2018 [to 01st August]
Hi-tech venture capital
Rogis (& Gemstone Family Office)
Single Family Office
Corporate hi-tech Private Equity
Interim Finance Directors (ICAEW-regulated):
www.JensonFundingPartners.com UK SEIS & EIS Funds (FCA-authorised).
Family Office corporate finance
www.Rubicon.vc Rubicon Venture Capital (US to UK event)
http://OpalGroup.net/ European Family Offices Symposium – London
Global into UK Corporate Finance and relocation services
www.Sooqini.com Consumer services
ADVISOR (alongside CLIENT contracts)
State of Jersey, Government and finance industry.
www.StaddenForbes.com Single Family Office & Private Wealth
www.SStech.com The world's
largest investment funds services company.
www.tx2events.com Board-level M&A - IPO tech and finance industry events
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.
Information portal for global private
investment and non-bank finance market.
www.ChicagoBooth.edu Executive MBA in VC, PE & Investment Banking, in
2006 - 2013
Founder of this funding platform - acquired by Indian investment banker
VC, PE & Investment Banking Executive-MBA (Ranked world's Nr 1).
Advertising practitioners 'school'
National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs
UK Government: Department for Business Innovation and Skills Growth
UK Government-backed business consultancy, fund-raising, business
Private jet-planes charter business [fund raise and launch]
Co-Founder, Executive Director
Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text hi-technology SaaS business start-up
B2C CD & DVD repair business demi-franchise
SME hi-tech investment network
SME hi-tech Corporate Finance
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
merger & acquisitions and venture capital events
1998 - 2003
Advertising and creative design agency
Cafe Japan Ltd
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
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.
Central LondonEnterprise Agency
Freelance Technology & Investments Industry Journalist
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
1997 - 1997
Mediafind Ltd [New
1996 - 1997
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
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.
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.
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
Station Sound Manager (industry awards nominee)
Spectrum International Radio Ltd
1990 - 1991
British Telecom Consultant's
1990 – 2001
Freelance Sound Technician, Producer,
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
Club; Ragdales Health Club; Albany Health & Fitness Club
1986 - 1990
Student (& successful unofficial Representative)
School of Audio
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