John Tennent is author of Guide to Financial Management and co-author of The Economist Guide to Business Modelling. He is an accountant, who for the past 20 years has been involved in training and consultancy with firms such as Unilever, BOC, BAE, Kraft, Thomson Corp, Cable & Wireless, BT, St Gobain and EMI.
John started his career in 1983 as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. Shortly after qualification John became the financial controller of McDonnell Douglas Bank, a subsidiary of the US aircraft company. In 1989, John returned to Deloitte as a Senior Manager in the banking sector group where he worked on a number of client assignments. In 1992, John joined a training consultancy as Client Director responsible for the development and delivery of financial training programmes.
In 1996, John co-founded Corporate Edge, a consultancy providing practical business training, financial modelling and business process development. The company is working with major organisations around the world including: Anglo American, BOC, British Airways, British Telecom, ExxonMobil, Thomson Reuters and Unilever.
John provides a wide range of financial courses though specialises in strategic financial planning, business modelling and investment appraisal/analysis. He has delivered many senior programmes to top companies. He originates and supports business models for clients as part of their strategy development.