David Bryan is a founding principal of Bryan, Mansell & Tilley LLP and a hands-on senior financial manager with extensive experience working with international and UK companies in restructuring and improvement. He has operated at CFO level in large and SME companies in the UK, USA and Europe and has many years experience with Public and Private Equity owned businesses. His industry experience includes automotive supply and commercial vehicle manufacture, industrial systems and services.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, David spent several years with United Technologies Corporation in their Carrier division where he gained his first Finance Director position at the age of 28. After studying full time for an MBA he joined the fast growing Mayflower Corporation, an engineering group listed on the London Stock Exchange. David’s career with Mayflower saw the group grow from £13m in revenues to nearly £700m. During this time David was Finance Director and CFO of many of the group businesses including the US division. He was a full time member of the acquisition and post acquisition integration teams, led the raising of equity and debt finance and played an integral part in Mayflower’s restructuring efforts in 2003/4. He has lived and worked in the UK, USA and Germany.
In recent years David has worked on restructuring assignments including La Seda de Barcelona, Collins & Aikman Europe, Dura Automotive and Metal Castings Ltd. He has also advised Private Equity companies in assessment studies, cash flow and treasury management, business planning and the restructuring and refinancing of businesses in transition. David is a Certified Turnaround Professional and is on the board of the Turnaround Management Association in the UK and Europe. He has spoken at many conferences and seminars and co-authored the ICAEW’s Best Practice Guideline on Turnarounds.
Education, Certification and Languages
- Chartered Accountant, ICAEW
- MBA, Cranfield School of Management
- Fellow of the European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals
- Board Member, Turnaround Management Association UK and Europe
- Council Member, Cranfield Management Association
- Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants Corporate Finance Faculty