Ben Jeffs

UK

Hands-on Executive, who makes interventions on behalf of investors and other stakeholders to recover service, improve operations, improve strategy and create scalable businesses that can grow rapidly.

Strategic in approach and relentless in delivery, with a proven track record of stepping in, getting control and making a difference in weeks.

A passion for creating successful 21st century businesses, in which the right talent is in place and engaged in delivering the right vision, supported with the right systems and tools.

Particularly interested in working with ambitious investors who are looking for rapid returns and sustainable growth, possibly by adopting a "Challenger brand" strategy; or by better exploiting opportunities in the digital space.

Highlights:

Tripled turnover at First Utility, taking them to 21st place in the Virgin / Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

Recovered service and achieved a 30% productivity improvement (within 6 weeks) at a Private Equity backed scientific services business to clear backlogs and retain key customers & staff.

Recovered service and achieved a 50% productivity improvement (within 5 weeks) at an under-performing division of a major PLC to remove the threat of regulatory enforcement action, stop losses and retain a key customer.

Recovered the performance of a commodity trading team, doubling spend under management to £1.6bn.

Recovered 2 restructuring programmes that were "At Risk" for a FTSE 50 company, creating two new services businesses positioned for sale / investment (Scale: £360m annual revenues / 2000 staff).

Specialities: Cost-to-Value transformations; Turnarounds; Service Recovery; EBITDA & P/E Growth; Corporate Renewal; and Restructuring.

Industries: Online; B2C; Private Equity; Scientfic Services; Commodity Trading; Business Services; Energy; Utilities; and CleanTech.

  • Education
    • MBA, BA (Hons)