Experts in Debt-Recovery.
Specialist Advisors on Credit and Distressed Debt
John Essey

Qualifications: B.Com, B.Com Honours, CA (SA), RAA

John joined Debt-IN in July 2010 and was appointed a Director in 2011. Through his diverse experience in the financial sector, both locally and overseas, he brings invaluable skills to Debt-IN. clients, as well as the professionalism and dedication that has become the linchpin of the entire company’s management and staff.

A qualified Chartered Accountant with 12 years of professional experience, John was an Associate Director (Corporate Finance) for KPMG for five years. His broad experience covers Professional Services, Diversified Industrial as well as the Financial Services Sector.

He spent four and half years in London working in the Diversified Industrial and Financial Services Sectors for blue chip companies, accumulating significant experience in working in diverse company environments and locations.

While in London, John was involved in financial modelling at Aviva Insurance, as well as the compilation of corporate strategy documents for Aviva international, covering Canada and European operations, and the analysis and production of ROCE/IRR and capital adequacy reports.

He also gained due diligence expertise in the Middle East, Australia and Europe. He was a lead negotiator for Honeywell International in Russia, Australia and Spain for re-negotiation of service contracts in these countries. Furthermore, he was in charge of the reviews and compilation of due diligence and funding reports for this blue chip brand in Australia and the Netherlands.

Now his remarkable expertise has been put to work at Debt-IN by optimising the value that can be achieved by unlocking the potential in debtors’ books through his wealth of knowledge in financial and management analysis.