ProVen Legacy Board
Jamie is a partner at Westminster Wealth management LLP (“Westminster Wealth”), a FCA regulated independent financial planning firm looking after private clients. Jamie heads up the tax efficient investment division, which provides the research, due diligence, investment oversight and advice in this area for private clients. Having filled this role for 10 years, Jamie has reviewed and monitored a significant number of tax advantaged funds and strategies. He also sits on the Westminster Wealth investment committee helping to direct the investment strategy of the group and helps to select discretionary investment solutions for private clients.
After graduating from De Montfort university in 1996, Jamie started his career working with private clients in 1997, working with two national advisory firms before helping to set up Westminster Wealth in 2006. As part of his role working with private clients, Jamie holds the Advanced Diploma in Financial Services and Investment Management Certificate.
Robin is the founding partner of Progressive Strategic Solutions LLP (one of the first Chartered firms of Financial Planners in the UK) and co-founder of Armstrong Energy a successful company managing energy infrastructure assets in the UK and India. Armstrong manage assets for major institutions and private clients. Robin also sits on the board of Downing Four VCT PLC and a number of EIS backed companies.
Malcolm is a founding partner of Beringea LLP. Over the last 26 years he has been responsible for the growth, development and management of the private equity business of Beringea in both the UK and the USA. In addition to sitting on the boards of ProVen VCT and PGI VCT, he sits on the investment committees of Beringea Group’s US venture capital funds. Malcolm has a BA and an MBA.
BERINGEA - THE LENDING ADVISER
Mark joined Beringea in 2013 and heads up Beringea Growth Finance, which provides debt-based finance to fast growing companies. He has over 30 years’ experience working within the finance sector of which 14 years were in asset based financing at Barclays Bank and Kleinwort Benson and in the last 20 years he has been focused on venture and growth finance. Mark was a pioneer of venture and growth finance in Europe having been a founder partner of EVP (now Kreos Capital) in 1998. He went on to found and manage Noble Venture Finance and was instrumental in creating Clydesdale Growth Finance. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Reading.
Andrew has over 30 years lending experience. Previously at Kleinwort Benson and ING, Andrew worked with Mark at Noble Venture Finance and was a founding partner at BOOST&Co.
Philip is an Investment Manager and is responsible for sourcing and analysing new deals, due diligence on potential investments and loans and monitoring portfolio companies. He previously worked as an Associate Consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants on projects spanning a wide range of sectors, for both corporate and private equity clients. Phil studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he earned a First Class MA (Cantab) in Economics and Management Studies.
Stuart is Managing Partner of Beringea and has 25 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Beringea in 2002, Stuart was a senior director with LDC (the private equity arm of the Lloyds Banking Group) and head of their Thames Valley office. He started his career in venture capital with 3i. Stuart has an MA from Oxford University and an MBA from the London Business School.
Principal, Business Development
Harry’s role is split between the investment and fundraising teams. He is responsible for deal origination, working on new investments, fundraising and portfolio management. Prior to joining Beringea, Harry worked in several start-ups. He holds an M.A. in history from the University of St Andrews.