“I am truly excited to welcome both Amy and Dave to the Partnership and to be announcing a further seven promotions within the firm. Both Amy and Dave have made strong contributions to Livingbridge and I look forward to working with them in their new roles as part of our senior leadership group.
These promotions not only recognise the individual talent in our firm but also our continued growth. At the centre of this is our ability to form successful partnerships with high-growth, entrepreneurial businesses.”
Wol Kolade, managing partner at Livingbridge
Amy Yateman-Smith, Partner
Amy joined Livingbridge in 2011 from KPMG and since then she has been responsible for managing several successful investments on behalf of three of the firm’s funds. She is also the Fund Manager for the £660m Livingbridge 6 Fund, and has been instrumental in building its value creation strategy. More recently, Amy has been central to the development of a new operating platform, which will enable us to continue scaling across funds and geographies in the years ahead.
Dave Kirby, Partner
Dave joined the firm in 2016 from CarTrawler, originally as an Investment Director in Livingbridge’s Growth Acceleration Team. Dave now heads up both that team and the services sector team, operating both pre-and-post investment to support management teams with their strategic decision making. He has also played a central role in developing Livingbridge’s digital strategy and analytics capabilities.
Livingbrige has made a further seven promotions in its London, Manchester and Melbourne-based teams, underlining its tradition of promoting talented individuals from within the firm.
Oliver Mauldridge has been promoted to Investment Director. Based in the firm’s Melbourne office, Oliver joined Livingbridge in 2014 from DC Advisory and has since been involved in investments across all the firm’s key sectors.