Humphrey is an entrepreneur, and sold his most recent business in February 2019.
He enjoys every stage of business growth – from idea, to funding, to growing and (sometimes) selling the business.
If you surround yourself with the right people,
the journey can be pretty incredible.
He’s been working on the Value Added team at Gilligan Sheppard for the last 3 years, working on business valuations, capital raising and litigation support. He’s a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, and has a degree in Statistics with training in Data Science.
Some of the more recent things he’s worked on are:
- Helping people buy businesses. Providing an opinion on the value of the business and whether it’s a good buy, or helping with financial due diligence. Most recently: a civil engineering business, a concrete business, a gym franchise, and an ECE childcare facility
- Capital raising for property developments, start-ups and established businesses. Information Memorandum preparation, investor relations, structuring advice, preparing documentation (e.g. share splits and rights issues), etc.
- Business improvement. Optimisation, loss quantification, working with big data or small data. Most recently: working with a large healthcare provider to optimise performance and change business model
- Business Valuations for relationship property disputes, shareholder disputes, business sales and Public Works Act claims
Most recently: multiple sports retailers, fitness centres, hotels, and consulting firms (in HR, marketing and IT).
Outside of work, Humphrey enjoys cooking and can spend all day in the kitchen. He’ll happily try and make anything, from Creole, to Italian, to Southeast Asian, and occasionally makes beer and wine. It doesn’t always work the first time, but in the end he gets it right.
“These days, you have the option of staying home,
blogging in your underwear, and not having your words mangled.
I think I like the direction things are headed.” – Marc Andreessen
“I’m a post-modern vegetarian. I eat meat ironically.” – Bill Bailey