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Beringea welcomes three new members

August 7th 2015

Beringea, the growth capital investor that manages the ProVen Venture Capital Trusts, has announced it has expanded its team with three new hires: Maria Wagner, Lillian Li and Gareth Hewins

(London, UK) Maria Wagner joins Beringea as Investment Director. Maria was previously Managing Director of Birchbox UK, a beauty ecommerce and subscription business. Prior to this, she was on the investment teams at Virgin Group and GMT Partners, where she made investments and monitored portfolio companies, mainly in the digital and media sectors. Maria began her career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey in New York. Maria has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from MIT.

Lillian Li joins the investment team as Investment Analyst. Prior to joining Beringea, Lillian was an Associate Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting. While there she focused on technology, consumer products, healthcare and private equity practices. Lillian holds a BA Hons in Economics from Cambridge University and a MSc in International Development from LSE.

Gareth Hewins joins Beringea’s finance team as Funds Financial Controller. Prior to joining Beringea, Gareth qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked across their assurance and corporate finance divisions. Gareth has a degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance from Lancaster University.

Managing Partner Stuart Veale commented: “Maria, Lillian and Gareth are all talented professionals with great experience in their fields. We are delighted to be welcoming them to Beringea where they will provide further expertise and strength to both our investment and finance teams.”