"Very strong financial, commercial and mentoring skills"

 

Interim CFO for an agriculture organisation

"Raf stepped in to the CFO breach during a challenging time for the management of AEGIC. He greatly assisted in the diligence and presentation of the acquisition of the BRI business from GrainGrowers Ltd and has very comfortably filled the CFO function for several months all whilst operating on a part-time basis. Raf is both efficient and fun to work with, a self-starter and highly recommended for any senior role."

- Matthew MacFarlane, Director Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre

Business coach/partner for an education SME

"Rafael has been of great assistance to me in managing the multitude of challenges and issues that arise when growing a start up business, from cash flow management, to updating business plans and financial modelling, sourcing property, marketing and acting as a business coach - his experience makes him the perfect adviser to assist, guide and direct a business forward while managing the bumps along the way."

- Mandy Mason, Owner Fit Learning Australia

 

Financial modelling in support of capital raise

"Raf assisted iCetana to review our FY2017 budget, which was subsequently approved by the board, and to develop a financial model for an upcoming capital raise. The financial model was a critical element of iCetana successfully closing the $8M round. Raf’s advice was invaluable."

- Chris Farquhar, CEO iCetana

Virtual CFO for a tech startup

"Raf is a massive help here at APE Mobile. Extremely competent and very quick to understand complex and fluid scenarios. He adds value with insight and professionalism, and is a pleasure to work with. Remarkably down to earth for a man with such a poncey name :-)"

- Matt Edwards, CEO APE Mobile

Virtual CFO for a tech SME

"Probax engaged Raf to review its FY17 budget and implement best practice financial controls and reporting. He also played a lead role in helping Probax prepare and finalise its Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) application for FY16 and FY17. Raf's knowledge and guidance over the past 5 months has been extremely valuable and greatly appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending Raf for future opportunities."

- Sam Meegahage, CEO Probax

Coaching for tech startup

"Rafael personally instructed me on financial management that allowed me to determine if my business will ever be profitable. This coaching led to commercialisation strategies that have led my company to expanding to the US market this year. 

Rafael has the skills and abilities to address all aspects of SMEs to enable them to be a viable business. Becoming a viable business is essential, and I know Rafael has the knowledge to inform SMEs if their strategies are heading in the wrong direction. His honesty and strategic mind set has been demonstrated to me through his diligent efforts in the time that I have known him.

I would and have recommend Rafael to my friends and colleages who have a need to be coached for their SME in Australia."

- Simon Anderson, founder Notis

Commercialisation advice for a university

"ECU engaged Rafael Kimberley-Bowen to review and advise on the commercialisation of an innovation which had been developed within the university. Rafael worked well with personnel across the University and provided a timely report outlining options and recommendations. I would recommend contacting Rafael for advice on commercialising products and inventions."

Margaret Jones PhD GAICD, Professor & Director, Office of Research & Innovation at Edith Cowan University

Interim CFO for an agriculture organisation

Whilst looking to recruit a new CFO Raf was recruited as an interim measure. He has been able to grasp the role more quickly and efficiently than I thought possible and has acted in the role with such success that it has enabled me to attend to external matters much more quickly than I might otherwise have been able to. I have no hesitation in recommending Raf for future opportunities."
- Steve Byers, CFO Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre

Business partner for a startup

"Rafael has very strong financial, commercial and mentoring skills, and as a business coach he has been instrumental in helping me grow my business, creating real value in the process. I strongly recommend him!"

- Lee Batey, owner Model Options 3D.

Coaching for a fitness SME

"Rafael has been really good at bringing a fresh perspective and identifying ways of adding value to my business."

- Peter Carroll, Original Bootcamp franchisee.

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