Analytics consultancy Dufrain has appointed Alex Meakin as its first ever Chief Monetary Officer. He joins from the identical position at a personal fairness backed expertise companies enterprise.
Dufrain is at a pivotal level in its improvement. Based in 2010, the corporate not too long ago obtained an funding from non-public fairness agency Phoenix Fairness Companions, as a part of a administration buy-out. In preparation for a brand new part of progress backed by that funding, the agency not too long ago put in expertise entrepreneur Mark Fowle as Chairman.
Now, Dufrain has adopted that up, with the creation of a brand new Chief Monetary Officer (CFO) position. The primary individual to carry the place shall be Alex Meakin – an skilled skilled companies determine, who joins Dufrain’s Board of Administrators, and can work intently with Chief Govt Officer Joseph George and Chief Buyer Officer Gerry Goodwin to play a key position within the efficient operating of the enterprise’ finance, governance and operations capabilities.
Dufrain CEO George commented, “Alex brings with him a wealth of expertise and I’m wanting ahead to working intently with him all through this era of progress for Dufrain. His numerous background in a variety of senior finance roles in addition to his eager curiosity in knowledge and analytics makes him an amazing match for the corporate, particularly as such throughout such a pivotal and thrilling interval of progress for us. I’m assured he’ll be an actual asset to our senior crew, offering perception and data from earlier roles at PE backed firms.”
Dufrain is a UK-headquartered consultancy serving to prospects around the globe throughout a variety of industries. The agency helps shoppers harness knowledge, achieve priceless insights and make higher knowledgeable choices, whereas optimising knowledge to drive and develop companies.
Meakin joins Dufrain from Brookson Group, a personal fairness backed, expertise enabled companies enterprise. As CFO there, he was chargeable for M&A, debt financing, monetary planning and evaluation and due diligence. He additionally efficiently led the corporate via a sale to Folks 2.0 in Could 2022. Dufrain will hope that his expertise from this position at a personal fairness backed firm will allow him to assist fulfill Dufrain’s progress plans, following the funding from Phoenix Fairness Companions.
Previous to his work with Brookson Group, Meakin’s two-decade profession additionally noticed him maintain senior finance roles at Thomas Cook dinner, Manchester Airport and Barclays. He started his profession as a design and software program engineer, earlier than qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC.
Talking on his new problem, Meakin famous, “Dufrain has seen large progress over the past yr, and its means to ship glorious outcomes for shoppers in addition to an unrivalled inside tradition attracted its funding from Phoenix again in July. It’s such an thrilling time to hitch the crew, and I’m wanting ahead to working with Joseph and the entire board to ship on the formidable progress plans already within the pipeline.”