Our London Team

Oliver woolley

Oliver Woolley
CEO & Co-Founder

After university and travelling, Oliver decided not to become an accountant, but instead raised private equity and bank debt to start his own venture in the food industry - including a retail catering business in central London and a chain of organic sausage shops in the south-east. In 1997 he sold the business and moved into the world of early-stage investing and fundraising.

From 2008 to 2014, Oliver sat on the board of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA). He has an MBA from Imperial College Management School. Oliver is a shareholder and Co-Founder of Envestors in 2004.

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Scott haughton

Scott Haughton
COO & Co-Founder

After 16 years working in senior sales and marketing roles for multi-national blue chip FMCG corporations, including Mars Confectionery and GlaxoSmithKline, Scott left the corporate consumer product world to set up a unique premium quality family leisure concept. In doing so, he personally secured funding totalling £680,000, including venture capital backing, business angel investment, bank debt and DTI Small Firms Loan. Scott has a degree in Economics and Business and an MBA. Scott is a shareholder and Co-Founder of Envestors in 2004.

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Nick taylor

Nick Taylor
CFO & Co-Founder

After qualifying with Price Waterhouse, Nick worked with private and public companies in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Most recently he was co-founder of the Sportscard Credit Card Company, which was listed on AIM and later sold to on-line bookmaker UK Betting Plc. He is also co-founder and director of an established private restaurant group and has investments in five other ventures. Nick is a shareholder and Co-Founder of Envestors in 2004.

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Penny avis

Penny Avis
Non-Executive Director

Penny Avis is a former corporate finance partner and board member of Deloitte UK LLP, where she specialised in due diligence for corporate and private equity acquirers, public to private transactions, hostile takeovers, bid defence, equity and debt listings. She has been the lead partner on over fifty transactions and has sector experience across consumer business, retail, healthcare and manufacturing. She is a qualified accountant (ACA, ICAEW) and a member of the Deloitte Academy. Penny remains involved with Deloitte as Chair of the Former Partners Association for London and the South Region and is a volunteer mentor for Girls Out Loud, an organisation that seeks to empower and inspire teenage girls. She is also a Non Executive Director at Equitable Life.

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Simon harris

Simon Harris
Investment Director

Simon’s earlier career was in advertising, where he worked for several leading London agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, running campaigns for large corporate and financial clients. In 2003 he turned entrepreneur, co-founding and raising £5 million for Quotient, a medical diagnostics company. He repeated this success in 2005 with Lysanda, a green transport business. He joined Envestors in January 2011 and focuses on healthcare and environmental projects from his base in Cambridge.

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Victoria collin

Victoria Collin
Investment Director

Victoria has been an Equity analyst for the past twelve years, having joined an investment bank straight after university. She started her career researching emerging markets and travelled to Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East covering Industrial Stocks. She then moved into Western Europe and then switched sectors to cover Consumer Staples. For the last five years she has worked in a London equity research boutique covering US Consumer Staples stocks such as P&G, Colgate and Estee Lauder.

Victoria joined Envestors in 2014 and holds an MA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.

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Jessica wilson

Jessica Wilson
Investor Relations Director

Jessica has ten years' experience in Private Wealth Management, having moved to UBS from Deloitte Consulting where she completed their Graduate Trainee PRogramme specialising in Financial Services. She has worked at Barclays Wealth and UBS Wealth Management managing relationships with international and domestic private clients, as well as financial intermediaries and advisors.

In the last three years she has set up and run a small online retail business specialising in personalised products for children, while spending more time with her young family. Jessica holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (Spanish and Portuguese) from the University of Oxford, Trinity College.

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Agne pakalniskyte

Agne Pakalniskyte
Investment Analyst

Agne Pakalniskyte is a dynamic investment analyst with a great passion for strategy and entrepreneurship. She holds a postgraduate degree in political economy of China from King's College London and has previously worked as a research analyst at Thomson Reuters and Gold Mercury International. Having collaborated on various projects with the likes of London Chinese Association, Lithuanian Embassy in the UK and the United Nations, Agne has honed her analytical skills in hands-on situations such as project management. She's a huge lover of travel and culture, with knowledge of several foreign languages and friends around the globe.

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Robert gordon

Robert Gordon
Investment Analyst

Robert joined Envestors in September 2015 after graduating with a BSc in Business Management from the University of Southampton. During his studies Robert completed a dissertation titled “The criteria Angel Investors use to select opportunities and how it has been effected by EIS”. This is where his passion for early stage investment deepened after initially gaining an interest while doing work experience with Thames Valley Capital. Robert also previously carried out a summer internship with Resourcing Group.

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Jerry plant

Jerry Plant
Associate

On graduation Jerry joined the Fleet Air Arm as a systems engineer. He held diverse roles ranging from logistics and PR to strategic workforce planning. After leaving the MOD he worked with a boutique management consultancy, advising property clients in the education sector, before joining Envestors. He has a Masters in Defence Administration from Cranfield University and was appointed OBE in 2012.

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Juliet brine

Juliet Brine
Communication and Events Executive

Juliet graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Marketing and Management from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She manages the everyday Envestors' communications and produces attractive information material such as the company summaries and Investment Notes. Juliet is also responsible for organising the various different events Envestors hold in conjunction with Envestor sponsors. Prior to working at Envestors, Juliet worked for The High Commission of Canada in New Zealand before travelling for 6 months and residing in London.

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Lea bescond

Lea Bescond
Graphic Designer

After working 4 years at Envestors as a Comms & Events Manager, Lea now acts as a contractor from her office in Milan. She helps Envestors on the creative side by working her magic to produce attractive information material such as our Investment Notes.

Lea has a Masters Degree in Communications & Marketing from "Institut Superieur de Communication (ISCOM)" in Paris and has experience in Public Relations and Marketing.

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