Craig Tomsett, Finance Expert in Vancouver, Canada
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Craig Tomsett

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Vancouver, Canada
Toptal Member Since
July 1, 2022

Craig is a strategic problem-solver who takes a data-led approach to address complex commercial challenges. He brings expertise from over a decade of experience across strategy consulting, startup, and technical roles and cross-sector knowledge, emphasizing financial services, industrials, healthcare, transportation, and logistics. Craig is an APEGBC certified professional engineer and committed professional with strong analytical skills and the ability to adapt to evolving industry trends.

Career Highlights

Engagement Manager
L.E.K. Consulting

Education Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Engagement Manager

2018 - 2021
L.E.K. Consulting
  • Led teams of 3-7 associates through more than 15 corporate strategy, M&A, and operational engagements across financial services, healthcare, industrials, transportation, and consumer sectors.
  • Designed and delivered a value growth plan for a European financial services business, on track for a 40% EBITDA uplift through an M&A expansion and efficiency gains achieved by automation of routine processing activities.
  • Conducted buy-side and sell-side strategic due diligence projects on eight transactions valued at up to $750 million.
  • Developed a UK market entry strategy and operating model for a successful European small-to-medium enterprise (SME) lender.
  • Crafted and evidenced a compelling investment narrative for a leading UK IVF group resulting in a $160 million sale.
  • Managed the market entry and buy-and-build strategy for a private equity (PE) house entering the pharmaceutical services sector. This resulted in a more than $500 million transaction and clear targets for further investments.
  • Enabled a UK insurance brokerage to save about 50% on property costs through an operating model assessment and real-estate footprint review following fundamental shifts in ways of working resulting from COVID-19.
Focus areas: Growth, Finance, Private Equity, Strategy, M&A (Buy-side), M&A (Sell-side), Market Entry, Business Strategy, Operating Models, Business Processes, Business Process Analysis

General Manager, North America

2013 - 2017
County International
  • Spearheaded the development of large-scale transportation projects by building and leading a cross-functional team, including technical, financial, legal, and real estate expertise.
  • Negotiated key contracts, including a $25 million joint venture agreement for the initial development of a combined rail and port project and over a dozen major service contracts worth around $2 million.
  • Generated financial and support by engaging with audiences including federal, state, and municipal level governments, first nations groups, mining companies, railroads, customers, and potential investors.
  • Provided strategic recommendations to the CEO and the board of directors based on detailed technical and financial analyses.
Focus areas: Project Management, Strategy, Finance

Project Engineer

2010 - 2013
  • Completed project management activities for an $860 million mining project, including developing estimates for discipline-specific engineering and capital costs, scheduling, progress reporting, and change management.
  • Delivered $10 million early works contract in site engineer role, supervising contractors with over 100 tradespeople on-site, assisting in developing and implementing site safety procedures, and communicating with home office staff.
  • Volunteered as an Ausenco Emerging Professionals leadership committee member, coordinating a professional development program for 30 junior technical staff in the Vancouver office.
Focus areas: Engineering, Project Management
2017 - 2018

Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

INSEAD - Fontainebleau, France

2005 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, Canada


M&A (Buy-side), M&A (Sell-side), Private Equity, Lending, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence

Output Software

Microsoft Excel

Data & Analysis Software

SQL, Tableau


Microsoft, Market Entry, Growth Strategy, Business Strategy, Business Processes, Strategy, Growth, Industry, Insurance Broking, Loans & Lending, Change Management, Business Process Analysis, Finance, Engineering, Project Management, Healthcare Services, Integration, Operating Models, Target Operating Models, Qualtrics, Alteryx

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