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Simon Vertullo

Simon Vertullo

On Demand Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Turnaround Leader and Board Advisor

+61 401 356 856

An experienced CFO and board director, Simon leads companies through periods of transformation and complexity powered by operational excellence, innovation and strategic focus.

Known for his collaborative and straight-talking approach, Simon uses his commercial and technical skills to deliver solutions for his clients; navigating them through difficult and challenging circumstances.

While having an emphasis on practical deliverables backed by rapid action, Simon focuses on providing strategic, financial and operational outcomes. From motivating management and finance teams fatigued by the coinciding and competing requirements of financiers and turnarounds, to facilitating debt and equity transactions, Simon is adept at problem solving on a large corporate scale.

Career History

A seasoned Chartered Accountant with broad financial, transactional and operational experience, he has worked with an extensive number of listed and large privately-owned companies throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.

Simon's training was principally with KPMG, working in the Australian and Asian practices in Restructuring and Corporate Finance and he was the Head of their Restructuring Advisory team in Brisbane before becoming a Partner at KordaMentha and 333 Consulting.

A passion for corporate leadership roles led to Simon leaving public practice to establish his own consultancy focussed C'suite appointments and board roles.

Leadership Highlights

Deputy CFO and transformation lead for an ASX-listed funds management company with global operations.
Interim CFO for turnaround and restructuring of large national in-home care aged care provider which faciliated hundreds of staff to continue being emploiyed and ongoing care to over 3,000 clients

CXO for listed retail group overseeing multiple sale transactions, faciliation of due diligence, debt restructuring, cash control and litigation and network leasing management

CXO and board adviser for listed finance company for management and exit of underperforming investment portfolio

Board director of multiple ASX listed companies with roles focussed on stabilsation, transactions and capital raisings

Engaged to complete the sale of a property asset portfolio of $400m consisting of shopping centres, commercial building and development site

Director and then Chairman of subsidiary of listed technology group for successful restructure

Travelling the world as a corporate turnaround specialist while based in London including to all manner of exotic locations such as Egypt, Mexico and Cambodia.

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia), Graduate of Company Directors Course (GAICD) Australian Institute of Company Directors, Turnaround Management Association (committee member), Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA), Dare to LeadTM Trained

Technology, Retail, FMCG, Health & Aged Care, Property & Construction, Mining, Professional Services, Pharmacy, Leasing & Finance

Finance, Treasury, Executive and Non Executive Director, Transaction Leader, Restructuring and Turnaround Consultant

Complex Financial and Risk Management, Turnaround and Distress, Debt and Equity Restructuring, Disputes

Favourite quotes
Henry Ford summed it up best. 'If i had asked people what they wanted' he said. 'they would of said a faster horse' Simon Sinek
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a followerSteve Jobs

“I joined Leaders on Demand...

... because of their cultural alignment with the goals and values I bring to my work. Having worked alongside the founders it was an easy choice to join them with our common focus on excellence, innovation and leadership”

“When I'm not at work...

... I'm chasing around my three young boys while enjoying cycling, flying and of course all things Italian. I am also an active board member of Footprints, a charity supporting people affected by disabilities and mental health issues”