I’m

Stoirm

fractional COO

I heal the pain points of
CEOs and founders by
solving large operational
and financial
problems

specialising in remote work

Are operations your bottleneck for growth?

You are a
CEO / founder
trying to:

  • focus on delivering the vision, not the day-to-day, but you’re stuck in the weeds
  • scale the operations of the business, but you don’t know how
  • optimise the current systems and processes, but you don’t have time

If this is you, that’s ok, these are the signs of a scaling business!

I can help you

Keep reading to see what I can do for you, what I don’t do, and why I’m best placed to help you scale

What can I do for you?

This is the approach I take with all new clients
It gives you an understanding of how I can deliver the most value for you

1. Listen

I listen and learn about:
– you
– your company
– your situation

2. Understand

I seek to understand:
– the operational needs of the business
– the bottlenecks for growth
– where I can deliver the most value for you

3. Identify

Together we identify:
– current skillsets and future requirements
– systems and processes impeding growth
– the highest-leverage use of your time

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4. Summarise

I provide an execution plan for:
– skillset acquisition which reduces costs and increases output
– low-cost high-impact system and process upgrades
– a bespoke delegate-drop-defer framework, to keep your time free for high-leverage tasks

Interested to see how we can work together?

Schedule a free, no-strings attached call and let’s talk. I’d love to hear about you, your company and your vision, and I’ll share the story of how I went from meeting a guy in the gym to being a COO!

What I don’t do

  • tell you what your problems are
  • focus on the short-term
  • apply a fix-all solution
  • insist I’m the person for the job

Why me?

In summary, I solve big operational and financial problems.

I understand the frustration of spending time on tasks where you don’t add value, on tasks which you don’t feel contribute to the mission. That’s where I come in.

For over a decade I’ve spent my time analysing, understanding, solving and implementing solutions for those problems, allowing those around me to focus on what they’re awesome at. I facilitate talented people to achieve great things.

Case Study

Most recently I’ve overseen the operations of an IT consultancy based in Ghana, West Africa, remotely, from day 0 → start up → scale up.

As COO, I have been hands-on – specifically within operations and finance – from end-to-end:

Business transformation
I over 10x’ed the operational capacity of a West African company, remotely, ensuring operations was never the bottleneck. ARR grew from £350,000 → £5.5m in two years.

Building a team for the future
Hired a leadership team and operational associates in Ghana, who now independently run the day-to-day operations of the business

Systems and processes
I have implemented key operational and financial systems, providing the infrastructure the business runs on.

I have embedded process documentation as a foundation of everything we do in operations. Each team member prioritises it, ensuring nobody is a single point of failure.

Budgets, cashflow and cost management
I’ve managed the budgets and cashflow from when we had a runway of a few days, all the way up to having cash reserves of over £1m. I’m able to quickly and accurately analyse data, which has led to tight budgetary control and cashflow management.

I work as the go-between our leadership and accounting firm, essentially acting as a CFO when required. I come from a finance background so am able to understand and translate what our accounting firm says, delivering it in the most effective way for the leadership team, and vice versa.

Financial accounting
I have overseen everything from invoicing and bookkeeping to the auditing of the accounts, in both the UK and Ghana.

Contract execution
I’ve overseen the contract negotiations between us and large-multinational conglomerates. I play the role of mediator between legal teams and leadership, knowing when to push, concede and compromise.

I’m able to interpret what lawyers say and are asking for, providing accurate, specific and clear feedback. This saves time and money and ensures contracts get signed in a timely manner. 

The company
2020 → present

Employees: 12 → 180, across UK and Ghana
Revenue: £350,000 → £5.5m ARR
Offices: 1 → 8, across 2 sites

 

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I look forward to meeting you!