Organisation Structure

Gytis Martinkus

• Is a chartered certified accountant (ACCA) and also has a degree in BSC in Accounting and Finance from University of East Anglia (UK)
• Over 10 years’ as an experienced financial professional. Having qualified with KPMG in Gibraltar, Gytis spent the early part of his career with KPMG focusing on high profile banking and funds sector client audit and advisory services
• Has a solid understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and structured finance
• Before joining RiverFort Global Capital Ltd, Gytis served as Finance Director of regulated Fund administrator based in Gibraltar

Brian Kinane
Executive Chairman

• Successful 8-year track record, as international partner, at YA Global, a US-based alternative investment fund
• Funded over 60 listed & private companies
• Full life-cycle of sector-agnostic venture, mezzanine and senior investments across multiple stock exchanges & legal jurisdictions
• 15 years entrepreneurial, corporate & operational experience across technology industry at global telecom companies (Ericsson Group & Telenor Group)
• Founding shareholder and board director of Feedhenry, a software company acquired by Redhat Inc for Eur 63M cash in 2014
• MBAs (Distinction) from London & Columbia Business Schools, BA (Hon) Mod Computer Science (Trinity College Dublin)

James Lewis
Non-Executive Director

• Founder & managing partner of Shard Capital Partners and owner of Rubrics Asset Management with Group AUM of in excess USD1.2b
• Previously expanded a boutique Dutch brokerage firm from a handful of staff in Amsterdam to a diversified brokerage company with over 150 personnel spread across 9 countries
• Transacted deals covering a wide range of financial instruments including high grade/ high yield fixed income & loans, structured products & exchanged traded equities
• Grew Shard AM over the last 5 years into an operation of several high quality executive teams in areas of fixed income, stockbroking & direct lending strategies

Vikrant Bhargava
Non-Executive Director

• Co-founder of PartyGaming Plc, where as marketing director he spearheaded the company’s growth from a start-up in 2000 to largest tech IPO on London Stock Exchange in 2005, valuing the business at over USD8b
• Managing partner & founder of Veddis Ventures and anchor / founding investor of AltaVista Capital
• Active investor & co-founder of a number of start-ups in technology, medical products, real estate, & beauty
• Active philanthropist principally in the fields of education & livelihoods improvement. Founding board member of FIRST Global (inspires school children to learn robotics); founder trustee of LetzDream Foundation (helps people improve livelihoods in India)
• B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Mark Wheeler
Chief Legal Officer

• Qualified practicing solicitor holding a LLB in law from University of Bristol and LPC from University of Law (Guildford branch)
• Former Legal Director at Hill Dickinson LLP (London Office), a firm specialising in Capital Markets and corporate transactions
• Over 10 years experience as a qualified solicitor
• Named as a key individual in small cap capital markets and up to £50m M&A transactions in the Legal 500 2020 edition
• Worked on numerous capital markets transactions including IPOs, RTOs and secondary placings
• Broad experience of sectors including; resources, technology, life sciences and leisure & tourism
• Also experienced in corporate finance and commercial transactions

Liam Bulmer
Investment Analyst

• First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Management
• CF30 qualified
• 6 years’ experience structuring bespoke debt, equity and equity-linked debt finance for listed companies
• Currently investment analyst with a focus on UK markets and member of the Investment Committee
• Involved in over 50 successful fundraises to date
• Formerly Analyst at Darwin Strategic Limited and Analyst/Settlements at PrimaryBid Limited

Andrew Nesbitt
Investment Analyst

• Is a qualified Mining Engineer and holds an MBA, both from the University of the Witwatersrand
• Over 20 years’ experience in the natural resources sector
• Experienced investor in the mining sector, gained as a partner and Portfolio Manager / Advisor for an award winning niche global precious metals fund
• Has held several engineering, production and optimization roles within the platinum, diamond and coal sectors
• Has been the lead Mining Engineer for numerous feasibility studies around the world

Emmet Memery
Investment Analyst

• Serial entrepreneur who specialises in life style products & services and mobile telecommunications
• Has focused on alternative markets, with investments made in innovative and creative companies
• Vast experience in business negotiations, with particular emphasis on management functionality and profit identification

James Rooke
Investment Analyst

• Distinction in MSc Finance from Bayes Business School and BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Nottingham
• Involved in over 10 successful fundraises to date, with a focus on UK markets
• Prior to joining RiverFort, James worked as a financial consultant


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