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Our Team

The Rockpool team consists of highly experienced private company investment specialists. Our investment experts focus on finding, researching and monitoring private companies. Our relationship team work with our investors to ensure that they have all the information they require to make an informed decision to invest.

Matt Taylor

Managing Partner

22 years working with private companies at 3i, Morgan Stanley, IKB Deutsche Industriebank and 11 years as a senior partner of Foresight.

Andrew Green

Head of Investment

24 years working in fund management and company finance, including roles with Aviva Investors and SG Asset Management.

Elizabeth Orbell

Head of Client Services

Over ten years in Client Services, including five years working with high-net worth investors and over five years working with senior marketing clients at blue chip companies.

Darran Green

Investment Director

10 years in private equity, starting at Terra Firma Capital Partners before managing a UK portfolio for a private investor.

Guy Ellis

Investment Director

Five years in private equity with Goldman Sachs and Alcuin Capital Partners, as well as previous positions in management consulting.

Ben Hutchinson

Investment Manager

Eight years in private equity and professional services, including roles at BDO, RSM and Deloitte.

Guy Nieuwenhuys

Investment Manager

Eight years’ experience in private equity and professional services, having previously worked at PwC.

Tom Coey

Investment Manager

Five years in banking and private equity at Lloyds Banking Group and LDC and experience in completing M&A transactions.

Simon Collins

Investment Executive

Over six years in private equity, having previously worked in Leveraged Finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland, supporting UK and Western European mid-market MBOs.

Oliver Taylor

Investment Executive

Six years in corporate finance and assurance, including roles at the Swire Group’s London family office and EY.

William Beckett

Investment Executive

Over four years’ experience in private equity, having previously worked in transaction services and corporate finance at PwC.

Toby Hurdle

Investment Analyst

Two years’ experience working with private companies, having started his career at a HNW investor firm.

Nick Shephard

Senior Relationship Director

12 years’ experience in fund management and private equity, including working with institutional and private investors at Invesco Asset Management.

Louise Taylor

Relationship Director

Six years’ experience in senior relationship management with HNW private clients and intermediaries.

Alexander Stephens

Relationship Manager

Five years’ experience in private equity, working closely alongside investors and intermediary partners.

Charles Taylor

Relationship Manager

Four years’ experience in private equity sales to intermediary and private clients.

Max Taylor

Relationship Executive

Two years’ experience in private equity, working with investors and intermediaries.

Scott Sheldon

Relationship Executive

Three years’ experience providing financial services to private clients in the UAE, having previously worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth office.


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