We are very pleased to welcome Steve O'Hara as a Partner in Arc Consulting Partners LLP with a focus on Finance & the Travel Industry
With extensive travel industry and finance skills Steve O Hara joins us as a partner providing a logical extension to our multidisciplinary offer which now befits from in depth strategic and finance expertise and links the ‘travel element’ of our offering to its established tourism experience provided through our Tourism Economist partner, Jim Fletcher.
Steve is a qualified chartered accountant who was CFO and part owner of JAC Travel heavily involved with changing the business model from being an Inbound Tour Operator into a B2B Online Bedbank – selling worldwide to online hotel retailers and preparing the company for sale and managing the sale process to Bowmark Capital (Private Equity) and subsequently working for Private Equity owners in a highly leveraged financial environment.
He is also an active investor in early stage Venture Capital backed businesses and more recently, alongside a passion for travel and sports, worked with the CEO at E Voyages to enable the business to better plan and manage growth as it grows rapidly from a small to a medium sized business. Other projects have included another travel company – working with the owner and senior management to plan and implement a structure to re-distribute the equity from the entrepreneur to the management team and overseeing the financial reporting of the European Tour Operators Association.