Syed Irfan EMBA | FCCA
Lead M&A Advisory
Syed Irfan is a seasoned M&A expert with a wealth of experience in diverse leadership roles, particularly in financial management, marketing strategy, and business transformation.
Currently a Strategic Advisor at Canada CFOs, he excels in steering marketing strategies, stakeholder engagements, and honing financial acumen.
With a notable track record, Syed adeptly navigates multifaceted challenges across people, processes, and systems in M&A contexts. A standout achievement includes leading a successful Management Buy-Out within six months while serving as Group CFO for Maritime and Underwater Security Consultants, boasting an impressive $125 million turnover.
At SMI Consulting, Syed perfected strategic business transformations and financial stewardship of SMEs with revenues ranging from $5m to $200 million. As Interim Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for a Manufacturing Company, he seamlessly assumed the directorial role, managed a significant CAPEX project, and offered vital strategic guidance for online marketing campaigns. His role as Co-founder & CFO at Lean Payments showcased exceptional team leadership, business strategy, and corporate finance skills.
As Chief Operating Officer at Marcatus QED, Syed led global expansion strategies, negotiated crucial crop production contracts, and targeted a remarkable 50% growth in international markets via innovative product strategies.
Beyond the corporate realm, Syed secured substantial funds for non-profits, notably aiding Canada’s largest mosque in raising $235,000 in under five weeks.
With a global career spanning ten industries and various geographies, from London to Lagos, Syed Irfan epitomizes professional excellence. His proactive approach to challenges, combined with deep M&A, marketing, and sales insights, positions him as an invaluable asset. As a leader in the M&A services segment, his ability to drive unparalleled success is undeniable.
Syed Irfan is married with three kids, likes to keep fit, is an avid traveler and reads history in his spare time