Our People

Why is our team unique?

We are your leadership extension team. Your Special Forces.

We bring together financial advisory muscle, strategic thinking backbone, start-up experience, and sales and ops leadership gristle, all backed by each and every team member having been in serious industry positions, and not only advisory.

It’s an intimate team of non-sociopaths, that has successfully engaged for decades. We max out at 12 partners, so that our client gets to know and trust every team member and is engaged by multiple partners. It is important to us that our client trusts and treats us as an extension of their core leadership team.

We are industry veterans, perpetually embedded in the client to allow constant fund raising and corporate development, a tigher intertwining of strategy, finance and execution that curtails losses by dilution, and results in better outcomes than what traditional investment banking and/or strategic advisory can achieve.

Bone, attached to muscle, attached to useful brains

Fully committed

Our Leadership Team

Emilio Manso-Salinas

Founding Partner
Managing Director Europe

Europe and Asia veteran in complex financial transactions, BPO, technology, B2B digital platforms, corporate governance and corp dev across startups and Fortune 500s. M&A transaction specialist: all angles of buy/ sell/ integrate/ internal/ and advisory. INSEAD loyalist.

Martin Childs

Founding Partner
Managing Director Asia

Four decades experience in Asian market entry and investments by technology startups and global incumbents in 12+ countries. Skilled in strategic planning, win-win partnering, regulatory, emerging markets, Chinese and M&A. Lateral thinker and rainmaker.

Andrew Dobbins

Founding Partner
Managing Director Australia

Global technology services senior executive with proven success in Asian and Australian startups, Fortune 500s, general management and sales leadership, and operational growth scaling of billion-dollar businesses. Tough CEO mentor.

Krzys Werkun

Founding Partner
Lead Investment Banker

A 25-year top-tier global investment banker skilled in complex transactions, technology strategy, Chinese, and Asian finance, with a passion for disruptive companies and fundraising. Investor psychoanalyst and Wharton alumnus.

Dave Greenwood

Founding Partner Australia

Skilled techno-commercial-engineering leader and veteran CxO with four decades across global business operations, strategy consulting, business development, venture capital and commodity trading. Engineering-science innovation advocate.

Rich Montgomery

Partner Europe

A 35-year veteran in technology and communications infrastructure. Managed $5bn+ P&L for American Fortune 15 company. Poven leadership in operations, sales, strategic planning, and high-performance cultural change. Board-level mentor.

Mike Kyriacou

Partner Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley veteran and recognized leader with 12+ years of experience as a growth-company incubator, strategist, mentor and scaler in San Francisco. Serial entrepreneur in digital platforms, AI, and software. Intimately knows the Founder’s journey.

Andres Silva-Robert

Partner LATAM

Pioneering serial digital entrepreneur in LATAM, in startups and in corporate environments. Extensive and deep networks in LATAM and Europe.

An intimate leadership team extension

Expert Associates

Patrick Williamson

Senior Technology Advisor

Serial founder and world-class product management specialist, with corporate and startup experience across Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia.

Francisco Gomez

Senior Technology Advisor

Fran is a world-class expert in information technology from applications to infrastructure, with extensive success in some of the most demanding operational environments globally.

Esteve Jane

Senior Advisor

Esteve has exceptional experience and track record as both CEO and institutional investor in online platforms, and is a natural ally for technology founders in Europe and beyond.

Global Executive Bench

We maintain an executive bench of over 30 veteran global executives, across a number of industries, available to second onto specific client projects, all of whom we have worked with, fully trust, work in absolute confidentiality, and who have broad and reliable shoulders.

How to become a client?

We are looking for clients ready to scale, with good product and teams in place, and for fundamental long-term phased equity alignment with basic monthly retainers.