Company background

Keysource is one of the world’s leading specialists in data centres and critical environments helping to ensure continuity for their clients across the globe.

The firm has a team of over 60 members and works closely with major international brands across a range of sectors including education, transport, financial services and public sector. It also provides clients with energy and sustainability advice to help companies maximise the energy efficiency of their data centres, save money, reduce their carbon footprint and meet regulatory requirements.

The brief

Keysource appointed our Tech Sector Head, James Searby, to recruit a highly experienced, commercially-minded Finance Director to help them achieve further growth.

Candidates required demonstrable experience in the development and implementation of financial best practice, with a proven track record of leading high performing teams, working with stakeholders, and driving growth in comparable SME businesses.

The process

James, supported by our in-house research team, conducted a thorough search process to identify best-in-class finance professionals who have gone through a similar growth journey and whose values best align to the Keysource leadership team.

Their approach utilised Directorbank’s network of entrepreneurial, private equity experienced candidates as well as referrals from our PE investor network, and comprehensive mapping of industry and adjacent businesses to pinpoint several strong candidates. Simon Thomson was successfully appointed to the role


Simon is a high achieving, commercially astute FD with many years’ experience of working to CEO level to help drive growth across international, SME businesses. He is passionate about the role of Finance as an enabler, driving efficiency, agility, scalability and collaboration through the use of technology to support successful outcomes.

Experienced in industry and practice, Simon has previously held key finance roles at Nuture Group, Kindred Group and Bland Group as well as BDO and Chantrey Vellacott.