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Giles Brand – Managing Partner London

GILES BRAND is a Partner and the founder of EPIC. He is currently Non-executive Chairman of Whittard of Chelsea and Luceco plc. Before joining EPIC, Giles was a founding Director of EPIC Investment Partners, a fund management business which at sale had US$5bn under management. Prior to this, Giles worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at Baring Brothers in Paris and London. Giles read History at Bristol University.

Sector Focus: Credit (Distressed), Consumer & Retail, Industrials, Special Situations 

Hiren Patel – Managing Partner London

HIREN PATEL is a Partner of EPIC. He has worked in the investment management industry for the past twenty years. Before joining EPIC, Hiren was Finance Director of EPIC Investment Partners. Prior to this, Hiren was employed at Groupama Asset Management where he was the Group Financial Controller.

Sector Focus: Financial Services

Delphine Brand – Managing Partner London

DELPHINE BRAND is a Partner of EPIC. She was previously Global Head of Investor Relations at Rhône Capital, a trans-Atlantic private equity firm with US$5bn under management, and a Partner at BC Partners, with US$10bn under management for private equity investment. Prior to this, Delphine worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at Baring Brothers. Delphine is currently the Chair of the Hackney Empire Theatre. Delphine holds a masters degree in Finance and Business Administration from the HEC School of Management in Paris and a law degree from Université de Paris-Sceaux.

Sector Focus: Financial Services, General Partner Services

Stephen Georgiadis – Chairman, Advisory London

STEPHEN GEORGIADIS is Chairman of EPIC’s Advisory & Placement business. He was a founder of Altium Capital, the advisory arm of Apax Partners, which merged with GCA Savvian to form GCA Altium, the mid-market investment banking advisory group. Before this, he was at Hill Samuel & Co. Limited. Stephen read Jurisprudence at Brasenose College, Oxford.

Sector Focus: Business Services, Technology

Email : stephen.georgiadis@epicip.com

Antoine Del Serra – Managing Director London

ANTOINE DEL SERRA is a Managing Director of EPIC’s Advisory division. Antoine has over 15 years Mergers & Acquisitions experience advising both corporates and private equity houses on acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings. During a career at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Global Leisure Partners, Antoine built up extensive sector expertise of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector including Food & Beverages, Household & Personal Care, and Retail in both Western and Emerging markets. Antoine graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Science Po Paris) and holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA).

Sector Focus: Consumer & Retail

Email : antoine.delserra@epicip.com

Robert Fulford – Managing Director London

ROBERT FULFORD is a Managing Director of EPIC. He previously worked at Barclaycard Consumer Europe before joining EPIC. Whilst at Barclaycard, Robert was the Senior Manager for Strategic Insight and was responsible for identifying, analysing and responding to competitive forces. Prior to Barclaycard, Robert spent four years as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman Financial Services, where he worked with a range of major retail banking and institutional clients in the UK, mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. At EPIC, Robert manages the investments in Whittard of Chelsea and David Phillips. Robert read Engineering at Cambridge University.             

Sector Focus: Consumer & Retail

Email : robert.fulford@epicip.com

Matt Hartnett – Managing Director, Credit Ireland

MATT HARTNETT is a Managing Director at EPIC and is responsible for the credit platform. Prior to EPIC Matt was a partner, member of the Investment Committee and the Head of European Research and Trading at Brigade Capital, a global investment manager with more than $18bn AUM. Before joining Brigade, Matt was the Head of European Trading at Anchorage Capital, a global investment manager with more than $20bn AUM. During his career at Anchorage, he was both an analyst and trader covering European high yield and distressed situations. Earlier in his career Matt was an associate at GSC Partners and held roles at Bank of Ireland as well as at Michel Dyens & Co, an advisory firm based in Paris. Matt received a DESEM (Advanced Diploma in Management) from ESC Reims and a BA in European Business from Dublin City University.

Sector Focus: Credit, Special Situations

Email : matt.hartnett@epicip.com

James Henderson – Managing Director London

JAMES HENDERSON is a Managing Director of EPIC. He previously worked in the Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank before joining EPIC. Whilst at Deutsche Bank he worked on a number of M&A transactions and IPOs in the energy, property, retail and gaming sectors, as well as providing corporate broking advice to mandated clients. At EPIC, James manages the investment in Pharmacy2U. James read Modern History at Oxford University and Medicine at Nottingham University.         

Sector Focus: Business Services, Debt, EPIC Adventures (early stage)

Email : james.henderson@epicip.com

Jason Le Roux – Managing Director Guernsey

JASON LE ROUX is a Managing Director of EPIC’s Administration division. Jason joined the company in 2016 and has over 30 years’ industry experience in Investment Management, Fund Administration and Custody. Before joining EPIC Jason was Managing Director of Dominion Fund Management Limited for 10 years. Prior to Dominion, Jason was a Manager at HSBC Custody Services (Guernsey) and spent six years with the Credit Suisse in both London and Guernsey. Jason is an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Email : jason.leroux@epicip.com

Alex Leslie – Managing Director London

ALEX LESLIE is a Managing Director of EPIC. He previously worked in Healthcare Investment Banking at Piper Jaffray before joining EPIC. Whilst at Piper Jaffray he worked on a number of M&A transactions and equity fundraisings within the Biotechnology, Specialty Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology sectors. At EPIC, Alex manages the investment in Luceco plc. Alex read Human Biological and Social Sciences at the University of Oxford and obtained an MPhil in Management from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

Sector Focus: Credit (Distressed), Industrials, Special Situations

Email : alex.leslie@epicip.com

Craig Long – Managing Director Ireland

CRAIG LONG is a Managing Director of EPIC’s Administration division. He began his career with Ernst & Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Subsequently, Craig spent 10 years in the Channel Islands where he gained experience in the offshore funds industry. In 2015 Craig established the Ipes Ireland office and this office grew to a team of over 25 staff before being acquired by Apex Fund Services in 2018. Craig has strong technical expertise in several aspects of fund administration including financial reporting, corporate governance and risk management and compliance.

Email : craig.long@epicip.com

Philip Van Overberghe – Managing Director London

PHILIP VAN OVERBERGHE is a Managing Director of EPIC's Advisory division.  Before joining EPIC, Philip spent 6 years in capital raising and advisory roles, covering pan-European institutional investors and consultants at Credit Suisse and as partner at an emerging hedge fund manager.  Prior to this, Philip gained over 10 years’ experience managing alternative and multi-asset portfolios at Cambridge Associates and Merrill Lynch. Philip began his career in Mergers & Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch, and also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co. Philip holds a MBA from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T., and a MSc. in Finance from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management.

Sector Focus: Financial Services, General Partner Services 

Email : philip.vanoverberghe@epicip.com

Ian Williams – Managing Director London

IAN WILLIAMS is a Managing Director of EPIC. He was previously a Partner at Lyceum Capital Partners LLP, responsible for deal origination and engagement, with a primary focus on the business services and software sectors, as well as financial services, education and health sectors. Prior to Lyceum, Ian was a Director at Arbuthnot Securities, involved in IPOs, secondary fund raisings and M&A, focused on the support services, healthcare, transport & IT sectors. Ian started his career at Hambros Bank in the M&A team. Ian read Politics and Economics at the University of Bristol.

Sector Focus: Business Services, Financial Services

Email : ian.williams@epicip.com

Jonathan Burt – Group Finance Director London

JONATHAN BURT is EPIC’s Finance Director. Jonathan worked in a series of finance transformation roles, at Canada Life, Appian Capital Partners and Phaunos Timber Fund before joining EPIC. Prior to these roles, Jonathan served for five years as Head of Finance at €1.1bn OECD infrastructure fund, EISER Infrastructure Partners, where he completed asset sales, debt re-financings, restructurings and a secondary transaction. Jonathan’s background is in reporting and financial controls across various blue chip institutional investment firms. He is a Chartered Accountant and graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, a post-grad Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.

Email : jonathan.burt@epicip.com

Haley Camp – Director, Risk & Compliance Guernsey

HALEY CAMP is Director, Risk & Compliance at EPIC in Guernsey. Prior to joining EPIC in 2019, Haley co-founded a consulting firm specialising in the provision of risk and compliance services to investment, fiduciary and insurance companies. Since 2020, Haley serves on the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association’s Executive Committee, representing Guernsey’s investment management and investment fund communities. Haley holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Buckingham and qualified as a barrister. 

Email : haley.camp@epicip.com

Jim Georgiou – Director London

JIM GEORGIOU is a Director of EPIC’s Administration division. Jim has been a specialist in the provision of legal and public notices since 2003, and joined EPIC in 2020. Jim is a chartered accountant.

Email : Jim.georgiou@advertising-thorpes.co.uk

Pankaj Jha – Director India

PANKAJ K. JHA is a Director of EPIC’s Administration division and manages the Indian office. He has more than 12 years experience as both a corporate and private accountancy practitioner. Pankaj has extensive knowledge of both local and International Financial Reporting Standards and the Auditing Standard and is a Chartered Accountant. He received his qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Email : pankaj.jha@epicip.com

Conor Kealy – Director Ireland

CONOR KEALY is a Director of EPIC’s Administration division. Conor began his career with KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Conor subsequently joined ARYZTA, where he worked as Internal Audit Manager. Conor then joined Anath Capital Group, where he was initially responsible for the reporting of a £330m AIM listed renewable energy fund, subsequently becoming CFO for the group. Conor was then Financial Controller for a privately held Caribbean-based luxury hotel and real estate investment held within the ION Investment Group. Conor has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Master of Accounting, both from University College Dublin.

Email : conor.kealy@epicip.com

Image Patel – Group Operations Director London

IMAGE PATEL is a Director of EPIC’s Administration division. He joined EPIC in 2007 and has worked on a broad range of finance, operational projects and client engagements. Before joining EPIC, he was a Manager at TI Automotive where he gained experience in process analysis and redesign. Image studied Mechanical Engineering at Nagpur University, India and has a Masters Degree in Operations Management.

Email : image.patel@epicip.com

May Rea – Director, Risk & Compliance Ireland

MAY REA is Director, Risk & Compliance at EPIC in Ireland. Prior to joining EPIC, May was Chief Risk Officer of European Depositary Bank, Head of Compliance at Havbell DAC and Seaconview DAC and interim Head of Compliance at Apex UK. Previously, May was Head of Compliance and Head of Risk at Ipes (Ireland) with responsibility for AML & CTF (2018-2019). May also had manager roles with Allied Irish and ACC Bank in Ireland and Jersey. May studied Business at the University of Limerick  and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Email : may.rea@epicip.com

Peter Robson – Director London

PETER ROBSON is a Director of EPIC’s Administration division. Prior to joining EPIC in 2012, Peter worked as a General Manager at Brad Europe, Europe's leading suppliers of services to camping tour operator. Peter received an LLB from Durham University.

Email : peter.robson@epe-reynell.co.uk

Daniel Townsend – Director Ireland

DANIEL TOWNSEND is a Director of EPIC’s Administration division. Daniel started his career at Microchip Technology working as part of the EMEA finance team before joining Unison Consultants where he concluded his training and further developed as a Charted Accountant. In recent years, he has worked directly with clients across a variety of sectors and has developed an outsourced CFO function for SMEs. Daniel has provided many early-stage enterprises with essential one-to-one mentoring during critical stages in their development. Daniel has a Bachelor in Accounting & Finance from Dublin Business School and is a member of the institute of Charted of Accountants.

Email : daniel.townsend@epicip.com

Shalini Bansal – Vice President, Group Financial Controller India

SHALINI BANSAL is Group Financial Controller at EPIC. Before joining EPIC, she spent eight years as an external statutory auditor at Ernst & Young. Shalini read Business and Commerce at Delhi University and completed a post-graduate course at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Email : shalini.bansal@epicip.com

Rebecca Curran – Vice President, Talent London

REBECCA CURRAN is Vice President, Talent at EPIC. She has a background in talent management consulting and in-house HR. Before joining EPIC, Rebecca was HR Project Manager at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to this, Rebecca worked in the Leadership Consulting practice of Heidrick & Struggles and at CEB SHL, as well as in the Executive Search practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Rebecca read English Literature at the University of York.

Email : rebecca.curran@epicip.com

Dan Murray – Vice President London

DAN MURRAY is a Vice President at EPIC. Prior to joining EPIC, Dan worked in the Corporate Finance department of Peel Hunt. Dan has a Masters in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

Email : dan.murray@epicip.com

Ryan O'Hagan – Vice President, Credit Ireland

Ryan O'Hagan is a Vice President, Credit at EPIC. Prior to joining EPIC in December 2020, Ryan was an Associate at KKR Credit Advisors for four years where he focused on private credit and leveraged loans, with an emphasis on portfolio solutions and restructurings. He began his career at KPMG, where he spent six years in the Restructuring Forensics team, specialising in debt advisory, corporate reorganisations, and financial investigations. Ryan received a Bachelor of Law followed by a Master of Law from Queen's University, Belfast. Ryan is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Email : ryan.ohagan@epicip.com

Dylan Simmonds – Vice President, Credit Ireland

Dylan Simmonds is a Vice President, Credit at EPIC. Prior to joining EPIC, Dylan worked as an Investment Analyst at Merrion Capital, a leading Irish asset manager, focussed on equity research and quantitative investment strategies. Dylan received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin, followed by a Masters of Science in Quantitative Finance from University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business. Dylan is a CFA level 3 candidate.

Email : dylan.simmonds@epicip.com

Saurav Tandan – Vice President, Head of Client Reporting London

SAURAV TANDAN is a Vice President and Head of Client Reporting at EPIC’s Administration division. Saurav manages a diverse portfolio of companies and specialises in fund accounting and taxation. Before joining EPIC in 2014, Saurav worked in public accounting practices for over five years advising a range of businesses in the areas of accounting and taxation. Saurav read Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire and also obtained a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Email : saurav.tandan@epicip.com

Peter Norris – Advisory Board London

PETER NORRIS is the Chairman of the EPIC Advisory Board. Peter is currently the Chairman of Virgin Group. In 2007, Peter became the CEO of Quayle Munro plc on its acquisition of New Boathouse Capital, an advisory firm which he founded in 2000. Peter has over 30 years’ corporate finance and international capital markets experience, having begun his career at Barings in 1976, where his roles included head of corporate finance in South East Asia. In 1994 he became CEO of Barings Investment Banking Group. Peter read Modern History and Modern Languages at Oxford University.

Hedley Goldberg – Advisory Board London

HEDLEY GOLDBERG is a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. Hedley is a Managing Director at Rothschild. He led the Rothschild team advising on the £925m sale of the Priory Group to Advent, advised Bridgepoint Capital on its £424m bid for Care UK, and advised Envoy Services on its sale to WorldPay. Hedley joined Rothschild in 2001 from Baring Brothers where he worked for three years in their M&A team. Hedley read Classics at Bristol University.

David Herbert – Advisory Board London

DAVID HERBERT is a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. David is a former Chairman of Advisory at EPIC, former Chairman of Exillon Energy plc and non-executive director of GNG Retail Public Limited and MT Petrol Group. Prior to this, David spent 20 years as Managing Director and Head of Emerging Europe Corporate Finance at Baring Brothers/ING Barings. Before Barings, David was a senior executive at BP for 11 years. David read Economics at the University of Dublin and holds a doctorate from Brunel University, where he taught for eight years.

Helen Jones – Advisory Board London

HELEN JONES is a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. Helen Jones is a Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods plc, Halfords Group plc, Fuller Smith & Turner plc and EPIC portfolio company, Whittard of Chelsea. Helen is also Vice-chairman of Ben & Jerry’s Supervisory Board and a Non-Executive Director of Toast Ale Ltd. Helen has previously been a Non-Executive Director of Vapiano SE and has held senior roles at a number of consumer and hospitality groups, including Group Executive Director at Caffé Nero and Managing Director of Zizzi, the Italian casual dining chain.

Stuart McKee – Advisory Board London

STUART MCKEE is a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. Stuart was the Global and UK Head of Corporate Finance within PwC for the last 10 years and has over 35 years’ Corporate Finance experience, having previously worked in industry with Coats Viyella, the multi-national textile business. He is an Mergers & Acquisitions specialist, with a Retail and Consumer sector focus and extensive experience across acquisitions, disposals, fund raising and private equity deals. His clients come from across the public and private company segments as well as numerous private equity funds.

Sir John Redwood – Advisory Board London

SIR JOHN REDWOOD MP is a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. John has been chairman of both Norcros plc, an industrial conglomerate and Concentric plc, a niche global engineering business. He has also been an executive director of NM Rothschild and Sons. John is currently the Chairman of the Investment Committee at Evercore Pan Asset and an adviser to Haldex Hydraulics Division, the current owners of Concentric. John is currently a Member of Parliament for Wokingham. He has held fellowships at All Souls College, Oxford and is an Associate Professor of Middlesex University Business School.

Richard Spiegelberg – Advisory Board London

RICHARD SPIEGELBERG is a member of the EPIC Advisory Board. Richard is a Director of Cardew Group and Public Relations Adviser to EPIC. He previously spent 11 years at Merrill Lynch as Director, Marketing & Communications for Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Director of Corporate Communications for the International Private Banking Group. He previously held senior posts at J Walter Thompson, Coopers & Lybrand and Streets Financial Strategy, where he was Joint Managing Director. Richard began his career as a journalist on The Times where he was Business News Features Editor and Management Editor. He is a director of the City of London Sinfonia and a graduate of New College, Oxford University.