Our People

Since inception, we have focused on bringing together a group of talented leaders from across the alternative investment and corporate world. Our firm draws upon the experience of former private equity managers, corporate executives, capital markets professionals, financiers, lawyers and founders.

William is VCP’s co-founder and Managing Partner. Previously, William spent a number of years in corporate finance and investment banking, specialising in advising and raising capital for both corporates and alternative asset managers. William previously held various positions at Grisons Peak, HSBC and Danske Bank.

Henry is VCP‘s co-founder and Managing Partner. Previously, Henry worked at Grisons Peak, a London based investment banking firm where he provided capital raising and M&A advisory services to both companies and funds. Before moving into corporate finance, Henry worked as a barrister.

João is a Partner of VCP Brazil and leads VCP’s Brazilian operations. João spent a number of years at Morgan Stanley in London, within their investment banking team, and subsequently worked for Forum Private Equity, also in London. In 2011 João founded TaCerto, a successful insurance aggregator based in São Paulo.

Tom is a Partner at VCP and leads our US business. Tom joined VCP from Four Elements Capital, a corporate finance advisory firm based in London where he led several advisory and capital raising transactions, developing a particularly strong institutional and family office network throughout the US and Europe.

In 2010, Jim co-founded VCP’s JV partner, GI Capital Management, based in Tokyo and currently serves as its CEO and Managing Partner. Previously, Jim was a Managing Director and co-head of the Equities Division for Deutsche Bank Japan. Before joining Deutsche Bank Japan, Jim spent four years at UBS Japan managing the Japanese equities sales business as the Managing Director. He also worked for Goldman Sachs for 13 years, both in Japan and in the U.S., managing the Japanese cash equity business as a Managing Director. Jim also spent two years working for The Bank of Tokyo Ltd. in New York. Jim received a BA in International Relations from Tufts University in 1984, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1988.

Vicky (Xiaotian) is VCP’s Chief Representative in China and is based in our Shanghai office. Originally from Nanjing, Vicky joined VCP from Standard Bank in Hong Kong, having previously spent a number of years at PWC. She has an MBA from Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Yan is an advisor to VCP China, having worked with VCP on its China strategy since 2012. He is the co-founder and CEO of Yetang, a leading Chinese consumer internet business. Previously Yan co-founded Meiloo, a physician directory in China, which he led as CEO. Before Meiloo, Yan served as Chief Representative for Random House in China. He began his career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in New York. Yan is based in Beijing.

Guy joined VCP as a non-executive Director in 2009, before being appointed non-executive Chairman in 2013. Guy began his career at Linklaters, specialising in both public and private M&A before joining Credit Suisse in their Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets teams. Guy is currently CEO of Leaders in Oncology Care, a prominent healthcare provider within the HCA International network.

Hugo is a member of VCP’s advisory board and a shareholder in the business. Hugo began his career in 1989, working for Tokyo Pacific Holdings in Japan as an analyst and subsequently as General Manager and CIO. Hugo then joined Goldman Sachs & Co in 1992, where he rose to Managing Director and Partner, holding a variety of roles over a 13-year period, including taking co-leadership of the Pan-European Equities Franchise. Hugo left Goldman Sachs in 2005 to become CEO of Equity Trust, serving in this position until 2010 when he became CEO of TMF Group, following TMF’s merger with Equity Trust.

Michael is a member of VCP’s advisory board and a shareholder in the business. Michael founded Rutland Partners, one of the pioneers of turnaround private equity in the UK, in 1986 after a career with Price Waterhouse where he specialised in investigative, consultancy and corporate finance work for large multinational clients. Michael is currently Rutland’s Chairman and has been central to determining both its investment strategy and its transition from a quoted industrial holding company into a UK focused mid-market private equity fund manager.

Michael is a member of VCP’s advisory board and a shareholder in the business. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Michael joined Singer & Friedlander in 1955, where he rose to Joint Chief Executive. In 1973 Michael joined Electra investment Trust and became Chief Executive when it floated in 1976, before becoming Chairman in 1986. He has held a number of non-executive chairmanships and directorships of public and private companies in the UK, and his main role is now as a senior business advisor to Stonehage Fleming, a position he has held since 2001. He is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School.