Neil Meredith ACA - Chairman

Neil joined Keystone as Chairman, he advises on transactions and supports clients as a retained non-executive director.

During his career he has provided corporate finance advice and funding to a range of clients with a focus on entrepreneurial growing businesses. Previous roles include being a Big Four partner in the M&A teams at both KPMG and EY, and a private equity investor.

He has advised on c.100 transactions across a range of sectors including industrials, hospitality, leisure, consumer and retail. Transactions range from raising private equity and development capital to debt refinancing and full sales to trade and PE buyers. In addition to advising businesses seeking an IPO as an exit route.

Neil is an ACA qualified accountant and has an Economics degree from Nottingham University.

Email: nmeredith@keystonecf.com

Adam Rowlands FCCA - Partner

Adam is a co-founder of Keystone Partners and has unique mix of experience in both public practice (Top 10 and an Independent firm), transaction advisory roles and as a Finance Director in industry.

Adam set up Keystone Partners with co-founder Paul to offer an alternative to the traditional accountancy firm model, adding both sector specific transactional knowledge and commercial “FD” experience as part of an integrated compliance and advisory service.

During Adam’s career he have acted for a range of clients including Entrepreneurial Owner-Managed      Businesses, Private Equity Firms, Listed Companies (UK and Overseas) and High Net Worth individuals.

Adam is an ACCA qualified Accountant and has a Business degree from Nottingham Trent University, in addition to a Post Graduate Award in Business Administration from The University of Warwick.

Email: arowlands@keystonecf.com

 

Russell Worrall ACA - Operating Partner

Russell joined Keystone as an Operating Partner, he advises on both transactions and supports clients in part time CFO & FD roles.

He has over 30 years professional services experience, 24 of which were at PwC within the deals business.

During his career at PwC he was a Transaction Services Partner, leading the Midlands team and also the National Industrial Products team.

He has worked on over 500 transactions largely focused within the £5-£200m deal size, clients include private equity firms, listed groups and owner managed businesses.

Russell is an ACA qualified accountant and has an Economics degree form The University of Liverpool.

Email: rworrall@keystonecf.com

Mike Yiannis FCA - Operating Partner

Mike is a Partner at Keystone and CFO of a Private Equity backed business. He has 25 years’ experience in corporate finance advisory and has also been part of several MBOs and company sales as a shareholder.

Previously he founded Odyssey Corporate Finance, an advisory and investment boutique. He has completed over 200 transactions totalling over £1 billion in value: business sales, international M&A, MBOs, private equity, fundraises/ refinances, corporate restructures, strategic reviews, and valuations.

He also has held several non-executive director roles, advising shareholders in various private companies over the years. These have included a family office, private equity house, trade finance lender, football agency, castings manufacturer, healthcare software developer and a printing group.

Mike is an Oxford Graduate and a Chartered Accountant.

Email: myiannis@keystonecf.com

 

Adam Levan ACA - Operating Partner

Adam is an Operating Partner at Keystone.

He advises on both transactions and supports clients in part time CFOFD roles.

He has extensive financial leadership, corporate development and business transformation expertise gained within a Big 4 professional services firm. During his career he has acted for a range of clients and has       particular sector expertise in the energy, automotive, technology and telecommunications sectors.

Adam is an ACA qualified Accountant and has an MBA for The University of Birmingham.

Email: alevan@keystonecf.com

Paul Rowlands FMAAT - Compliance Director

Paul is a co-founder of Keystone Partners and has over 30 years’ experience as a Finance Director of multiple SME businesses.

Paul set up Keystone Partners with co-founder Adam, also to offer an alternative to the traditional accountancy firm model, adding commercial “FD” knowledge and experience as part of an integrated service.

Earlier in his career, he gained experience in public practice in compliance and accountancy roles both for a large independent practice, as well as time spent with one of the Big 4 firms, before moving to join a management team as a Finance Director. During his time in industry, Paul has acquired smaller “bolt on businesses” and project managed successful shareholder exits.

Paul is a BSc (Hons) graduate and was one of the earliest members of the AAT.

Email: prowlands@keystonecf.com

Gurdeep Dhami ACA - Advisor

Gurdeep joined the Keystone team as an Advisor.

She is responsible for advising on Keystone transactions and retained projects.

Prior to joining Keystone she trained at RSM and has over 10 years experience working within their financial due diligence team.

Gurdeep is an ACA qualified accountant and has an Accounting and Finance degree from the University of  Manchester.

Email: gdhami@keystonecf.com

James Cross ACA - Associate

James joined the Keystone team as an Associate.

He is responsible for advising on Keystone transactions, investments and restructuring activities.

Prior to joining Keystone James developed his corporate experience at a Big 4 professional services firm and at an independent advisory firm supporting clients with exits, acquisitions and refinancing. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is an ACA qualified accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

Email: jcross@keystonecf.com

Lauriane Djermani - Associate

Lauri has over 10 years’ experience in marketing and administration roles.

She supports the partners with the research and origination projects, in addition to managing the firms CRM system, MBI & NED database and marketing campaigns.

Prior to joining Keystone, Lauri graduated from Paris Marne la Vallee with a History degree. She is also fluent in French, English and Italian.

Email: ldjermani@keystonecf.com

Susanne Dawson - Associate

Susanne has over 25 years’ experience in consulting & business development roles.

She supports the transactional team on origination projects and relationship management.

Prior to joining Keystone, Susanne has worked in various industries including recruitment.

Email: sdawson@keystonecf.com

Dhiren Patel - Analyst

Dhiren joined the Keystone team as an Analyst.

He is responsible for providing transaction support, research and financial analysis for Keystone transactions in addition to assisting with Keystone's investment and restructuring activities.

Prior to joining Keystone, Dhiren completed a degree in Economics from The University of Liverpool.

Email: dpatel@keystonecf.com

Harinda De Silva - Analyst

Harinda joined the Keystone team as an Analyst in 2021.

He is responsible for providing transaction support, research and financial analysis for Keystone transactions in addition to assisting with Keystone's investment and restructuring activities.

Harinda is attending the University College London in September 2021 to study a degree in Science in Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods.

Email: hdesliva@keystonecf.com

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