20 years of high level finance experience
Financial specialist, business angel and entrepreneur, Xavier Milin is a collaborative CFO who understands both growing small businesses and global financial topics.
Xavier graduated from Dauphine University in Paris, with a Masters in Information Technology and post degree in Audit and Finance. He completed Insead General Management Executive Program in Fontainebleau.
His very first position as an auditor for Price Waterhouse resulted in Xavier eventually accepting a CFO role with one of his clients, Ciel SA, an accounting software editor for small firms that had been acquired by The Sage Group. The financial, operational and acquisition activities that Xavier engaged in as CFO transformed this firm from one that was barely breaking even to a firm with a 540% increase in revenue while more than doubling its EBITA margin.
Sage kept promoting Xavier by making him first CFO of Continental Europe and then CFO of Continental Europe and Asia. Xavier helped acquired over 30 firms from 2003 to 2011 and actively worked to influence Sage’s strategy. He was also significantly involved in the successful integration of acquisitions in over 15 countries.
During this time, Xavier launched a very successful project that reduced the cost of financial management and reporting deadlines while at the same time improved the quality of service delivered to general management. All these activities resulted in an increased EBITA ratio from 21% in 2003 to 25% in 2010 and increased revenue 550% from 2003 to 2010.
Now Xavier is starting his own business, offering his expertise to entrepreneurs, SME managers, and international companies wanting to conduct business in France.