Gary Lumsdon

Former Chief Financial Officer, Sycurio


Most recently, I was CFO, and subsequently Interim CEO, for Sycurio, which provides secure cloud, hybrid and on-premises solutions to contact centers and all businesses accepting payments. The business was acquired by Livingbridge in 2021.

My first private equity-backed role was as Group Finance Director to Davies Group between 2008 and 2012. Over a three-year period we implemented a strategy that delivered a 35% increase in turnover and a 75% increase in profit. I also played a key role in the successful sale of the Group to Electra Partners in September 2011 for £60m, delivering a capital gain of 3 times money and an IRR of 45% for LDC.

I was then CFO for ITRS, a PE-backed software company, where we grew recurring revenues and EBITDA by over 200% during a four year period. We sold the Group to TA Associates in 2017, delivering a capital gain of 3.5x money and an IRR of c.30% for Carlyle.

I enjoy helping PepTalks members who are navigating their first private equity deal cycle and going through the process of professionalisation, scaling rapidly and considering their exit options.

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