Bruce is a non-exec director based in London. After working as a fund manager for many years, he now helps growing companies in all industries with strategy, financial management, and fundraising. Bruce has assisted numerous early-stage companies in crafting their strategy, financial plan, and messaging to raise millions from institutional investors and angels. He also helped them to access debt financing and avoid additional equity dilution.
Helped prepare Echobox for a fundraising process, including the strategic review of the business building the financial model and constructing the pitch deck. Introduced the company to its lead investor, leading to a GBP 2.5 million raise.
Assisted Smile 2 Impress, a leading Spanish direct-to-consumer orthodontics company to prepare for a EUR 20 million fundraising process. Helped with corporate strategy, financial planning, and the identification of key hires in its target geographies.
Assisted Boustead Beef in its $23 million acquisition and refinancing of cattle ranching and processing assets in Zimbabwe.
Produced top decile returns and never underperformed the benchmark as a portfolio manager on a $200 million fund.
Researched over 400 stocks in the Eastern Europe universe and managed a team of analysts.
Marketed the funds globally, leading to a capital raise of $375+ million from the top 25 US endowments and foundations, US and EU family offices, and sovereign wealth funds.
Interacted daily with management teams in Russian and English.
Evaluated and led diligence for private equity deals on behalf of our core investor.
Focus areas: Financial Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Portfolio Management
2005 - 2009
Conducted fundamental research, including meeting management, constructing discounted cash flow models, and creating company desk notes for a universe of 350+ listed equities in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Managed the $200 million Kazimir Russia Growth Fund, a long-only Russian equities fund.
Returned cumulative +30.1% net vs RTS Index -31.9% (Class A shares). Ranked #1 in the peer group of Russian managers and funds from July 2006 to July 2009.
Marketed the fund to global institutional clients, with a focus on US endowments and foundations.
Managed a team of analysts and the creation of a research IT system.
Focus areas: Financial Analysis, Fund Management, Portfolio Management
Master's degree in Political Economy
2009 - 2010
London School of Economics and Political Science - London, England