Philip has been a core part of Excellion Capital’s senior team since the firm’s inception in 2007. As COO he oversees the firm’s legal, financial and regulatory matters, as well as bringing his significant expertise in these areas to each of our transactions.
Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Kingston Smith LLP having spent five years in audit, tax and corporate finance for a range of companies. During this time he was involved in cross-jurisdictional pre-IPO due diligence as well as complex tax planning, asset and business valuations.
Thereafter, Philip was appointed CFO of Moyses Stevens, a private-equity backed business in luxury retail. During this time, Philip oversaw multiple capital raisings and was involved in building a highly skilled management team to lead the business, as well as reformulating internal processes and procedures. Following his decision to leave the company in 2007, Philip was asked to remain on the company’s board for several months.
Since the establishment of Excellion Capital in 2007, Philip has been involved in a wide range of strategic transactions, across advisory and investments. Within the P2P sector, Philip has been a key participant in all of Excellion Capital’s activity in Fintech and marketplace lending. Philip is experienced in technology and involved in Excellion’s Digital and Internet Strategies.
Philip also has many years of experience in corporate governance matters and he sits on the board of a number of investment entities around the world. He graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) in International Studies.