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BRIAN STOCKBRIDGE

Chief Executive Officer

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Brian Stockbridge is an investment banker and investor, based in London. He has held senior positions with several well-respected City firms, including Grant Thornton, Noble & Company and Allenby Capital. In 2012, Brian opened the London office of the independent investment banking operation Zeus Capital. As a regulator at the Panel on Takeovers & Mergers, he was the primary case officer for over 150 transactions valued up to and over £1bn. Brian is experienced in raising funds for companies, is an active investor and is a former Qualified Executive for the purposes of AIM. In 2014, Brian set up International Financial Strategic Associates (IFSA), a boutique financial advisory and investment company offering assistance to directors and shareholders of small and medium sized companies with principal investment, fundraising and mergers and acquisitions.

brian@first-sentinel.com

AIMEE FREEDING

Executive Director

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Aimee has 20+ years in the Tech sector holding lead User Experience (UX) and Product positions for XBOX, Expedia, Microsoft, Oracle and the Chicago Tribune. Her work at XBOX has won a BAFTA and been nominated for another. She has lead teams for FSTE 100 IT firms across the globe.

More recently, Aimee has been involved in financing and floating small cap businesses on the junior stock markets in London.

With Distinction, Aimee achieved a Masters of Science in Human Computer Interaction from the DePaul University School of Computer Science in Chicago. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bradley University with degrees in Design and Advertising.

aimee@first-sentinel.com

Colin Maltby

Director, Law

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Colin Maltby is a qualified English lawyer and banker with over 20 years’ experience, who qualified with Theodore Goddard (now Addleshaw Goddard) going on to become a partner with Blake Morgan within 3 years of qualification. Prior to co-founding First Sentinel Law, Colin ran his own law firm, On Demand Lawyers.

Colin has also worked in-house at Coutts & Co and UBS, as well as providing outsourced in-house Counsel to two tech companies. He has spent a great deal of time living and working in South America as an English lawyer, giving him an unrivalled experience of life and business in that culture. Colin specialises in international investment structuring, corporate/ commercial and corporate finance work for family offices, SMEs and listed companies, as well as international private succession planning.

colin@first-sentinel.com

RAHIM NANJI

Director, Sales

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Rahim is an investment banker with almost 15 years of experience having worked for a broad spectrum of well known financial institutions. He started his career at RBS and has held senior positions at the IG Group, ICAP and London Capital Group.

He has gained extensive experience of the city, initially working as a derivatives trader and market maker, then helping a London based exchange develop their secondary market strategy before latterly moving into more traditional investment banking. Rahim has an honours degree from Durham University in Economics.

rahim@first-sentinel.com

 

MATTIE RICE

Non-Executive Director

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Matthew was head of financial planning and Private Banking for Ulster Bank Ireland and was UK managing director for CBD Capital Ltd., an Irish Based Venture Capital fund. Matthew is currently UK managing director for a Chicago based Investment Bank, Prometheus Capital. Matthew has extensive experience in corporate governance, risk management and board membership and has established investor connections in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Matthew is the designated person for listing regulatory news updates on the London Stock Exchange for a FTSE 250 Company, is managing director for Club 9 Sports and senior advisor to Keith Bishop Associates, a leading London based PR firm advising corporate and high net worth individuals.

mattie@first-sentinel.com

TOM DIGNALL

Non-Executive Director

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Tom Dignall qualified as Chartered Management Accountant in 1984 and has over 30 years’ experience in managing both small and medium sized enterprises. For the past 12 years Tom has been the Group Finance Director of Advance Construction Group Limited in Scotland. The business Turnover is £160m and the company employs over 1300 direct employees. He has previously been involved in many business acquisitions / restructuring plans and MBO’s.In 1995 he organised an MBO of a Plastic Manufacturing Company in the North of England and took on the role of Managing Director and majority shareholder, the business was eventually sold as part of a private sale in 2000. In his early years Tom worked as part of the Financial team for Malden Timber Grangemouth (part of Wickes PLC) in Scotland and gained experience in Group Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Cost Control.

tom@first-sentinel.com

JOHN FRENCH

Director

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John French is an experienced Quoted and Private company specialist with a core skills set of effective corporate and operational management, Capital Raising, Strategic Counsel, pre IPO and IPO introductions in a range of sectors and exchanges. Working with an extensive range of companies in the corporate arena John has had a wealth of experience of working with specialist advisers from the legal and accountancy sectors. Through his listed Advertising and Marketing company, later listed on the Main Market, John worked with a number of Blue Chip companies including British Gas and Jaguar Cars where he was heavily involved in the re launch of the Jaguar brand and marketing programme working with Sir John Egan and the Jaguar Board.

john@first-sentinel.com

ROBERT MITCHELL

Director, Corporate Finance

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After a seven year grounding in smaller public company analysis and investment at Framlington Investment Management Robert joined F&C (formerly ISIS Asset Management plc) in 1995 to help launch the AiM Trust and then assist in its management. He was then responsible for launching and managing The AiM VCT plc and AiM VCT2 plc as well as managing The Discovery Trust plc. In 2005 Robert left F&C to form Bluehone Investors LLP. Robert is a non-executive director of Water Intelligence PLC.)- a leading US based environmental services and technology company focused on monitoring and protecting water infrastructures. Robert has extensive experience as: an active investor, adviser, executive and non-executive in both private and public Small and Midcap companies gained from a thirty year career as a fund manager and adviser in the financial services sector.

Robert graduated from Buckingham University with a BSc (Hons) Economics and obtained an MBA from Exeter University.

robert@first-sentinel.com

Kris Kottmeier

VP Corporate Development

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Mr. Kottmeier has been involved in structure, finance, management and corporate communications for public companies since 1996. He has worked with a number of Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange-listed companies as director, officer and consultant. Mr. Kottmeier was a founding director of Rockgate Capital Corp. recently acquired by Denison Mines Corp., and was Head of Corporate Communications for TSX-listed Minera Andes Inc. from 1997 until its takeover in 2009 having reached a market capitalization of over C$550 million.  He was the creator and managing director of both Contact Financial Corp. and Progressive IR Consultants Corp., two successful finance/marketing consultancy companies. Mr. Kottmeier has assisted public companies in raising over C$110 million to date.

kris@first-sentinel.com

Liza Vasilyeva

Analyst

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Liza has experience in M&A, technology startups and venture capital. She has experience in creating pitch materials, research, fundraising and analytics. Liza has successfully raised financing for startups from large venture capital funds in Russia. She has a first class honours degree in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School – London.

liza@first-sentinel.com

Jason Fradley

Marketing

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Mr. Fradley has been part of several marketing & web development operations in industries that include: mining, finance, technology, bio-technology, and investment.  He helped build successful marketing programs for international clients such as Sirius Minerals (LON: SXX), FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), Strategic Minerals Plc. (AIM: SML), Solid Energy LLC, and IndoTerra Resources.

As the European Marketing Manager for FedEx, he carried out marketing campaigns for the region, and executed a brand identity campaign for the FedEx branch in Reading, UK.

Jason has a Masters Degree in Marketing from Regents University in London, UK, as well as a BA in Mass Communications/Advertising obtained from the University of South Florida.

jason@first-sentinel.com

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