I am a business coach, corporate advisor and investor. I work to create value, to build businesses that do worthwhile things and help people realise their dreams.
Throughout a thirty-something year career as a venture capitalist, investor, business owner, corporate executive and mentor I have for all but 3 years been or worked alongside the owner of the business. I understand the responsibilities and challenges that come with owning and running a business.
Having spent around 15 years investing other people’s retirement savings into speculative new ventures I understand risk and return, I get the importance of delivering results, dealing with uncertainty, coping with set-backs, and focusing on the important things that will create value and minimise dilution.
I work with companies from the seed stage through to IPO and across a range of industries including tech, biotech, renewable energy, and construction.
In addition to a wealth of practical experience, both good and bad, I have a strong technical base being a CFA Charterholder, Chartered Accountant, member of the Governance Institute and having an MBA.
Your journey may start with a total focus on product but your success will open up a raft of commercial, financial, legal and governance challenges that will have to be dealt with.
That’s where I come in.