David Laikin

Head of Finance

David’s favourite city

David’s favourite city is San Francisco. His highlights are the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, the Pier area, Ghirardelli’s Chocolate and Chinatown. David also enjoys nearby spots like the Muir Woods, and Yosemite National Park, not to mention the humpback whales at Monterey.

Three songs you’ll find on David’s Spotify playlist
  • Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran
  • Viva La Vida by Coldplay
What got David started

David was discouraged from becoming a professional tennis player so he did the next best thing and began a training contract in accountancy. A professional accountancy qualification wasn’t just about learning the nuts and bolts of numbers and finance, it exposed David to a wide range of diverse businesses and industries.

David is excellent at
  • Identifying and addressing business challenges: Pinpointing the core issues that businesses face to develop effective strategies and solutions that address the root causes, not just the symptoms.
  • Optimising operational processes: Thoroughly analysing and overhauling operational workflows to boost efficiency. Often involving streamlining processes and implementing innovative practices that not only save time and resources but also enhance overall productivity.
  • Providing strategic insights for decision-making: David’s advice is founded on careful analysis and a clear understanding of market trends and business fundamentals, aligning solutions with clients’ needs.
About David
  • David is experienced across many commercial sectors including travel, retail, and manufacturing. He has worked in a wide variety of commercial organisations ranging from large corporate environments to family-run SME’s.
    David is also experienced in navigating the complexities of international business, minimising FX risk, and navigating cross-border trade.
    David thrives on guiding companies through the challenges of new system implementations.
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