Cambridge Judge student seeks treasure in niche finance venture.
Setting up a treasury function inside a company can be an expensive proposition, so a student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE), run by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge has founded a venture that allows firms to outsource this function.
Gautam Dhillon is founder and CEO of the Treasury Outsourcing Company (TOC), a niche finance venture targeting small to medium-sized companies and the public sector as clients. The TOC proposes that organisations outsource operational activities in order to reduce costs and focus on their core business.
We handle all treasury functions, including front middle and the back office, and that allows executives of companies and organisations to focus on strategy,” says Gautam.
Outsourcing of treasury functions reduces capital and operational expenditure and provides access to greater capabilities than many small to mid-cap companies or public sector organisations could manage on their own.
Gautam worked as a graduate finance trainee at Rolls Royce, later working at Nokia and AEP Energy Services, and since 2004 has worked as a consultant in the product control area for banks and on several large-scale finance change projects in retail and investment banking.
He says the PGDE at Cambridge Judge “is an academically rigorous course that revolves around the students enterprise,” adding that the tutors and fellow students on his cohort have “helped to validate, challenge and refine” TOC in order to make it a more robust enterprise.