We are delighted to have Ben Doltis on board as one of GrantFairy’s trusted business advisors. His proven business acumen, his expert market knowledge and his exceptional drive all help contribute to our rapid growth in the education market.
Ben is an entrepreneur by nature and with many years of hands-on experience. Most recently Ben has joined forces with former Lloyds Development Capital M.D. Tim Farazmand, to create a new M&A firm in PCB Partners. Ben founded Managed Recruitment specialists The SJB Group in the early 2000’s. Building a genuinely unique proposition for the rapidly evolving management consulting and ‘As a Service’ players, Ben successfully helmed the double digit growth of the firm over the next decade. As the market matured to include the Sourcing Advisory firms and Capital Markets becoming interested parties in outsourcing, Ben’s high value business network grew.
As a result SJB flourished by expanding its portfolio by selectively acquiring a specialist healthcare recruitment operation. SJB Medical became the largest private sector Healthcare Professional recruitment firm in the UK, again based on the proven SJB Group Managed Business Service approach.
In 2013 after much attention from both trade and Private Equity firms, Ben led the successful trade sale of both SJB companies to the Experis ManpowerGroup. This transaction completed at the end of 2015 with 100% retention of the Management Team, so essential for value realisation of these pure service businesses – Ben today remains as a Non-Executive to the companies; With a prolific Executive network at ‘C-Suite’ in the Technology and Services sector he maintains the latest insight into business issues and market trends particularly Digital and ‘Disruptive’ service plays.
Ben’s expert market knowledge is complemented by a portfolio of other professional interests including additional NED roles with early stage tech investments and personal involvement as a mentor in Third Sector organisations such as The Prince’s Trust.