05 November 2018
Over the past four months Spectrum has welcomed six new team members to the firm – adding strength to its Technology, Debt Advisory, Lead Advisory, Research and Support teams.
Spectrum has just celebrated its 8th anniversary and in that time has grown the business to a team of 21 professionals, across three offices in Reading, London and Southampton. The business has continued to grow and in the last 12 months has completed 45 deals with a total transaction value of over £730m.
Meet our newest team members:
Ed Wirgman – Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms
Previously UK Head of TMT M&A at KPMG, Ed is a senior and respected Corporate Finance professional with more than 14 years’ experience in his field. Ed’s client experience ranges from large multinationals to small, owner-managed businesses and he has significant cross-border, private equity and growth capital experience. Ed brings with him an extensive network within the TMT industry and with investors in the UK, Europe and the US. Ed is based in the London office and leads Spectrum’s TMT focus, supported by the rest of the experienced Director team, including Iain McKenzie, who has a 30-year career in technology.
Julia Carruthers – Senior Manager, Lead Advisory
Julia is a well-respected corporate finance professional with thirteen years’ experience in her field. Julia began her career in 2005 with J.P. Morgan in Los Angeles, then in 2007 transferred to London to work in the Consumer, Retail and Healthcare M&A team where she advised both Corporate and Private Equity clients. Julia joined the HMT corporate finance team in 2013, where she led the financial modelling department. Julia has extensive corporate finance experience in lead advisory and worked on a broad range of acquisitions, fundraisings, buy outs, disposals, and valuations.
Julia works with the Spectrum Director team on the day to day project management and delivery of the transaction cycle from the preparation of marketing documents and buyer lists, to completing financial models and management presentations and overseeing due diligence, legal and completion documents.
Julie Lada – Manager, Debt Advisory
Julie is an experienced banking associate having spent the past four years at HSBC, prior to which she worked for the National Bank of Greece and Corporate Deals S.A. in Athens. Over this time Julie has gained a wealth of experience and understanding of Corporate Finance with a significant amount of time spent in Leveraged Finance. Julie is also skilled in the banking credit process, portfolio management, data analytics and capital management.
Julie works with Ian Milne and Simon Sherliker across all areas of debt advisory projects including presenting client businesses to potential lenders, structuring and debt modelling.
Ellie Stanford – Team Admin Assistant
Ellie joined the Spectrum team as an Admin Assistant in October 2018, after completing a Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Business and Administration.
Whilst studying, Ellie worked in a Business Development role at Chiltern Training Limited, during which time she gained invaluable experience in administration and customer service - knowledge which she can now apply in her role at Spectrum. In her role as team admin assistant, Ellie will support the team with diary management, travel coordination and reception duties, whilst working closely with the business managers to ensure the smooth running of the office.
Stephan Caps – Research Analyst
Stephan joined Spectrum in September this year as an Analyst to undertake research related activities in support of Spectrum’s current and prospective clients.
Stephan graduated with a distinction from Henley Business School with an MSc in Corporate Finance, and holds a degree in International Business Management.
Mark Fuller – Research Analyst
Mark joined Spectrum in September this year as an Analyst to undertake research related activities in support of Spectrum’s current and prospective clients.
Mark recently graduated from the University of Oxford with an Upper Second-Class Degree in Geography, and previously worked as a CRM Analyst and Operations Intern at Leaders UK.