I’m one of the four Managing Partners at ECI who make up our Investment Committee and run the firm. I’ve spent most of my career working with tech and tech enabled businesses helping them to achieve their global growth ambitions whether organically or via M&A.
Today I hopelessly try to balance my overriding desire to help our companies achieve those ambitions with being dad to three small children!
“Seeing one of our portfolio companies, Auction Technology Group, reach £1bn market cap and entering the FTSE250 on the London Stock Exchange. The path from initial buyout, through acquisitions in UK, Germany and US to IPO definitely wasn’t a straight line (it rarely is!) but it’s been great to see the business go from strength to strength.”
“The variety of each day and the people I work with. From helping a company to think through their Asian expansion strategy, competing to win the right to back a team on the next stage of their journey or steering ECI on our own growth, no day is the same and whilst there are always challenges, I love it! But it wouldn’t be as enjoyable without the phenomenal team we’ve built at ECI – collaborative, considered and always looking to improve.”
“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life – a very wise quote and one that has worked well for me.”