Rob is an entrepreneurial MBA who has specialised for the last 15 years in Corporate Finance and Corporate Development for mid-market SMEs (Â£2M to Â£50M), both with professional firms (SG Warburg and Mazars) and within his own investment firm, Kilriver, that he founded and owns (www.kilriver.com). Kilriver provides corporate finance advice to mid market SMEs and uses the considerable skills of the Kilriver team to advise and build successful high growth SME companies; Kilriver also looks to invest its own funds in high growth companies with which it works closely. In his career Rob has transacted over 55 M&A deals with aggregate deal value in excess of Â£350M.
Rob was the inventor of the award winning London Taxibike, (still going!) in his early 20â€™s and was later CEO of Interglobe PLC, a Â£15M revenue, 100 staff, European telecom company that he successfully sold for $25M to two 25 year olds backed by the founder of Ticketmaster.
Rob is a Cranfield MBA, Cranfield Visiting Fellow and is a huge fan, lecturer and mentor on the Cranfield Business Growth Program having seen it transform so many lives and businesses- think Cobra Beer, Go-Ape, Hotel Chocalat. He also runs the Cranfield Corporate Finance master-class. He is authorised by the FCA to conduct investment business and has an Economics and Accounting degree.
He is a non-exec Director of C&M Recruitment, Plan International a global NGO focussed on child health and The Mind Clinic, which promotes mental health fitness in the workplace. Kilriver is an investor in The Clubhouse London.
In 2011 Rob built an eco-house in Sussex where he lives with his family and badly behaved dog, Winston.
Rob will be talking about his company's support for The Mind Clinic www.themindclinic.org