Unlocking value : Driving growth
Matthew Halstead
I'm an entrepreneurial, energetic, and pragmatic Chartered Accountant with fifteen years experience building, restructuring, and managing high growth organisations of up to 150 staff in MD, CFO and COO roles.

I've worked across several sectors with organisations that offer novel technologies and exciting propositions to disrupt B2B, B2B2C and B2C target markets, including international & national charities, automotive, digital mental health, theoretical chemistry, property, and corporate finance. This cross-sector experience taught me a broad range of leadership, professional and technical skills that I apply at Board and Executive levels, particularly:

- Finance, operations, fundraising & restructuring to achieve sustainable business models that balance ambitious growth and profitability

- Business intelligence & go-to-market strategy execution to drive effective decision-making and profitable growth

- Digital transformation, automation, and data strategy to drive business value through tech-enabled efficiencies

In addition, I'm a self-funded PhD Candidate in Quantum Chemistry, and a Trustee / Board Director of Catch22, a £50m income social business that designs and delivers public services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities.
I believe that organisations are empowered and valuable when they are:

Operating through self-sufficient and responsible business models
Possessing the right culture and skillsets to design and execute strategies

Underpinning ideas and decisions with robust evidence
Learning and adapting by collating and analysing data

Product focussed
Truly understanding customer problems;
Infusing a product mindset across a business

I help organisations unlock value, achieve their potential and drive growth through the following services:
Commercial Advisory
Management experience enables the collation and analysis of organisational information to drive growth strategies
Supporting management teams with strategic planning to clearly articulate goals, objectives and operational activities aligned with their mission, vision and purpose
Financial Sustainability

Designing and integrating business models into new or existing structures to achieve financial sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness. This is supported by persuasive business cases, robust financial models and sensitivity analysis to fully appreciate risk, reward and impact


  • Financial modelling (business, investment and growth)
  • Strategic & operational planning
  • Interim CFO & COO services
Research, Analysis & Investigations
Undertaking research and analysis to support policy development, advocacy campaigns and commercial decision-making

Analysing qualitative and quantitative data to understand and investigate opaque systems and issues
Data Analysis
Analysing datasets to understand key trends, correlations and insights
Making data understandable by presenting information clearly using computational data visualisation tools
Visualising geo-spatial data using interactive maps, charts and graphs to analyse geographic trends and insights

  • Commercial, social, economic and environmental research and investigations
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis and modelling
  • Report drafting and publication
  • Peer review
  • Customer data analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • Digital mapping
Digital Transformation & Automation
Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to discover needs, wants and goals to better map systems, articulate problems and identify opportunities for change

Using digital technology to model, prototype and test hypotheses and understand challenges
Turning valid and viable propositions into digital products to drive tech-enabled efficiencies; dashboards, platforms, tools and apps


  • Concept and proposition design
  • Digital project management
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Full stack digital development
Thoughts and Case Studies
I am proud to work with my clients...
...and greatly appreciate their feedback
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