR and FMP. A key member of the Scellon Team working with Clients on deal structures, his competence, confidence and commitment have results in several highly successful business transactions. Neil has been involved in many start up business MBO & MBI in Engineering and Service businesses
Neil is a highly-qualified Masters Level Engineer spending many decades in senior roles within the Technical Facilities/Energy/HS&E sectors and in senior positions including :-
Head of Estates & Facilities at telent (formerly Marconi) with a large portfolio of properties including joint ventures with Carillion Estates FHSE (Facilities, Health, Safety & Environmental) Manager at Trikon/Aviza which included a depth of experience within the complex Semiconductor sector.
Clients love Neil’s insightful knowledge and directions, he is very proud that his success is grounded in his roots as an apprentice Engineer working his way through and up the organisation learning all aspects of a business
Neil was also the previous BIFM Chairman for Wales and former finalist in the BIFM’s Facilities Manager of the Year and ESTA’s Energy Manager of the Year. He sees himself as a Technical Chairman/Director with an entrepreneurial style and wide ranging business strengths.
Scellon are proud to have Neil as part of our team and he brings true Value to our clients
Business Owner and Entrepreneur
John is a MBA graduate and has a long and successful career operating at the highest levels of business as Chief executive, Managing Director and Finance Director, he is a business owner and Entrepreneur and is ideally suited in all matters of mergers and acquisitions having bought and sold business on behalf of groups and latterly his own businesses.
He is ideally placed to advise and guide you on strategy and buying and selling your business and investment post divestiture, John works is a benefactor working within the community with several charitable trusts.
Scellon are pleased to have John as a cherished international business leader and is on the main board of Scellon.
Sian is a qualified Lawyer, graduating from the University of Glamorgan, she worked in practice for many years predominantly on Mergers and Acquisitions in all sectors
Business owners of SME companies who needs important decisions to be backed up by the full power of the law can benefit from the Legal counsel Sian can give. There are so few lawyers are able to communicate the benefits of commercial legal advice in a plain and simple way, you'll really appreciate how Sian can talk in a language that can be understood.
Scellon can offer legal counsel in three ways
► We utilize our practical business experience to understand your needs and pressures
► We tailor make legal solutions to suit your specific business situation and don’t use generic or “off the peg” options
► We bring all the experience of a city Centre firm to you, reduce business disruption and cost.
► Buying or selling your business
► Business start ups
► Shareholders agreements
► Supply chain management and contracts
► Terms of business
► Joint ventures
CEO, General Manager, Operational Strategist and Project Manager
Bringing 25 years of management achievement, built on a bedrock of operational, technical and quality experience. A foundry specialist and metallurgist, with working knowledge of the production of steel, non-ferrous, both copper-based and aluminium and nickel alloys. Experience of lost wax, cosworth, shell, spun and sand processes. Supplying multiple industry sectors, including: aerospace; nuclear; automotive and petrochemical
• Highly innovative and versatile Business and Technical Consultant
• 25 years of management exposure within the strategy development, operational, technology and quality disciplines
• Extensive experience in formulating and implementing demanding business plans
• Broad background in supplying to multiple sectors: aerospace; nuclear; automotive and petro-chem
• Sound commercial background, manages large budgets, reduces costs with responsibility for balance sheets and P&Ls
• Insightful leader and trouble shooter, builds effective business relationships and networks
• Excellent change management skills, delivers through multi-disciplinary teams across multiple sites
• Foundry specialist and metallurgist, in-depth knowledge of steel, non-ferrous, both copper-based and aluminium and nickel alloy production
Business Leader, Improvement Expert & Consultant
After completing his BSc, Management & Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham Ian had a long and successful career in industry at senior levels running international companies.
Scellon are pleased to have Ian as part of the team offering solutions to businesses wishing to improve their business in preparation for sale, Ian has worked at some of the world best companies and is responsible for their profitability and success, his experience and knowledge is ideally positioned to help out clients maximise their returns and profitability.
Ian was formally the Managing Director of a leader in technology manufacturing Semi-Conductor Machines for worldwide markets; the Director of supply chain for a listed flow control Group.
Ian was instrumental in developing and implementing many of the world renowned Lean strategies and methodologies within Nissan Sunderland and Volvo Sweden
Ian will help your business realize its potential maximizing the returns for stakeholders
International FTSE 100 Group Human Resource Director
Evelyn is a passionate, energetic business leader having held several executive roles with blue-chip companies, including Mars, BP and Kingfisher plc. She started her career in manufacturing management and moved into HR while at Mars, a business widely regarded as having one of the best HR functions in the world.
Evelyn is a highly respected expert in all aspects of Human Resources and she is passionate about leveraging the potential of leaders and their teams in organisations. She has extensive experience, from motivational Talent Management to Succession Planning, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development and Board Governance. Additionally she has significant experience as a Pension Trustee and in supporting Remuneration Committees with effective Reward strategies.
Evelyn has a Mathematics degree from Cambridge University and is fluent in business French. She is a hands-on HR Leader who will guide and mentor you and your teams to ensure your business delivers exceptional performance through maximising the potential of your teams.
Rob Thomas, FInstSMM
#Social Selling & LinkedIn Expert ☆ Keynote Speaker ☆ Digital & Marketing Automation Specialist
Rob was an financier and international banker, and for the past 12 year owns a very successful Marketing company. As an expert in his field he is best positioned to both promote your business for sale as well as attract business who want to buy.
Scellon are very pleased Rob is an integral part of the business and have marked all our business opportunities
Since 1995 Kevin has run his own marketing and print business, how heading up a team of over 10 professional creative staff providing clients with all of their marketing requirements.
Specialities: Kevin and his team specialise in providing clients with a complete marketing service from in-house resources including web design and development, branding, graphic design, content management and marketing, social media support, digital print, SEO and much more.
Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Edward graduated from University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Philosophy, & Anthropology, his education continued in Georgetown University Law Center where he graduated with a Doctor of Law (JD)
Edward covers the USA for Scellon and has a vast knowledge and experience of Mergers and Acquisitions including:
Managing Director of Excalibur M&A Washington D.C. Metro Area
M&A Transactions $20M - $400M
- Oil & Gas
- Flow Control
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Consumer Staples
- Software & Technology
- IT & Consulting
Focus Investment Banking Washington D.C. Metro Area
•Sell-side project lead in representation of $60M Brazilian Industrial Manufacturer.
•Sell-side project lead in representation of $40M East European Retailer.
•Deliver marketing materials and modeling support on sell and buy-side M&A transactions in aerospace & defense, industrial, healthcare, technology, and consumer discretionary
•Perform valuation analysis and identify cost saving opportunities under various scenarios.
•Review Offering Memoranda on behalf of buy-side clients.
•Expertise using CapIQ & Merger Market platforms.
Director of Finance & Operations Columbia Potomac Investments in Chevy Chase, Maryland
• Director of Finance & Operations for the Columbia Potomac Investment fund, a start-up hedge fund investing in municipal-backed real property tax liens; the fund has yielded 10 – 14% per annum since its inception in 2010.
• Conduct due diligence for the investment fund, filter property lists in excel, analyze potential investments and attend auctions across the eastern seaboard to bid on and purchase liens matching the fund’s investment criteria.
• Administration of company bank accounts, deposits, purchase payments, subsequent taxes and redemptions.
• Initiate foreclosure process on overdue properties, file affidavits and market and sell properties that do not redeem.
Industry Analyst Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Baltimore, Maryland
• Targeted 100 businesses operating in Maryland for Maryland’s 300 million dollar Venture Capital Fund using state resources and information collected on state run businesses; the information was compiled in a report assessing entrepreneurial growth in the state of Maryland for 2010.
• Analyzed green economic data through various academic publications and industry databases to track trends in federal legislation and green job creation across the United States for Maryland’s Green Development Task Force resulting in a 50-page report detailing the critical components of each state’s green development strategy and the creation of a nationwide inventory highlighting 300 state initiatives aimed at spurring growth in green technology.
Special Assistant to the Deputy Director Committee on Capital Market's Regulation Cambridge, Massachusetts
Associate Counselor Maryland Small Business Development Center College Park, Maryland
International Business Woman
Sunny Graduated from the University of Beijing China and lives between California, Beijing and London. She manages the family business which specialises in Casting of special metals, SG Iron and carbon steel, the business also has the fully equipped CNC machine shops. The organisation manufactures assemblies and complete products including Valves & Pumps.
Scellon can offer a supply chain solution which will enable your costs to be reduced and managed in an integrated supply chain with Sunny leading the way
An engineering and business professional with 20+ years of work experience in new product development, innovation / technology management and project management in rapidly moving, hi-tech global manufacturing environments.
With more than 45 years of commercial, HR, IT and business experience with a focus on the Middle East. Has held positions as Managing Director, General Manager, Sales and Marketing Director, etc. with major global companies specializing in: HR, legal, IT, Telecoms, construction, real estate, logistics, oil & gas, finance, sales, marketing, recruitment and head hunting.
Business Leader Australasia
Chris is a business leader with a vast amount of experience running buying and selling business within Australia and the wider region. His depth of experience includes Minerals, Transport, International Marketing, Country Manager PNG & Pacific, Country Manager Philippines, Manager export Markets Americas, Product Manager, State Sales Manager VIC & TAS, State Manager W.A, State Manager NSW.
Chris is ideally suited for organizations wishing to enter Australasia or develop their existing operations within this region. Scellon are pleased to have Chris on the team, his skill set is extensive, some of his key attributes include :-
• Business and Marketing strategies
Business turnaround within B2B segments
Bringing insights that enable greater focus on profitable strategies and tactics
• Running a transport business operating across 7 countries and 6 business units.
Aircraft Handing and Ground Support
VIS Service Automation USA & Australia
AGROWPLOW Soil Care Systems Canada & Australia
Led development of over-arching business strategy and implementation of total business re-structure, divisional and re-branding.