Outsauce appoints new COO
Hartley, 53, is an accomplished change management specialist with a background in financial services businesses. Outsauce provides finance and back office contracting and accounting services for the recruitment industry. Steve’s appointment comes at an opportune time for the business, which is midway through a four-year business evolution and growth plan following acquisition by investors Energize Capital in January 2012.
Haryley qualified as a chartered accountant before moving into corporate finance. In 1995 after gaining valuable experience in a fast-paced deal and transaction environment, Steve became a founder of a Listed sales finance company which served numerous recruiters. During his time in the public markets, he created innovative products and successfully presided over rapid growth.
Hartley said, “At Outsauce I have responsibility for overseeing operations, control and management – ensuring rigorous systems are in place to maximise the business’s potential. It’s an exciting opportunity the business is backed by strong investment and very much focused on enhancing service efficiency to sustain continued growth.”
Miles Lloyd, CEO for Outsauce, said, “Steve’s appointment brings a welcome board level shift in dynamic to complement the business’s hands-on approach. Financially astute and business focused, Steve leverages extensive experience and strategic acumen to deliver real value. We’re delighted to welcome him to the board and confident he will prove the perfect asset to propel Outsauce’s ambitious plans for growth