David Tillman 

Email: david@mfree.co.nz    Website:

Skype: thermalchaser     Linkedin: David Tillman

Company: Flagstaff Investments Ltd

Personal Profile:
owned and operated David Tillman Mortgages Ltd from 1999 to 2010 which was the 2nd or 3rd largest mortgage brokering business in the Canterbury region. After selling the business I wrote a book called “Hammer that Mortgage” which was published in March 2012. My interests are around property & finance and making businesses go better. Too often I see business owners trapped in the day to day operation, not able to see the bigger picture. Whilst not easy, I spent 12 years making sure that I had a business that could work independently of me and was at all times saleable. Today I find myself being a “Sounding Board” for business owners, friends and family that are involved in business. This is a role I enjoy as it keeps me stimulated while having the feel good factor of adding value to someone else’s business. Apart from being able to run a business I believe I have an inherent ability to understand the finances. Too often I find people abdicating responsibility for their finances to their Accountant, if the Accountant says nothing they assume things are going well. Little do they realise that the Accountant is looking at historical information and is not sitting in the business on a daily basis looking forward at the opportunities and threats. This I believe is one of my strengths. Taking that one step further understanding the finances requires a good working knowledge of all as aspects of a business as everyone them has an impact on the bottom line somewhere.

Advisory Roles:
Advisory Board Chair

Interested in:
Charity/Community, Council Controlled Organisation, Government Sector, Listed Company, Private Company

Key Skils:
Compliance and Risk, Finance, General Management, Governance, Sales/Marketing

Community/Social Assistance,Education/Training,Insurance/Superannuation,Manufacturing,Real Estate/Property



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