Thomas Rodger enables owner-manager businesses to deliver their wildest dreams – be it helping an innovative start-up attain its full potential, a profitable business maximise its sale value, or working with management to deliver balanced growth.
With 25 years' experience of working in both hands-on delivery and in advisory roles – from company chairman and chief executive through to business coach/board advisor – he is ideally placed to work alongside company Boards to realise their ambitions.
His forensic eye for detail and multidisciplinary expertise – in operations, finance, marketing and development – helps Boards tease out their goals, identify how best to overcome internal constraints or market challenges, and navigate through the change processes: change within a company, change in management practices, or change within a Board.
Thomas' particular focus is helping owner-mangers maintain a balance of ongoing remuneration versus building longer-term value, so that they can choose whether to continue to work, to step out of the company and take a return, or sell the business and moving onto other things.
Freedom is what he delivers. Freedom so that a business works for the owner-manager, in their interests and in the direction they want it, rather than them becoming caught in the trap of working slavishly for the business – tirelessly around the clock, and with no apparent escape.
His achievement record is impressive. Assignments he has seen delivered include: delivering high-level growth and Return on Investment; raising cash and equity funding for business purchases; implementing business turnaround, restructuring and change-management programmes; and preparing companies for Sale/Initial Public Offering. These have been achieved with businesses of varying size and ownership, and in particular, private owner-managed SMEs.
Thomas' highly capable and confident hand come from his experience across a range of sectors – which stretches from the motor industry and other manufacturing to IT and high-tech.