Major Contracts

 
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Career History



2018
[to 01st August]
www.HambroPerks.com  Hi-tech venture capital

2013 - 2017
CLIENTS
www.ChelseaCorporate.com Buy-side M&A firm
www.HedgEmerge.com Hedge Fund-of-Funds
Rogis (& Gemstone Family Office) Single Family Office
https://WhitespaceVentures.com/  Corporate hi-tech Private Equity
www.JensonSolutions.com  Interim Finance Directors (ICAEW-regulated):
www.JensonFundingPartners.com  UK SEIS & EIS Funds (FCA-authorised).
www.RampartCapital.co Multi Family Office corporate finance
www.Rubicon.vc  Rubicon Venture Capital (US to UK event)
http://OpalGroup.net/  European Family Offices Symposium – London
http://JohnsonCapitalAdvisory.com  Global into UK Corporate Finance and relocation services
www.Sooqini.com Consumer services trades platform
www.AP-Partners.co.uk  Merchant Bank
www.AriadneCapital.com 
ADVISOR
(alongside CLIENT contracts)
www.JerseyFinance.je  State of Jersey, Government and finance industry.
www.StaddenForbes.com  Single Family Office & Private Wealth Management.
www.SStech.com  The world's largest investment funds services company.
www.tx2events.com  Board-level M&A - IPO tech and finance industry events organisation
www.Fasken.com/en/home  Fasken Martineau (Europe) LLP. International Commercial Law Firm.
www.FamilyOfficeMag.com Magazine for uHNWI, Family Offices and Private Wealth Managers.
www.TheWealthJournal.net  Information portal for global private investment and non-bank finance market.
www.ChicagoBooth.edu Executive MBA in VC, PE & Investment Banking, in London.


2006 - 2013

www.IntegrityCapital.co.uk  Founder of this funding platform - acquired by Indian investment banker
www.ChicagoBooth.edu/entrepreneurship  VC, PE & Investment Banking Executive-MBA (Ranked world's Nr 1).
https://schoolcommunicationarts.com/  Advertising practitioners 'school'
www.nacue.com  National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs
http://www.ga.BusinessGrowthService.greatbusiness.gov.uk/  UK Government: Department for Business Innovation and Skills Growth Accelerator
www.ConnectMidlands.org  UK Government-backed business consultancy, fund-raising, business development.
www.FlyAmbeo.co.uk Private jet-planes charter business [fund raise and launch]

Co-Founder, Executive Director
www.Otodio.com  Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text hi-technology SaaS business start-up
www.Horizon-Technologies.co.uk  Technology-businesses consultancy
www.PerfectPlay.co.uk  B2C CD & DVD repair business demi-franchise

ADVISOR

www.Angelsden.co.uk  SME hi-tech investment network
www.Ascendant.co.uk  SME hi-tech Corporate Finance
www.Axispoint.co.uk  Solutions Provider
www.City-Zone.com  London business network
www.FinancialFront.co.uk  Corporate Finance Consultancy
www.TigerCapitalPartners.com  USA & Europe to Asia corporate finance



2002 - 2008
www.HarleyStreetCosmetic.com  cosmetic production and retail business
www.Venesis.com  SME corporate finance business
www.OxbridgeCapital.com  USA & Europe into Asia consultancy
www.360ltd.co.uk  Corporate Board Level Executive Search business.
www.WFS.com/speaker/simon-gal  merger & acquisitions and venture capital events

1998 - 2003
www.cmdb.co.jp  Advertising and creative design agency
www.lifecom.co.jp/group  Cafe Japan Ltd
www.lifecom.co.jp/group  Shiki Ltd four-star Japanese restaurant
Valetti Group Ltd Language-training to corporate executives (a strategic liquidation).
www.oxbridgecapital.co.uk  USA/EU/Asia investor and business consultancy
www.trafalgarcomputers.com  Sold to the British Standards Institute
E-ssociates Ltd. A business Consultancy to SMEs (later closed after the MD's MBI into a client company)
John Lewis & Associates Business Consultants.
www.centa.co.uk Government-backed Central LondonEnterprise Agency

Freelance Technology & Investments Industry Journalist to
RedHerring; Tornado-Insider; Computer Weekly; First Tuesday; Computer Services Software Association; Federation of Electronic Industries (now Intellect); CAL-IT; DeMinds.com; IIC; Ebusiness Magazine, plus various innovator networks, hi-tech networks and investor networks.


Interim Sales Manager
Netlink Internet Ltd
1998 - 1998

Salesman
www.AskDirect.co.uk Consumer-electronics retailer
1997 - 1997

Founder
Mediafind Ltd [New Business Project]
1996 - 1997

Professional Memberships
1995 - 2002 Full Membership: Grant Thornton's Media Society.
1992 - 2002 Full Membership: IIC (International Institute of Communications)
1991 - 1999 Full & Committees Membership: CIoJ (Royal Chartered Institute of Journalists).
1990 - 1996 Full Membership: NATFHE (National Association of Teachers in Further & Higher Education).


Visiting Lecturer / Tutor / Courses Writer, and Media Business Consultant
Universities & H&FE Colleges in England
1991 - 1997
8 colleges, 4 universities and 2 accreditation boards.
I also delivered professional workshops to  The UK Radio Academy; Chartered Institute of Journalists; Women's Radio Guild ... and more.
In the final three years I became courses-writer to Diplomas and Higher Degrees [including MBA] to 2 accreditation boards, 3 universities and 10 colleges, plus 2 UK government think-tanks on new-venture creation and support.
My lecturing contact-time was an average 42 hours per week, which was 2.33 times greater than full-time lecturers.
Students on my courses won industry competitions and awards.
Again, from my own initiatives and activities, I raised 'applied-finance' for sound recording studios to be financed and built in 5 institutions.


Professional Memberships
1993 - 1996 Hon Membership: The Media Society (Board Directors of UK Media Companies).
1990 - 1998 Associate Membership: Institute of Broadcast Sound.
1989 - 1996 Full Membership: UK Radio Academy.




Station Sound Manager (industry awards nominee)
Spectrum International Radio Ltd
www.SpectrumRadio.net 
1990 - 1991


Full Member
British Telecom Consultant's Service.
1990 – 2001


Freelance Sound Technician, Producer, Presenter
Voice of America News Service; London [News] Broadcasting Company; Canadian [News] Broadcasting Company; PowerPlant Music Recording Studios; Silk Sounds post production ….
1985 - 1990



Health & Fitness Instructor and Occasional Gym Manager
Ravelles Health Club; Ragdales Health Club; Albany Health & Fitness Club
1986 - 1990
www.thealbanyclub.co.uk


Student (& successful unofficial Representative)
School of Audio Engineering [SAE]
http://london.sae.edu/en-gb/home
January 1985 - August 1985



Sales Department and Wages Clerk / Student / Advisor
NEI Parsons / Sandyford Road FE College / Keeping Newcastle Warm.
1979 - 1984
Newcastle upon Tyne