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.

Shareholders

Tim is a shareholder in VCP and a former Chairman of Investment Banking and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia. He was previously Chairman of Jardine Fleming and a partner in Slaughter and May in London and Hong Kong. He is currently non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank and a non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Savills PLC. He is a member of the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong.

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.

Senior Management

William founded Venture Capital Partners, which subsequently became VCP Advisors, in 2009. William also founded BITE Alternative Investments, a financial technology business owned by the VCP Advisors Group. William currently acts as Chief Executive Officer for the VCP Advisors Group and sits on both the Advisory and Corporate Boards. 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 founded Venture Capital Partners, which subsequently became VCP Advisors, in 2009. Henry also founded BITE Alternative Investments, a financial technology business owned by the VCP Advisors Group. Henry currently acts as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the VCP Advisors Group and sits on both the Advisory and Corporate Boards. Previously, Henry worked at Grisons Peak, a London based investment banking firm. Before moving into corporate finance, Henry worked as a Barrister, having qualified in London at the Inner Temple.

Tom originally worked in VCP’s London office, before moving to New York to launch VCP’s US business in 2014. Tom is a Partner and leads VCP’s Alternatives business. Tom joined the firm from Four Elements Capital in London.

Vicky (Xiaotian) is VCP’s Chief Representative in China and is based in our Shanghai office. Born in Nanjing, Vicky originally joined our London office 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.

Jan is based in VCP’s London office and leads our FinTech business, BITE Alternative Investments. Jan joined VCP from JPMorgan’s investment bank, where he was an Executive Director within their Strategic Equity Solutions Group. Jan spent 12 years at JPMorgan, also working within JPMorgan’s Debt Capital Markets team and Equity Derivates Group. Jan has a first class honours degree in Economics from Warwick University, a Masters in Finance degree from the London School of Economics and has completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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.

João is an Operating Partner of VCP, focused on Brazil. 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.

Yan is an Operating Partner of VCP, focused on 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.