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.
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.
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.
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.