About Us

About Us

We believe that successful M&A is essential to business growth: executional processes, collaboration and know-how must be streamlined, optimised and scalable across an

The legacy behaviours of traditionally executed M&A are costly, being prone to errors and cumbersome for teams to operate efficiently. The patchwork of software, files, storage and management tools results in information loss, timing misalignment and the breakdown of valuable institutional knowledge.


Navima® is the intelligent way to do M&A. We provide a powerful, end-to-end platform purpose built for M&A that teams rely on to collaborate, guide deals and build playbooks for repeatable success.

Navima supports the end-to-end M&A process across buy-side, sell-side and alliances – enabling teams to increase deal flow, bring consistency to M&A projects and make data-driven decisions.

All documents, playbooks, tasks and reports are securely managed from one location, easily accessed via the cloud. Bottlenecks and silos are a thing of the past – the Navima platform brings everyone and everything together securely, in one place, all the time.


Our experience begins with our founders, having spent their careers (a collective 60+ years) working directly in M&A. Hundreds of successful deals provides us with a detailed understanding of the contextual pain-points and criticalities of conducting M&A. From here, our expertise inspired us to found Navima as the premier M&A enablement company.

Board of Directors

Chairman of The Board of Directors

Steph Duckworth

In addition to his role with Navima, Steph is Chairman of the Board of Walden Capital – a Chartered Financial Planning & Wealth Management boutique.


Steph’s 30-year career in finance included roles as a trader, in sales and as broker in Fixed Income Derivatives. He also served on the Executive Board of Tullett Prebon PLC, one the world's largest Interdealer Brokers, as Global Chief Operating Officer.


Steph has a degree in European Business Administration from L'ESC Reims and Middlesex University and Level 6 Financial Planning PCIAM.


Paul Dunkley 

In addition to his role with Navima, Paul is currently on gardening leave from his role as a Senior Managing Director of TPICAP where he was responsible for Credit, Equities, FX Options, Fixed Income Options, Precious Metals trading, Insurance Derivatives and Islamic Finance, as well as being Chairman of the Dubai and Bahrain offices.

Paul's 30 plus years in finance has seen him manage a multitude of products from Spot Foreign Exchange through to Exotic interest rate derivatives, as well as working for a short period in a joint venture with the UK Meteorological office helping to develop the weather derivative market.

Paul has a degree in Business Administration from L'ESC Reims and Middlesex University.

Executive Team


Tom Allen

Prior to Navima, Tom worked at 2 M&A boutiques (leading acquisitions, divestments, strategy and venture projects) and was Head of M&A & Corporate Development for a fast-growth, VC backed SaaS company. 


Tom has supported companies around the world including Shell, Unilever, Philips and the Big Four with improving their M&A process and leading the development of playbooks. 


Tom is a chartered accountant (ACA) – having trained with PwC and has a degree and master’s in economics from UEA.

Head of M&A and Professional Services

David Olsson

David leads M&A and Partnerships across EMEA.


He has over 15 years of M&A practitioner experience having worked for PE backed high-growth and FTSE 250 companies. He also brings many years of consulting experience, having helped clients acquire, integrate, separate, and divest businesses.


This background is put to good use by expertly guiding M&A teams to fully utilise the Navima platform ensuring ongoing M&A success.



Director of Customer Success

William Drummy

Bill comes to Navima with over 15 years of customer success and account management experience. Beginning his career in finance, Bill has shifted his focus to helping M&A organisations get the maximum value from their tools. He specialises in building feedback-driven product roadmaps and developing meaningful and effective analytics. He excels at understanding and translating customer needs into actionable product insights. 
Based in the Boston area, Bill has a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and 5+ years of developing strong customer relationships for global startups.
Director of Sales & Strategic Partnerships

Chris Harrington

Chris is a seasoned sales professional with a proven track record of helping companies achieve revenue growth and market agility. With over a decade of sales experience and 5+ years specialising in M&A and corporate development, he excels in solving complex business problems and developing effective strategies. Chris’s core competencies include customer relationship building, account development, account management, and business strategy.


He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Babson College and has worked with numerous early-stage companies to drive revenue, support growth, and establish sales processes. Based in Boston, Chris brings an entrepreneurial mindset and a results-driven approach to his work.

Executive Assistant

Helen Dean

Helen has a wealth of traditional PA experience. Over the past 20 years, she has honed her skillset working for senior individuals across the IT, Gaming and Finance industries.



Customer Success Manager

Nuray Alizada

Prior to joining Navima, Nuray worked in marketing and communications for a company in Azerbaijan specialising in Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Procurement– including content creation, research, product launches and sales.

Nuray graduated from the University of Sussex with a bachelor's degree in Business and Management Studies, and has a Master's degree in Global Supply Chain Management from Bayes Business School (Cass). Nuray is fluent in five languages.

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