Chris Benstead’s Journey to Management December 4th, 2018

Chris made the move from Cambridge to London in 2016, having previously studied Psychology at University in Birmingham.

Chris joined Finatal as a Recruitment Consultant for the interim division, consistently impressing the Directors with his determination and energy.

He soon became a top biller at Finatal, progressing to manage the interim team, working closely with the Directors to build a strong team and notable market presence. Typical roles the team cover include Interim Financial Controller, Management Accountant, Financial Accountant and Commercial Analyst.

Subsequent to Chris leading the team, the division’s headcount and day rate has doubled in size. They have also established themselves in the market, sourcing systems project professionals.

Chris has placed candidates into portfolio companies, with turnovers from £5m to £600m, in a range of sectors including:

  • Software
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • FinTech
  • FMCG
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • E-commerce

The team’s client base includes:

  • Pizza Express, Hony Capital backed
  • Addison Lee, Carlyle backed
  • BFinance, Baird Capital backed
  • Thomas International, Palamon backed
  • Allocate Software, HG Capital backed
  • Silvergate Media, Shamrock Capital backed
  • Vegetarian Express, Bridges Fund Management backed
  • Lifeways, Omers PE backed

’”I have always had the aspiration to manage my own team and Finatal have allowed me to achieve that. Finatal always focus on internal development and I am proud to be part of this.” Chris Benstead, Manager – Interim Finance

For a confidential conversation to discuss the internal opportunities Finatal can provide, contact Mark Sattin or Chris Benstead.

Mark Sattin,, 0207 467 2550

Chris Benstead,, 0207 467 2550

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