Our Team


Sanj Benawra


As a Manager at Spectrum Sanj works alongside the Director team on all aspects of project management and delivery of both sell-side and buy-side transactions.

Richard Boyden

Senior Manager

As a Senior Manager at Spectrum, Richard is developing his lead advisory portfolio, focusing on all aspects of project delivery and continuing to serve, develop and enhance his network of relationships within the region.

Stephan Caps

Research Analyst

Stephan undertakes research related activities in support of Spectrum’s current projects and business development initiatives.

Julia Carruthers

Senior Manager

Julia is a Senior Manager based in the Reading office. Julia works with the Spectrum Director team on the day to day project management and delivery of the transaction cycle.

Emmanuel Chaaraoui

Research Analyst

Emmanuel is a research analyst at Spectrum, undertaking activities on behalf of clients including the detailed preparation of potential buyer reports, company valuations and competitor analysis.

Simon Davies

Managing Director

Recently named ‘Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year’ for the fourth time, Simon has led some of the South’s most significant transactions.

Harry Dhand


Harry Dhand was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in July 2016. Harry has significant business experience allied with a detailed knowledge of the corporate finance industry.

Bruce Dove

BD Director - TMT

Bruce has had a long and successful career in Technology – holding senior positions within both growing SME’s and large corporates, as well as running his own technology consultancy business.

Mark Farlow

Managing Director

Mark is a Managing Director at Spectrum and has been working in the UK’s Mid Market for over 30 years.

Bilal Hasan

Associate Director

As an Associate Director at Spectrum Bilal focuses on all aspects of project delivery as well as serving, developing and enhancing his existing relationships within the M&A community

Clive Hatchard

Managing Director

Clive is an experienced corporate finance adviser having advised on numerous leveraged transactions and disposals as well as having led a company to flotation on the Full List as CFO.

Julie Lada

Manager, Debt Advisory

Julie is a Debt Advisory Manager, working on all areas of debt advisory projects including presenting client businesses to potential lenders, structuring and debt modelling.

Iain McKenzie

Director of Technology, Media and Telecoms

Iain has had a 30 year career in technology encompassing both Corporate life and his own businesses.

Darren Miller

Head of Southampton

Darren has been providing corporate finance advice to entrepreneurs and their businesses across the Solent and Thames Valley regions for more than 20 years.

Ian Milne

Managing Director and Head of Debt Advisory

Ian is an experienced corporate banker with over 25 years of acquisition and leveraged finance experience in banking.

James Mines


As a Director at Spectrum James focuses on all aspects of project delivery as well as developing his relationships across the South-East corporate, private equity and M&A community.

Emma Prudden

Business Manager

Emma is an experienced Personal Assistant having spent six years at LDC, Lloyds Banking Group’s Private Equity arm.

Gemma Roberts

Marketing Manager

Gemma is a CIM qualified Marketing Manager with over fourteen years experience in professional services marketing.

Simon Sherliker


Simon is an experienced debt advisor and corporate banker, having spent 13 years working in Corporate Banking with HSBC, RBS and Barclays.

Ellie Stanford

Team Admin Assistant

Ellie supports 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.

Paul Stewart

BD Director

Paul has lived and worked in the South for nearly 35 years, helping business owners in the commercial and corporate marketplace to grow their trading operation, become more successful, and effect exit strategies.

Greg Watterson

Research Manager

Greg is an experienced research manager with over 13 years of experience in mid-market advisory with Livingstone Partners and Clearwater International.

Fiona Williams

Business Manager

Fiona is a successful and experienced Personal Assistant with a strong financial background primarily in the private equity industry.

Ed Wirgman

Head of TMT

Ed is a Director of Corporate Finance, and Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) at Spectrum. Ed’s primary areas of expertise include software, IT services, data and analytics, information services and marketing services.

Christopher Wood


Chris is a Manager at Spectrum and supports the successful delivery of transactions for clients.