Global Leadership

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Paul & Benjamin Seabridge – Paul started his earlier career in the world of property in the UK before spotting a niche in the market for a specialist recruiter for the property industry. Paul spent 7 years building the business from a standing start to being a global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business, recruiting for FTSE100/Fortune500 companies. Paul sold the business in 2010 and since has been involved in buying, selling, investing & merging companies across a vast array of sectors. Ben started his earlier career in the recruitment sector and joined forces with Paul to build the recruitment business mentioned above. Ben co-founded Kleinsman Global with Paul and together they have been involved in buying, selling, investing & merging companies across a vast array of sectors.

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Jordan Hastie – Coming from the world of consulting Jordan had amounted an array of contacts after building two consultancy firms in the UK, with high ticket customers in the US and Europe. After selling both firms his swift transition was veered towards acquiring companies in several industries where he could gain insights from previous sector insight. Fast forwarding to today Jordan is a global business investor, featured entrepreneur and active in several sectors such as manufacturing, construction, engineering, marketing, transport and industrial.

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Mike HowardMike is a sales professional that has enjoyed success on 3 continents. Mike got involved in Telecoms in its early development, Telecoms Recruitment where he created a highly respected, specialised, market leading company, he then served at senior corporate level with a major Telecoms manufacturer, running a team of 50+ salespeople. Mike has also operated a number of small businesses as a Business Broker, in the Fitness industry, and Digital Marketing.

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Kit Kaneria – Kit is a seasoned executive with significant experience in Business Transformation, Cash-flow analysis and Business Strategies to drive profitability. He has a passion for the IT sector and specifically within Cyber Security however his investment focus is sector agonistic across the APAC, European and North American markets. Kit holds a joint MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (Kellogg-HKUST).

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Stephen Kennedy – Stephen is a highly capable and versatile Board Level General Manager/Managing Director with unique experience of delivering success for business start ups, turnarounds and transformations. He provides extensive expertise in managing complex International business and organisations across a number of sectors, with an ability to deal with a diversity of cultures. Steve is an expert in facilitating and driving business improvement and transformation through creating effective strategies, creating new start up businesses in UK and internationally, helping spurt growth and managing multiple high level projects whilst maximising revenues and profits.

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Mike Kneafsey – An experienced and high achieving Senior Executive with a track record of delivering excellent commercial performance across many disciplines. Large scale leadership of multi-site distribution networks (5000 people+) as well as multi channel contact centre businesses and full P+L responsibility for a major Division of a FTSE 250 organisation. Mike also held the role of being Managing Director at Magpie Technologies Limited.

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Steve Pratt – A multiple business owner since 1999 and has successfully launched, established or purchased and scaled several multi £M companies. Steve has also experienced virtually every good and bad element of business, including start up, rapid expansion, purchase, sale, MBO, earn out, rapid contraction and a CVA, having learned many valuable business lessons along the way. With a professional background beginning with 9 years in the RAF, followed by over 20 years of experience working with individuals and companies with annual sales revenue up to £20M as a corporate financial adviser, Steve has seen many sides of business and the economy. Launched an FCA regulated fund management company in 2007, which was followed by the launch of two regulated funds (sold in 2012). The proceeds from business sales have been invested into a large commercial and residential property portfolios.

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Goran Pregelj – Goran is an active investor in small & medium-sized enterprises. He works with business owners, founders and CEOs to increase shareholder value of their companies and bringing them new business opportunities. His current interest is in telecommunications and media industry where he has developed an acquisition opportunity across the whole of CEE region.

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Lee Smith – Lee is a successful business turnaround specialist, investor, business buyer and corporate advisor with over two decades of expertise in business. Lee invests in and advises businesses in a diverse range of sectors such as IT, recruitment, training, marketing, child care, manufacturing and building services. He has particular skills in increasing company valuations, mergers, acquisitions & stock market listing.

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Leonard Tanner – I’m an investor and owner of businesses. With previous business ventures in Visa and MasterCard processing to property development and care homes. I’m very interested in helping businesses to structure themselves to operate efficiently. Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business Management.

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