"Many thanks for last night's dinner - very informative and an enjoyable evening. A well thought out event - much appreciated."

Portfolio CFO

2014-09-11T10:16:03+00:00

Portfolio CFO

"Many thanks for last night's dinner - very informative and an enjoyable evening. A well thought out event - much appreciated."
"Always interesting to see how businesses are dealing with the challenges of the day."

CFO, Semiconductors

2014-09-11T10:15:36+00:00

CFO, Semiconductors

"Always interesting to see how businesses are dealing with the challenges of the day."
"The best networking event I've been to in ages.  I really liked the format which made it very easy to network, the venue was great and the wine was fine."

Director, AIM broker

2014-09-11T09:37:07+00:00

Director, AIM broker

"The best networking event I've been to in ages.  I really liked the format which made it very easy to network, the venue was great and the wine was fine."
"A really great way to share experience, knowledge and contacts in the technology sector (and in a relaxed setting).  I liked that the discussions were chaired by seasoned investors with practical, gritty experience and that the attendees came from a diverse range of technology companies. Excellent."

Portfolio CFO

2014-09-11T10:13:55+00:00

Portfolio CFO

"A really great way to share experience, knowledge and contacts in the technology sector (and in a relaxed setting).  I liked that the discussions were chaired by seasoned investors with practical, gritty experience and that the attendees came from a diverse range of technology companies. Excellent."
"Many thanks, it was great to spend the evening with such a group - plenty of peers mixed in with complementary professionals, and great to enjoy dinner in such convivial surroundings."

CFO, Clean tech

2014-09-11T10:15:12+00:00

CFO, Clean tech

"Many thanks, it was great to spend the evening with such a group - plenty of peers mixed in with complementary professionals, and great to enjoy dinner in such convivial surroundings."
"Thank you enormously for inviting me to such a super event.  I thought the format was great and the discussion very informative."

CFO, Clean tech

2014-09-11T10:16:45+00:00

CFO, Clean tech

"Thank you enormously for inviting me to such a super event.  I thought the format was great and the discussion very informative."
"Thank you - I found the event very enjoyable and informative.  The location was spot on."

CFO, Smart homes

2014-09-11T10:17:12+00:00

CFO, Smart homes

"Thank you - I found the event very enjoyable and informative.  The location was spot on."
"A very interesting bunch of people, good company & good conversation. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to attend such a well-organised event."

Partner & event sponso

2014-09-11T10:17:37+00:00

Partner & event sponso

"A very interesting bunch of people, good company & good conversation. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to attend such a well-organised event."

Bailey Fisher’s CFO Dinner is a peer-to-peer networking forum for CFOs from the technology sector, with roundtable discussion hosted by Andrew Moore, Finance & Operations Partner.

Next event

14 November 2017, 18:00 - 21:00
London

CFO Dinner

Dinner and roundtable discussion for an invited group of CFOs in the technology sector. The CFO Dinner is hosted by Bailey Fisher Executive Search in partnership with Taylor Vinters. Full info >

Previous guest speakers

CFO executive search

Embracing technology

Dinner and roundtable discussion for 20 CFOs, chaired by Andrew Moore, Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

Potential Impact of Brexit

Dinner & discussion for 30 CFOs with guest speaker Bill O’Neill – Head of Investment Office UK for UBS Wealth Management.

Update on the market

Dinner and roundtable discussion for 30 CFOs of high-growth technology companies. The guest speaker was Ian Stewart, Chief Economist at Deloitte.

The role of human capital in a high-growth business

Dinner and roundtable discussion chaired by Andrew Moore, Finance & Operations Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

Building your leadership team to attract private equity

Dinner and roundtable discussion with guest speaker Greg Blin, Investment Manager at Mobeus Equity Partners. Greg joined Mobeus in 2013 where he is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities from across the UK.

Life after flotation

Dinner and roundtable discussion with experts at the table: Chris Mayo, Consultant Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange; Max Hartley, Corporate Finance Director at Cenkos and Mark Edwards, Partner at Buchanan Communications.

Tim Bullock, Co-founder – New Wave Ventures

Tim is Co-founder of New Wave Ventures, a privately-owned fund investing in companies with significant growth potential, with target initial investment of £0.5m to £2m.  Previously he spent 26 years in banking and finance playing an integral role in a number of successful mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.

Andrew Moore, Finance/Operations Partner – Bailey Fisher

Andrew is the Finance & Operations Practice at Bailey Fisher, with 15 years’ experience working closely with VCs, Private Equity firms and ambitious privately-owned SMEs, on senior management level finance and operational hires.  Andrew chaired discussion on ‘The changing face of the CFO’.

Richard Thornhill, Head of IPO Services Team – Deloitte

Richard advises organisations seeking to complete a listing/IPO in London, working with companies across all aspects of the capital markets environment – Premium listings, Standard listings and AIM – FTSE 100, FTSE 250 through to small cap – rights issues and secondary fundraisings. Richard led discussion on ‘IPO: Is this the feast before a famine?’

Chris Hodges, Investment Director – Business Growth Fund

An Investment Director for BGF, Chris provides long term equity investments of £2m – £10m for ambitious growth SMEs. He has been an investor director on the boards of several SMEs and has experience across digital media, telecoms, defence, engineering, semiconductors, & energy. Chris was a panellist for ‘Beyond venture capital’.

Tom Wrenn, Partner – ECI Capital Partners

Tom heads up the TMT sector team at ECI, one of the most successful private equity groups in the UK.  He has worked with TMT investments, including ATG Media, CliniSys, Kelvin Hughes, XLN, CarTrawler and Avantia and is on the board of ATG Media and XLN. Tom shared his insights for ‘Beyond venture capital’.

Jason Smithers, Area Commercial Director – HSBC

Jason leads a team of 12 Relationship Managers responsible for around 1000 SME customers in the Cambridge area with turnover between £2m and £30m. Jason has been in the banking industry for 27 years, previously working at Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and the Co-operative Bank. Jason was a panellist discussing ‘Beyond venture capital’.

Laurence Garrett, Partner – Highland Capital Partners

Laurence is an experienced investor whose track record includes CSR plc (IPO on LSE), Trigenix (sold to Qualcomm), STNC (sold to Microsoft) & Select Software (IPO on NASDAQ). Laurence is currently on the board of NewVoiceMedia. Laurence led discussion on ‘Preparing your business for exit’.

Ken Ford, Chairman – SDI plc

Ken Ford is Director of BrainJuicer plc, Scientific Digital Imaging plc & Nakama Group plc.  Ken chaired discussion on ‘Is listing an exit?’ – with experts at the table: Mark Russon, Business Development Manager – UK Markets, London Stock Exchange, and Arild Eide, Director at Hybridan LLP.

Alex Macpherson, Octopus Ventures

Alex co-founded Katalyst Ventures in 2000 & was CEO for 7 years, creating the private angel network which became Octopus Venture Partners. Since that point, the amount of assets managed by the Ventures team has risen from around £20m to more than £200m, in an exceptionally tough economy. Alex led discussion on ‘Routes to Growth’.

Oscar Jazdowski, Head of Origination – Silicon Valley Bank

Oscar has over 25 years’ experience of financing technology companies at all stages of development, from young VC backed start-ups to large multinational companies across a broad base of technology and life science sectors. Oscar spoke about ‘Understanding venture debt for long term growth’.