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Directors: Thought leadership in key industry sectors

Tom Raymond

LinkedIn

+44 7762 386 216

Director

Tom founded Armstrong in 2005, with the simple aim of building long-term client relationships based on clear advice and commercial realism. He has supported over 700 engagements in that period.

Sector Specialisms

Niche and Other

Simon Hemsley

LinkedIn

+44 7957 340 534

Director

Simon has worked in financial services for twenty years, in commercial and finance roles. Most recently as CFO he helped float Transact, the investment platform, on the London Stock Exchange.

Sector Specialisms

Financial Services; Business Services

Mike Callow

LinkedIn

+44 7894 594 500

Director

Mike has a deep understanding of the application of technology for competitive advantage across sectors. Mike started his career at PwC Strategy and has held various roles in corporate finance and principal investing.

Sector Specialisms

Technology

Matt McNally

LinkedIn

+44 7894 736 523

Director

Matt is a career consultant, and has advised FTSE 100 companies and investors across a range of B2C and B2B industries including financial services, digital media and technology.

Sector Specialisms

Built Environment

Adam Kantor

LinkedIn

+44 7876 226 848

Director

Adam is a strategy consultant by trade, with a focus on restructuring and turnarounds of PE owned business, built around 6 years in the buy side of a family office.

Sector Specialisms

Industrials, Events

Core Team: Dedicated CDD and consulting expertise

Peter Cookson

+44 7871 425 467

Core Team

Peter is an experienced consultant driving Armstrong’s use of data analytics to provide better strategic and operational insight. His background is in investment banking quantitative analytics.

Previous roles

MD, Bank of America; VP, Deutsche Bank; SVP, GE Capital

Sector Specialisms

Travel

Ifan Dafydd

+44 7792 158 738

Core Team

Ifan is a strategy consultant with a strong background in engineering. Active in the aerospace industry and has aided global R&D firms with next-generation technologies.

Previous roles

Associate, Outsmart Insight

Sector Specialisms

Technology; Industrials; Events

Daniel Sessi

+44 7476 575 431

Core Team

Daniel is a multi-sector bilingual Consultant who has advised governments and investors. Supported Gabon in designing its development strategic plan.

Previous roles

Analyst, L.E.K. Consulting; Analyst, Parthenon-EY; Associate Consultant, Performances Group

Sector Specialisms

Events; Consumer

Ade Akindele

+44 7889 451 352

Core Team

Ade is a strategy consultant with significant experience advising (re)insurance entities and a fully qualified Insurance professional awarded an ACII qualification.

Previous roles

Strategy Consultant, AON Inpoint; Broker, AON; Consultant, Finaccord

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Financial Services; Technology

Richard Sherrard

+44 7392 119 639

Core Team

Richard has 9 years experience as a diligence and corporate financial advisor with involvement across the M&A cycle and a focus on financial modelling and scenario evaluation.

Previous roles

Corporate Finance Executive, R&Q Investment Holdings; Business Consultant, Deloitte

Sector Specialisms

Events

Magnus Hedberg

+44 7988 121 458

Core Team

Fluent in Swedish and French, Magnus consults across multiple sectors with buy-side experience at a macroeconomic consultancy, and with earlier experience in primary research.

Previous roles

Account Manager, TS Lombard; Senior Research Associate, Third Bridge Group Ltd

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Built Environment; Industrials

Kit Goodway

+44 7988 121 458

Core Team

Kit is a strategy consultant with past experience in financial services, having project managed wealth manager's trade margining system implementation

Previous roles

Associate, Capco; Natural Resources Sector Head, CUFIS

Sector Specialisms

Financial Services; Technology

Specialists: Vast, deep sector knowledge, access and operational experience  

Karen Jewell

Specialist

20+ years senior management commercial experience, utilities and local government; Organisational and executive development, M&A, transformation management, HR, corporate strategy; Consultant advising SMEs.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Events; Industrials

Career Highlights

Karen Avey

Specialist

B2B research specialist with 3 decades’ experience; Interviews C-Suite respondents in French, German and English; Led a win loss review for Accenture.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Technology; Events

Career Highlights

David Seear

Specialist

30+ years experience in sales & recruitment sectors; Co-founder/manager of £30m revenue contract recruitment business; Led post-acquisition integration into AIM listed plc.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Technology; Travel

Career Highlights

Ged Dixon

Specialist

20 years in CDD. Experience in public, private and voluntary sectors

Sector Specialisms

Built Environment ;Industrials

Career Highlights

Nick Tye

Specialist

20 years in finance on both the buy and sell side; Research driven sales and trading roles at major investment banks; Founded and sold £250mn family office wealth manager.

Sector Specialisms

Financial Services; Events; Consumer;

Career Highlights

Ewa Levine

Specialist

25 years in international market research, marketing and BD; Over 100 CDD and strategy projects; Developed business strategies & market entry in the events and professional services sector.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Travel; Events

Career Highlights

Mark Lyons

Specialist

30+ years B2B experience interviewing senior decision-makers; Multi-country study specialist, fluent in 6 languages; Conducted a global B2B CX telecoms infrastructure study for 12 years

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Technology;Industrials

Career Highlights

Mark Turner

Specialist

Business and technology journalist for 25 years; Exhibition, publishing and awards director; Over 40 CDD projects across five continents.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Technology; Events

Career Highlights

Clare Johnson

Specialist

30+ years launching, running & trouble-shooting events; Consult for PE funds as event market expert; Run volunteer phone banks for membership organisation.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Events; Consumer

Career Highlights

Graham Ruddick

Specialist

20+ years leading digital projects & companies: 10 years management in the Exhibitions industry at orgainiser, venue and contractor levels.

Sector Specialisms

Digital, Events, Recruitment, Corporate Strategy

Career Highlights

Caroline Powell

Specialist

25+ years in international BD, marketing and creative management; Over 70 CDD and strategy projects; Led International B2B / B2C brand management at Acordis / Akzo Nobel.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Events; Consumer;

Career Highlights

Pete Jewell

Specialist

15+ years experience in marketing and business development in various industry sectors; 100+ CDD and strategy projects across multiple sectors.

Sector Specialisms

Technology; Travel ; Events

Career Highlights

John Immins

Specialist

20+ years leading the design, development and implementation of global retail merchandising programmes; Over 60 CDD and strategy projects across multiple sectors.

Sector Specialisms

Technology; Industrials; Business Services

Career Highlights

Klas Neuman

Specialist

20+ years interviewing senior level management, market experts and opinion leaders; Face-to-face in-depth interviews for international strategy projects; Managed fieldwork logistics for start-up strategic research consultancy.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services; Built Environment; Industrials

Career Highlights

Stephen Royle

Specialist

8 years leading corporate strategy in technology, defence, energy and aerospace; 10 years as Executive Director - increasing NP by 10x; Instrumental in development of leading industrial/aerospace technologies.

Sector Specialisms

Technology; Industrials; Events

Career Highlights

Jenny Hemsley

Specialist

Finance professional - 15 years in global SaaS business. Devised and led strategic planning process for European management team. Implemented financial and business performance dashboard.

Sector Specialisms

Business Services;Technology

Career Highlights