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.
Paul Rowlands FMAAT - Partner
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.
Adam Levan ACA - Operating Partner
Adam is an Operating Partner at Keystone.
He advises on both transactions and supports clients in part time CFO\FD 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.
Lauriane Djermani - Associate
Lauri has over 10 years experience in marketing and administration roles.
She support's 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.
Susanne Dawson - Associate
Susanne is an Associate at Keystone Partners and has over 30 years' experience in business development roles.
Earlier in her career, she gained experience working within the recruitment and accountancy industry, before developing her own niche recruitment practice. Susanne is a part of the research and origination team at Keystone, a service that supports clients who are proactively looking to acquire targets off market.
Dhiren Patel - Analyst
Dhiren joined the Keystone team as an Analyst in 2020.
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.