John Zafar Joins Finsmart as Advisor
Finsmart is delighted to welcome John Zafar, ACMA CGMA, founding partner of Lovelace Ventures, as senior advisor.
John, a seasoned CEO and qualified accountant, enjoys a track record of creating rapid growth across several sectors. John commented, “Capital markets have no choice but to evolve – Finsmart’s applications are easily adopted and bespoke to the needs of all those involved in deal execution. The Finsmart team are highly experienced bankers, they understand this industry and have identified a real need. I am delighted to join their mission to digitally transform primary capital markets.”
Sotiris Manderis, CEO, Finsmart, said: “Innovation is moving fast across banking. As a business, we are focussed on delivering both high quality products for our customers and exceptional value for our investors. We are delighted that John has agreed to join our team as senior advisor. Accessing John’s expertise and experience is essential as we continue to drive change across primary capital markets”.
Throughout his career, John’s strategic insight, entrepreneurial and creative flair, and innate ability to build strong board level teams have enabled him to create over £150m of shareholder value through top and bottom line growth throughout the economic cycle. John’s experience of leading MBO and MBI bids has led to him raising offers of a combined value of over £200m from private equity investors for a variety of potential acquisitions.
In recent years he has been invited to join the board of businesses in a Non Executive capacity by investors and founders alike, including BGF, Living Bridge, Gresham House & Maven Capital. He also Chairs Credentially.io, which is backed by Triple Point, Steyn Capital, Pembroke Capital and Hambro Perks.
Finsmart Ltd. is a financial technology company that develops digital applications for primary capital markets. The technology enables real time secure access to relevant data creating cost efficiencies and competitive advantage for stakeholders. Finsmart was founded in October 2020 by Sotiris Manderis and Guillaume Petitgas. For more information please contact Sotiris Manderis .