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Our Team

Our Team

Postern is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced business practitioners backed-up by an extensive base of proven experienced associates from diverse industry backgrounds. We work together to bring comprehensive solutions to complicated situations. We are flexible in our approach, able to expand and contract our resources depending on the exigencies of the assignment. Working individually or as a team we have global competence across a broad range of industries including; manufacturing, engineering, mining, logistics, oil & gas, IT, technology, financial services, insurance, leisure, food, construction, marine, sub-marine, automotive, aviation, health care, medical, pharmaceutical, and defence. We have a particular focus on technology, telecoms, IT, media & digital media, digital publishing and gaming, content management, intellectual property and entertainment.

Michael Scordino

Michael Scordino Chief Executive Officer

Michael Scordino

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Scordino
Experienced CEO and strategist with strong operational, transformational change and performance optimisation skills for greater than 30 years. Highly transferable skill set across a broad range of industry sectors (construction, mining, house building, engineering, hospitality, FMCG, automotive etc.) but with particular in-depth operational expertise in: technology – VR, AR, AI, Fintech, media, entertainment, event management, and IT and a comprehensive knowledge of IPR its exploitation and its financial management. Extensive hands-on experience in IPR development, production, marketing, distribution, revenue maximization, digital transformation and the transition of operations to online platforms. Worked with private equity, wealth funds, family offices, and HNWI in value creation using best practices in their portfolio investments, M&A integration and bolt-on acquisitions, and post-acquisition rationalizations. A deep thinker with strong operational and analytical skills and numerous years of leadership, business transformation and re-structuring experience across Europe, North America, Middle East, and China with particular experience in China in B2B, B2C and working with the Chinese Government. Michael was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the City of Long Beach, California, for his accomplishments and endeavors in twinning with the City of Qingdao, China. Fluent in: Italian
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Geraint Howells FCA

Geraint Howells FCA CFO

Geraint Howells FCA

CFO

Geraint Howells FCA
Geraint Howells is a Chartered Accountant with over 16 years experience as a partner in a top 20 practice prior to setting up his own accountancy firm in 2010. He specialises in advising clients from the media, entertainment and intellectual property sectors on a range of issues including cash management, employee incentive schemes and the valuation of IP rights. He has experience of taking £10 Million+ clients on to the AIM market, financial and operational due diligence, negotiating acquisitions, expert witness evidence, designing and assisting in the implementation of internal systems and ‘hand holding’ directors through periods of change.
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Lance Young

Lance Young Chief Operating Officer

Lance Young

Chief Operating Officer

Lance Young
Lance L. Young is a media/entertainment consultant and advisor. He has most recently advised or worked with GTCR, Guggenheim, Imagi, CitiGroup, Beijing Film Studio, DreamWorks Animation, Starz Animation, and Cinemalogical LLC. From 1999-2008, Mr. Young was Head of Creative Affairs and Production for DreamWorks Animation. At DreamWorks, Mr. Young maintained oversight in development and production of films from inception through release. During his tenure DreamWorks released 8 films including Shrek, Shrek II, Shark Tale, Shrek the Third, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, and How To Train Your Dragon. Mr. Young currently lectures worldwide in the area of 3-D Technology and Production. He also is a commercial director and producer and produces programming for the Sportsman Channel. Mr. Young graduated from Harvard Business School and the USC Cinema/Television program where he subsequently taught as a professor in the Peter Stark Program.Fluent in: French and Spanish
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Tony Evans

Tony Evans Core Management Team

Tony Evans

Core Management Team

Tony Evans
With over 20 years of experience operating at interim CEO level on an international basis, Tony has implemented transformational change across a range of industries, ownership structures, company size, business conditions and countries. He has led organisations ranging in size up to c.10,000 employees, $0.5BN fixed assets and zero cash. During his interim career, Tony has added over $940M value for clients, not including balance sheet NAV. His ‘post-corporate’ career averages $67M added value per assignment and includes: 3 acquisition integrations, turned round3 JV organizations, initiated & led on 8 business sales, delivered 10 major company re-structuring assignments, achieved 2 soft landing administrations with high value added to creditors & shareholders & taken a national government to International Tribunal (& won). Tony is a strong believer in teamwork and empowerment as a business is brought under control and cut free to follow a well-crafted strategy. Tony enjoys operating in cross border, multi-cultural situations, with people who are passionate about their subject, adaptable in their behaviors and creatively agile in their approach to developing and implementing strategy successfully.Tony is a graduate scientist and a fully independently accredited member of the UK’s Institute of Interim Management, where he is currently Co-Chair and was elected a Companion in 2011 for his services to the industry. He currently holds 4 chairmanships and is a NED for a start-up fintech business.
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Paul Hampton

Paul Hampton Core Management Team

Paul Hampton

Core Management Team

Paul Hampton
As a CEO/CRO experienced in change agendas, with a background in trans-national management, marketing and sales, Paul is trilingual in English, French and Spanish and matches this with practical working knowledge of European business cultures. He has successfully operated in the fields of medical devices, consumer products and industrial services (B2B and B2C). He worked for BOC and Vickers and took the IEP at INSEAD. Since the early 1990s, he has run his own successful management consultancy and is a long-time Postern associate.
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Robin Tutty

Robin Tutty Corporate & Insolvency Law

Robin Tutty

Corporate & Insolvency Law

Robin Tutty
A corporate lawyer who headed the business recovery and insolvency groups in two leading City law firms. Robin now uses his extensive experience spanning over thirty years to assist and advise companies and stakeholders in devising effective strategies to emerge from financial stress and protect against insolvency risks.
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Peter Bullard

Peter Bullard Core Management Team

Peter Bullard

Core Management Team

Peter Bullard
Peter is an accomplished CEO with an exceptional track record of achievement in the media and entertainment business. He has over 20 years experience at the highest level working with two of the world’s biggest global media companies. He has particular expertise in digital distribution, content development, mobile services, channel launches and transformation and turnaround work, and with more than 15 years spent living overseas, has great cross cultural experience and sensitivity, most notably in the Asia-Pacific region. With an aggressive approach to driving both top and bottom line, Peter also likes to place strong emphasis on developing talent and teamwork, with a focus on overcoming internal barriers and resolving conflicts that so often stifle growth.
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Joyce Irvine

Joyce Irvine Associate Team

Joyce Irvine

Associate Team

Joyce Irvine
Joyce Irvine has been in the entertainment industry for many years in various capacities. She began as a theater actress in the UK, working all over country and in London’s West End. She has also written and directed a number of plays. After moving to Los Angeles, she transitioned to the film industry, where she worked in development as a consultant and script doctor for several independent companies and talent agencies. For eight years she worked for William Morris Agency in Los Angeles, analyzing books and scripts for film purposes. At the agency, she was involved at the conception of many successful projects for film and TV, such as ’The Perfect Storm’, ’K Pax’, ’John Adams’, ’Dexter’, and ’Game of Thrones’. For the last few years she has lived in the San Francisco bay area, where she has recorded several audio books, such as ’Sun of Suns’ by Karl Schroeder, and has worked as an editor for books and film scripts, and as a writing coach. She also teaches presentation skills, individually for actors and politicians, as well as in a corporate setting for IT personnel in companies like Cisco. Although the scope of her work is wide, her focus continues to be her original passions of writing and performance art.
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Alexander Scordino

Alexander Scordino Legal Advisor

Alexander Scordino

Legal Advisor

Alexander Scordino
Alexander is a magic circle lawyer specialising in corporate law and private equity structuring and transactions. He supports Postern’s Core Management Team with the analysis of legal matters. He has worked on many business improvements and due diligence projects with Postern and helped to develop solutions for client companies. Alexander has specific experience working with Private Equity and Venture Capital clients. Alexander also holds a BA in Business Management & Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Mark Brown

Mark Brown Core Management Team – Banking & Financial Services

Mark Brown

Core Management Team – Banking & Financial Services

Mark Brown
A highly experienced, motivated and respected corporate banker for over 30 years who has held a diverse roles within the financial services sector. Until recently was Managing Director Corporate Banking for HSBC Bank in London where his business unit income growth was in excess of US$1Bn. Mark led a large team supporting Corporate clients with both corporate/commercial solutions (full range of banking services)and investment banking support to FTSE 100/250 clients, Private Equity backed/highly leveraged companies, professional firms and large privately owned concerns, who in the main were international/global operators.In addition to his financial, credit, analytical and business experience, Mark is a pragmatic individual with strong valuebased leadership skills and ethos which align well with the objectives of corporate clients who seek his strategic advice and guidance.
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Danilo La Farciola

Danilo La Farciola Intern

Danilo La Farciola

Intern

Danilo La Farciola
Danilo holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Macerata (Italy). For his thesis, Danilo conducted research on the international trade law concerning WTO regional trade agreements and focused on possible future UK-EU trade partnerships in the event of the UK exiting the European Union. While completing his master’s degree, Danilo co-founded a local law students’ association and spent a semester abroad at the University of Mannheim (Germany); specifically, he studied international business law – in particular on contract negotiations– and business management where he has also become a member of the Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - and supported the management team of a German start-up. He has also attended an intensive international business management course concerning marketing and operations in emerging economies (University of Macerata - Aalborg University, Denmark). Danilo has gained practical experience working in an Italian law firm, as an executive assistant to CEO in an Italian construction company and in the event management industry before enrolling at the university. Danilo is a critical thinker with a creative and pragmatic approach, as well as strong analytical skills.
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Roshan Kanyady

Roshan Kanyady Cross Border Strategy

Roshan Kanyady

Cross Border Strategy

Roshan Kanyady
Roshan develops international cross-border strategies that provide market opportunities for SMEs within India and the UK. Recognizes obstacles within SMEs where existing strategies limit growth; identifies differentiating factors and helps them make the necessary changes to provide a competitive edge.Internationally experienced, having created and led highly motivated and successful cross-cultural teams to deliver strategic programs to scope, time and cost, with budgets up to £20m.Proven experience in delivering change programmes (B2B & B2C) within FTSE 100 companies in Financial Services, Telecom, Retail Banking and Utility sectors involving multiple stakeholders and sponsors with potentially competing agendas, driving clarity and solutions to issues in complex businesses.Founder of Complete-KYC.com Roshan is a passionate, friendly and business-focused entrepreneur who builds long-term international relationships. A firm believer in delivering excellent customer service. An innovative thinker who can balance vision, strategy and operational goals. Experienced at increasing competitiveness and profitable growth for SMEs based on continuously improved Innovation Management. (Certified by A T Kearney and the European Innovation Management Academy).Skilled in utilising the Kaplan-Norton balanced scorecard approach to describe and measure strategy and tracking actions taken to improve results. (Certified by The Palladium Group)
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