Management Team 2017-03-19T19:18:55+00:00

MANAGEMENT TEAM

JOHN PEARSON | CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR | View John Pearson’s LinkedIn profile VIEW MY PROFILE

Vestdeck has appointed John Pearson as its Chairman, a move that highlights the company’s achievements and growth potential.

John brings with him exceptional leadership experience across a variety of technology, media and broadcast companies including 12 years as CEO of Virgin Radio, which he co-founded, and 8 years as chairman of the revolutionary music technology company Shazam, which is one of the world’s most recognised mobile consumer brands.

Under his direction, many companies have achieved significant growth and realised excellent investment potential. John provides invaluable advice and support to start-up executives through mentorship as well as an in-depth knowledge of corporate transactions and funding.

Apart from being a truly inspirational leader with a wealth of experience in the SME sector, John has recognised our potential, which in itself is a great endorsement for our plans. John’s past achievements have delivered growth, exit and excellent investor value.

ROBERT COPPING | DIRECTOR | View Robert Copping's LinkedIn profile VIEW MY PROFILE

Vestdeck has appointed Robert Copping as a Director. Through his specialist funding vehicle Sightpath, Robert is responsible for the business planning and financial modelling of Vestdeck.

After graduating in Physics, Robert began his career with British Aerospace as a Technical Engineer and progressed to project management. In 1990, Robert became Commercial Manager of a subsidiary of the Rank Organisation and when the company was bought by Schroeder Ventures in 1996 he became Global Projects Director. In 1999, Robert established Paradigm Management Consultants and clients included the Ministry of Defence, although it mainly helped SMEs to grow.

Since launching Sightpath in 2006 Robert has developed various tools that assist companies of all size and structure with their ongoing planning and growth requirements. Roberts extensive experience will assist Vestdeck in the development of a simple and effective investor relations platform and associated services. A creative combination of freemium and premium based services will improve how crowdfunders invest, manage and share their investment portfolios.

NIKOLAS GILDING | MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER | View Nikolas P Gilding's LinkedIn profile VIEW MY PROFILE

Nikolas is a serial entrepreneur with a real passion for improving business standards. He began his career in the City of London and during this time he worked for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Member Firm Giles & Overbury and Providence Capitol Life Assurance plc.

The mid-nineties saw Nikolas leave London and move overseas to pursue his interests in the private equity sector where he worked for a private bank in Switzerland for more than a decade.

Although responsibilities covered a broad range of operations his main task was sourcing high growth business opportunities in Europe and the United Kingdom. Investment focus was predominately in the technology, life sciences and artificial intelligence trading systems area.

Because Nikolas has worked with many high net worth individuals, corporate finance departments and fundraising specialists he has developed a comprehensive network of advisors and practitioners. It is from this experience that Nikolas has been able to contribute towards several companies being granted dual listing status on the AIM and PLUS Markets Group plc.