Richard has been in charge of Leeds based Sky Betting & Gaming for eleven years and with the company for sixteen.
He holds a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He lives in Harrogate with his wife and two children but remains an Arsenal fan.
An Economics graduate, Paul was an investment banker before co-founding his first games company, BattleMail in 1999.
After the sale of BattleMail, Paul went on to found Rockpool Games and Ironstone Partners, both of which were sold to Eidos/Square Enix in 2007 with Paul heading up Eidos Play, Eidos’ Casual division until February 2009. Paul Co-founded Playdemic in 2010.
David Moss, CTO and co-founder of Blue Prism, is a thought leader and founding technologist in the Robotic Process Automation software sector.
David has over 20 years’ experience in the enterprise software space and a proven track record of delivering transformational technology products to global blue chip organisations.
Edie Lush, a British-American Journalist, is an Author, Executive Editor of Hub Culture, aCommunication Trainer and MC.
She is co-host for the CBS distributed Global Goals podcast,which is part of the ‘We Are All Human Foundation’, an organization devoted to promoting radical inclusion and diversity and fights racism and discrimination.
As Northern Head of TMT at Barclays, Greg supports a portfolio of fast growing tech companies and a team of regional TMT bankers.
Prior to this Greg has had roles in business development and leadership across UK&I. During 2016 he led the Northern project team responsible for implementing the high growth and entrepreneur proposition at Barclays.
This proposition underpins Barclays support of the local tech ecosystem through Eagle Labs, a bespoke funding model and a team of start-up/scale up bankers in the region. Greg is also a director of Involve Northwest.
Jonathan Fitchew was a student of Economics at UCL, and went on to achieve early success as a telecoms entrepreneur in the 80’s and 90’s. He is the Founder and CEO of Pareto Law, a global market leading sales development and recruitment business.
After two decades of success, Pareto’s growth trajectory continues, with offices throughout the UK and New York, and a constantly expanding portfolio of services, now including Apprenticeships.
Will is a founding director of OBI Property, and specialises in advising fast growing tech occupiers on their real estate strategies across the UK and Europe.
Will was recently named Dealmaker of the Year by North West Business Insider and has delivered successful business relocations for the likes of AO.com, The Hut Group, NCC Group, Zuto, Rentalcars.com, UKFast and LADBible
Paul is a partner in our Corporate team based in the Leeds office and heads our Private Equity team in the UK. Paul trained with the firm, qualifying in 2005 and being appointed as a partner in 2013.
Paul’s particular expertise covers all types of corporate work, in particularly private equity and mainstream mergers and acquisitions (both locally and internationally).
On the corporate side, Paul’s clients range from owner managers to PLCs and on the private equity side, Paul covers all aspects of such transactions ranging from advising management teams and/or the shareholders to advising the private equity house and/or the company.
Stephen is an Investment Director at ECI Partners, the UK’s leading growth-focused private equity firm.
ECI partners with UK growth companies within the business & financial services, consumer, and TMT sectors. For more than 40 years ECI has invested across the northern technology sector, gaining a wealth of experience in supporting high growth businesses, including NCC Group, LateRooms, Ascribe, Citation, Imagesound and Oaktree.
They typically invest £25m to £100m of equity in deals valued up to £200m. ECI believes in teamwork and collaboration, supporting ambitious management teams combining their knowledge and vision with our experience.
Simon Wilkinson is the Chairman and CEO of Mobica.
He joined the board in March 2017, he was the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Myriad Group, one of the largest global independent providers of mobile handset and software services with 900 staff and offices in 15 countries and listed on the Zurich stock exchange.
Prior to this, he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Magic4 Ltd, a mobile messaging software market leader (sold to Openwave). Simon was recognised as the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the year for the North in 2002.