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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, business transformation 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: media, digital media, entertainment, technology, event management, hospitality, IT and comprehensive knowledge of IPR its exploitation and its financial management. With direct 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 to improve enterprise value in portfolio investments and in the rationalization and integration of bolt-on acquisitions, and post acquisition integrations. 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.Fluent in: Italian
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Geraint Howells FCA

Geraint Howells FCA Chief Financial Officer

Geraint Howells FCA

Chief Financial Officer

Geraint Howells FCA
Geraint Howells is a Chartered Accountant with over 16 years experience as a partner in a top 20 practice advising clients in 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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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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Dr Philip Smith FCA

Dr Philip Smith FCA Core Management Team

Dr Philip Smith FCA

Core Management Team

Dr Philip Smith FCA
An experienced FD and Executive Chairman, Philip’s management focus is on aligning operational actions with the achievement of profit and cash flow goals to create shareholder value, generally from a start position of financial distress &/or management disruption. He has used his transferable skills in a wide range of sectors (including. consumer goods, transport, supply chain & logistics, sport, entertainment & automotive sectors). Philip is a Chartered Accountant, MBA, has Executive Doctorate from Cranfield SOM & is a Council member of ICAEW and the chair of ICAEW Business Performance Community. Philip’s paper "The Finance Function: A Framework for Analysis" has now been published by the ICAEW.Download HereFluent in: French
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Robin Tutty LLB (Hons)

Robin Tutty LLB (Hons) Core Management Team

Robin Tutty LLB (Hons)

Core Management Team

Robin Tutty LLB (Hons)
A corporate lawyer who has more than twenty-five years experience advising and assisting banks, companies and stakeholders in formulating and implementing turnaround and re-structuring plans which comply with the complexities of insolvency and corporate laws. Matters on which Robin has advised include Noble House Leisure Group and The Imagines Homes Group restructuring. The Legal 500 describes Robin as "one of the best specialist insolvency lawyers".
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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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Ian Dale-Lace

Ian Dale-Lace Core Management Team

Ian Dale-Lace

Core Management Team

Ian Dale-Lace
Interim Director / Project Leader since 2009. Background manufacturing senior management, operating performance improvement, working capital reduction and major strategic change across a range of industry sectors (electronics, precision machining, sheet metal forming, paper making, foundry, rotogravure printing, extrusion, injection moulding, automotive). Strong experience of acquisitions, restructuring, consolidation, transfers, outsourcing and site closures in UK and Europe. Business German speaker. He worked for major Multinational Plc’s Tyco International and Armstrong World Industries as well as Rover, Adam Opel, Cardale and Hozelock before completing varied assignments with Edwards (Atlas Copco), Tyco Safety Products, iQor and supported Private Equity preparing an acquired private company Fine Tubes for trade sale. He has worked in USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and UK.
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Associate Team

Associate Team Joyce Irvine

Associate Team

Joyce Irvine

Associate Team
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 legal advisor at Postern and supports Postern’s Core Management Team with legal work, business strategy, research, and analysis. Alexander is currently completing an LLM in Professional Legal Practice. He recently completed the Legal Practice Course and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law at BPP University Law School, and holds a BA in Business Management & Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has worked on many business improvement and due diligence projects at Postern and helped to develop strategies for client companies. Alexander has gained experience in restructuring, insolvency, intellectual property, and media law from working at city law firms in London over the past two years. Alexander is an expert in social media marketing, and online brand development.
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David Gibson

David Gibson Core Management Team

David Gibson

Core Management Team

David Gibson
David is a highly experienced and respected corporate banker who has spent more than 20 years at Bank of Scotland operating in a number of senior Corporate Banking roles in London and Continental Europe. Significant transactional, risk management and key leadership experience, including running specialist areas and teams in Leveraged Finance, Debt Syndication and latterly heading up the Impaired Assets business responsible for the management of the Bank’s stressed and distressed corporate exposures in the UK and Continental Europe.
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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. Organisations have ranged 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. He is a strong believer in team work and empowerment as a business is brought under control and cut free to follow a well crafted strategy.
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John Cowan FCA

John Cowan FCA Associate Team

John Cowan FCA

Associate Team

John Cowan FCA
A highly experienced interim Finance Director focused on PE backed and financially stressed SME companies, with proven turnaround capabilities. Capable of working at both hands on and strategic levels as required, implementing cash controls, reducing working capital, improving clarity of financial information and finance functions, controlling bank exposure and restructuring finances to enable a successful business recovery and building stakeholder confidence. Extensive experience working with Private Equity to manage transition into ownership, investment processes and supporting exits. Aircraft Interiors, Dental Equipment, Automotive, Glazing Products, Footwear Manufacturing and Distribution, Oil & Gas and FMCG Manufacturing.
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