La Fosse Executive places CFO into Forward Partners

12 May 2022 by Jack Denison

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La Fosse Executive is pleased to announce the successful placement of seasoned CFO Lloyd Smith into venture capital firm Forward Partners.

The Finance function at Forward Partners Group has evolved considerably over the years. After going public last year on London’s AIM market, the organisation was looking for a strong CFO to shape and lead the execution of their financial and commercial strategy.

With 6 years of CFO experience in leading companies including InfoTrack and The Evolve Group, Lloyd was the perfect candidate to shape Forward Partners’ Finance function as the company grows, playing a leading role across strategy, forecasting, investor relations, reporting and fundraising. Lloyd will report into Founder and CEO Nic Brisbourne as Forward Partners enters its next stage of growth post-IPO.

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Commenting on the appointment, Nic said:

“I’m thrilled that Lloyd is joining us. He is an exceptionally qualified commercial finance professional who has led an impressive growth journey. I believe that he is particularly well-equipped to work with our senior executive team to take us to the next level. This was a critical hire for us, and La Fosse has invested deeply in learning about our business, to ensure both technical and cultural fit. La Fosse is unique among search firms in its knowledge of the private equity & venture capital space, its qualified network and willingness to tailor a precise solution to client needs.”


Speaking on the process, Head of People Natalie Falconer said,

The research reports and depth of understanding of our industry was excellent. The La Fosse team helped scope the role and appreciated and consulted on the challenges we face as a newly public company. The team has managed to work around jam-packed diaries and has been beyond flexible with calls after work, super early or on the go. Thank you to Olly and the team at La Fosse Executive for keeping ahead of our timelines. They are an excellent team, and I would love to get their help on other searches.


If you’re looking to expand your leadership team or find out more about our capabilities, please get in touch with the team at La Fosse Executive. Our team has an extensive track record across PE-backed and high-growth businesses and a deep network of leaders, enabling us to find exactly the right person to drive your business forward.

For more information on this role or our CFO capability, please contact Olly Wakefield:

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