Team

Team

EMC Consultants

Nik Askaroff FCA

Nik Askaroff FCA

01273 945984

Nik is EMC’s founder and chief executive, and one of the highest profile businessmen in the South East with extensive experience of running companies of all sizes in numerous sectors.


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John Blackburn

John Blackburn

07717 415502

John is a highly experienced senior management professional with an impressive 25-year track record in sales and operational management with both large, blue chip organisations as well as smaller, entrepreneurial enterprises.


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Mark Chapple

Mark Chapple

07825 773337

Mark Chapple is a versatile and highly innovative director, consultant and agent of change who has broad experience in managing and helping SMEs, particularly in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.


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Ross Christie BMS, CA

Ross Christie BMS, CA

07706 419577

Ross is a highly qualified finance professional with extensive commercial experience who has worked at senior management and director level in a variety of companies from listed PLCs to owner-managed enterprises.


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Julian Clay BSc

Julian Clay BSc

07775 513770

Julian is a former top sales performer in Kodak's Office Imaging division who, since 1998, has worked independently with some of the largest companies in the UK as well as helping numerous SMEs with sales training and development.


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Andy Crumpton

Andy Crumpton

01273 945984

Andrew has been at the forefront of the food manufacturing and distribution industry for 25 years during which he pioneered both the ‘Smoothie’ and ‘Free From’ product categories. He now heads EMC’s new Food Services division.


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Michael Gibbs BSc

Michael Gibbs BSc

01273 945984

Michael works in the research team at EMC Corporate Finance out of our Brighton & Hove office. He has worked on and supported several of our award-winning transactions over the last few years.


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Jon Green

Jon Green

07582 737870

Jon is an IT director with 14 years’ experience in delivering strategic IT management with a clear business focus. He is an excellent communicator who can deliver effective Board level presentations on all interactions between IT and the business.


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Desmond High BA, FCA, CF

Desmond High BA, FCA, CF

07976 426547

Desmond High is an experienced Chartered Accountant who qualified in 1979. Since leaving the accounting profession in 1992 he has enjoyed a successful freelance/portfolio career as part of the EMC team, and is the director of the Kent office.


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Crispian McCredie BA, MBA

Crispian McCredie BA, MBA

07973 221381

Crispian first joined EMC in 1991 and has twice been lured back to major jobs in the City. His considerable experience in business planning and finance at all levels can help business owners and company boards to shape their future activity,


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Stephen Milton BSc, ARCS, MBA

Stephen Milton BSc, ARCS, MBA

01424 423827

Stephen combines wide senior management experience with a background in science and years of experience of implementing IT projects. He offers companies a combination of shrewd strategic commercial vision, consummate people skills and a mastery of technical detail.


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Andrew Munro BCom (Accounting), FCA

Andrew Munro BCom (Accounting), FCA

07738 958 839

Andrew is a highly commercial Finance Director with a broad range of mainly Board-level experience. He can provide clients with professional financial management on an interim basis or as an ad hoc, project-based consultant.


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Rod Muir

Rod Muir

07768 684 693

Rod Muir is a management accountant and general manager with more than 25 years’ experience at board level in the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors. Prior to joining EMC in 2009, Rod worked with PA Consulting.


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John Packer

John Packer

07841 669096

John joined EMC in 2007, soon after our corporate finance team advised him on the sale of his Uckfield-based engineering design practice, John Packer Associates, specialists in Building Engineering Services and Sustainability in the Built Environment.


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Simon Partridge

Simon Partridge

07830 296021

Simon is an entrepreneurial, highly motivated and results-driven sales director with a wealth of experience of European and Middle Eastern markets and a proven track record for making a major impact on international business.


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Michael Pay FCA

Michael Pay FCA

07958 414956

Michael is a qualified accountant who applies his professional skills in a commercial environment. He has been a director of EMC since 1999 and is a lead member of our Corporate Finance team. He also heads up our valuations group.


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Terry Rainback

Terry Rainback

07958 554745

Terry is an experienced corporate finance executive and director with a broad base of experience and impressive achievements in senior management, corporate finance, turnaround management, strategic business development and start-up.


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Ryan Smith BSc

Ryan Smith BSc

07595 596316

Ryan is a commercially minded corporate finance professional who calls upon his operational experience to provide entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams with advice and strategic insight.


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Paul Spratley,	ACIB, CoMAP, MLIA (Dip)

Paul Spratley, ACIB, CoMAP, MLIA (Dip)

07595 189250

Paul is a highly experienced corporate finance professional with a uniquely extensive background in international and domestic corporate finance gained from senior management roles with several major banks.


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Martin Stanton

Martin Stanton

07980 012382

Martin spent more than 25 years on the main boards of UK, US and German companies before joining EMC in 2000 and becoming a director in 2005. He specialises in creating and implementing effective sales, marketing, and communications processes for clients.


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Kevin Wheelhouse BSc, FICMA

Kevin Wheelhouse BSc, FICMA

07785 246679

Kevin is a tough-minded and analytical professional who brings strategic clarity to a business. He has accomplished people skills and a proven ability to raise finance, deliver a growth plan and plot a successful exit.


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Chris White MBA, FCIM, DipM

Chris White MBA, FCIM, DipM

07970 710543

Chris is a highly experienced business development professional who has held a number of Board-level marketing and business development roles with major national and global businesses including Grant Thornton, PwC, Dell, RBS and Turner & Townsend.


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Howard Wilder BSc, MSc, CDir, FIoD

Howard Wilder BSc, MSc, CDir, FIoD

07764 605414

Howard Wilder is an entrepreneur and an award-winning Chartered Director who has been Chairman of the Sussex Branch of the Institute of Directors since 2013.


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