London, 28 September 2020 – Wheelhouse Advisors, leading provider of prudential management, regulatory reporting and accounting, tax and HR support to the financial services sector, announces the appointment of a non-executive Chairman to bolster the leadership team.
The London-headquartered business rebranded in May following a successful private equity backed management buyout from the ACA Compliance Group. Mark Humphries, a Chartered Accountant and experienced Chief Executive and Chairman brings significant experience gained in private equity backed businesses across the financial services sector and is a strong addition to the team.
Humphries joins the Wheelhouse Advisors team after a 25 year executive career including M&A for a FTSE 100 group and building a successful corporate finance advisory firm before joining Huntswood, a leading B2B services firm in the financial services and energy sectors. Humphries left Huntswood in 2017 after two years as Chief Executive and now holds a number of non-executive and senior advisory roles.
Matthew Crisp, Chief Executive of Wheelhouse Advisors is excited about the appointment, saying “Mark is a fantastic addition to our team and has just the right mix of skills and expertise to add significant value to our business. Mark has already made some keen
observations and we are looking forward to viewing our strengths and opportunities through the unique lens he provides”.
Humphries is also excited to join the Wheelhouse Advisors team and felt it was a perfect fit for his experience to date. “I really like the marketplace that Wheelhouse Advisors operates in and I was attracted to the deep subject matter expertise that exists within the business. The fact that Wheelhouse Advisors is private equity backed was also a big draw for me, as I enjoy the pace and drive that brings. In addition, Matthew has great ambition as a leader, which resonated with me. We both feel we can make great things happen here.”
Wheelhouse Advisors clients include start-ups, spinouts and established international firms expanding operations to the UK, as well as established overseas investment managers marketing funds into the UK and EU.