I joined ECI in 2001 after an early career in software development, and since then have largely focussed my time at ECI on software and digital businesses. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really great and ambitious management teams including our current portfolio companies: Zenergi, Avantia, Ciphr, ATG, Peoplesafe, Bionic and MiQ. Back in 2004, I led the first ever UK buyout of a native digital business, Laterooms.com, and in 2011 I led the first ever UK buyout of a native SaaS business, Fourth.
I joined our Investment Committee in 2012 and in addition to chairing the Partnership board, my key management responsibilities include deal origination & marketing, ESG and HR & D&I.
“Like many Glaswegians, I once worked as an extra in Taggart. I was maybe 20 at the time, it was the one where they reconstructed a head from a skull…”
“I make a mean old-fashioned although the second one generally isn’t made as carefully as the first!”
“The thrill of the chase…”