Multi-award winning CFO Deepa Shah has assisted hundreds of businesses through their growth journey, helping companies to strategize and find funding opportunities to facilitate their expansion. In this session, she’ll drill down to the basics of funding and business valuation, sharing both tips and tricks from her experience as well as a clear, holistic perspective of the process for those new to funding. Ideal for both business owners and aspirants alike, this presentation will arm attendees with the steps they need to take to realize their business dreams from a financial perspective.
Deepa is a multi-award winning Chief Financial Officer, NED and Advisor. She is a senior leader, with 20+ years’ experience working for high growth global businesses within marketing services, creative communications, and technology. She is a trusted business partner, who can advise and support dynamic businesses with their operational management, strategy, and growth. She brings external thinking and fresh perspective to organisations.
Following a successful career across agencies within the largest global advertising holding groups, including Omnicom Group Inc, and Publicis Groupe, Deepa is now a Partner at Waypoint Partners, a global growth and M&A advisory firm. Amongst many other things, she has been supporting founders with fundraising and investment, provided commercial and strategic leadership including leading expansion into new international markets, and built reporting infrastructure and processes to support growth.