our Team

Our team is aligned by common vision, purpose and investment strategy. We execute high-conviction investment decisions across well-known geographies
and sectors.

33
Total Professionals
23
Investment Professionals
16
Nationalities
10
Languages
1
Office

Investment team

Aurelien

Aurelien

Benoit

Managing Director
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Aurelien

Aurelien

Benoit

Managing Director
Career
Goldman Sachs, London | PricewaterhouseCoopers, Paris & New York
Education
MBA, INSEAD | MSc, Institut d'Administration des Enterprises
Languages
English | French

Aurelien joined Stirling Square in 2016. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the TMT & Industrials sectors. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Aurelien holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Economics from Institut d'Administration des Entreprises.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Isoclima | Médisup | Verescence | Vernet

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

OHI

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Enrico

Enrico

Biale

Partner
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Enrico

Enrico

Biale

Partner
Career
Goldman Sachs, London | Deloitte, Genoa & Milan
Education
MBA, Columbia Business School | BSc, University of Genoa
Languages
English | Italian | Spanish

Enrico joined Stirling Square in 2010. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Healthcare and Consumer sectors. He began his career at Deloitte within their Assurance and Corporate Finance teams. Enrico holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BSc in Economics and Business from the University of Genoa. Enrico is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

GTT | Itelyum | SAS | Tapì

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

OFG | OHI

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Adriaan

Adriaan

Bloys van Treslong

Principal
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Adriaan

Adriaan

Bloys van Treslong

Principal
Career
Hannam Investments, London | J.P. Morgan, London
Education
MBA, INSEAD | MSc, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam | BSc, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Languages
English | Dutch | German

Adriaan joined Stirling Square in 2019. Previously, he was an investment professional at Hannam Investments. He began his career in the Investment Banking division of J.P.Morgan, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Natural Resources sector. Adriaan holds an MBA from INSEAD, and both an MSc and a BSc in Financial Economics from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Byggfakta Group | OHI | Resillion

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Stefano

Stefano

Bonfiglio

Founder and Managing Partner
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Stefano

Stefano

Bonfiglio

Founder and Managing Partner
Career
DLJ Merchant Banking, New York & London | Bankers Trust, New York & Milan
Education
MBA, The Wharton School | MA, University of Pennsylvania | BS, Georgetown University
Languages
English | Italian | Portuguese | Spanish

Stefano co-founded Stirling Square in 2002. Previously, he was a Partner with DLJ Merchant Banking, the Private Equity division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, in New York and London. Stefano began his career at Bankers Trust in Milan and New York, where he worked in the Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Acquisition & Structured Finance divisions. Stefano holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in International Economics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a fellow of the Karl F. Landegger Program at Georgetown University and of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Stefano is the Chairman of the Firm's Investment Committee.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Axitea | SAR | Vernet

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

3SI | DOCU Nordic | ESE | GDT | Itelyum | Metroweb | Microtecnica | OHI | Schoeller Arca Systems

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Hubert

Hubert

Desbonnets

Associate
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Hubert

Hubert

Desbonnets

Associate
Career
Morgan Stanley, London
Education
MSc, SciencesPo Paris | BA, SciencesPo Paris | BSc, The University of Sydney | LLB, Université de Lorraine
Languages
English | French

Hubert joined Stirling Square in 2023. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Financial Services sector. Hubert holds a Master in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris, a dual Bachelor’s degree from Sciences Po Paris (Social Sciences) and the University of Sydney (Economics), and a Bachelor of Laws from Université de Lorraine.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

NFG | Resillion

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

OFG

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Chris

Chris

Dobbins

Senior Associate
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Chris

Chris

Dobbins

Senior Associate
Career
PricewaterhouseCoopers, London
Education
BSc, University of Leeds | CFA, CFA Institute
Languages
English

Chris joined Stirling Square in 2019. Previously, he worked in the Corporate Finance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Healthcare and Business Services sectors. Chris holds a BSc in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Leeds. He is a CFA charterholder.


Current Portfolio Responsibility

Assist24 | Byggfakta Group | Consensus | Mettis Aerospace

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Manuel

Manuel

Gari

Vice President
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Manuel

Manuel

Gari

Vice President
Career
Goldman Sachs, London
Education
MBA, The Wharton School | BSc, ESADE Business School
Languages
English | Spanish | French

Manuel joined Stirling Square in 2019. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the TMT, Consumer & Retail and Healthcare sectors. Manuel holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BSc in Business Administration and Management from ESADE Business School.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

GTT | OHI | SAS

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Jonathan

Jonathan

Heathcote

Partner
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Jonathan

Jonathan

Heathcote

Partner
Career
Palamon Capital Partners, London | European Acquisition Capital, London | McKinsey & Co, London | Royal Marines Officer
Education
MBA, Harvard Business School | BA, University of Oxford
Languages
English

Jonathan joined Stirling Square in 2013. Previously, he was a partner at Palamon Capital Partners. Jonathan served as a consultant to Stirling Square from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that, he worked for European Acquisition Capital and began his career at McKinsey & Co. He also served as an Officer within the Royal Marines. Jonathan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford. Jonathan is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Consensus | Mettis Aerospace | NFG

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

AD Industries | OFG | Siblu | Vision Ophthalmology Group | Whittan

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Christopher

Christopher

Heine

Principal
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Christopher

Christopher

Heine

Principal
Career
Morgan Stanley, London | Accenture Strategy, Frankfurt
Education
MBA, London Business School | MSc, Kaiserslautern University of Technology
Languages
English | German

Christopher joined Stirling Square in 2017. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Healthcare, FinTech and Consumer sectors. He began his career at Accenture Strategy. Christopher holds an MBA from the London Business School and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Kaiserslautern University of Technology.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Consensus | NFG

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

CPL | OFG

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Raymond

Raymond

Heneine

Vice President
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Raymond

Raymond

Heneine

Vice President
Career
UBS, London
Education
MBA, INSEAD | MSc, EMLYON Business School
Languages
English | French

Raymond joined Stirling Square in 2022. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of UBS, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Industrials, Services and TMT sectors. Raymond holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Management and Finance from EMLYON Business School.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Resillion | Verescence | Vernet

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Emeline

Emeline

Hervier

Associate
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Emeline

Emeline

Hervier

Associate
Career
Argos Wityu, Paris
Education
MSc, EDHEC Business School
Languages
English | French

Emeline joined Stirling Square in 2023. Previously, she worked as a Private Equity Analyst at Argos Wityu in Paris. Prior to that, she completed internships at Alvarez & Marsal, Argos Wityu and Degroof Petercam. Emeline holds an MSc in Finance from EDHEC Business School.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Medisup | Verescence

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Maximilian

Maximilian

Hoffmann

Senior Associate
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Maximilian

Maximilian

Hoffmann

Senior Associate
Career
Bain & Company, London | Advancy, London | The Boston Consulting Group, Zurich
Education
MSc, London Business School | BSc, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Languages
English | German

Maximilian joined Stirling Square in 2023. Previously, he was a Management Consultant at Bain & Company, where he focused on Private Equity clients. Prior to that, he worked for Advancy and began his career at The Boston Consulting Group. Maximilian holds an MSc in Management from London Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

OHI

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Ben

Ben

Hopper

Managing Director
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Ben

Ben

Hopper

Managing Director
Career
PricewaterhouseCoopers, London & Johannesburg
Education
MBA, London Business School | BA, University of Nottingham | FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
Languages
English

Ben joined Stirling Square in 2015. Previously, he worked in the Corporate Finance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and restructurings. Ben holds an MBA from the London Business School and a BA in Management Studies from the University of Nottingham. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Assist24 | Byggfakta Group | GTT | Infobric

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

DOCU Nordic | Mettis Aerospace | OFG

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Julien

Julien

Horreard

Partner
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Julien

Julien

Horreard

Partner
Career
UBS Investment Bank, London | BNP Paribas, New York | JP Morgan, Paris
Education
MSc, Grande Ecole ESCP
Languages
English | French

Julien joined Stirling Square in 2008. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of UBS, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to that, Julien worked in the Merchant Banking division of BNP Paribas. He began his career in the Investment Banking division of J.P.Morgan. Julien holds an MSc from Grande Ecole ESCP. Julien is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Médisup | Mettis Aerospace | Resillion | Verescence | Vernet

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

AD Industries | CPL | ESE | Siblu

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Henrik

Henrik

Lif

Partner
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Henrik

Henrik

Lif

Partner
Career
Segulah Advisors, Stockholm | Nordic Capital, Stockholm | CPS Color Group, Finland | Arthur D. Little, Stockholm
Education
MSc, Stockholm School of Economics | MSc, Royal Institute of Technology
Languages
English | Swedish | Danish | Norwegian

Henrik joined Stirling Square in 2017. Previously, he was the Co-Managing Partner of Segulah Advisors. Prior to that, he was at Nordic Capital, where he worked as both an investment professional and as President and CEO of CPS Color Group. He began his career as a consultant with Arthur D Little. Henrik holds an MSc in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Henrik is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Assist24 | Byggfakta Group | Infobric | Logent

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

DOCU Nordic | Vision Ophthalmology Group

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Faise

Faise

McClelland

Vice President
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Faise

Faise

McClelland

Vice President
Career
Perella Weinberg Partners, London
Education
MBA, The Wharton School | MPA, Harvard University | BA, University of Oxford
Languages
English | French

Faise joined Stirling Square in 2020. Previously, he worked in Investment Banking at Perella Weinberg Partners, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions. Faise holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and a BA in History and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Consensus | NFG

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

AD Industries | OFG

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Gregorio

Gregorio

Napoleone

Founder and Managing Partner
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Gregorio

Gregorio

Napoleone

Founder and Managing Partner
Career
DLJ Merchant Banking, New York & London | Bankers Trust, New York & Milan | Ferrero Group, Tokyo & Hong Kong
Education
ETPJ Programme, Sophia University Tokyo | BSc, Università Bocconi
Languages
English | Italian | Portuguese | Spanish

Gregorio co-founded Stirling Square in 2002. Previously, he was a Principal at DLJ Merchant Banking, the Private Equity division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, in New York and London. Prior to that, Gregorio was at Bankers Trust in New York and Milan, where he worked in the Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Acquisition & Structured Finance divisions. His previous experience includes executive positions in industrial firms in Europe and Asia. Gregorio completed the ETPJ graduate programme in Japanese management practices at Sophia University in Tokyo and holds a BSc in Business Administration from Università Bocconi. Gregorio is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Isoclima | OHI | Tapì | Verescence

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

CPL | Jeckerson | Metroweb | Vision Ophthalmology Group

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Matteo

Matteo

Nichil

Principal
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Matteo

Matteo

Nichil

Principal
Career
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London & Milan
Education
MSc, Cass Business School | BSc, Università Bocconi
Languages
English | Italian

Matteo joined Stirling Square in 2013. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions. Matteo holds an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from Cass Business School and a BSc in Economics and Finance from Università Bocconi.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Axitea | Itelyum | SAS | Tapì

Prior Portfolio Responsibility

AD Industries | Siblu

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Claudia

Claudia

Oliver Cortadellas

Analyst
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Claudia

Claudia

Oliver Cortadellas

Analyst
Career
Goldman Sachs, London | Citi, London
Education
MSc, Imperial College Business School | MEng, Imperial College London
Languages
English | Spanish | French

Claudia joined Stirling Square in 2023. Previously, she worked in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs and Citi Bank as an Analyst in their Structured and Leveraged Finance team. Claudia holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College Business School as well as an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

GTT | SAS

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Caterina

Caterina

Ragnoli

Associate
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Caterina

Caterina

Ragnoli

Associate
Career
Bain & Company, Milan
Education
BSc, Università Bocconi
Languages
English | Italian

Caterina joined Stirling Square in 2023. Previously, she worked as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in Milan. Caterina holds a BSc in International Economics and Finance from Università Bocconi.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Axitea | Infobric | Tapì

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Andreas

Andreas

Theilgaard

Principal
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Andreas

Andreas

Theilgaard

Principal
Career
The Carlyle Group, London | Gunvor Group, Geneva | Rothschild & Co, London
Education
BSc, University of Warwick
Languages
English | Danish | Swedish | Norwegian

Andreas joined Stirling Square in 2020. Previously, he was an investment professional at The Carlyle Group. Prior to that, he worked at Gunvor Group and began his career at Rothschild & Co, where he focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Energy sector. Andreas holds a BSc in Management from the University of Warwick.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Infobric | Logent

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Guglielmo

Guglielmo

Tosato

Vice President
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Guglielmo

Guglielmo

Tosato

Vice President
Career
Morgan Stanley, Milan
Education
MBA, Columbia Business School | BSc, The Wharton School | BA, University of Pennsylvania
Languages
English | Italian | French | Spanish

Guglielmo joined Stirling Square in 2020. Previously, he worked in Real Estate Private Equity at Morgan Stanley. Guglielmo holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BSc in Finance from The Wharton School and a BA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Isoclima | Itelyum | Médisup | Tapì

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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Alex

Alex

Weissbacher

Vice President
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Alex

Alex

Weissbacher

Vice President
Career
Atairos, London | Goldman Sachs, London & Sydney
Education
MSc, Finance and Strategic Management, Copenhagen Business School
Languages
English | Danish | German

Alex joined Stirling Square in 2023. Previously, he was a senior associate at Atairos and, prior to that, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in the Consumer, Retail, Healthcare sectors. Alex holds an MSc in Finance and Strategic Management and a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Infobric | Logent

Prior Portfolio Responsibility
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VALUE CREATION SUPPORT TEAM

Toni

Toni

Gillespie

CHIEF OF TALENT
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Toni

Toni

Gillespie

CHIEF OF TALENT
Career
AMP Capital, London | Bridgepoint, London | Crédit Suisse, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, San Francisco, New York | UBS, London, Hong Kong
Education
BSc, Queen's University Belfast
Languages
English

Toni Gillespie joined Stirling Square in 2021. Previously, she held senior roles in Human Resources at AMP Capital, Bridgepoint, Credit Suisse and UBS. Toni holds a BSc in Political Science from Queen’s University Belfast.


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Ahmed

Ahmed

Khamassi

Chief Digitalisation Officer
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Ahmed

Ahmed

Khamassi

Chief Digitalisation Officer
Career
Equinor, London | Wipro Digital, London | JP Morgan, London
Education
PhD, Queen's University Belfast | MSc, Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis
Languages
English | French | Arabic

Ahmed joined Stirling Square in 2020. Previously, he worked in the Data Science division of Equinor. Prior to that, he worked in the Data Science divisions of Wipro Digital and JP Morgan. Ahmed holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University Belfast and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis.

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Pierre

Pierre

Klemas

Chief Sustainability Officer
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Pierre

Pierre

Klemas

Chief Sustainability Officer
Career
Ardian, Paris | EDF Renouvelables, Paris | Technip Corporate, Paris
Education
MBA, ESCP Business School | MSc, Acoustic Engineering, University Pierre et Marie Curie
Languages
English | French | Spanish

Pierre joined Stirling Square in 2022. Previously, he was Sustainability Managing Director at Ardian and, prior to that, he was a Sustainability Director at EDF Renouvelables and Technip. Pierre holds MBA from ESCP Business School and a MSc in Acoustic Engineering from the University Pierre et Marie Curie.

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Marc

Marc

Lamure

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION
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Marc

Marc

Lamure

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION
Career
Montagu Private Equity, London | Bain & Company, Paris, Toronto & Beijing
Education
MSc, Industrial Engineering Ecole Centrale Paris, France
Languages
English | French

Marc joined Stirling Square in 2022. Previously, he was a director in the Portfolio Performance Team of Montagu Private Equity and, prior to that, he was a partner with Bain & Company. Marc has extensive work experience in Europe, North America and Asia. He served as Officer of the deck in the French Navy after graduating with a MSc in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris.

 

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Chris

Chris

Black

Chief Financial Officer
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Chris

Chris

Black

Chief Financial Officer
Career
UBS Private Equity, London
Education
BSc, Kings College London | ACA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
Languages
English

Chris joined Stirling Square in 2008. Previously, he was Business Manager and Financial Controller of the Private Equity division of UBS. Chris holds a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Badal

Badal

Kotecha

Deputy CFO
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Badal

Badal

Kotecha

Deputy CFO
Career
Montagu Private Equity, London | EY, London | Nyman Libson Paul, London
Education
BSc, UCL | ACA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
Languages
English

Badal joined Stirling Square in 2023. Previously, he was Head of Insights & Portfolio Reporting at Montagu Private Equity, having started in Fund Accounting and Investor Reporting. Prior to that, he focused on audit services at EY and Nyman Libson Paul. Badal holds a BSc in Economics from University College London. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Pascal

Pascal

Monteiro de Barros

Head of Investor Relations
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Pascal

Pascal

Monteiro de Barros

Head of Investor Relations
Career
MAB Partners, London | EIM Group, London | Planet, Lisbon | Telecel, Lisbon
Education
MBA, University of Virginia | BA, Hamilton College
Languages
English | Portuguese | French | Spanish

Pascal joined Stirling Square in 2016. Previously, he was a partner at MAB Partners. Prior to that, Pascal was a senior fundraising professional at EIM Group. He began his career as an entrepreneur in the mobile telecom and digital printing industries. Pascal holds an MBA from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA in History from Hamilton College.

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Elisabetta

Elisabetta

Ricci

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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Elisabetta

Elisabetta

Ricci

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Career
CDPQ, London | TowerBrook Capital Partners, London | Goldman Sachs, London
Education
MSc, Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Languages
English | Italian

Elisabetta joined Stirling Square in 2021. Previously, she worked as a senior investment professional at CDPQ and TowerBrook and began her career in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs, where she focused on Mergers & Acquisitions. Elisabetta holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

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Romain

Romain

Wojtowicz

Investor Relations Director
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Romain

Romain

Wojtowicz

Investor Relations Director
Career
Ardian, Paris & London
Education
MSc, Grande Ecole ICN Business School
Languages
English | French

Romain Wojtowicz joined Stirling Square in 2021. Previously, he worked at Ardian in the Investor Relations team in London. Romain holds an MSc in Finance from Grande Ecole ICN Business School.

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