MPM Products


MPM is a fast-growing branded products business in the pet food space. With turnover increasing year on year by 25%, the business took PE investment from ECI in early 2016 in order to:

  • Capitalise on growth opportunities in the UK
  • Increase international sales
  • Solidify internal processes to support growth

Rowan Client, Chief Operating Officer James Bracewell, required a Financial Controller with the capability to evolve to CFO to support the business through its PE journey.


Rowan worked closely with James, in order to understand the key challenges and opportunities that MPM faced post-investment:

  • Significant growth opportunity in the USA.
  • Need for foreign exchange strategy.
  • Improved internal accounting system required.
  • Change management environment.

As experts in Executive Search, Rowan:

  • Understood situational experience & skillset needed – ability to support a dynamic, change management culture.
  • Leveraged strong network of PE experienced Finance professionals.
  • Evaluated candidate profile to identify those scoring high on agility and curiosity behaviours.


David Millward was appointed as Financial Controller due to his experience in:

  • Supporting the PE transaction of a national, leading medical provider through a period of change.
  • Leading finance functions through change of ownership.
  • Operationally & financially skilled.

David has built the company’s full financial model and played a pivotal role in further PE development.

"The Rowan team has supported MPM for a number of years and has consistently demonstrated a clear understanding of the business and its needs."
James Bracewell, COO, MPM Products
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