Darren is Group CFO at Kernel; he brings a unique mix of leadership, sector expertise, financial and operational business excellence, as well as experience of scaling and growing businesses within a Private Equity environment.
Prior to joining Kernel, Darren spent 12 years as part of a highly innovative leadership team at ICS, successfully creating value through three Private Equity investment cycles. His experience includes supporting business growth both in the UK and internationally, integrating acquisitions within the recruitment sector, as well as working on a number of change and transformation projects. During this time, Darren built a high performing Finance operations function to support the wider strategic growth agenda encompassing strategic business planning, strong working capital management, and creating a reporting framework for robust decision making.
Darren spent his early career working in two publicly listed companies as well as working with an US/UK joint-venture.