Heavyweight Board Advisor to Fast-Growth Agencies and Tech Start-Ups

Since 1994 I’ve led pioneering digital, creative and strategy companies and an agency group, with extensive M&A experience from a number of successful agency sales.

I’m now chairman, non-executive director and board advisor to several agencies, private equity firms, tech start-ups and cryptocurrency ICOs.

I specialise in practical board management to enable very fast growth while minimising risk. More than twenty successful companies have used this structured approach and the results are exceptional:

  • Seven-person team to £11m billings ad agency in eighteen months
  • 3x Revenue and £1m EBIT in two years, launch into USA with $1m first year revenue
  • 3x Revenue and trade sale in eighteen months
  • Turnaround from loss-making to 3x revenue and 22% EBIT in fifteen months

Felix Velarde board advisor results April 2017

Average revenue growth 2016 – 124%
Average revenue growth 2017 – 164%

I love working with highly driven owners, focusing on:

  1. Immediate action plans and three-year roadmaps
  2. Exceptional positioning and marketing strategy
  3. Hiring A Players and developing superstar teams
  4. Growth-oriented financial management and risk mitigation
  5. M&A including preparation, due diligence and negotiation

I occasionally take on new clients. Get in touch if you’d like a chat.