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David Hall

Managing Director

David Hall

Managing Director

Joined: 2000

Responsibilities: Running the YFM business which includes all aspects fundraising and managing investments including Chairing the Investment Committee.

Experience: David has been Managing Director of YFM Equity Partners since 2003 after heading the Manchester office for three years and led the buy-out in September 2013. He was previously a Director at Enterprise Ventures the investment arm of Enterprise plc.

Interests: All sporting things Wigan (both rugby league and football), real ale enthusiast and by some distance the member of the Hall family least likely to be picked for Pictionary.

07799 473 503
Manchester

Paul Cannings

Director

Paul Cannings

Director

Joined: 2005

Responsibilities: Based in London, Paul is a member of Investment Committee.   He is responsible for new investments in the South as well as sitting on the Boards of existing investments.

Experience: 25 years experience of investing with 14 years at 3i in Cambridge and leading the smaller buyout and growth capital team in London, and 10 years as Director at YFM.

Interests: Bad at mountain biking, golf and skiing and knows nothing about football.

07831 346 348
London

David Bell

Director

David Bell

Director

Joined: 2009

Responsibilities: Portfolio management processes across YFM Equity Partners and management of a number of investments directly. Based in London, he also spends time in Leeds and Manchester.

Experience: Prior to YFM he spent 10 years at 3i, where he was Portfolio Director, realising over £100m of cash proceeds from investments. Before this, David worked as a management consultant in Europe and North America for five years specialising in supply chain optimisation.

Interests: Used to enjoy squash, wind surfing and snow-boarding but now spends much of his limited free time providing low-cost taxi services for his young family.

07990 577 669
London

David Gee

Director of Investments

David Gee

Director of Investments

Joined: 1988

Responsibilities: Sits on the Investment Committees and Portfolio Panels of all YFM Private Equity funds as well as making direct investments.

Experience: Over 26 years of investing in fast-growing businesses.

Interests: A fearsome, competitive table tennis player and Leeds United season ticket holder.

07710 835 674
Leeds

Mike White

Investor Relations

Mike White

Investor Relations

Joined: 1999

Responsibilities: Mike splits his time between London and Leeds and is responsible for investor relations and fundraising.

Experience: Spent 10 years working in the software industry, co-founding a software company in the US that specialised in selling business intelligence and performance management solutions. During his software career Mike focused on business development, strategy formulation and establishing new business partnerships.

Interests: A keen cyclist and landscape photographer.

07867 500 543
Leeds

Paul Cook

COO & Compliance Officer

Paul Cook

COO & Compliance Officer

Joined: 2013

Responsibilities: Fund Accounting and Reporting, Finance, HR, IT, Compliance and Legal.

Experience: A Chartered Accountant by training, Paul has held senior management roles in the FMCG, food, textiles and electronics industries, across companies ranging in size from £670m to £5 million.  Since 1996 most of these roles have been in PE-backed businesses.

Interests: A big sports fan, Paul is a lifelong Gooner.

07739 952 993
Leeds

David Hall

Managing Director

David Hall

Managing Director

07799 473 503
Manchester

Joined: 2000

Responsibilities: Running the YFM business which includes all aspects fundraising and managing investments including Chairing the Investment Committee.

Experience: David has been Managing Director of YFM Equity Partners since 2003 after heading the Manchester office for three years and led the buy-out in September 2013. He was previously a Director at Enterprise Ventures the investment arm of Enterprise plc.

Interests: All sporting things Wigan (both rugby league and football), real ale enthusiast and by some distance the member of the Hall family least likely to be picked for Pictionary.

Paul Cannings

Director

Paul Cannings

Director

07831 346 348
London

Joined: 2005

Responsibilities: Based in London, Paul is a member of Investment Committee.   He is responsible for new investments in the South as well as sitting on the Boards of existing investments.

Experience: 25 years experience of investing with 14 years at 3i in Cambridge and leading the smaller buyout and growth capital team in London, and 10 years as Director at YFM.

Interests: Bad at mountain biking, golf and skiing and knows nothing about football.

David Bell

Director

David Bell

Director

07990 577 669
London

Joined: 2009

Responsibilities: Portfolio management processes across YFM Equity Partners and management of a number of investments directly. Based in London, he also spends time in Leeds and Manchester.

Experience: Prior to YFM he spent 10 years at 3i, where he was Portfolio Director, realising over £100m of cash proceeds from investments. Before this, David worked as a management consultant in Europe and North America for five years specialising in supply chain optimisation.

Interests: Used to enjoy squash, wind surfing and snow-boarding but now spends much of his limited free time providing low-cost taxi services for his young family.

David Gee

Director of Investments

David Gee

Director of Investments

07710 835 674
Leeds

Joined: 1988

Responsibilities: Sits on the Investment Committees and Portfolio Panels of all YFM Private Equity funds as well as making direct investments.

Experience: Over 26 years of investing in fast-growing businesses.

Interests: A fearsome, competitive table tennis player and Leeds United season ticket holder.

Mike White

Investor Relations

Mike White

Investor Relations

07867 500 543
Leeds

Joined: 1999

Responsibilities: Mike splits his time between London and Leeds and is responsible for investor relations and fundraising.

Experience: Spent 10 years working in the software industry, co-founding a software company in the US that specialised in selling business intelligence and performance management solutions. During his software career Mike focused on business development, strategy formulation and establishing new business partnerships.

Interests: A keen cyclist and landscape photographer.

Paul Cook

COO & Compliance Officer

Paul Cook

COO & Compliance Officer

07739 952 993
Leeds

Joined: 2013

Responsibilities: Fund Accounting and Reporting, Finance, HR, IT, Compliance and Legal.

Experience: A Chartered Accountant by training, Paul has held senior management roles in the FMCG, food, textiles and electronics industries, across companies ranging in size from £670m to £5 million.  Since 1996 most of these roles have been in PE-backed businesses.

Interests: A big sports fan, Paul is a lifelong Gooner.


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