Corporate Finance Guru joins Venture Corporate Finance

Gary Smith

Specialist corporate finance firm Venture Corporate Finance has appointed Gary Smith (pictured) as the new Managing Director.  

“We know from Gary’s experience, skills and qualities that he can help deliver an improved corporate finance strategy to the market for us. He brings with him his extensive experience in corporate finance from both the UK and International markets and over the past 10 years experience of the SaaS, IT and Telecommunications M&A marketplace. He has an excellent financial knowledge.” said Venture Corporate Finance Non-Executive Director Tim Poultney
Before joining Venture Corporate Finance he has held a senior roles at Evolution Capital where he led the team on numerous IT/Telecom focused transactions and also he held a number of high profile Senior Director roles with multi-nationals in the digital and technology marketplace with responsibilities for P&L. 

“Gary is credited for significantly improving and turning around the myjobgroup business where he grew profitability by 300%,” added Tim. “His three-year value building programme at myjobgroup allowed the business to preparation for disposal and complete a transaction in 2016.”

Gary’s international experience when he was Chief Executive at SaaS business Saongroup included the acquisition and disposals of over 10 businesses during his time in Asia. 

He grew Saon’s Asia business from two to seven integrated subsidiary companies within five years with revenue growth increasing over 600% during his tenure.