Following blur’s recent over-subscribed secondary, today we’re pleased to announce significant additions to both our board and management.
When you’re a business growing as rapidly as blur Group, in a market worth over $2tn, the finance function needs to be a significant driver within the business. That’s why we’ve announced today the appointment of James Davis as Group CFO. James will also be joining blur Group’s main board.
James is a perfect fit for blur Group and its next phase of growth as he has an outstanding pedigree of working with online exchanges and digital businesses including Sporting Index, the online sports gaming group. Most recently James was CFO of Four Cross Media, a network of businesses in the USA, India and Singapore that was established in 2010 to marry the best of Western and Asian know-how in the media services space.
A Chartered Accountant, James began his career with accountancy firm Saffery Champness before joining Rollover, a retail operator in the fast food industry. As the CFO of Sporting Index James was responsible for all financial matters, including its M&A and fund-raising activities and was part of the Executive team which led the group through two successful management buy-outs. He is also Non-Executive Director of Centurion Safety Products.
As well as James’ appointment, blur is also delighted to welcome a second appointment to the finance team. Paul Bennett, a qualified ACCA accountant, will be joining the Company as Group Financial Controller. Paul has extensive experience in international finance operations with detailed knowledge of accounting systems and implementation as well as financial management and reporting. Most recently, Paul was Group Financial Controller at MoneyCorp Group, and previously held senior finance positions at Hedge Fund firms Forsyth Group and Prologue Capital where he was Finance & Compliance Manager.
blur CEO Philip Letts described the appointments as “key to building on blur’s incredible momentum to date and provide strong management for all our stakeholder communities.”
The full release is available here.
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