David Stead


David Stead is a Finance Director servicing SMEs on a freelance basis through his business, Foxtrot Delta Limited. He provides business guidance during their growth phases, fundraising, or support during the due diligence process of a sale or acquisition. His current clients include the film sales agency Rocket Science, helping the business grow from start-up in 2016 to be a profitable and established player in the independent film market. He leads all the financial aspects of the business, including budgets, management reporting, shareholder presentations and film modelling. Other clients include the talent agency Rommelle Swire, and the start-up fashion brand Sibling Rivalry.

He has 25 years of experience in the media industry, most recently working with the Oscar-winner Jeremy Thomas’ Hanway Films and the production company Recorded Picture Company. Prior to that, David held financial responsibility for projects involving David and Victoria Beckham, Andy Murray, Claudia Schiffer, and Roland Mouret. He has also led the finance at Freedom Media, and was general manager at Parallel Media Group, a sports event promoter and TV sport content provider.

David is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Deloitte as well as a Chartered Tax Advisor. He obtained an MBA from Cranfield in 2011.


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