At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top London based CFO’ operating in the Telecommunications space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CFO of CityFibre
Terry Hart has over 20 years experience in Financial, Commercial and Operational roles, and since 2000 has specialised in telecoms and technology. As UK FD of Easynet Group plc, Terry provided the financial leadership to manage the business through high growth, including the management of the investment programme for the first national roll-out of unbundled broadband and its launch to consumers and businesses. Terry later became UK MD and prepared the business for the successful sale to BSkyB. More recently Terry was CEO and previously CFO of Telstra International EMEA, where he significantly improved business performance through restructuring and repositioning the company to focus on large managed services contracts. Earlier in his career, Terry was FD of Serco Aviation and trained as a Chartered Accountant with BDO
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About CityFibre: CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc is the UK’s largest independent provider of fibre infrastructure in secondary cities
Chief Financial Officer of Hyperoptic
An experienced, dedicated Chartered Accountant fresh from a role as Finance Director at retail company Rigby & Peller. Ben ensured a fast, smooth sale of the company, completing all finance, tax and legal due diligence as a key part of the deal team and negotiation process. During his time at Rigby and Peller, Ben led a business expansion program in order to drive top line growth and profitability. He shook up the incumbent systems and processes to deliver relevant management information and enable real decision-making. Previously he mastered the murky waters of Indonesia to become a diving instructor, which naturally led to a tax advisory role at General Electric in Australia. He’s a thorough finance professional, with a passion for cutting edge technology and the role it plays in the modern world.
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About Hyperoptic: Hyperoptic is a fiber-based internet service provider.
Chief Financial Officer of Truphone
Adam Hall is Chief Financial Officer at Truphone.
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About Truphone: A global leader in digital connectivity software
Chief Financial Officer of Arqit Limited
Nick Pointon is the Chief Financial Officer at Arqit.
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About Arqit Limited: Arqit develops a quantum encryption platform.
CFO of Opensignal
Patrick leads OpenSignal’s finance, legal and administration functions, and works with the leadership team to plan and execute the company’s commercial growth strategy. With more than 20 years of corporate financial experience, he has held multiple executive positions, including COO, Digital for the Telegraph Media Group and CFO for the Diffusion Media Group.
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About Opensignal, The 7th Chamber: Opensignal is a mobile analytics company.
Chief Financial Officer of TelcoSwitch
Paul is CFO of TelcoSwitch Group. He is responsible for running the finance department as well as focussing on M&A opportunities. He has spent 14 years working in Private Equity for LDC and Livingbridge, where he focussed on technology investments. Prior to this, he worked for Cavendish Corporate Finance. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte.
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About Livingbridge, TelcoSwitch: TelcoSwitch is a leading provider of Unified Communications and compliance solutions to the UK channel market, and direct customers.
Chief Financial Officer of Novatiq
Tom Wills is the Chief Financial Officer of Novatiq.
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About Novatiq: Provider of privacy-first identity solutions that enable telcos, brands and publishers to verify and reach their audiences.
CFO of Core Communication Group
Jonathan has led the Finance team since the inception of the Core Group. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC before moving to Dolphin Telecommunications, Inquam Telecom and then Centrica where he held senior finance positions. Having spent over 10 years in the telecoms industry, Jonathan’s expertise includes: the support of field operations, major change projects and customer infrastructure solutions. As main board director at Core, Jonathan has managed the group through its growth phase and developed its international structure.
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About ADComms, Core Communication Group: Core Communication Group is a supplier of pre-paid SIMs and mobile accessories.
Chief Financial Officer of euNetworks Group
Jennifer Smith is Chief Financial Officer of euNetworks, appointed to this position in January 2018. She is responsible for all financial and corporate development activities of the company. In her previous role as Director, Corporate Development & FP&A, she led multiple rounds of debt fundraising for the company and was instrumental in Stonepeak Infrastructure Partner’s acquisition of a majority investment. Jennifer joined euNetworks in January 2013. Jennifer has 14 years of financial and transaction experience. She has covered debt-supported acquisitions, buyouts, and recapitalisations totalling more than €20bn for large technology and media companies at Bank of America’s Corporate & Investment Bank. In 2010, she joined the corporate development team of Permira-backed NDS Group, where she saw the company through its IPO filing and took a lead role in the $5bn sale of the company to Cisco. After the sale, Jennifer joined the strategy team of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group, where she developed insight into one of the key drivers of growing bandwidth demand. Jennifer holds a dual degree in Finance and Accounting from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.
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About euNetworks Group: euNetworks is a Western European provider of bandwidth infrastructure services.
CFO of Gigaclear
Ian Wade is the CFO at Gigaclear.
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About Gigaclear: Gigaclear is a private company dedicated to building and operating Ultrafast broadband networks based on pure fibre technology.