After graduating from Cambridge University in 1993, the trainer worked as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, gaining a comprehensive knowledge of corporate accounting and financial statements. He qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) and then worked in investment banking in the City of London, initially with HSBC and subsequently at Merrill Lynch. Throughout his time in the City, he was in a front-office role, advising companies on valuation, financing, acquisitions, foreign exchange and derivatives. This breadth of practical experience and his passion for sharing and communicating knowledge naturally then led him towards a career in financial training.
He has worked in financial training for the last ten years and delivered training courses on accounting, financial modelling, corporate finance, valuation and capital markets at investment banks, private equity and corporate finance firms worldwide.