Matt joined SimplyBiz at its inception in 2002 as Marketing Director and was appointed Joint Managing Director of the Group in May 2010.
He now serves as Joint CEO of The SimplyBiz Group, responsible for the sales and marketing activities of the Group as well as key strategic relationships with both insurance and investment companies.
Matt runs several of the key subsidiaries within the business including SimplyBiz Services, SimplyBiz Mortgages, Home Information Group, Landmark, NMBA and SimplyBiz Support. Matt is also Chairman of Zest, the Group’s provider of SAAS technology for the auto enrolment and flexible benefits market.
Previous employment includes GE Capital, Misys and DBS Financial Management.
Neil joined SimplyBiz in 2003 as a consultant before being appointed Operations Director in 2004. From here, he led the acquisition of Compliance First, subsequently becoming the Managing Director of that business in 2007, a role he held until 2010 when he was appointed Joint Managing Director of the SimplyBiz Group.
Now Joint CEO of the Group, Neil has executive responsibility for compliance, operations and finance for The SimplyBiz Group.
Neil is passionate about bringing systems and technology to advisers, to enable them to deliver even more to clients, and is an advocate of advisers creating a 'supply chain' around their business and service.
Neil is also on the Executive Committee of TSIP and sits on the councils for Distribution and Wrap and Platforms.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Sarah joined the Group as Group Finance Director at its inception in 2002, assuming overall responsibility for the finances of the Group. During that time, Sarah was directly involved in all acquisitions and investments made by the Group.
Her success is reflected in the various national and regional awards she has won: Young Finance Director of the Year, 2008, Best Finance Director of an SME, 2009 and shortlisted for Best Finance Director of a limited company in 2017.
Sarah took up the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Group in March 2018 and continues to be involved in setting and executing corporate strategy and will continue to project manage any future acquisitions. Sarah is also responsible for governance, risk, legal corporate third party relationships and social responsibility.
GROUP COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR
Gary came from a compliance consultancy background to join SimplyBiz at launch in 2002. He has responsibility for all compliance policy and implementations through the Group.
Gary has over 20 years experience in financial services including running his own successful IFA firm for the past 15 years.
Group Finance Director
Gareth joined SimplyBiz in 2016 as the Group Financial Controller, managing the finances of the Group, including key financial reporting, before becoming Group Finance Director in 2018. Prior to joining SimplyBiz, Gareth was Head of Financial Reporting at Pace plc, a FTSE 250 listed business, with annual turnover of $2.6bn. During his 5 years at Pace, Gareth built his experience of working in a listed environment, within a business that recovered from a difficult period, to its ultimate sale to a US Global Technology giant in January 2016.
Gareth spent 9 years at PwC, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant of the ICAEW. While at PwC, Gareth managed audit and transaction engagements for listed, private equity and private clients across a broad range of sizes and industries, giving him a breadth of knowledge and experience.