To go from good to great, a business needs to clear the distortions that their growth has inherently created. They need to understand what types of decisions need to be made and when, what needs to be measured and why, and what needs to be implemented and how, to see their entrepreneurial skill return the substantial results they have become accustomed to.
Business Advisory Partner
Sean is a Partner working in the Business Advisory division in Melbourne. Having joined the firm in 2005, Sean has developed expertise in providing advisory services to the SME market across a diverse range of industries.
For his clients, Sean takes them through a strategic planning process to reset the goals and objectives to drive their growth through various stages of their business and personal lifecycle.
Sean’s clients reap the benefits that come from his ability to simplify the financial decisions that take their business from good to great.
Recent examples of work include:
- Co-ordinating the restructure of a family business group for the ultimate sale of majority stake ownership to Private Equity Group
- Developing 3-way financial model for international wholesale group to assist with cash flow management of their forex exposures
- Transitioning the ownership of a large primary production business to key management personnel through the development and implementation of the Owner’s succession plan.
Sean’s previous experience includes an industry role with a national Intellectual Property firm. He utilises the skills and experience gained in the areas of budgeting, cash flow analysis and KPI performance reporting to help his clients drive growth and build wealth within their businesses.
Sean also undertakes pro-bono work for both Kindred Spirits Foundation Pty ltd and Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia Ltd. Both of whom deliver numerous benefits to communities and industries in Australia. Sean has seen first-hand how his clients have benefited from that message, but it is a challenge to do both well. “There is a natural evolution within a business life cycle when the decisions you have made previously have created rapid growth no longer seem to have the same impact as before. The rewards previously gained either diminish or just don't hit the mark like they used to. It’s not that the old formula is broken, it's simply that the business has reached an inevitable plateau in its life cycle”.
Qualification and memberships:
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)