The “Mission Impossible” commercial leader I relied on for the hardest assignments to grow our business.
Ex-Chief Operating Officer, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, Houston Texas
'Having known Finlay for many years I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him, a great individual that invests time and effort to build relationships, a great character with great knowledge, experience and insight. Always professional and pragmatic, a pleasure to do business with.’
"I’ve known Finlay for around a decade, interacting with him at InterMoor, Diamond and now at 4C Global. He is a very well-connected business development professional, extremely knowledgeable around the energy market and understanding of the key drivers for both operators and the service sector. I find Finlay to be focussed on relationships, providing open and honest communication allowing solutions to be tailored to the specific challenge being faced. I have no hesitation in recommending Finlay / 4C Global, and have no doubt that we will do business together in the future”
"I have known Finlay for more than a decade and had the pleasure of working alongside him for many years in some of my previous roles. No location was ever too difficult and no closed door ever too closed for Finlay. He is very adept at converting strategic desire into tactical action."
"Finlay is a hugely experienced marketing and business development professional with an enviable commercial track record. His breadth of experience and knowledge have helped develop innovative commercial solutions which have delivered value to his clients. His open and engaging manner have formed the basis of a valued relationship, and allowed him to develop a vast network, globally, spanning both the operator and service company communities."
"I've known and worked with Finlay for many years while he was Business Development Director at Diamond. During that period he was always, open, honest, reliable and professional to deal with. He sets high standards and delivers on expectations. He was a pleasure to work with and I would have no hesitation in working with him again or, recommending him to provide services to anyone else."
"Having worked, within an Operator, with Finlay when he was with Diamond, I know that he is highly professional and dedicated. He seeks to find a solution that meets the needs of all parties. I have a high regard for him personally, his skills and ability and have no hesitation in recommending him."
"I have consistently found Finlay to be approachable, professional, energetic and collaborative in my dealings with him over the last six years. This period included some of the most challenging times for our industry, and Finlay always manages to stay positive and optimistic. Always a pleasure doing business with him"
"Having known and worked with Finlay for around ten years, I would have no hesitation in recommending him. I have always found him to be a true professional; he has vast levels of experience in his field and works proactively to deliver a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties. It has been my pleasure to deal with Finlay during his time at Diamond Offshore."
"Finlay has proven to be a huge help and inspiration to me for ideas and concepts on contracting, strategy, cost sharing and market intelligence. A man who is "Right on top of his job" and appears well briefed and informed for meetings. A man of good integrity and delivers on what has been agreed. He also has great patience and a great sense of fun. It's a pleasure doing business with him. Highly recommended"
"I have worked with Finlay across 3 projects over 6 years and in this time it is clear to me that Finlay is reliable knowledgeable and displays a really strong customer focus. He is quick to understand the nuances of what the client is looking for when selecting or evaluating a drilling rig and is readily able to provide accurate and timely answers to queries. Finlay is clearly results driven and I’d have no hesitation and indeed look forward working with him in the future."
I have known Finlay for many years and worked closely with him at Diamond Offshore. In that time he displayed a passion to build strong customer connections and a drive to seek out mutually beneficial outcomes that establish and preserve long lasting relationships. Finlay has a warm approachable character with a customer focused can do attitude and I would have no hesitation in recommending him or working with him again in the future.
We engaged 4C in July 2020 to work with the team at Well-Safe Solutions to carry out a review of our business development procedures, stakeholder engagement plans and input into our IT requirements for Business Development purposes. This assisted us to refine our procedures and processes and continue advancing our business. Finlay is a very enthusiastic, likeable, and approachable individual and we were very pleased with the service received from 4C Global Consultancy.
Finlay’s intrinsic market knowledge, deep understanding of client requirements and ability to view deals from a client’s perspective gives him the leading edge against his competitors. He understands how buying decisions are made, has the confidence to challenge, and the consistency to always deliver on promises. His straight talking, honest, and upfront approach allows for very easy engagement.
Enerpro engaged 4C Global to broaden our client database, increase visibility and support business strategy and commercial processes. I was always very hesitant to engage with a consultancy but right from the outset I knew Finlay had the same vison, passion and drive to succeed as I do. He is honest, trustworthy, and always available to support Enerpro when needed. I have no hesitation in recommending 4C Global.
Finlay is a well-rounded consultant with over 20 years-experience leading critical sales pursuits in both international finance and energy sectors. When discussing and implementing change strategies, he is a reliable interlocutor, and I would recommend 4C Global to any potential clients who may need their services.
I have turned to Finlay for many years in the pursuit of various commercial opportunities around the world. He has a highly developed network, understands his clients’ needs and a proven ability to produce lasting results.
Finlay has a very strong commercial and technical understanding of developing business. His unrivalled sector knowledge in terms of understanding how the supply chain engages with the market helps companies to maximise opportunities and drive business success.
Finlay understands the power of building strong relationships. Working with clients to deliver tailored commercial strategies and solutions and staying up to date on the dynamics within the market, allows the companies that he represents to succeed in a differentiated way.