Interview with Joan Jiménez
How important is external financial consulting to growing companies?
Financial consulting is of the utmost importance in times of growth, since it is precisely in this phase when imbalances can be generated which, in a later phase of crisis or stagnation, can be very difficult, or impossible, to resolve.
Unfortunately, too many times we turn to the consultant to try to redirect situations that are already badly done, when the ideal is to have made a previous planning that would have avoided the crisis situation.
What is management control and what benefits does it bring to companies?
Management control, together with strategic planning, are the two key activities for which the management function of a company should be responsible, and which determine to a greater extent its long-term success.
Management control is the instrument that allows us to detect if the decisions taken and the management carried out are effective in meeting the proposed objectives, providing the keys to make the necessary corrections to ensure that this is the case.
The benefits of effective management control translate into proactive management that anticipates problems instead of reacting to them, thus maximizing the profitability and growth of companies.
At AddVANTE, we offer the service of external advisors to the Board of Directors, what is it about?
Just as large companies have independent directors who broaden and contrast the vision of their executive bodies, AddVANTE provides companies of all types, from emerging to mature medium-sized companies, with a service that has the same meaning and objective.
The idea is that highly experienced professionals with a cross-sector vision in many sectors should carry out regular and continuous monitoring at the highest level of the company’s activity, in order to contrast fundamental decision-making, detect opportunities, propose improvements or warn of imbalances such as those indicated above at an early stage.
With regard to the search for financing, what can AddVANTE’s Consulting area provide?
It will always be more effective, as well as more economical, to carry out correct planning and act proactively, than to react and improvise when we see that the water of financial needs is reaching our necks.
AddVANTE has extensive experience in obtaining financing for all types of companies and projects, both banking and equity, providing a comprehensive service that includes everything from technical support for the financing dossier, to support in the dialogue and final negotiation with the agents involved.
Finally, it should be added that Joan is an expert in investment analysis and financial modelling of business plans. He has carried out the definition and financial evaluation of new projects for their financing in the form of project finance, the planning of expansion processes and their financing and valuation of companies or lines of business in purchase and sale processes.