Next Ventures are very pleased to announce the senior appointment of Steven Kearney who joins as Financial Director. Steve brings with him a wealth of experience with thirteen years in the Public Sector. Working initially with PwC in Cyprus Steve’s responsibilities were focused on building an international reconciliation and bank system balancing function for the American payments solutions provider TSYS.
Joining the bold Israeli tech on-demand mobility start up Gett in 2012 developed Steve’s pedigree further, appointed Global Financial Controller he managed Israel, US, UK and Russia. During his time there the company grew from 50 to 1800 staff while Steve managed the setup of financial control and reporting processes across the organisation. That business has grown to a valuation of $1.4bn in 2018 gaining the rare accolade of Unicorn company.
Steve’s successful track record has continued more recently with an appointment as Financial Director to a UK based team where his administration has seen a 400% increase in revenues combined with reduced costs and improved EBITA.
When asked what attracted him to Next Ventures he said;
“A company with big ambitions for growth is always exciting. Their strong international focus and desire to capitalise on the current opportunity to grow their overseas capacities makes the position very attractive. It’s clear to me that much is already in place to achieve these goals, 150 plus clients across 20 countries and a passion to deliver the very best in niche technology talent globally is a great foundation.
I see my role as crucial to achieving the longer term ambitions by helping cross functional teams come together and nurture the new mindsets to meet the necessary changes. Being a successful financial director today is so much more than reports and accounting.”
NV Co-Founder Richard Lacey commented;
“Next Ventures are very much on track to achieving our revenue projections hitting £57 million in 2018 and a great start towards our 2019 target of £70 million. Our market is buoyant. The adoption of technology and digital transformation demands on large enterprise is unrelenting. Our quality delivery model is key to successfully meeting these demands.
Steve’s forward thinking approach to his FD role at Next Ventures and the invaluable international experience he brings with him will undoubtable be a great asset. We are all looking forward to working closely and can’t wait to see the innovation and direction he will certainly bring.”