Director, Business Planning at Capstone Business Advisors Limited
Sarita Johnston is Director, Business Planning with Capstone Business Advisors Limited who work across a diverse portfolio of companies, large, medium, and early stage.
They are sector agnostic, and their portfolio consists of engineering, fabrication, construction, consumer products, business professional services, life sciences software and technology and everything in between.
Sarita’s key areas of expertise include:
Business Planning and Financial Advice
Capability Development and Succession Planning
Interim Management and Management Support
Market Development advisory support
Leadership Coaching, mentoring individuals in senior management positions
Scenario analysis planning
Strategic growth planning advisory assistance
Previously, Sarita held positions as Senior Business Manager with DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion and was Business Development Manager Corporate Services for Sodexo Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Prior to this Sarita held various positions in the Government Industrial Development Agency, Enterprise Ireland.
Her experience spans multi-sectors from Lifesciences, Industrial, Cleantech, Software & Technology and manufacturing services.
In her most recent role with Enterprise Ireland, Sarita was Manager of HPSU Start, leading a national team of 20 employees responsible for sourcing and developing investible and scalable start-up opportunities for Enterprise Ireland. Annual target of 100 HPSU clients with an investment target of €30+ million.
Sarita was also Manager of Female Entrepreneurship for 3 years and managed Enterprise Ireland’s initiatives to support and develop investment in female founded companies. Sarita successfully increased EI female founder clients from 15% to 28%; an increase of over 100 new founders. Investments of approximately €10 million over the term.
She holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) Degree and an MBS from Liverpool John Moore’s University.