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David Hall

Managing Director

David Hall

Managing Director

Joined: 2000

Responsibilities: Running the YFM business including all aspects of fundraising and managing investments. Dave also chairs the Investment Committee.

Experience: David has been Managing Director of YFM since 2003. Before that he was head of 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: David sits on the Investment Committee and supervises the portfolio management process across the partnership. He is also responsible for the management of a number of investments directly. David is based in the London office and also spends time in Leeds and Manchester.

Experience: David spent over 10 years at 3i as a Portfolio Director, realising over £100m of cash proceeds from investments. Before moving into private equity, David worked as a management consultant in Europe and North America specialising in supply chain optimisation.

Interests: Used to enjoy squash, wind surfing and snow-boarding. Now spends much of his limited free time providing a complimentary taxi service for his young family.

07990 577 669
London

David Gee

Director of Investments

David Gee

Director of Investments

Joined: 1988

Responsibilities: David sits on the Investment Committee and Portfolio Panels of all YFM Private Equity funds. He is also involved in 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 is responsible for YFM's investor relations and fundraising. He splits his time between the London and Leeds offices.

Experience: Before joining YFM over 15 years ago, Mike worked in the software industry, co-founding a software firm in the US that specialised in business intelligence and performance management solutions. During his software career Mike was 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 including all aspects of fundraising and managing investments. Dave also chairs the Investment Committee.

Experience: David has been Managing Director of YFM since 2003. Before that he was head of 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: David sits on the Investment Committee and supervises the portfolio management process across the partnership. He is also responsible for the management of a number of investments directly. David is based in the London office and also spends time in Leeds and Manchester.

Experience: David spent over 10 years at 3i as a Portfolio Director, realising over £100m of cash proceeds from investments. Before moving into private equity, David worked as a management consultant in Europe and North America specialising in supply chain optimisation.

Interests: Used to enjoy squash, wind surfing and snow-boarding. Now spends much of his limited free time providing a complimentary taxi service for his young family.

David Gee

Director of Investments

David Gee

Director of Investments

07710 835 674
Leeds

Joined: 1988

Responsibilities: David sits on the Investment Committee and Portfolio Panels of all YFM Private Equity funds. He is also involved in 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 is responsible for YFM's investor relations and fundraising. He splits his time between the London and Leeds offices.

Experience: Before joining YFM over 15 years ago, Mike worked in the software industry, co-founding a software firm in the US that specialised in business intelligence and performance management solutions. During his software career Mike was 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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