October 22nd, 2015
Sheldon is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, Business Development Director and Consultant. He specialises in building businesses, both organically and through acquisition and raising capital investment. His consulting experience is focussed on business growth and Information Technology, particularly in the area of ensuring IT meets and delivers business needs.
Sheldon has over 30 years programme and project management skills delivering large IT programme implementations from creation of concept to budgets, funding, timescales, multi discipline leadership skills and quality assurance. He ensures the delivery of end-to-end customer service. He has experience in both the public and private sector and has managed successful partnerships between the sectors.
Sample Consultancy Assignments
Business Growth and Transformation: Grew a business from £2m turnover to £7.5m in 2.5 years including raising £1.5m investment.
Business acquisition and merger: Led the acquisition of two companies, coupled with finding and negotiating £2.5m matched loan fund with the Association of Greater Manchester Authority (AGMA) and the post-acquisition integration of all 3 companies.
Banking – Service Development Manager: Led the project delivery and service management teams in the migration and integration of all UK based service desks for a major UK high street Bank.
Local Authority – IT Programme Director: Managed R&D and implementation process of a c£3M project creating and introducing the first Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution for Middle Schools. The concept was quickly proven and expanded across the county sharing the first cloud based implementation of VDI in the UK.
Banking – Business Continuity Programme Director: Led the team to undertake a business continuity assignment which invented and piloted a brand new technology solution: the first version of VDI. Implementation of a production 1,000 concurrent virtual desktop solution together with automated processes utilising the existing Service Desk. Expanded solution to 7,000+ concurrent users in Europe.
2014-Current The Consultancy Company Principal Consultant
1993–2014 Tribune – CEO and Solutions Consultant
1986–1993 Barclays Bank plc – Senior Business Analyst
1981–1986 UB Management Services – Senior Projects Manager
1978–1981 United Biscuits (UK) Ltd – Production Manager
1977–1978 GEC Elliot Automation – Production Controller
B.Sc.(Hons) Warwick University