Stuart’s first twenty working years were spent in the IT industry in the UK and USA. His first start-up experience was with a British software company which he exited twice – a trade sale in both cases. He went on to form several other IT service companies and has been directly involved in early stage companies ever since.
He has managed investment in a London based family office and has worked in an FSA regulated brokerage & fund management business investing in pre-IPO companies, particularly AIM. During this time Stuart was involved in 4 flotations and a trade sale as exits for investors.
Most recently, Stuart founded an advisory company for early stage technology businesses to enable them to grow and achieve their potential through great management, a focussed go-to-market strategy and sufficient funding to achieve their goals. This often includes hands-on involvement in the formative stage of the business.
Stuart has served as an non-executive director of a wide range of companies from start-ups to AIM listed and has also been a trustee of a charity.