Steve Butterworth

Retained Advisor

Experience in Brief


  • Business leader with a successful proven track record in delivering organic and acquisitive growth both in the UK and overseas
  • 16 years’ experience of successfully growing companies from start-ups to international market leaders
  • Experienced in managing change in a private equity backed businesses resulting in significant profit enhancement
  • 5 years spent living in the US setting up and running North American and AsiaPac operations for international software business, with offices in Chicago, Toronto and Sydney
  • Strong communicator with an in-depth understanding of legal and professional services allied to a strong sales and marketing background
  • Angel investor, NED, Interim Director and Mentor
  • Lives in Bath


Recent Retained Roles

 NED of outdoor clothing designer (Scotland); Mentor at SetSquared (University Incubator geared towards technology-based ventures); Trustee of The Mahenye Charitable Trust (Zimbabwe)


Whistle Stop Career Tour

13 years at global software development company, BigHand, initially as Sales Director President & CEO of US business, with responsibility for all overseas subsidiaries

Co-leader of MBO from the founders in 2006 (£12m) and then sold to senior management in 2012 (£49m)

Over the last 3 years, Angel Investor in start-ups, often taking active role in early stage business planning and sales strategy, and interim director

Steve Butterworth
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