William, a serial entrepreneur and investor focusing on UK internet businesses, joined the Nutmeg board as chair at the start of 2019. He is also CEO of Goodlord.co, a London-based real estate software business, and serves as non-exec Director at Dunelm PLC. He cofounded Fletcher Research, LOVEFiLM.com and Secret Escapes. He has also served as nonexec Director and/or Chairman of numerous other online businesses including Graze.com, Paddy Power PLC, True Knowledge (now Amazon Echo) and Zoopla among others. He has an M.Eng in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University and lives in Hampstead, London.
Goldman Sachs Principle Strategic Investments
James is a Managing Director in the Growth Equity investing team in the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) at Goldman Sachs. The Growth Equity business manages a global portfolio of investments in high growth companies. James serves on the board of several portfolio companies, spanning financial technology, enterprise software and cyber security.
Prior to joining MBD, James held various roles within Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Division, including as head of EMEA Quantitative Volatility Trading from 2007 to 2012 and as co-head of EMEA Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) from 2012 to 2019. The PSI team was responsible for leading Goldman Sachs’ investments in financial technology and enterprise software and now forms part of the Growth Equity business within MBD.
Hock is an executive director at Convoy Global Holdings Limited. He brings over 40 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector. Hock has previously held leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank and KPMG. Hock was previously the CEO of PrimeCredit Limited, a leading Hong Kong based consumer finance company. Hock is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
Roman is president of Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank and chairman at Fubon AMC. He brings over 20 years’ experience in the banking and financial services sectors. Roman has previously held senior leadership roles at Citibank, China Construction Bank and Fullerton Financial Group. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Diplomacy from the National Chengchi University.
Craig has been a Pentech partner since 2009. His areas of interest include financial services and financial technology, e-commerce infrastructure, and vertical solutions in health. He has led investments in e-commerce company SecretSales (sold to Exponent) and security software company Metaforic (sold to Inside Secure). Craig is an experienced business executive and corporate financier, with significant operational, commercial and financial experience within high-growth businesses. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to Pentech, Craig ran two VC-backed technology companies through to exit, having previously been Group Financial Controller at Kwik-Fit plc when it was sold to Ford for £1billion.
Stephen has considerable director-level experience across multiple arms of the finance industry. Before joining Nutmeg, he was chief executive of a string of prominent financial institutions — Oppenheimer International, Gerrard Investment Management and Moscow Narodny Bank / VTB Capital, where he also became chairman. A Freeman of the City of London, Stephen has also previously held director positions at NatWest, where he spent 27 years in a variety of senior strategic roles, Banque Indosuez Group and LawShare Limited.
Executive Director and chief executive officer
Already a customer of Nutmeg, Neil joined the business as CFO in May 2017 from Secretsales.com, where he helped them achieve their exit with a sale to Wowcher. Neil, a Chartered Accountant, was appointed CEO in 2019 and 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 and in his early career spent 10 years working internationally in B2B for Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Chief operating officer
Matt joined Nutmeg in 2018 as CTO, bringing over 20 years of financial services technology experience with him. In January 2020 Matt was appointed as COO and executive director. Prior to joining Nutmeg, Matt held the position of Chief Technical Officer at both Neilson Financial Services and MarketInvoice. His experience has been rounded out by 13 years at BancTec, a global top 100 financial services technology provider, where he held a number of roles, including R&D Director. Matt holds a MSc from Birkbeck, University of London and a PhD from Brunel University.