Livingbridge today announces the appointment of Simone Giradeau and Simon Hollingsworth, to Livingbridge’s value strategy group, alongside four other new hires into the wider business.
Simon Hollingsworth joins the team following a career spanning strategy consulting, M&A, operations, e-commerce and marketing. Between 2014 and 2017, he worked at The Consortium Education working on its marketing and e-commerce strategy. Prior to this, he worked at Connect Group plc as corporate development manager and started his career as a Strategy Consultant at PWC in 2007.
Simone Girardeau joins the value strategy team following four years at Boston Consulting Group as a consultant. This also included a nine-month secondment at TimeIncUK where she gained experience in an operational role with digital commercial experience.
The value strategy group works closely alongside the management teams of companies within Livingbridge’s portfolio, helping them to develop, execute and drive strategies in order to maximise their growth potential.
Further to these hires, Livingbridge also welcomes David Leahy as an analyst in the equity funds team, Elise Morton and James Lupton to the origination and insight team, and Oscar Engqvist joins in investor relations.
Wol Kolade, managing partner at Livingbridge said: We are delighted to welcome these six new Livingbridge team members, as we continue to expand towards an international team of ninety. We are strengthening resource across our platform, including the equity funds, origination and insight team, investor relations and value strategy teams. Our value strategy group is a key element of how we partner with our investee companies, and with our new appointments it is exciting to see us further increasing our e-commerce and digital credentials in this space.