Mike has over 30 years of experience in the software and telecommunications industry in development, sales and management. As an entrepreneur he has set up an industrial spinout which successfully raised investment. This then led to a role in early stage investments with E-Synergy.
Mike joined E-Synergy in early 2005 and is now a Director. During his time with E-Synergy he has managed over 40 early stage investment deals and mentored some 400 companies.
He has degree in Electronic Engineering from Hull University and then went on to do research into high speed timing techniques.
Phil is responsible for sourcing and executing deals both in Northern Ireland and England and hold positions on the boards of our portfolio companies. Phil has a degree in Economics and Management from Queen's University Belfast. He is a keen sportsman, having founded his own start-up Rugby Lift.
Tom is an experienced Fund manager who specialises in venture capital for fast growing businesses. He has worked on over 100 investment transactions. Prior to E‑Synergy, he was Investment Director at Pre-X Capital, a London-based private equity firm, where he was involved in evaluating a significant number of potential investments on behalf of investors, and co-managed two EIS funds. In his earlier career, Tom was a technology equity analyst working at Investec and KBC Peel Hunt where he handled a significant number of IPOs and secondary fund raising for small companies. Tom has a MBA and an MSc in International Banking and Finance.
Richard is an experienced angel investor and company director, he provides in depth support to E-Synergy in coaching, mentoring and preparing companies for investment, particularly in the low carbon / cleantech / environmental fields.
Richard was appointed OBE in the 2004 for services to Higher Education and for services to the UK Space Industry. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2007. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow or Member of several Professional Institutions.
Andrew has worked across several industrial sectors. Andrew holds a degree in Accounting and Economics from the London Metropolitan University and is actively studying towards being qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA).