Emma joined Beringea in February 2016 and is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and supporting the investment team with analysis and research.
Prior to joining Beringea, Emma spent two years at the UK government Start Up Loans scheme, part of the British Business Bank, within the business mentoring and marketing departments.
Emma has worked in Zurich and Kenya and holds a degree in International Business and Management from Aston Business School.
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Bill supports the investment team in identifying and analyzing potential investments, financial modeling, industry research, working with and monitoring portfolio companies, deal execution and negotiation, and fundraising. He serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies Avid Ratings, Fiber By-Products, and Montage Talent and is a board observer for All In One Medical and Freeosk.
Prior to joining Beringea, Bill served as an investment banking associate at P&M Corporate Finance in Southfield, Mich., where he supported the management of middle market sell-side and buy-side transactions, advising clients on divestitures, acquisitions, and refinancings.
He is a graduate of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
John supports the investment team in identifying and analyzing potential investments, financial modeling, industry research, working with and monitoring portfolio companies, deal execution and negotiation, and fundraising. He serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies Popular Pays and Detroit Institute of Music Education, and as a board observer for Parkwhiz.
Prior to joining Beringea, John served as an investment banking analyst at P&M Corporate Finance in Southfield, Michigan, serving the firm’s private, corporate, and private equity clients. As part of the Business & Technology Services team, he focused on mergers and acquisitions for leading industry retailers and service providers both domestically and abroad.
He received a B.A. in finance from Michigan State University.
Natalie joined Beringea in August 2017, and is responsible for the day to day running of the office, providing secretarial support to the investment team and assisting with shareholder queries.
Prior to joining Beringea, Natalie worked for leading online fashion retailer, ASOS, as a client services assistant.
She holds a degree in Sociology from Loughborough University. Throughout her studies Natalie developed an interest and focus on gender identities and inequalities, particularly within the media and workplace.
Rob is responsible for sourcing and analysing new deals, due diligence on potential investments and monitoring portfolio companies.
Prior to Beringea, Rob worked as a senior consultant in Deloitte’s strategy practice, focusing primarily on projects for technology and media organisations.
Rob holds a BSc in Management from London School of Economics.
Phil is responsible for sourcing and analysing new deals, due diligence on potential investments and monitoring portfolio companies.
He previously worked as an Associate Consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants on projects spanning a wide range of sectors, for both corporate and private equity clients. He also has experience working at the Bank of England and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Phil studied at Cambridge University, where he earned a BA in Economics and Management Studies.
Marette is the executive assistant to the founding partner and managing partner and is also responsible for managing the HR needs and Events for Beringea LLP.
Prior to Beringea, Marette worked in a similar role for a post-production company. Her previous experience also includes working within the events, advertising and recruitment sectors.
She has a degree in Printed Textiles and Decoration from Middlesex University.
Shane is responsible for ProVen’s VCT fundraising and investor relations. Shane has over 16 years’ experience in raising equity for alternative investment funds.
Prior to joining Beringea in 2008 Shane worked at the Noble Group. He has also held management positions at Abbey National and Teather & Greenwood, and spent seven years as a commissioned officer in the British Army.
Shane has an MBA and a degree in Social Sciences from Exeter University.
Michael is responsible for investment sourcing, deal execution and portfolio management, with a focus on healthcare, technology enabled services, and sustainability. Michael serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies MI Bioresearch, Delphinus Medical Technologies, InTouch Health, Intervention Insights, Xanitos, Freeosk, and Fiber By-Products, and is a board observer for Sharecare and Popular Pays. Previous portfolio companies include Ranir (sold to Origami Capital Partners), Pioneer Surgical Technologies (acquired by RTI Biologics), Relume Technologies (acquired by Revolution Lighting), and EcoSynthetix (TSX: ECO). Michael is also a board observer of the Michigan Venture Capital Association.
Prior to joining Beringea, Michael was a vice president of investment banking with P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF). While at PMCF, Michael led M&A transactions and capital raises for companies in the life sciences, health care and outsourced business services sectors. Before working at PMCF, Michael worked in the investment banking group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Michael is a CFA charterholder and earned a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.
Gareth is responsible for overseeing the Beringea group accounts and UK fund accounts.
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.
Eyal is responsible for sourcing investments, executing deals and monitoring portfolio companies. He currently sits on the boards of Perfect Channel, Poq, Simplestream, TV Player and Network Locum.
Prior to joining Beringea, Eyal was director of Corporate Development at Countrywide PLC where he oversaw investments in the Property Technology sector and helped set up Countrywide’s analytics division and asset management operations. Prior to this, he was Vice President with Oaktree Capital’s European private equity fund and a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Eyal began his career as a software engineer developing advanced telecommunication solutions.
Eyal has an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya.
Kate is responsible for VCT investor relations and for supporting Beringea’s VCT fundraising activities. She has over eight years’ experience of working in venture capital.
Prior to joining Beringea in 2009, Kate spent two years at the Noble Group, supporting the retail sales and group marketing activities as the key contact for both shareholders and intermediaries.
Kate graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol with a degree in Business.
Karen is Chief Investment Officer at Beringea, responsible for making new investments and working with portfolio companies through to exit. Her investments include Watchfinder, Thread, Blis, Monica Vinader, and MatsSoft amongst others.
Karen was previously with the Boston Consulting Group and ran the Watch division of Swiss Army/Wenger. She also has experience with start-ups as both a founder and advisor. Karen has lived and worked in the US, Europe, and Asia, and has an MBA from INSEAD and a BSBA from Boston University.
Malcolm is a Founding Partner of Beringea. Over the last 20 years he has been responsible for the growth, development and management of the private equity business of Beringea in both the UK and the USA. In addition to sitting on the boards of ProVen VCT plc, ProVen Growth & Income VCT plc and ProVen Planned Exit VCT plc, he sits on the investment committees of Beringea’s four other venture capital funds and as a non-executive director on several portfolio company boards.
Prior to founding Beringea, Malcolm gained Europe-wide industrial, planning and analytical experience in healthcare, engineering and financial services with Baxter International, Uniroyal Inc. and Lloyds TSB Group.
Malcolm has a MBA from Kingston Business School and a degree in Business Studies.
Kelly is responsible for the marketing and communications efforts for Beringea’s Michigan Growth Capital Partners funds and other special projects. Previously, Kelly served for five years as the director of marketing and communications at Beringea, where she guided corporate branding and oversaw marketing and communications activities in three countries.
Prior to joining Beringea, Kelly worked in marketing and public relations roles for several arts organizations in the city of Chicago, including the Printers Row Book Fair, Center for Performing Arts at GSU and the Chicago Film Festival.
She earned a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Marketing and French from Michigan State University.
Anne joined Beringea in January 2016 and is responsible for fundraising in the North of England. Anne has over 25 years’ experience in financial services encompassing tax planning, asset management and pensions. Prior to joining Beringea Anne worked for another fund manager raising equity for tax efficient investments. She has also held positions at Brooks Macdonald, AIG, Alliance Trust and Royal Sun Alliance. Anne holds the IMC, AFPC and has a degree in Maths and Statistics from the University of Manchester.
Sarah is responsible for the management of the U.S. office and provides administrative support to the Firm’s marketing, investment and operations teams.
Prior to joining Beringea, Sarah held various administrative and office management roles in the healthcare industry and a Project Analyst position with Meridian Health Plan. She rejoined Beringea in 2016.
Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Walsh College.
Head of Communications
Henry leads marketing and communications for Beringea in the UK, working closely with the investment and fundraising teams.
Henry has advised founders, investors, and institutions throughout London’s technology industry in his previous role at campaigning agency, Seven Hills. This included managing global campaigns on behalf of the world’s first billion-dollar impact investor, LeapFrog Investments, and Europe’s leading technology dealmaker, GP Bullhound.
Henry read History at the University of Durham and holds an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge.
Charlie Rothstein is founder and senior managing director of Beringea, a growth equity investment firm with offices in London and Detroit. He is directly responsible for all the Firm’s activities. In addition, he oversees Beringea’s U.S.-based funds, which provide growth capital and/or mezzanine financing to exceptional high growth, high potential businesses. These activities include identifying, analyzing, making and exiting investments, as well as providing ongoing direction and strategic advice to portfolio companies. Since the Firm’s founding, Charlie has served on numerous portfolio company boards, and is currently a director at Blis, ELOQUII, UICO, All In One Medical, Detroit Institute of Music Education, and is a board observer for Floyd.
He also serves on the board of directors of S.A.Y. Detroit, a nonprofit that improves the lives of Detroit’s neediest citizens through shelter, food, medical care, volunteer efforts and education.
Charlie graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.B.A. and an MBA.
Director, Operations; CCO
Leslie is responsible for daily management and administrative operations of Beringea and provides analytical services in connection with proposed and active portfolio companies.
Since the company’s inception, Leslie has been responsible for the development and management of its corporate operations. Prior to joining the Beringea, Leslie was a corporate bond trader with J.W. Korth and Company, a small regional broker dealer and investment banking firm.
Leslie received a B.H.S. degree from St. Mary’s College and an M.S.B.A. from Madonna University.
Mark heads up Beringea Growth Finance, which provides debt-based finance to fast growing companies. Mark has extensive experience working within the finance sector of which the last 15 years have been in Venture and Growth Finance.
Mark was a pioneer of Venture and Growth Finance in Europe having been a founder partner of EVP (now Kreos) in 1998. He went on to found and manage Noble Venture Finance from 2003-10. Prior to joining Beringea in 2013 Mark was instrumental in creating Clydesdale Growth Finance.
Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a degree from the University of Reading.
Harry’s role is split between the investment and fundraising teams. He is responsible for deal origination, working on new investments, fundraising and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Beringea, Harry worked in several start-ups.
He holds an M.A. in history from the University of St Andrews.
Chief Financial Officer
Steven works across all areas of the Beringea business from business strategy and investment management to operational and compliance matters. He currently divides his time between London and the North of England with a particular focus on expanding Beringea’s presence across the Northern region.
Steven trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School.
As Managing Partner, Stuart heads a team of partners and staff in the UK office and sits on the investment committees of all the firm’s UK funds. Stuart has over 25 years’ experience working within the venture capital industry. He is a non-executive director for Coal, Contact Engine, Chess Dynamics, InSkin Media, ResponseTap, Third Bridge and Firefly Learning.
Prior to joining Beringea, Stuart worked at 3i plc and was a Senior Director at Lloyds Development Capital, where he headed the Thames Valley office. Stuart holds an MBA from London Business School and a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University.
Maria is responsible for sourcing investments, executing deals and monitoring portfolio companies. She currently sits on the boards of My 1st Years and MYCS. Maria previously served on the boards of MyOptique, Big Data Partnership, Monica Vinader, Honeycomb.tv, Switch My Business and Skills Matter.
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.
Hilary works in Beringea’s Growth Finance team, providing debt-based finance to fast growing companies. Hilary has over 20 years’ experience lending to clients, predominantly in the technology sector.
As a tech financier, she has helped a broad spectrum of clients, having previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Barclays, Ernst & Young and Lloyds Banking Group.
Hilary has a law degree from Glasgow University.
Jeremy is a Senior Associate with Beringea where he is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, executing new investments and working with portfolio companies. He serves as a board director for Beringea Portfolio company D3O and as a board observer for dscout.
Jeremy is extremely passionate about helping entrepreneurs scale their business. Prior to joining Beringea, Jeremy spent four years at Concentric Equity Partners, a Private Equity Family Office based in Chicago, IL where he helped acquire and then grow 10+ new investments. Before joining Concentric, Jeremy worked at Credit Suisse, an investment banking firm based in Chicago. While there he focused on M&A, debt and equity products in the global industrials and diversified services industries.
Jeremy received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business where he graduated with honors. Jeremy is currently completing his Master in Business Administration at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. While not working, Jeremy enjoys spending his time traveling with his wife, Colleen.
Investor Relations Executive and PA
Alison joined Beringea in June 2016, and is responsible for supporting the Investor Relations Manager and assisting with investor queries. She is also PA to Chief Investment Officer Karen McCormick and Investment Director Eyal Malinger.
Prior to joining Beringea, Alison worked for American Express International Currency Cards as a content expert, dealing with high net worth individuals and private banks. She is also a professional music tutor.
She holds a degree in music from the University of Sussex.
Beringea’s funds were started in the 1980s by founders passionate about supporting growing businesses. Since then, we have assembled a team of like-minded professionals respected for their knowledge and investment expertise. Beringea has become a partner of choice for entrepreneurs seeking capital and business support.