Experienced FinTech Relationship Professional, former Banker, Investment Readiness Consultant & Business Advisor. Currently creator of FinTech Innovation Programmes, FinTech Lecturer and Board Member. Please get in touch for availability on speaking commissions. I act as a bridge and influencer between Financial Services incumbents, FinTech startups/scaleups, investors, professional services organisations and policy makers. Professional highlights: • Successfully created and launched the first Colab FinTech scale programme in London and New York for Rainmaking/Startupbootcamp • Built and executed the inaugural Programme of Education and Events for Innovate Finance, the UK’s global FinTech membership association • Developed an Alternative Finance Investment Readiness Programme aimed at connecting SMEs to the right finance provider • Lead Fellow on the world’s first FinTech Pathway: Masters in Tech Entrepreneurship for UCL London • Associate Director, Centre for Digital Banking and Finance for The London Institute of Banking & Finance • Created, developed and managed 180+ SME finance-ready relationships for a global big 5 accountancy firm tasked by BIS to help scale high growth businesses • Established the framework for, and successfully managed 12 public & private SME business funding support and education programmes for a local authority • Author of ‘Business Funding for Dummies’ (Wiley, Jan 2016) • Keynote speaker, panel member, judge and mentor in tech SME, finance and FinTech Strategic thinker with perspective, knowledge, network and reputation to identify, nurture and execute new ideas in the diverse, challenging and rapidly evolving Financial Services and FinTech landscape.
Associate Director, Centre for Digital Banking and Finance at The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Bachelor of Arts - BA, German and International Politics