We have a core team of senior professionals, former leaders and managers of businesses themselves. We come from the worlds of sales and marketing, banking and legal affairs, digital technology, restructuring and management consulting.
We have the breadth of experience and connections to address any challenge we meet. We have a developed network of experts including technicians on AI, Robotics and Blockchain to bring in as appropriate on assignments.
Alongside this we have strategic partnerships with several organisations including Auditel, Through them we have reach and access to deep expertise in cost reduction, outsourcing both on and offshore, digital technology, IT hardware and software management, and other overhead services including energy, telecoms, and building services. Whatever the issue, we have the right sector and subject matter expertise to deliver the right solution for you.
Managing and Consulting Partner
Andrew delivers many different types of business and finance transformation projects. Andrew gets involved with a variety of Glentaffe Capital service offerings from due diligence and finance raising, through restructuring, and post merger integration. He has an MA in Economics and Modern History from St. Andrews University. He is also a qualified accountant, completed an MBA, and studied corporate finance with London and Columbia University Business Schools.
Previously Andrew worked for KPMG on global projects predominantly in the energy industry. Prior to that he was at Seagram and worked throughout Europe on complex projects across a wide collection of brands within their wine and spirits portfolio.
Andrew ensures that all project work is properly appraised commercially, operationally and financially, and that all commitments made by Glentaffe Capital to clients are met. Andrew is comfortable and experienced with ‘big picture strategy work’ as he is with getting to grips with all details of a project. He is always open to cutting edge innovations, and recently completed courses on M&A, Blockchain, and attended a ‘Private Equity Deal Camp’ at Columbia Business School.
“I’m always keen to do the sort of work that feels like I am making a big and profound difference for a client. I always get the job done – no matter what, and enjoy exceeding expectations to back up the value-add approach for all Glentaffe Capital clients”.
Stephen has a wealth of experience in advising clients on a range of critical issues including strategy development, strategic positioning, value propositions, market sizing and segmentation, brand strategy and management, brand and customer diagnostics, business plan development and target operating model development. Stephen has a BA(Hons) in Modern History from the University of London, an MSC in Business Management from the London Business School, and an AMP from INSEAD
He has helped influence business strategic decisions at board level as well as implementing the operational delivery across organisations. In his corporate career Stephen led marketing organisations at periods of significant change and geographical expansion, including:
Recent consulting assignments include developing a marketing target operating model for a FTSE100 Financial Services Group and a value proposition and go to market strategy for a disruptor in the Life Insurance market in South Africa.
Stephen makes sure all our client work is expertly grounded from a customer experience and marketing perspective.
Financing and Banking Partner
Michael is an accomplished senior banking and legal professional, with over
30 years of experience working with leading international law firms and
financial institutions. He brings a very strong banking and legal
perspective to our client work.
Michael aims to secure the best possible outcome for clients, combining transactional expertise with sound business judgment and an analytical, pragmatic and creative approach to advising on M&A, financing and capital raising to meet clients’ strategic needs in a diverse range of circumstances.
He has strong origination, business development, operational, documentation, deal structuring and execution skills across capital markets and M&A along with an extensive network of diverse industry contacts. Michael has an excellent understanding of the ever evolving political and economic landscape, market dynamics, sector trends, operational and regulatory risks, processes, information and reporting structures and how they impact clients, investors and providers of capital. He has deep knowledge of available funding options in order to advise on the most appropriate funding source.
Michael has led transactions across a wide range of jurisdictions and sectors including TMT, pharma/healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, industrials, automotive, energy/renewable energy, oil and gas, real estate, aviation, shipping and offshore.
Michael is currently actively involved in a diverse range of businesses including acting as a consultant to law firms, funds and management consultants, raising capital for a range of enterprises and projects and chairman of a private equity house, providing corporate finance advice and financing to environmental companies, projects and technologies.
Latin American Partner
Stuart is an international banker with over 25 years’ experience in Latin America, with a proven track record in the development and implementation of effective business strategies, achieving strong business results across a number of key banking businesses.
He fully understands the attributes of successful businesses and how bank financing and the provision of business advice that goes with it can be a key ingredient to that success. Stuart graduated from St Andrew’s University with an MA (Hons) in Economics and completed the Senior Executive Programme at Manchester University Business School.
In Latin America his roles have included being CEO of LloydsTSB in Paraguay, Country Manager – Brazil (Legacy), Assistant Manager LloydsTSB – Uruguay. From 2009-2011 was responsible for the Global High Net Worth business of the Lloyds Banking Group across Latin America. Despite the acute financial crisis he was successful in retaining AUM levels and promoting new business. Since 2011 has successfully managed the liquidation and closure of Lloyds Bank’s businesses in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. He remains the Legal Representative of the legacy business of Lloyds Bank in Brazil
He is an inspirational and charismatic leader, with a passion for people and their development and with the ability to “get the best out of people” through maximising their talent and potential. He adapts easily to different cultures and consistently performs at high level in the most challenging economic and social environments. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese as well as native English language. He is a low handicap golfer and an owner of a vineyard in Argentina and is a consummate networker and interacts well with senior business and government leaders.
Stuart as Latin American Partner represents Glentaffe Capital in Latin America and will source investors from that region, help facilitate incoming investment and be a conduit for Glentaffe corporate finance and advisory services provided to Latin America. Furthermore he will as and when required provide his deep banking expertise to Glentaffe clients more generally.
Whilst we usually make the initial contacts and have the experience and wit to understand the context and problems to be solved, once we do we not hesitate to reach out where needed to find the relevant industry, market and subject matter expertise to deliver the work. We will find the man or woman who can.
We have a range of partnerships and are importantly and primarily are working with Auditel
Auditel is a leading procurement and supply chain management consultancy. They help organisations make effective and informed procurement decisions in a rapidly- evolving market. Since its founding in 1994 they have built a strong network of over 100 procurement specialists.
Auditel specialists come from a broad range of professions, commerce and industry – giving their clients access to an unrivalled level of knowledge skills and expertise.
Andrew is a client manager for Auditel and also delivers on business transformation and corporate finance projects, helping widen Auditels service offering.
Andrew is also helping Auditel engage with the private equity, wines and spirits, and power generation and renewable energy sectors.
Glentaffe Capital has strong and ongoing partnership with Auditel and its suppliers including those in information technology, foreign exchange payments, outsourcing, artificial intelligence and robot process automation.
The team has had deep and varied careers working internationally and has a rich network of former colleagues and connections around the world. Many of these connections are multilingual.
Thus Glentaffe Capital has a global network of associates all of whom have been leaders in their chosen fields. Thus we have known leaders in industry restructuring, business transformation, procurement and international banking. These individuals cover all geographies and a wide variety of industries.
And works in association with a number of organisations: