- 3 Oct
Retail Assist Welcomes Matthew Proudlove as the new Chief Finance Officer
September 2014: This month Retail Assist welcomes Matthew Proudlove to the Board as our new Chief Finance Officer (CFO). After graduating from Warwick University, with a degree in German and Business, Matthew has gone on to gain valuable business and finance experience in Europe and the UK.
Matthew trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, spending time in Germany, Austria, and the UK. He then spent 13 years in corporate finance where he was involved in corporate acquisitions, company sales and management buy outs. Matthew joins Retail Assist from The Real Yorkshire Pudding Company where he was CFO since 2012.
Matthew Proudlove, comments: “I see massive growth potential for Retail Assist and can’t wait to get started and make steps towards supporting the expansion of the company. I have always had an interest in retail and enjoy the fast-paced nature of the sector; I look forward to the challenges ahead.”
The Board of Retail Assist first met Matthew in 2010 when he worked in corporate finance.
Alan Morris, Executive Chairman, comments: “We are delighted that Matthew has joined the team as we continue to build on our growth strategy. Through our previous business relationships with him we knew he was a strong fit for Retail Assist, and look forward to working with him.”
Morris adds: “It is with Matthew’s skills and experience within the finance sector, coupled with his enthusiasm that he will help the board to move forward and achieve our business vision.”
Matthew’s previous experience in corporate finance, where he worked in both practice and industry means that he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in growing companies. With a keen interest in the IT sector Matthew will be a great attribute not only to Retail Assist’s finance department but to the business as a whole.
Tim Moxon, Retail Assist’s current Chief Finance Officer will leave Retail Assist on Friday 3rd October once he has affected a handover to Matthew.
Tim comments: “I will be leaving Retail Assist in order to pursue potential opportunities to work with small sized businesses on a reduced working hour’s basis.”
Morris concludes: “Tim has made a considerable contribution to the success of the business over the past 10 years and he leaves with our sincere thanks and best wishes for the future.”