Our story

Iā€™d like to say it started around the proverbial Kitchen table, but ours was more of a tale of long haul flights, business meetings and quarterly earnings calls. During this time, Carlos and I discovered a shared passion for helping businesses make informed and better decisions. We believe in the importance of people in making and executing those decisions, in good information and in the ability of finance professionals to partner with the business to drive sustainable, profitable growth. And, so it all began. 

Think Forwards, as the name of our company suggests, is about a different sort of finance professional or accountant, one that focuses on the future, rather than the past. Embracing change and automation to add incremental value to your business. Accurate, historical data is of huge importance to begin that journey, the value we add comes from the relationships and understanding we build helping your business transform its future.

We are on a quest to embed commercial finance excellence, creating value-add financial business partnering teams, and to help you understand what changes may be needed in your businesses to optimize growth and profitability - bringing real-life financial experience to deliver results.  It is ultimately about looking at what businesses do today and helping them implement those changes they want to make to transform tomorrow ā€” delivering positive financial impact.

 
 
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Carlos Campoy - Co-Founder

Carlos is a strategic business leader with extensive experience driving growth and  transformation.  He has a record of success in finance, product commercialization, international expansion, information technology and workforce diversity. He is empathetic, engages quickly and helps drive accountability.

Before co-founding Think Forwards, Carlos spent over 20 years in finance leadership roles with Allergan and Eli Lilly in the Americas, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia, including roles as Chief Financial Officer of multi-billion-dollar divisions where he led and influenced a wide cross-section of business strategy and operations.

He has an MBA from Indiana University and a BS in Management from Faculdade C.C. Administracao de Tupa in Brazil. He speaks English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish.

Contact Carlos at +1-973-452-5876 or carloscampoy@thinkforwards.com. Find him online at linkedin.com/in/campoyce.

Chris Astle - Co-Founder and CEO

Chris thrives in situations where he can talk with people about their business and work with them to find ways to drive their business forwards. He has extensive experience in leading projects to drive transformational change whilst ensuring profitable and sustainable growth.

Chris has experience in both large multi-national businesses and in start-ups. As International CFO at Allergan, he led an international finance organisation of 170 people supporting a business with $3bn in sales and 4,500 employees delivering double-digit sales growth in over 100 countries. He has established finance functions and to raise funding for smaller early stage companies.

Resident CFO at the Finance Director Magazine, guest lecturer at the Henley School of Management, and judge at the British Accountant Awards.

Chris is a Chartered Accountant with ICAS, and holds a PhD and Masters degree in Chemistry.

Contact Chris on +44 (0) 207 993 4140 or chrisastle@thinkforwards.com. Find him online at linkedin.com/in/chris-astle/ and @astle_chris.