Relationship Marketing

Communications

Business Development 

Simon Gall  21Feb2021.JPG
 

Strategic, direct, relationship-marketing for major financiers, over many years =

* direct-introductions,

* social-media,

* finance-platforms,

* private and industry events,

* broadcast and published media! 


Contracts with UK clients, predominantly senior venture financiers, £mm lenders, equity investors and select related invitation-only events companies.


Also creator, host, advisor of, and speaker at by-invitation-only functions and events for genuine single family-offices and major venture-financiers.

Very successful for clients  (see endorsements)  which include . . .

Single-Family-Offices; Multi-Family-Offices; Private Equity Firms; Venture Capital Firms; M&A Firms; Private Wealth Managers; Fund Managers and Administrators;  Corporate Venture Capitalists; VC/PE backed FinTech Companies; Family Office Magazines; Family Offices Investors Events; Commercial Law Firms; Governments; CXO Events; Professional Investor Events; Hedge Fund Association; Inward Investment Consultancy; Merchant Banks; Funding Platforms; leading Exec MBA Academic Institutions.

 
 

 

CAREER

Winner of awards and succesful in academia; advertising; broadcasting; business consulting; business-to-business and investor communications; entrepreneurship; venture finance; venture funding and investing; music industry; technology.

 

ENDORSEMENTS

 

Multiple UK, North American and Asia based venture-investors, including Angel Investors of the Year, Venture Capital and Private Equity award winners, to Sovereign Fund Investors have independently endorsed my expertise, = 272 on my Entrepreneurship;  211 on Venture Capital;  140 on Business Development;  119 on Business Strategy;  101 on Private Equity.

CLIENT ENDORSEMENTS

2021

 

'I have known Simon for a couple of years and whenever I inform him about one of my activities, he finds someone in his vast network to match the current needs.

Gifted with a great sense of humour and a wonderful personality, Simon makes it easy to work with him.'

Partner, Lindemann Law LLP.

The Managing Director, Schroders Bank Europe plc ['to 2020]

linkedin.com/in/ariel-sergio-goekmen

 

'I had the pleasure, the good fortune, to meet Simon a few years ago in London where he Mentored me and advised me on raising investment and deal flow. 
Though he has moved across the oceans he still continues to mentor me and indeed has become my Personal Advisor. I can reach out to him any time of the day for advice, and his experience and knowledge has always supported my journey. 
He is indeed transparent and trustworthy and his advice and support has not only served me well in my personal journey to be the very best in this game, but has saved me from making mistakes and saved my company. I don’t know what I would do without him. He is a ‘god send’ for me personally to develop and for my business to innovate, scale and grow.

Highly recommended!'

CEO, Gateway2Enterprise ('G2E')

linkedin.com/in/karen-melonie-gould-g2e/

'Simon is one of those people that goes out of his way to make things happen. Be it between individuals, fast-growing companies, investors, or financial institutions, Simon connects the dots where others do not and can not.

I’ve been exceptionally lucky to be on the receiving end of introductions from Simon and they are always well-considered, highly valuable, and perfectly timed. I’ve been introduced to Family Offices, venture capital trusts, private HNWs and extremely promising scale-ups via Simon. 

More than that, Simon has a fantastic ability to cut through the noise, offer sound advice, and speak articulately on complex matters regarding fundraising, match-making, relationship-building, and partnerships.

A true gem!'
Head of Investments, Suss Ventures (UK VC).

linkedin.com/in/laurencegrant/ 

'Simon and I worked closely together on my fundraise project [Capitale Ventures].

He is reliable, dedicated and has developed an efficient system in ensuring the objectives are achieved.

I have seen his exemplary work ethic as a result instilling trust and bringing more success to his clients and contacts.'

MD, Capitale Ventures [VC] Pte 

linkedin.com/in/rexfong/

Mountside Venture Partners LLP

linkedin.com/in/jhjhollis/

'I have known Simon as a trusted 'venture-finance marketeer', for a number of years. His functions that I attended were filled with the most relevant senior professionals.

In 2021 he has provided hassle-free, efficient and effective services to me and I welcome contracting him again.'

CEO, TIG Corporate Finance [Buy-side M&A]

linkedin.com/in/barrygillacca/

Leading Edge Only

linkedin.com/in/sharpscott/

'Simon is one of those rare individuals in life - he does exactly what he says he will and he does it very well.

It has been a pleasure to work with Simon and we will do so again.

Thank you Simon.'

CEO, The Disruption House

linkedin.com/in/rupert-bull-b92490/

ScribeStar

linkedin.com/in/adam-shaw-94698b7/

'I have 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 80 attendees.
He is supreme in what he does and can bring a lot of value very quickly - truly outstanding.
Thanks Simon. There is more to come....'

CEO, Stakeholderz [VC Investment Network]
linkedin.com/in/dermothill

'Simon has a great list of connections but is also tenacious and effective, so is able to make his connections work. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon.'

COO, Sandaire Investment Office (Sold to Schroders, Dec'2020)

linkedin.com/in/andrew-waldren-16057a10/

2020

Titanbay

linkedin.com/in/richard-kiddle-15709b7b/

Head of Private Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers
linkedin.com/in/susiesimpson/

Head of PwC Raise, PricewaterhouseCoopers
linkedin.com/in/glen-waters-b83b4915/

Stadden Forbes Family Office 
linkedin.com/in/robertforbessf/

Ellanstone Capital

linkedin.com/in/peter-wright/

Gii Finance Group
linkedin.com/in/glenn-inniss-01401b5/

'Simon is a source of great knowledge about the Family Office marketplace.
His personal connections are extensive and he has a deep understanding of their decision making and influences - a valued contributor and contact in the sector.
Speaking and working with Simon is always a pleasure, not just for the insight he brings but for his thoughtfulness, preparation and enthusiasm too.'

Head of Research, Savanta
linkedin.com/in/david-barks-03b67113

 

'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 on.
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!'

CEO, Funding Focus
linkedin.com/in/david-b-horne/

 

Eximius Group

linkedin.com/in/harringtonnick/

'Simon has been a valuable contributor to our Family Office Magazine and events, in many ways.

He is well connected to many genuine SFOs [Single Family Offices] and is respected, trusted and liked by all.'

CEO, Family Office Magazine &  Events

linkedin.com/in/t-murph/

2019

'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 abroad.
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.'

CEO, Soho Ventures [India]
linkedin.com/in/kirandutta/


'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 [SFO to Sovereign]; these have come from direct introductions and involving us in investment communities functions and events, run by himself and professional organisations.'

Business Development Director, Trident Trust Guernsey [International Fund Administrators]
linkedin.com/in/joe-truelove-8489364/


‘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 [£mm] 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
linkedin.com/in/marcpeterzens/
 

‘Simon is 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.’
Board Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
linkedin.com/in/damircimer/


'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.'
Co-Founder, Superseed Ventures [VC]
linkedin.com/in/danbowyer/


'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.'
(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 finance-networks).

MD, Superseed Ventures [VC]

linkedin.com/in/madsjensen/

'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.'

Managing Partner, tx2 [Corporate Board & VC Events]
linkedin.com/in/tina-compton-a081a49


'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.'

MD, DC Finance [Single Family Offices investor events]
linkedin.com/in/dennychared


'Simon has been an excellent business development consultant to Converge over the last few months.
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.'

CEO, Converge Group Ltd &  Engage Magazine & JD Copywriting

linkedin.com/in/jastennant/

 

Newpath Global

linkedin.com/in/alasdair-chesney/

2018

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 tech-investor conferences,
created and ran a Single-Family-Offices LP investors function; placed our investment managers free of charge into another 8 major industry events; representation in 35 events; 80 investment-Memorandums to professional-investors; initiated strategic partnerships; published promotional-articles in LinkedIn and the Family Office Magazine; brought 8 top-quality prospective portfolio companies; ...and more.

Chairman's Advisor, Hambro Perks [VC]
linkedin.com/in/vincentmenot/en


'I welcome endorsing Simon, to senior professionals, directly referred by him to me.'
Partner & Chief Client Officer, VALUEworks AG [Investment Bank]
linkedin.com/in/amervohora/


'Simon is known as a very effective senior business development and communications professional, by CXOs in the technology and finance industries.
Above all else his career is based upon an unswerving integrity and kindness in all of his actions.'

European Entrepreneur of the Year & Director, Intamac & GM, Lowes Inc [HomeDepot]
linkedin.com/in/kevmeagher/

 

2017


'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.'
Interim CFO & FD to Mid-Tier UK Companies.
linkedin.com/in/chrisbirklecfo/


'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.'
CFO & FD to International Corporates
linkedin.com/in/kym-kingwill-aca-0505422/


'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 network.'
Founder and Chairman, Jersey Hedge Fund Managers Group
linkedin.com/in/erefson


'I strongly recommend working with Simon Gall.

He is efficient, well networked, trustworthy, and successful.

A man who gets things done!
In April 2017 as my holiday-cover Interim: results were 38 prospective clients sent provisional contracts.'

MD, Chelsea Corporate Ltd [M&A Buy-side]

linkedin.com/in/chelseacorporate/

2014 -2016
 

'Simon has such a depth of capability and a nose for opportunity.

He is well worth engaging with, if you are hoping to professionalise and advance in his areas of expertise!

Well done Simon, a comprehensive and impressive resume! Catch up soon!'

CEO, The Security Institute

linkedin.com/in/rick-mounfield-msc-csyp-fsyi

'I contracted Simon in September [2015] 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.'

Director & Family Office Manager

Rogis & Gemstone Family Office

[Unfortunately Igor died in an accident on 04th August 2016, published on MailOnline ]

 

'Simon has one of the most powerful technical, financial and professional service networks in London coupled with an equally powerful network of family offices.
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 with him.
I find Simon dedicated, technical and honest. He is a hard working individual and I very much enjoy working with him [2008 - 2020].
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.'

European Marketing Manager, Fasken Martineau (Europe) LLP [international commercial lawyers]

linkedin.com/in/rayingram/
 

'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.'

Managing Partner, Whitespace Ventures [PE]
linkedin.com/in/paulnjenkinson/

 

'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 industry publications. 
All of this within a 7 times extended contract totalling 19 consecutive months.
Due to this quality and success, I contracted his expertise for Whitespace Ventures.' [see above]

Founding & Managing Partner, Jenson Solutions Ltd & Jenson Funding Partners
jensonsolutions.com (Interim Finance Directors)
jensonfundingpartners.com (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 contact.'
Business Development Director, Jersey Finance [international finance centre]

linkedin.com/in/richardnunn1/

'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.'

Director, Stadden Forbes Private Wealth Management
linkedin.com/in/benpnightingale/
 

'I have had the pleasure of working with Simon on a number of projects [2014 - 2020] 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 organisations.'
Business Development Manager, SS&C [The world's largest investment funds services company]
linkedin.com/pub/richard-hutton/8/8ab/491
 

'I have worked with Simon many times [2012 - 2020], 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.
Working 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 events.'

Managing Director, Intellect [Board-level tech and finance industry events organisation]
linkedin.com/in/tina-compton-a081a49/
 
'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 Network.'
MD, Ascendant Corporate Finance
linkedin.com/in/smcknight/


'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!'
Founder & MD, The Exit Firm [M&A Sell-side]

linkedin.com/in/clintonleeuk/

'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.'
MD, Oldcorn & Oldcorn [Interim Chair]
linkedin.com/in/DamonOldcorn   

'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: fund-raising
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.'

Head of Investing, Jet Blue Technology Ventures [PE] 

linkedin.com/in/rajsingh/

'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 recommendation.'
Sir Paul Judge  (now deceased) 

wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Judge

 

 

2013
 
'Simon has strong entrepreneurial instincts and would make a great addition to the team promoting or raising funds for any early stage venture.'

Board Director, Which? Ltd  & MP, The Parliamentary Information Technology Committee 
linkedin.com/in/gary-waller-9703b75/

'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.'
Director, Integrity Capital [regulated-investors investment market]

linkedin.com/in/harjoth-singh-8045a660/
 

'When CEO of Imprima Group, we decided to invest £500K and Imprima's full services into developing Simon's Integrity Capital professional investors platform.

Unfortunately, Imprima's new owners cancelled this work alongside all other new developments.

After my sabbatical, I then was delighted to become Non-Executive Chairman of Integrity Capital Limited [‘IC’].  It looked to become the first de-facto online resource intelligently matching registered, established, trading companies with fully authorised investors, using a simple but structured due diligence platform.

Simon is an impressive independent and original thinker, fun to work with, with a high EQ.'
CEO, Imprima Group (then Non-Executive Chairman, Integrity Capital)
linkedin.com/in/frankgoovaerts/


'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.'
MD, Beth Lauren Film Production (& companies)
bethlaurenltd.com 
 

 

2012
 
'Through recommendations the Connect Midlands organisation engaged the expertise of Simon Gall as our London Investor Relations Consultant, throughout 2009/10/11/(12).

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 6 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.'
MD, Connect Midlands organisation
linkedin.com/in/john-griffiths/
 
'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.'
Investment Analyst, Capital Partners Group {PE] 

linkedin.com/in/linh-tran-3a3a091a/
 

 

2008 - 2011

'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.'
Director, Rockpool Investments [VC]
linkedin.com/in/paulanthonyash/

 
'I have 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.'

Mike Escott, Director, Briceamery Capital [VC]
linkedin.com/in/nazzim-ishaque/

 
'Without seeming forced, Simon has the gift of being able to make powerful introductions that have really helped propel PrivateFly forward.'

CEO, PrivateFly  (the private jet booking network, voted "the hottest website in travel" by Times Online)
linkedin.com/in/adamtwidell/


'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.
Highly recommended for opening doors for you.'

Gavan Burden, CEO, BurdenDare Angels Investor Network
linkedin.com/in/gavanburden/

 
'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)
linkedin.com/in/henriwinand/

'Simon is a consummate networker combined with searching strategic thinking.

Watch out - great ideas come from working with him!'
Sector Head for Media &Technology, 3i plc Venture Capital
linkedin.com/in/peter-gardner-622168/
 
'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.'
MD, Horizon Technologies 
linkedin.com/in/roger-keenan-1822a6/
 

'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 efforts.
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.'

Interim CTO'1' of Otodio Ltd & Inc / VP, Global Web Operations Sony Music International
linkedin.com/in/peterborner/


'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.
But 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 without hesitation.'

Global Technology Manager, NASDAQ
linkedin.com/in/ralphharvey

 

'I 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.'

MD, Venesis [Seed VC]
linkedin.com/in/adrian-giles-a7296/

'Simon 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 [VC] / Salt [PE]
linkedin.com/in/marcoschiavo/
 

'An experienced, knowledgeable, well connected and trusted adviser in his field.

Highly recommended.'
MD,Venturehaus  
linkedin.com/in/robintdavies/
 

'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
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'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.
He promoted 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.

Great Results, Expert, Good Value.'
CEO, Hedge Fund Exchange 
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'Simon is 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.'
Chairman, The Energy Efficiency Association
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'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.'

Chairman, AMAC [retired in 2019]
linkedin.com/in/amacltd/
 
'Simon 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!'
CEO, MA TV  
linkedin.com/in/patrickocr/
 

'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.'
COO, Lorachell International 
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'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.'
Managing Partner, Interregnum Capital Partners [VC] 
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'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.'
Partner, Ereni Partners [VC] & Siemens Venture Capital (Corp VC]
linkedin.com/in/madhuban/
 

'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.'
Silicon Valley & Global Technologist;  Director, Wikipedia
linkedin.com/in/philinje/
 
 

2007
 
'Simon was 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 negotiating style.
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.'
Principal Consultant, Morrison Miller Associates 
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'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 Partners [VC] 
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'Given the chance and ethical reason, Simon could sell snow to Eskimos.'
Serial Investor (& Chairman) in TMT companies; (Investor into my company Otodio), 
Chairman & CEO, Phillips Auction Group International and Chair of the Foreign & Colonial Bank

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'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.'
MD, WirelessMatch Investors Network & Partner, Venture Capital in Hill Samuel, Singer & Friedlander, & Libertas Capital
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'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 entrepreneurs!'

(An investor into my companies Otodio and Integrity Capital), 
Institute of Chartered Accountants [ICAEW] - Board of Ethics, 
BT Mobile, Group Finance Officer.   

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'As Business Consultant thereon to Acting General Manager [2002] 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.'
£50m+ Projects Manager, Xerox Global Services
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'Simon 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 reliable.'
MD & Founder, CityZone and DirectorZone 

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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.'

CEO, PerfectPlay Ltd & Otodio Ltd & Inc
linkedin.com/in/peterhbond/ 
 

'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 company.'
CEO, Cambridge Business Network
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'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.'
MD, 360 Resourcing Ltd
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'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 company.'
MD, Harley Street Cosmetic 
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