MXC Capital Limited Board

Peter Rigg, Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Rigg is an experienced chairman with a background in investment banking. He is currently serving as chairman of LSE listed Schroders Oriental Income Fund Ltd and of Intership, a privately owned Norwegian shipping company.  Peter trained as a solicitor and 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.

Simon Freer, Independent Non-Executive

Simon has over 20 years’ experience operating and investing in technology, media and telecoms companies. He is currently Chief Commercial Officer of Liberty Global Content Investments through which he sits on the board of a number of investee companies.  Simon is Chairman of Hong Kong based Formula E Holdings and  the UK media group Constructive Media and is Non-Executive Director of All3media. Simon previously led the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector team at 3i and was responsible for setting investment strategy, origination, deal execution and portfolio management. Simon started his career as a strategy management consultant at Arthur Andersen.

Ian Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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 led strategic change and value accretion at Redstone plc and Accumuli plc and until recently was deputy executive chairman at Castleton Technology plc, having formerly been CEO, a role he held since the company’s inception.

Advisory Board

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 publicly quoted companies, including Xploite plc and Redstone plc. Tony was a non-executive director of Redcentric plc, having previously been CEO, a role which he held since IPO.

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.

Paul Gibson

Paul Gibson is a partner in MXC Capital and focuses on developing and expanding MXC’s portfolio of software focused businesses. Paul currently sits as a non-executive director on the boards of both Castleton Technology plc and Tax Systems plc. 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.

Jill Collighan

Jill is currently Executive Director of Adept4 plc. A Chartered Certified Accountant, Jill has over 13 years of operational experience at plc board level specialising in finance, human resources, investor relations and corporate finance. Jill is group finance director of MXC Capital Limited and was previously group finance director of 2ergo Group plc, which subsequently changed its name to MXC Capital plc.

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. Charles is a partner in MXC Capital Markets LLP

Charlotte Stranner

Charlotte joined MXC from finnCap Limited where she was a director of corporate finance. Charlotte is a chartered accountant with over 10 years’ experience in equity capital markets and M&A advisory roles, the last seven years having focussed on the technology sector. Charlotte is a partner in MXC Capital Markets LLP.

Steven Zhang

Steven joined MXC from a multi-billion pound international oil trading and distribution group where his role covered M&A, structured trade finance and strategic planning.  Steven started his career by training and qualifying as an accountant with Grant Thornton spending time in their Transaction Services team where he worked on financial due diligence and bid support assignments for public company, corporate M&A and private equity transactions.

William Haining

William joined MXC having completed his PhD in Bioengineering at Imperial College London. Prior to this, he worked at Vermilion Partners in Beijing, a M&A advisory firm specialising in cross-border transactions.