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.
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.
Responsibilities: Colin is responsible for the sourcing, execution and management of new investments in London and the South of England.
Experience: Colin spent nine years as an Investment Director at Milestone Capital, making new investments in the UK lower mid-market. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCooper and went on to hold several executive roles within the Transaction Services Deal Team in his five years there.
Interests: All things sport - playing golf and cricket (badly) and watching The Harlequins.
Responsibilities: James is based in London and manages a number of investments across the South of England.
Experience: Before joining YFM this year, James spent 10 years at Barclays in the Principal Investments Team and at Barclays Ventures. During this time he worked with a number of businesses across a range of sectors with a primary focus on value creation and realisation. James qualified as Chartered Accountant at BDO and spent two years in their Corporate Finance team, focused on buy-side advisory mandates.
Interests: Running (reasonable), golf (room for improvement), football and tennis with a young family.
Responsibilities: Eamon is based in London and manages a number of YFM's investments across the UK, including Ferrabyrne (a manufacturer of rubber-to-metal components for OEM and for repair/renewal), IO Outsourcing Limited (a provider of business process outsourcing services specialising in the legal sector) and Deep Secure (a provider of high security network gateway products).
Experience: Eamon joined from 3i, a leading international investment management firm. During his 15 years at 3i, he was focused on managing higher value minority growth and buy out investments across a range of sectors. Eamon began his career at Allied Irish Bank.
Interests: Horse racing, running and travel.
Responsibilities: Sourcing and making new investments
Experience: Prior to YFM Jamie worked at Lloyds Bank where he held a variety of roles including providing debt funding for Private Equity backed transactions and maximising value from a distressed portfolio of assets.
Interests: Young family which keeps me busy, golf when time allows and recently started running.