As a Director in the New Investments Team, my focus is on the identification, sourcing and structuring of investment opportunities for our funds. These activities allow me to meet a very broad range of businesses and entrepreneurs on a regular basis, providing a variety of commercial experiences and enabling me to gain a better understanding of business strategy.
I graduated from Sheffield before training as an accountant at PwC. Following qualification, I moved into Corporate Finance with PwC specialising in advising PE houses on structuring their investments and raising bank debt to support the transactions. After seven years at PwC I moved to a smaller boutique environment where I fulfilled a broader advisory role working with privately owned businesses in the UK mid market. It is in this mid market segment, working with growth businesses, that I focus on at Livingbridge.
At Livingbridge we have tremendous ambition of the companies we partner with, and a track record of assisting these investee companies achieve their strategic goals and aspirations. My role affords me the opportunity to work with talented business managers on a daily basis, and contribute to their success in a manner that involves more than providing funding. It was this partnership based approach to investing that attracted me to Livingbridge. I am pleased to say that almost 3 years on from joining the organisation the executive teams I work with genuinely want, and welcome, that support.
Little known fact: I have represented my county at Lacrosse.
Most likely to say?
Outside of work I… am a keen golfer and lifelong Manchester United fan.
We have a family holiday home in Southern Ireland and I love to spend time there. A perfect day involves an early morning round of links golf at Ballybunion, followed by a long family lunch at home, rounded off with an evening by the fire in the local pub.
What makes me get out of bed in the morning?
Livingbridge is a dynamic organisation that continually strives to deliver success. The quality and experience of the companies and individuals with whom we are lucky enough to work with is tremendous. These attributes are hugely energising.