I joined Sovereign in 2013 for two reasons. The quality of the investment strategy and the belief that they would support my ambition to become a better investor.
As part of the team, I’ve seen first-hand how our sector understanding, origination capability and Buy & Build focus can help us create winning partnerships with management owners to deliver transformational results. We achieved this with Optionis Group, our flexible worker service provider formed from four acquisitions to create the largest operator in the UK. Another example is the acquisition of SM&MS by portfolio company Alcumus, where we created a technology enabled compliance business with an exceptional track record.
As part of the team, I’ve seen first-hand how our sector understanding, origination capability and Buy & Build focus can help us create winning partnerships with management owners to deliver transformational results.
Of course it’s not just about buy and build for us. We have a passion for discovering new areas of investment and with Cygnia we backed an omni-channel warehousing and fulfilment business exhibiting strong organic growth. Just a few examples of how we live what we called the essence of Sovereign - ‘See Beyond. Go Beyond’.
Before joining Sovereign, I was co-head of Barclays Ventures, which I helped establish in 1996 investing in over 20 assets such as System C Healthcare, Find A Property, Original Additions and Searchflow, learning the importance of close rapport with our stakeholders.
Prior to Barclays, I worked in industry with Pirelli Telecommunications, having gained an Electronic Engineering degree from Warwick University.
I am married with two boys, a continually hopeful Welsh rugby fan and can talk a good game of tennis!