The Nutmeg executive team



Martin Stead

Martin Stead
Chief executive officer

Martin joined Nutmeg in 2015. He has a range of experience running and jointly-running the P&Ls for a number of businesses in different categories. He joined Nutmeg from EDF Energy where he sat on the B2C Executive Team which oversaw the £3 billion highly-regulated retail business. At EDF Energy he led acquisition of new customers, customer retention, product and proposition development, digital sales and service, and all aspects of marketing. Prior to that, Martin spent seven years at Procter & Gamble, where he ran the UK Ariel franchise and took the brand to market leadership, and where he developed the launch of Oral-B toothpaste which achieved 25% market share in its first year. Martin was recognised with a Marketing Society Fellowship in 2013, and won the prestigious Marketing Society Awards for Excellence "Grand Prix" in 2015 for his work to turn-around the EDF Energy business.



Shaun Port

Shaun Port
Chief investment officer

Shaun joined in 2012 and is responsible for all aspects of Nutmeg's investment strategy. He is an acknowledged expert in the emerging world of digital wealth management, and in the use of ETFs. Shaun regularly discusses markets, business, consumer affairs and FinTech on the BBC, Sky News, Bloomberg and CNBC.

Shaun brings over 25 years of experience designing and managing multi-asset investment strategies for central banks, pension schemes, charities and high-net worth individuals. Before joining Nutmeg, Shaun was chief investment officer for six years at BDO Investment Management where he was in charge of the investment proposition for high-net worth and ultra-high net worth clients. Before BDO, Shaun was Senior Economist and Head of Research for Crown Agents Investment Management, part of the team managing global bond and equity portfolios for central banks, sovereign wealth funds, and public sector pension schemes.



Neil Alexander

Neil Alexander
Chief finance officer

Neil joined Nutmeg in May 2017 from Secretsales.com, where he helped them achieve their exit with a sale to Wowcher. Neil, a Chartered Accountant, brings a wide range of finance, risk and management experience in online international, regulated and growth stage businesses from large corporates through to agile start-ups. Neil held European CFO and CEO roles at the sports betting platform Sportingbet Plc, and was part of the team involved in the sale of the business to William Hill. Neil also spent two years as managing director at Mylotto24 part of Zeal Networks SE.



Katie Prentke

Katie Prentke English
Chief marketing officer

Katie joined Nutmeg in June 2016 with over ten years’ experience managing products, acquisition and brands in leading financial institutions. Prior to joining Nutmeg, Katie was Director for UK Digital Acquisition with American Express in London, where Katie has also held a variety of other partner and product management roles. Katie also brings investment expertise from JP Morgan, where she worked both in the Investment Bank and the Private bank as Global Investment Advisor. A Harvard Business School MBA holder, Katie graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2003 with a degree in political science, and a certificate in political economy.



Bill Packman

Bill Packman
Chief operations officer

Bill joined Nutmeg in 2014 and has been responsible for managing Nutmeg’s transition to its new operating model through 2014 and 2015, including defining the architecture and operations. Prior to Nutmeg, Bill spent 20 years working in the financial services sector, supporting a range of leading retail and wealth management organisations. He was Divisional Director, Wealth Management at Westpac Banking Corporation where he was a member of the Leadership team, responsible for managing the regulatory agenda and coordinating all activities between directors, regulators and staff. Bill also held various roles at Barclays Bank and has an MBA from INSEAD.



Nicola Rowledge

Nicola Rowledge
People director

Nicola joined Nutmeg in April 2017, bringing her passion for people and expertise in creating engaging cultures and impactful learning and development. With a background in tech and the water industry, Nicola's expertise is in recruitment from her time in Michael Page; development from designing and facilitating leadership programmes at Kelda, Charterhouse and Huddle; as well as employment law through experience of guiding business leaders for over 12 years across industries of Tech, IT, Telecomms, and Online retail.

A chartered CIPD professional, Nicola joins Nutmeg from Huddle, another tech scale-up where she led the dynamic culture fuelled by quirky engagement and development including emotional intelligence, connecting teams, understanding career paths, mentoring and personal brand.



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