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The launch of the ABM Assessment Centre
The launch was Thursday 6th 2018 December at the Business and IP Centre, British Library KX. The format of the day was A challenging panel interview with Professor David Clutterbuck and our Accreditation Officer Gaby Marcon Clarke An observed recorded mentoring session with a business owner from the British Library’s Innovate for Growth program Applicants. Read more Read moreView all news
ProfileAn experienced business architect with a track record for getting things done in an effective and collaborative way.
Chris' success in large part stems from understanding people, combined with a broad know-how and a deep insight into how everything is connected in business. He has a track record for resolving complex business problems, pragmatically and innovatively, delivering client-focused solutions and enhancing business processes and the bottom line.
Chris started his career in banking as a lowly clerk. His structured approach to problem solving eventually landed him an opportunity on the trading-floor as a junior business-support-guy in a fast changing business startup. He quickly demonstrated an ability to create team alignment and simplify complex challenges across functions front to back.
Mentored by some world-class entrepreneurs, they grew and improved the business over 13 years and more responsibility followed. Chris eventually became the global Chief Operating Officer of that highly successful FX, Derivatives & Money Market division at Credit Suisse.
His next challenge as Fixed Income COO at ABN Amro Asset Management took things to a whole new level of complexity - architecting the integration of two companies with very different cultures and aspirations - made harder by a dysfunctional outsourced operation and very few world class systems in place – not to mention the human dynamic of uncertainty.
Following that assignment and inspired by The e Myth (Michael Gerber) Chris set out to apply his know how to solve the ridiculous 80% failure rate amongst small and medium sized companies that represent 60% of the UK GDP and 50% of households who rely on SME success for their livelihood.
He has developed an approach that got him tagged as “a new breed of business mentor...who brings out the best in people and sets them on a pathway to success”. It's an approach that transforming companies from the inside out at it works every time....with people who are ready.
His success in large part stems from 20+ years in corporate followed by ten years of obsessing about what really holds back people and organisations and how to inspire and facilitate a path to more exciting, successful and fulfilling possibilities for all of those who are brave enough to start and grow a company.
Qualifications30 years hands on experience in companies large and small driving strategic change, growth and innovation.
WSI certified digital marketing expert