New roles from Catalyst Talent

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Catalyst Talent is a search company that specialises in matching entrepreneurial leaders to exciting business opportunities. Catalyst Talent is a spin out from Catalyst Venture Partners and has been created to provide the type of individuals needed to lead fast growth companies. The latest roles available are listed below. Please contact Ian McAnearney on 0207 1831069 to find out more about the roles or visit Catalyst Talent to download the job descriptions.

EVP Operations – London based

The EVP – Operations will be a key member of the executive team, and will participate in the Management Board, as well as the Leadership Team. The EVP – Operations will have responsibility for profit and loss for the regions and will be responsible for c 4 direct senior Regional Director reports. The key focus of the role will be on developing the commercial/corporate leadership capability within the regions, improving profitability of the Region and Global P & L, the introduction of a stronger more cohesive global delivery model, improved organisation of resources through the introduction of global competency centres and networks, capitalisation of the knowledge and capability to give us the leading edge in the market in terms of profit performance, quality, delivery and customer satisfaction. Read more >

EVP Operations in Renewables – Bristol

The EVP – Operations must be a proven leader who can set a direction, for and with a senior team.   Acting as a strong number 2 within the business, the candidate must demonstrate a strong personality and gravitas, and will naturally gain the buy in and support of the Regional “Heads” and will comfortably educate and direct the team.  Strong operations and commercial focus, balanced with the ability to ensure consistency in processes and standards across the organisation.  Working in a complex environment, the candidate will be set high standards of performance and targets for the team, and primarily focus on delivery of results and growth within the division. Read more >

Head of Client Service Centre

The primary role of the Head of Client Service Centre is to ensure the retention and growth of the existing business; developing a rapport with clients that will continually improve the relationship and present products and services to meet clients’ existing and future needs. It requires working with the sales team and other managers to increase sales opportunities and thereby maximise revenue for the organisation. Read more >


Richard TurnerWe have returned from the Christmas and New Year break enthused and inspired. While we were away we learnt our first big Bond deal (£23.5m)  got the green light from our investment committee, OCM concluded its deal with Samsung, Green Motion is in talks with a major car manufacturer, and OIL have  made great progress with developing a very exciting TV and Web concept. I think we all feel that the New Year is going to be an exciting one and we have a very interesting pipeline of opportunities.

The bond funding is proving to be an attractive proposition and is a good solution to complement the shortfall in an existing deal.  For example one of our proposed deals is structured in the following way; we made an offer of £20m to top slice a  £100m deal to construct a bio refinery. £80m was coming from equity. Equity investment for a project such as this typically carries a price tag of 20%+ IRR. Our funding has an IRR of about 12%. So an ideal substitute for later stage equity.

We are extremely pleased to be able to offer a product that can provide the difference between a project with such potential for growth getting the green light rather than failing through a lack of funding.  We are looking forward to completing this deal and to kicking off others like it.

Onwards and upwards!

Richard Turner