Sue has held CEO posts in regulated businesses for almost two decades including running Europe’s largest IFA trading exchange and as Deputy Managing Director of a FTSE 250 Fin Tech business. Her strong commercial focus and corporate experience, has secured the support of both private and public sector initiatives, and has been a driving force behind the growth of our business.
An experienced Private Equity practitioner for over 20 years and winner of Midlands Dealmaker Awards four times with Bridgepoint (once) and LDC (three times).
A seasoned Non Executive Director having held numerous board seats in a private equity and independent capacity during that period.
Previously John was a Senior Director of LDC and currently chairs the Investment Committees of Finance Birmingham and CCF (Capital Creative Fund) in London.
Since leaving LDC in 2005, John has worked on a wide range of SME initiatives both as a Non-Executive Director as well as supporting the growth of the FDC portfolio.
Sam has worked in the finance industry for 13 years, including two banks. At RBS, Sam was an investment director for mid-market transactions in Birmingham. Sam is currently principally engaged in strategic projects for the business but remains an active originator of deals for the team. Sam holds FSA/FCA qualifications, CIOBS, and BSc Management & Business Studies.
Since qualifying as a chartered accountant with KPMG, Simon has spent nearly 20 years investing debt and equity into a broad range of UK SMEs for several major financial institutions, including 10 years with Barclays Ventures in Birmingham.
After 3 years in industry as Finance Director of a £10m turnover training company, he joined Frontier Development Capital in January 2019 to source, evaluate and transact new funding opportunities across England.
Carl Perry joined in 2018 to support the mezzanine finance team, having previously worked for HSBC primarily supporting new and existing commercial customers with their financial and operational growth strategies.
After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Ben has spent the last 14 years working in corporate finance, initially as an advisor with KPMG before a 9-year career within the Structured Finance team at RBS, where he was responsible for lending over £1bn of capital to support growing UK SME’s across a range of event led transactions.
After a period investing equity into UK SME’s at Foresight Group, Ben joined Frontier Development Capital in September 2020 to source, evaluate and transact new funding opportunities across England.
Kieren joined the Property Team in 2019 after 6 years at HSBC, 4 of which in Corporate Real Estate. He brings extensive knowledge of the execution of real estate transactions to FDC where he will assist with the sourcing and evaluating the growth of multiple property funds.
Melissa is a skilled administrator with previous experience in customer service, having recently graduated from Birmingham City University, with a 2:1 in English. Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration and resources of the office including facilitating clients, meetings and events.