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MXC Capital Limited Board

Peter Rigg, Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Rigg is an experienced chairman with a background in investment banking. Currently serving as chairman of Polarcus Limited, an Oslo listed marine seismic survey company, Peter is also an independent non-executive director of Schroders Oriental Income Fund Ltd and a director of Cartesius Advisory Network. Peter was formerly Head of Asian Equity Capital Markets and Head of Investment Banking North Asia at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Paul Guilbert, Independent Non-Executive

Paul is an experienced non-executive director with specific long term expertise serving on the boards of both quoted and unquoted investment companies, and private equity fund businesses including Permira, Apollo, Alchemy and Schroders. Through his previous executive role of SVP/Global Head of Private Equity Fund Administration at Northern Trust he was exposed to over 60 separate investment groups. Paul is therefore well placed to both sit on the board of MXC and head the audit and Remuneration committees.

Meriel Lenfestey, Independent Non-Executive

Meriel has significant experience in both technology and investment with more than 17 years’ experience at Board level. She worked at Microsoft and the BBC before becoming a successful entrepreneur. Meriel is currently a strategic adviser to Jersey Telecom and a non-executive director of JVM PCC, a Microsoft Ventures backed, early stage technology fund.

Marc Young

Marc is a corporate financier and corporate broker with a decade of experience leading numerous M&A mandates, IPOs and secondary fundraisings for quoted companies, following experience at both specialist brokerages and an investment bank. Latterly, Marc was a Director and Head of Technology at finnCap Limited. Marc is a chartered accountant, having trained in the Information, Communication and Entertainment division at KPMG. Marc also sits on the MXC Advisory Board.

Advisory Board

Martin Bolland, Chairman

Martin founded the private equity group Alchemy, serving as a Partner for 11 years. Martin was, until December 2016, chairman of Capita plc, a FTSE 100 company. Martin previously held a number of senior operational roles in Lonrho and is a chartered accountant.

 

Ian Smith, Founder

Ian has an extensive track record of investing in and managing tech companies. He co-founded the advisory subgroup of MXC Capital. Ian has sat on numerous boards and either led or been involved in a large number of transactions in the TMT sector. Ian has recently led strategic change and value accretion at Redstone plc and Accumuli plc. Ian is currently Deputy Chairman of Castleton Technology plc.

 

Tony Weaver, Founder

Tony has significant experience of sales, operations and management in the TMT sector. He co-founded the advisory subgroup of MXC Capital with Ian Smith. Tony has founded and managed a number of successful private technology companies and Tony has served on the boards of a number of publically quoted companies, including Xploite plc and Redstone plc. Tony was a non-executive director of Redcentric plc, having recently stepped down as CEO, a role which he held since IPO.

 

Jill Collighan, Finance Director

Jill is the finance director of the advisory subgroup. She qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 1994, initially joining Lathams, before leaving to set up her own accountancy consultancy business. Jill has worked with Broca since 2002 and has been a director since 2004. Jill has extensive experience of finance, human resources, investor relations and corporate finance. Jill is currently CFO of 365 Agile Group plc.

 

Martin Chapman

Martin was previously head of corporate banking in London for HSBC Bank plc. Martin provides MXC with a wealth of experience in debt advisory and structuring in support of working capital, leverage and acquisition finance. Martin also serves as a non-executive director of Weston Group plc, The Erith Group and Fulham Shore plc.

 

Alex Sandberg

Alex has spent his career advising businesses on building their reputation within the capital markets as well as their value during growth by acquisition, joint venture and geographic expansion, often with a view to attracting fresh investors or an IPO. Alex founded and was executive Chairman of international business communications consultancy College Group prior to its sale to private equity. Alex has advised a number of companies in the TMT sector.

 

Charles Vivian

Charles has worked as an Investment Executive at EPIC Private Equity and Marwyn Capital. Charles specialises in listed, buy-and-build investment strategies and has led numerous acquisitions and disposals as well as managing the investments in portfolio companies. Charles worked for over six years at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he specialised in public and private M&A.

Partners

Andy Ross

Andy is a Partner in MXC Capital, supporting the management teams in our investee businesses. Andy has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, leading and transforming businesses through sales led and organic growth strategies. He has worked in a wide variety of different businesses, ranging from large global multinationals to smaller UK mid-market companies, having been Chief Executive at Northgate Managed Services and Valldata Group, UK Sales Director at Atos Origin as well as having held senior roles at Sema Group, EDS and KPMG. Andy is currently CEO of Coretx Holdings plc.

 

Paul Gibson

Paul Gibson is a partner in MXC Capital and will focus on developing and expanding MXC’s portfolio of software focused businesses. Paul has had a highly successful career in the TMT sector, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Computer Software plc (“ACS”) prior to its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for £725 million. In his five years at ACS Paul oversaw a period of exceptional value creation and transformation, with responsibility for driving both organic and acquisitive growth. Prior to ACS, Paul held a number of senior roles in both financial and operational capacities, latterly as Finance Director of Redac Limited, the Alchemy backed turnaround that was subsequently sold to ACS for £100 million. The foundations of Paul’s career were built at Unigate, GrandMet (now Diageo) and Oracle.