Gii Finance Group
Head of Private Tax,
Head of PwC Raise,
Stadden Forbes ...
known Simon for many years. He is super connected among angels,
lead-investors, family offices, early-stage VCs, and more generally the
venture finance sector.
I asked Simon to work with me at Stakeholderz to
expand our Investor Network, within one month we had over 100 very relevant,
personal introductions. In addition, he ran a very successful function with
He is supreme in what he does and can bring a lot of value
very quickly - truly outstanding.
Thanks Simon. There is more to
Dermot Hill CEO, Stakeholderz
'I’ve known Simon for nearly 20 years and recently engaged him to help me
tap into the investment community for a fundraising project that I’m working
He provided me with a quality list of potential contacts and
introduced me to them by email.
I’ve since had a number of very helpful
conversations and am working my way through the rest of Simon’s list.
His network of contacts in the world of investors is outstanding!'
B. Horne, AddThenMultiply / Funding Focus
is a source of great knowledge about the Family Office marketplace.
personal connections are extensive and he has a deep understanding of their
decision making and influences - a valued contributor and contact in the
Speaking and working with Simon is always a pleasure, not just
for the insight he brings but for his thoughtfulness, preparation and
David Barks, Savanta
'Simon has been an incredible mentor, friend and
above all a highly regarded person in the Family office space, among
business circles, entrepreneurs across Europe and abroad. I met Simon for
the first time in 2018 at the Family office conference and he is an
embodiment of true professionalism and a person with high integrity, ethics.
Above all, his willingness to help others and help them succeed places him
in a unique position.
When I decided to run my first Family office
conference in Mumbai in early 2019, Simon helped me put together a strategic
plan and with regular checkups, he always ensured that I was aiming high and
was aligning with the strategy of providing value add to the customers.
Simon also helped and encouraged me to enter the London market through the
Family office conference in September 2019. He took personal attention in
inviting genuine Single Family offices (more than 100+ and free of charge)
from his network, connected me to various entrepreneurs and funds for the
sponsorship and to various formal and informal networks within London and
Conference wouldn’t have been humongous success without the
guidance, assistance, and mentorship of Simon. He truly played an incredible
role going above and beyond in driving the international event to success
and I am truly indebted forever for his thought leadership, integrity and
kindness in all his actions.
I highly recommend Simon, endorse his
abilities and network and wish him good luck in all his future endeavors.'
Kiran Dutta, Managing Director
Family Offices Investors
Simon is a prolific business developer who has an
extensive network of senior venture investment professionals which we wanted
to tap into; under contract.
As a result of his efforts we have met a
selection of very pertinent and interesting potential clients; these have
come from direct introductions and involving us in investment communities
functions and events, run by himself and professional organisations.
Truelove, Business Development Director,
Trident Trust Guernsey
[International Fund Administrators]
‘Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about
Simon. He is incredibly well networked and has been very helpful in
introducing me to potential partners.
We are working with Simon on a few
projects within the family office connected space, both fundraising but also
providing a highly innovative Property prefab Technology a potential
strategic partner, introduced by Simon.
Simon shows true integrity and
honesty in everything he does and he keeps meetings very professional but
also has a good sense of humour which is a joy.'
Partner, G9 Private Office Europe
Director , Blue Titan Capital Limited
well known as an expert at marketing, proficient in tech, finance and media,
but more importantly, he is a man of his word. Whatever Simon says, he does.
He goes beyond the call of duty and expectation. I highly recommend him, as
a colleague or as a business partner.’
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
'What's not to love
about Simon. He has a consistent infectious enthusiasm for making the
connection and enabling business between like-minds. As a new fund we worked
with him to get out to market and meet new people in our domain. He
delivered in spades and we'll continue to work with him as we grow.'
Bowyer, Co-Founder, Superseed Ventures
'Simon Gall is
one of those fantastically well connected people who always seem to know how
to reach the right audience. And if he isn't connected with them yet, he
will find a way to be. We have enjoyed working with Simon Gall on past
projects and look forward to doing so again in the future.'
MD of Superseed Ventures LLP, VC fund.
Results in contract 1's
160 hours in three consecutive months =
Investment into Superseed
Ventures from a Family Office; Associateships arranged; 08 venture-investor
events attended solely by Simon; 01 co-arranged a Superseed presentation to
many invited LPs & SFOs; arranged 11 free of charge hon guest attendance for
Superseed at LP & SFO investor events; arranged Superseed to be
free-of-charge Speakers at 4 LP & SFO events; 09 free of charge VIP
Guest-attendance investor events; 54 strategic investor meetings, plus
scheduled calls with international investors; Well-read promotional articles
about Superseed in LinkedIn, Family Office Magazine, GAIM and select online
'I have known Simon for many
years. He has assisted us with marketing our functions to his amazing
network which has produced excellent results.
He is highly regarded
amongst the financial and investment sectors and always manages to help find
the right people/person to hook you up with - if you give him the brief of
your problem, he will help resolve it.
He is a pleasure to work with and
I look forward to our working relationship in the future.'
'Simon has been amazingly helpful
to our efforts in the UK and introduces us to industry people, potential
sponsors an families and whenever we needed help – was fast to react and
always kindly and professionally.
His impressive rolodex has highly
assisted our efforts in doing family office conferences in the UK.'
Chared, Managing Director
DC Finance [Single Family Offices investor
'Simon has been an
excellent business development consultant to Converge over the last few
The people and businesses he has introduced me to have been of
consistently high quality.
Simon has also been very generous with his
time and advice and is always happy to make time for a phone call or a quick
catch up when possible.
Highly regarded and respected within the
financial and investment sectors in particular, Simon is an excellent
resource for anyone looking to build a strong and valuable business network.
It's an absolute pleasure to work with him.'
James Tennant, CEO &
Converge Group Ltd
3 months Strategic Marketing and Business Development = 900 select
venture-investment and technology industry
connections for Hambro Perks.
[Working solo, with a marketing budget of zero]
he placed our Chairman as Key Speaker into 2 major
created and ran a single-family-offices LP
placed our investment managers free of charge into 8 major industry events;
representation in 35 events; 80 investment-Memorandums to professional-investors; initiated
published promotional-articles in LinkedIn and
FamilyOfficeMag; brought 8 top-quality prospective portfolio companies;
Vincent Menot, Chairman's Advisor,
Hambro Perks Services Ltd [hi-tech
'I welcome endorsing
Simon, to senior professionals, directly referred by him to me.'
Vohora, Partner & Chief Client Officer
VALUEworks AG Investment Bank
'Simon is known as a very effective senior business development and
communications professional, by CXOs in the technology and finance
Above all else his career is based upon an unswerving
integrity and kindness in all of his actions.'
Kevin Meagher, European
Entrepreneur of the Year
Director, Intamac / GM, Lowes Inc [HomeDepot].
'Simon and I have
occasionally worked together consulting, mentoring and trouble-shooting
companies in Southeast England. He opts to specialise in business
development, but has such a good understanding of business he should be a
CEO. He is very highly regarded by many senior professionals in innovation,
high-growth companies and the venture finance industry. With the right
support team, he’ll make any business develop faster, better more connected
and financially sound. He has great humour, is very trustworthy, a
gentleman. I highly recommend him to all.'
Mr Chris Birkle, Interim FD &
CFO to Mid-Tier UK Companies.
'I worked as Simon’s CFO
in Integrity Capital and later as an occasional Advisor. Simon is
highly-regarded by the serial-entrepreneurs, business-advisors and
authorised-investors communities. This is because he has a great
understanding of business and cuts to the crux of the situation with a very
gentlemanly and practical approach. A good and trustworthy person. I always
look forward to working with him.'
Mr Kym Kingwill, CFO
& Finance Director to International Corporates,
'I have known Simon Gall
for four years, having met him whilst representing the Funds industry in
Jersey in which he was also involved. Simon has that rare combination of
both generating excellent ideas coupled with the ability to implement them
successfully. Simon is exceptionally well connected within the investment
sector and has always been ready to share useful contacts and make
introductions. I recommend him highly and endorse both his abilities and
Elliot Refson, Founder and Chairman, Jersey Hedge Fund Managers
'I strongly recommend working with Simon Gall.
He is efficient, well networked, trustworthy, and successful. A man who gets
In April 2017 as holiday-cover Interim: results were 38
prospective clients sent provisional contracts.
Ran Carmon, Managing Director, Chelsea Corporate Ltd
London Buy-Side M&A firm
'Simon has one of the most powerful technical, financial and professional
service networks in London coupled with an equally powerful network of
By track record, he is an entrepreneur who has founded
companies and raised money himself.
Any company building a business in
the financial, technology and communications sectors would be wise to work
I find Simon dedicated, technical and honest. He is a hard
working individual and I very much enjoy working with him [2008 - to-date].
His energy and experience add tremendous value to someone looking to
develop new business or navigate a new industry sector or target market.
He thinks out of the box with realistic expectations and this helps in
formulating and carrying out a plan.
Simon is a natural networker and
excellent host. He possesses a unique detail knowledge of his contacts and
delivers on his promises.'
Ray Ingram, European Marketing Manager,
Fasken Martineau (Europe) LLP,
[now] Advising Boards of London based
http://www.fasken.com/en/home/ International Commercial Law Firm.
'Completely independently, Simon introduced 520 pre-qualified
professional investors-into-PE, to the Managing Partner and Compliance
Manager of this convertible-loans PE Fund, plus to other Board position
Partners for roadshows and private meetings..
He strategically placed
them (completely free of charge) into x2 major Limited Partner events, ran
x3 major (100+) Family Office investor events, plus 8 presentation
investment functions, plus multiple meetings.
This work plus direct
introductions brought them into direct contact with all requested 'name'
investors and many more.
All of this within a 3 times extended contract,
totalling 9 consecutive months. Exceptional work.'
https://whitespaceventures.com/corporates/ hi-growth, hi-tech PE fund.
I contacted Simon in September  last year. He is liked
by family office friends as a good marketing man.
He is providing very
good connections to co-investments for Rogis [family office] projects.
Very much a gentleman and good hearted man.
He is very business wise. I
checked Simon's history [due diligence] and discovered he has often started
innovative business projects 'ahead of their time'.
I like working with
him and value his business acumen.
Igor Shtutin, Director (& Family
Rogis [Ltd] (& Gemstone Family Office).
[Unfortunately Igor died in an accident on 04th August 2016
'In well documented and managed delivery, Simon, totally on his own
initiative and application, without any support, introduced over 900
professional-investors and strategic partners to Jenson, including 128
formal strategic-meetings for the CEO, plus over 400 for other senior
partners. Again on his own, he created and ran 25 private functions plus 3
major events; contra-deal placed the management team into 12 major industry
events as speakers / panelists / presenters; brought 84 potential clients, 8
target Chairmen, 20 possible new finance director partners; wrote and
published promotional articles and adverts in major finance and wealth
All of this within a 7 times extended contract
totalling 19 consecutive months.'
Due this quality and success, I
contracted his expertise for Whitespace Ventures [see above].
Jenkinson, Founding Partner, Jenson Solutions Ltd and Jenson Funding
www.JensonSolutions.com (Interim Finance Directors)
(UK SEIS & EIS Funds)
'Simon has helped me in numerous ways (and
jurisdictions) since we first met on London’s funds circuit some years ago
now. This is someone who places integrity at the core of everything he does,
evident through every introduction he makes and transaction he is involved
in. Couple that with being good company – I could not advocate more
strongly. Jersey individuals in particular (of course), but those in the
wider network, do take this as a full endorsement and recommendation to make
Richard Nunn, Business Development Director - UK, now GCC at
The Channel Island State of Jersey's international finance centre
'I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Simon early in 2015 just as
we were setting up the new business. Since that point through direct
introductions and indirectly through events he has run I have met a number
of professionals that have enhanced our proposition, our network and led to
various other opportunities.
Simon is one of those people you should
meet, his energy and enthusiasm appear limitless, coupled with a good sense
of humour and broad knowledge base this all makes him a natural networker
and relationship builder.
As I am sure it is apparent I would have no
hesitation in recommending Simon to anyone in the financial sector looking
to develop and market their business.
I very much look forward to
continuing to work with Simon in the future.'
Ben Nightingale, Director,
www.StaddenForbes.com £100m+ Single Family Office & £110m+ Private
'I have had the pleasure of working with Simon
on a number of projects [2014 - to-date] and each time he has demonstrated a
high level of professionalism and a clear understanding of the financial
sector. Simon is very well connected within multiple segments (Family
Offices/Hedge Funds & Wealth Management) and gives projects his full
attention to ensure exceptional results. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending
Simon as I am confident he can/will add value to a variety of
Richard Hutton, Business Development Manager, SS&C
Technologies (£multi-billion+ FUM)
www.SSTech.com The world's largest investment funds services
'I have worked with Simon many times [2012 - to-date],
primarily on the larger events I have organised over the years. He is an
excellent networker and seems to have a knack of getting the right people to
speak to each other to form partnership opportunities. His wide knowledge of
the tech and financial services industries is second to none. He is often
called upon to assist in delivering people, content and topics.
with Simon has been an enormous help to me both in my past role as an Events
Director and he is now assisting me with broadening my network for my own
Tina Compton, Managing Director, TX2 Events.
M&A - IPO tech and finance industry events organisation
UK, & Tech UK.
'We have known and worked with
Simon for many years. He has assisted Ascendant in many areas, but
especially in Business Development. His extended network of quality
[venture-investors] relationships in the media and technology industries has
frequently delivered interesting opportunities for our corporate finance
business. So much so in fact, that we proactively formalised our
relationship with him so that he is now a key member of our Associate
Stuart McKnight, Managing Director
'From the first time I met
Simon, I have always been impressed with his understanding of venture
finance and business in general. He has an amazing network of VIP contacts
who speak highly of him personally and professionally. He’s very friendly,
helpful, honest and unpretentious, with a great sense of humour. If you are
considering doing business with Simon, I highly recommend you do not
hesitate to contact him!'
Clinton Lee, Founder, the [M&A] Exit firm
'Simon really understands the value of trust in business
relationships and that it is all about the long game. He is one of the best
networked people I know within the financial and investment worlds that he
inhabits. If you want to access a particular niche of that world and grow
your company or fund, no better person to help you than Simon.'
Oldcorn, MD, Oldcorn & Oldcorn.
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/DamonOldcorn Serial Investor & Tech
'Simon is the sort of person you want in
your corner. Unstinting in his effort, good humour and network, he always
delivers excellent value for money whilst maintaining the highest level of
customer service and ethical standards. I heartily recommend Simon and look
forward to the chance of working with him again soon. Service category:
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.'
Raj Singh, CEO www.Sooqini.com
HNWI concierge services
'Mr Simon Gall has been useful as a
[business development] consultant. He has given good advice and help
initiating investment partnerships.
Knowledgeable in marketing to
international [technology] investors. He has my support and
Sir Paul Judge
'Simon has strong entrepreneurial instincts and would make a great addition
to the team promoting or raising funds for any early stage venture.'
Gary Waller, MP and Board Director, Which? Limited
'I met Simon Gall after he founded the private market
funding platform named Integrity Capital Limited ['IC']. From my initial
contact when an investment banker, then working with him on IC, I
experienced first-hand his positive innovative and entrepreneurial
abilities. He is without-fail highly regarded by all of the many specialist
advisors and fund managers he knows whom we quickly and easily met for
strategic partnerships; all of them mentioning his obvious business acumen,
honesty and likeability. Wherever he provides his services I expect he'll
continue to be very well regarded and promoted. I look forward to working
with Simon again.'
Harjoth Singh, Director, Integrity Capital Ltd
regulated-investors investment market
'Simon has a diverse,
well-vetted network and he is adept at putting the right people in touch for
mutual success. He is extremely approachable, personable and highly
professional. When I relocated my business to Dublin in 2009 he opened doors
for me in both the UK and Ireland, and I am working with him once again
while I’m back in NYC.'
Beth Lauren, MD, Beth Lauren Ltd (& companies).
recommendations the Connect Midlands organisation engaged the expertise of
Simon Gall as our London Investor Relations Consultant, throughout
2009/10/11. He is a highly networked entrepreneur in the Southeast (UK) who
helped us make successful [did 99% of the independent work] 3 start-up and 2
mid-tier London technology-investment events, consulted over 30 client
companies and brought 482 sophisticated and regulated investors and six
presenting company clients from his private network onto our books all on a
one day per week contract. I thoroughly recommend Simon as a very effective
and likeable professional.'
John Griffiths, MD, Connect Midlands
'Having worked closely with
Simon on a number of research projects during the early days at Integrity
Capital Ltd, I admired Simon for his industry expertise, tenacity and his
professional approach to work. To me he was personable, inspiring and a
great mentor. He encouraged me to think outside the box, opened up my eyes
to opportunities and made me believe that everything is possible. Without
him, I would never be close to where I am now and I look forward to an
opportunity to work with him again in the future.'
Linh Tran, Investment
Analyst, Capital Partners Group
'I have known Simon personally
since 2010 and of his excellent reputation before that. I am delighted to be
part of Simon's initiative with Integrity Capital and his growing network of
high impact business people.'
Paul Ash, CEO Basalt Global Ltd & Director
Rockpool Investments LLP
known Simon for over 10 years. He is a highly connected marketing and
business development professional, highly regarded by investors and company
founders as a "safe pair of hands" and an innovator.'
Director, Briceamery Capital (VC).
'Without seeming forced, Simon has the gift of being able to make powerful
introductions that have really helped propel PrivateFly forward.'
Twidell, CEO, PrivateFly Ltd
www.Privatefly.com (the private jet booking network, voted "the
hottest website in travel" by Times Online)
'Simon is first rate
at building trusted relationships and developing business.
He has a
first class network and knows how to get people on-side.
recommended for opening doors for you.'
Gavan Burden, CEO, BurdenDare Ltd
(Active Angels Investor Network)
'Simon networks effortlessly, has a good eye for business opportunities, is
internationally savvy and knows how to grow businesses.'
CEO, Intelligent Energy (World Economic Forum's Economic Pioneer 2006)
'Simon is a consummate networker combined with searching
strategic thinking. Watch out - great ideas come from working with him!'
[then] Sector Head for Media &Technology,
'Simon is an excellent communicator and networker, with extensive
sales and marketing skills. He contributed substantially to the development
of the business when we worked together and I hope to be able to work with
Simon again in the future.'
Roger Keenan, Managing Director, City
Founding Director, Horizon Technologies
'I have known Simon
for several years. We first came together at Otodio when I was the interim
CTO and he was Co-Founder leading the fund raising and business development
Simon is the most connected and most tenacious person I have
ever had the pleasure of meeting. His work ethic, energy and drive to
succeed are unique. Simon and I have become firm friends and were it
possible I would like to find a way for us to work together again. He would
be a real asset to my organisation.
If you are looking for someone to
take the lead in transforming your business into a thriving sales led
organisation I would thoroughly recommend you speak with Simon.'
Borner, Managing Director, Axispoint Solutions Ltd
[previously] Interim CTO'1' of Otodio Ltd & Inc,
VP Global Web
Operations Sony Music International,
CTO of G-Tech Europe.
'Simon is at the forefront of the breed of entrepreneur with his core values
based on scruples and ethics.
He obviously has a keen eye for business
potential and subsequent incubation and exit. He can embellish any
opportunity with his business development insights and experience.
for me Simon's core competencies around business idea creation, highly
developed cultural awareness, 'win-win' attitude, his openness (and passion)
to help and connect others.
His long term relationship-building style
and extensive high quality network coupled with his rocket high cognitive
and emotional IQ are a few of the reasons I would emphatically endorse Simon
Ralph Harvey, Global Technology Manager,
have known Simon for over 4 years, and during this time Simon has been
instrumental in helping to build the business investment & incubator model
that Venesis operates.
His deep understanding of the venture capital
market in the UK and the connections he has makes Simon a unique individual
and someone I would highly recommend to any business that is entering the VC
market. Simon's insights and experience will prove invaluable.'
Giles, Managing Director, Venesis Limited
is super-knowledgeable on a range of business/VC/start-up/fund-raising
subjects and very well-connected. He goes out of his way to help people and
I've always found him to be professional and a man of great integrity.'
Marco Schiavo, CEO, Nickleby Capital & Salt.
'An experienced, knowledgeable, well connected
and trusted adviser in his field. Highly recommended.'
Managing Director, Venturehaus Ltd
'When I was considering buying a
recently established company, I found Simon's advice and knowledge extremely
useful. Not only does he understand the complexities of developing a
business, he's done it in real life, which is invaluable.'
CEO, Policy Tracker Ltd
'Mr Simon Gall was recommended to
me as a highly respected London based business development director. He
showed consistence as a fair minded and considerate man.
Hedge Fund exchange to a wealth of influential and high-level decision
makers in the City. I look forward one day to welcoming Simon as a key
member of our Board. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value.'
Nick Choukair, CEO, Hedge Fund Exchange Ltd
insightful, with good common-sense approach to business based on a wealth of
experience. I am happy to recommend him as an outstanding business advisor.'
Kenneth Campbell, Managing Director, Big Green Book Ltd & BGB Consulting.
'Simon has an extensive network of contacts. He understands the value
of developing relationships. These relationships are of value in a world
where Word Of Mouth Marketing is a key driver. Experience of establishing
organisations from scratch and contributing at Board level.'
MacKelworth, Chairman, Alan MacKelworth & Co Ltd
is an energetic and well known entrepreneurial [business development,
marketing] advisor with good access to finance sources and knowledge in the
internet & mobile space. Personable, Expert, Creative!'
O'Connor-Read, CEO, MATV Ltd
'Simon has an excellent work
ethic and is very creative in his ideas. His execution and implementation is
unrivalled. I am glad I have had the opportunity to work with him.'
Stevens, COO, Lorachell International Inc, USA.
'I have worked with Simon in developing an (Incubator) project
concerning SME funding - his input has been invaluable - he always offers a
different angle of view in addressing issues. Has a very broad base of
business experience - this comes through when working on a project.'
Bruce Garvey, Managing Partner, Interregnum Capital Partners LLP
'Simon is very driven and an entrepreneur at heart. He thrives
at problem-solving and enjoys technology challenges. He is articulate and I
have enjoyed [on-stage] speaking with him on numerous technology issues in
the past and continue to do so.'
Madhuban Kumar, Partner, Ereni Partners
VC & Siemens Venture Capital.
'Simon is a true go-getter and networker, with a strong
sense of personal integrity. While being open-minded and egalitarian in
outlook, he maintains a strong core of caring for others. He is also a
brilliant problem-solver with a natural gift for navigating the many twists
and turns faced by businesses at all stages of growth.'
Phil Inje Chang,
[Then] & Product Development, Practical Innovation & Change Ltd, Asia.
[Now] International Product Manager, Mobile at Wikimedia Foundation Inc
recommended to me by a leading London VC, and from our first meeting it was
evident why he is so sought by CEO’s in the high tech sector. He is an
extremely well connected and engaging individual, with a strong track record
of bringing in high net worth individuals to both established and start-up
businesses. Moreover, he is an accomplished market strategist, foreseeing
new opportunities, and engaging clients with a clear rationale of the
relevant benefits that a technology has to offer. I have thoroughly enjoyed
working closely with Simon for over one year, taking Otodio’s technology
into London’s major financial institutions. He is a very impressive client
facing individual: enthusiastic, knowledgeable and masterful in his
If you are looking for a prime mover to drive your
business forward, I would strongly recommend that you give Simon a call. I
look forward to the opportunity of working with him again.'
[now] Principle Consultant, Morrison Miller Associates Ltd
[previously] senior marketing director in ‘named’ Corporates.
'With the right team and venture Simon will do well.
He has the charisma
and makes sense in his marketing views.
I will be pleased to work with
him in the future.'
Chairman, Silver Fox Venture
'Given the chance and ethical
reason, Simon could sell snow to Eskimos.'
Serial Investor (& Chairman) in TMT companies;
an Otodio Investor.
Chairman & CEO, Phillips Auction Group International and
Foreign & Colonial Bank.
'Simon is a very experienced and well
networked serial entrepreneur widely known, and respected across the UK's
TMT seed capital and new ventures communities.'
Steven Dotsch, MD,
WirelessMatch Investors Network
[previously] Partner, Venture Capital in Hill Samuel, Singer & Friedlander,
'Throughout my long career I have enjoyed
working alongside some of the great businessmen at the top of their
industries. I am sure that one day very soon - with the right team, finances
and project - Simon Gall shall successfully join the ranks of the top
[now] Corporate Accountancy &
An investor into my company Otodio.
Institute of Chartered Accountants - Board of
[previously] BT Mobile, Group Finance Officer.
Business Consultant thereon to Acting General Manager  in the Valetti
Group he proved to be a unique individual whose services to the Valetti
companies rose above our best expectations of him. We found him to be
unpretentious, likeable, friendly, knowledgeable and very effective in all
of his duties and associated roles.'
CEO of the Valetti Group of Ltd Companies.
.....'I’m pleased to say that
I have valued his friendship and business acumen since that time.'
Assessment Services, £50m+ Projects Manager, Xerox Global Services.
Gall has been an excellent partner for Cityzone because he has very good
ideas, great energy and first class contacts, is a doer and is utterly
Managing Director, Cityzone Ltd (London CXO
2002 to 2006
'It is with great sadness that I
received Simon's resignations; his understandably moving on into other
innovative commercial ventures.
To say he made a great contribution to
PerfectPlay and Otodio would be an understatement!
We built PerfectPlay
Ltd and Otodio Ltd & Inc together: Simon's broad entreprenerial abilities
excelling in managing PR, communications, investor relations, business
development, marketing, sales and fund raising. He is very easy to
work with, a man of great integrity and vision.
I look forward to the
next commercial opportunity to again work with Simon.'
Bond, CEO, PerfectPlay Ltd & Otodio Ltd & Inc.
'Simon is a very well known and respected professional: one of the best
business development professionals in the UK not yet in a multi-national
Peter Hewkin (February 2006) , CEO Cambridge Business
'Simon Gall came highly
recommended by an ex client as one of the best Business Development
Directors in the UK. As well as being a very respected and networked
individual, he has also proven a great Advisor to my business and brings in
clients of a very high calibre. He certainly lives up to his repute as a man
who makes businesses accelerate.'
Andy Gilbert (August 2005) , MD 360
'He has been Board Advisor to Harley Street Cosmetic for 4
years. He has invaluable ideas and contacts which have helped us move
forward. His work is always on budget and on time. I can only highly
recommended Simon and give him praise for his hard work in our cosmetic
Dr Cuross Bakhtiar (May 2005), Managing Director, Harley
Street Cosmetics Ltd
'Simon Gall is great fun to work with. Doesn't suffer
fools. Has impressive knowledge. Good contacts. Thinks in and out of the
box. Got results, where outsourced companies had previously failed!'
Chairman, UK Venture Capital Group private network.
brought multiple senior investment and corporate firms into contractual
relationships. A gentleman with great patience, expertise and
continue to seek his expertise as an Associate for our company and can
recommend him to any other venture capital, corporate or independent
incubation firm and those who may consider employing him as a Director or
Kenny Tang, CEO, Oxbridge Capital Ltd.
'I found Simon Gall to be a well-respected and networked
businessman within the UK hi-tech and media related early-stage companies
and associated venture capital communities. At all times he was most
effective, enterprising and swift in his assistance when called upon to
provide his Business Development expertise. A very likeable and trustable
Managing Director , Swiss Overseas Economic Development
Authority (UK) Ltd.
'Simon's grasp of the way both the venture capital
ecommerce marketplaces evolve is highly impressive. He has shown that he
has an excellent appreciation of what is required to create a successful
business in the new economy and has provided wise counsel to us.'
Ritchie, CEO, Andromeda Interactive Ltd & The Touchpaper Group Ltd.
time with E-ssociates Ltd we and our clientele found him to be a very
valuable asset to our business. His advice, dedication, integrity and work
we found to be unquestionable and of the highest quality.'
Carnall , MD, E-ssociates Ltd ( MBI'd into VC funded client
'I came to appreciate his strengths of honesty, empathy with clients,
diligence applied to a broad knowledge of best practice in business. ...His
greatest strength is his holistic approach to...strategic thinking, building
team confidence, directing new and better alternatives in marketing, sales,
communication, public relations, partnerships and general business
John Lewis (now deceased)
Chair, John Lewis &
Associates (leverage investment & turn-around syndicate).
proved himself to be the most impartial and most practical advisor...and an
effective and trustworthy professional. A person who cuts through the
current industry-wide hyperbole and produces worthy business advice.'
Bill McClellan, MD, Production Base Ltd.
'Simon Gall is a man of many practical talents and abilities
supported by a wealth of expertise. I can highly recommend him.'
Takeshi Yonemori, MD, RankGold UK Group of Ltd Companies (Japan).
'Working with him on a multi-million pound venture...I found
Simon Gall to be that rare combination of an independent analytical mind
mixed with a very visionary and energetic, entrepreneurial spirit. A man who
gets results. I certainly look forward to working with him again.'
Charles Steven Adams, Senior IT Consultant, IBM Europe.
amazing work for [two of] my businesses in London within a very short period
of time. Mr Gall is an Entrepreneur whom I am confident shall also become a
leading-light in the not too distant future.'
Group CEO, Life Commune
Group [International] Japan.
'From our first meeting
with Simon we found him beneficial. Simon acted as our External Advisor,
giving us practical advice and alternative ideas on our negotiations in the
acquisition of venture capital. We look forward to working with Simon
John Monteith (now retired), CEO, Qdos Media Ltd.
'Simon was well respected for his investigative qualities and his ability to
present coherent reports on complex matters. We [the Board] are confident
that had Simon Gall been allowed to extend his contract we would have been
successful in either securing funds or establishing a technology partner
Mike Escott, Chairman, Trafalgar Computer Group (of
companies) Ltd. [trade sale in Q1, 2007 to the British Standards Institute].
'Simon Gall very quickly proved he could build and establish
very high level business deals with such entrepreneurial vigour that it
leaves others standing in his wake. A man to have on your side and woe
betide you if he's your competitor.'
Ian (now fully retired). CTO,
C-Cure Ltd. (see UK Ministry of Defence / HMSO).
'Working with him was in many ways a refreshing experience. He is a
creative, highly motivated individual with a deep understanding in cultural
differences, who helped us greatly to seek and develop UK market
Mr Junichi Kurosawa, Executive Director, Tokyo Kikaku
1991 to 1996
'His experience in the
industry has enabled him to support his well researched lectures with case
studies from the real world and to bring in major figures from the industry
as guest lecturers.'
Larry Baker, Head of Department, BA(Hons) Media
The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College.
'Simon wrote and lectured the radio production and media law units of the
BSc program. He also specified and installed professional quality audio
studios. In addition he wrote and delivered a number of specialist radio
production units, often working out-of-hours on special assignments and
He was a gifted academic and media professional, well known
and sought-after by the higher education centres across the Southeast of
England. ...I can thoroughly recommend him as a dedicated, hard working,
Trevor Harris, Head of Department, BSc Media
in Society degree;
South Bank University.
'I am very happy to confirm that Simon lived up to all our expectations
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him!'
Harding, Head of Department, HND Media with Business Studies course;
Farnborough F&HE College of Technology.
'For five years Simon taught
audio and radio production BTEC & C&GLI diplomas as Visiting Lecturer, and
Tutor. He rewrote and improved all of these modules. His excellent
industrial contacts and experience brought success in funding substantial
new equipment. Under his sole guidance, students won a national radio
competition sponsored by Warner Bothers. We would have no hesitation in
Mark Trompeteler, Head of Design, C&GLI & BTEC Media &
Communications Diploma Courses,
Carshalton College of FE.
'Simon Gall was Visiting Lecturer and Group Tutor for five years.
He was a flexible, energetic and courteous colleague who would be an asset
to any staff team. His combination of relevant practical and teaching
experience, together with his excellent personal qualities makes him an
Jerry Cook, Head of Department, BTEC Diploma in
Media [& Media Law];
Mid-Kent F&HE College.
'As Visiting Lecturer in BTEC radio production, journalism and
media law, over four years, Simon Gall was a proficient and well liked
professional. I recommend him without hesitation to other colleges.'
Collier, Head of School,C&GLI & BTEC Diploma courses in Business, Media,
Brooklands F&HE College.
1985 to 1990
wholeheartedly recommend Simon Gall to Directorates in the sound or
television business and wish him luck in any future venture.'
Moulden , CTO, Virgin TV Facilities Ltd.
'I found him an inspiration with whom it is easy to relate and whose widely
respected Consultancy services have been highly beneficial to both myself
and to those colleagues who have gained from his insight.'
Rawlinson Editor, VNU Computer Publications.
an outstanding Station Sound Manager (nominated for industry awards).
commend him to future Directors, or those who may use his outstanding
abilities in a consultative or advisory capacity, and wish him well in the
Keith Belcher, MD, Spectrum International Radio Ltd.
'Additional to his day jobs in the media industry, Simon Gall was a
part-time gymnasium/fitness instructor, employed on occasional weekday
evenings and as Club Manager on weekends. ...I have absolutely no hesitation
in recommending Simon.'
Christine M Greenfield-Day, General Manager,
Ravelles Health ClubsLtd.
'Simon worked as an [international] broadcast journalist and
technician, then Q&A and features writer and producer for VoA; broadcasting
across Western Europe and occasionally across the USA. He was a proficient
and popular professional who left us on the best of terms.'
Chief Editor, Voice of America News - Europe.