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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Tony Barsham MA

Tony Barsham MA

07956 297554

Tony is a senior executive and technology specialist with a proven record of developing and growing businesses. A highly skilled communicator, he is able to work with clients to help them harness the power of digital transformation


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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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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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Andy Crumpton

Andy Crumpton

07976 331017

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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Carl Fillery CDir

Carl Fillery CDir

07738 028232

Carl is an energetic, commercially focused senior leader who has held a number of Board and Director level positions in sizeable organisations. He was named Sussex Businessperson of the Year in 2018 & has an excellent track record in business transformation, growth and change leadership.


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Michael Gibbs BSc BFP ACA

Michael Gibbs BSc BFP ACA

07850 219028

Michael is an analytical and commercially focused chartered accountant based from our Brighton & Hove office. He is a member of our corporate finance team and joined the EMC board of directors in 2018.


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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 qualified as Chartered Accountant 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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Laura McKenzie MSc MA FCA

Laura McKenzie MSc MA FCA

07850 687 642

Laura is a senior financial professional with 20 years experience as a CFO, venture capitalist, corporate financier and strategy consultant. She has a particular interest in high growth early stage technology and founder led, businesses. She has recently returned to live in Sussex after 15 years living and working overseas.


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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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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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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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Luke Soper BSc MSc

Luke Soper BSc MSc

01273 945984

Luke leads the research team at EMC Corporate Finance and works out of our Brighton & Hove office.


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Ryan Smith BSc

Ryan Smith BSc

07595 596316

Ryan is a corporate finance professional with transactional and operational experience across a broad range of sectors and geographic markets.


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John Stevenson BSc (Hons), MBA, FCIM

John Stevenson BSc (Hons), MBA, FCIM

07720 038450

John is an experienced management professional who quickly identifies an organisation's challenges and is accomplished in supporting rapid organisational change. He has managed many factories and has particular skills in working with manufacturing companies adopting a straightforward analytical approach to improve profitability.


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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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Howard Wilder

Howard Wilder

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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