Defining and Delivering
Operational Excellence
For The Private Capital Industry

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Founded in 2009, Holland Mountain is the leading European consulting firm delivering operational improvements and maximising efficiency in the private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Our Services

We have delivered 250+ successful operational strategy and change management engagements for over 65 Private Capital clients

Strategy Advice

  • Data & operational strategy
  • Operational review
  • Target Operating Model & Operational Roadmap design
  • System or team health check
  • Fund service provider review
  • IT infrastructure & service provider review

Implementation

  • Full implementation support
  • System remediation & re-implementation
  • Service provider onboarding
  • Data migration
  • Project & programme management
  • Strategic direction & oversight
  • Change management

Solution Selection

  • Scoping & requirements
  • Vendor landscaping
  • Software selection
  • Outsourced fund service provider selection
  • IT infrastructure & managed service provider selection

Data Services

  • Data strategy
  • Digital transformation
  • Data analytics
  • Analytics Data Platform (ADP)
  • Accelerated data migration
  • Business intelligence
  • Power BI reporting & dashboarding

A sample of our clients

Holland Mountain’s Directors

Holland Mountain is led by three of the Private Capital industry’s leading operations and technology experts

Barnaby Piggott

Founder and CEO

Barnaby is a highly accomplished private equity project specialist with more than 15 years of experience working with private equity fund managers, administrators and investors throughout Europe and the US. He has completed over 50 client engagements with leading industry names, including Coller Capital, Bridgepoint, UBS (now MUFG), IK Partners and Octopus Investments.

Barnaby began his career in private equity with AnalytX (now eFront) before spending six years with a boutique London-based private equity consultancy. He founded Holland Mountain in 2009. Barnaby is a CFA® Charterholder, a CIPM® Certificant and a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner.

Jeremy Hocter

Managing Director

Jeremy is an expert in private equity change management and technology best practice, with over 12 years advising LP and GP clients and delivering projects for firms such as KKR, Permira and SVG Advisers.

He began his career at Cambridge Associates in Boston and then moved to the UK in 2007 to join a boutique London private equity consulting firm, implementing performance monitoring and CRM solutions. More recently, Jeremy led a team to design and build the Pevara benchmarking & analytics product for eFront.

He joined Holland Mountain in 2014 as Director of Professional Services.

Harpreet Lakhan

Director

Harpreet has over 15 years experience in the Private Equity software industry, with responsibility for sales and implementation services across GP, LPs and Fund Administrators. During that time Harpreet has deployed software to over 150+ Private Equity firms across EMEA, APAC and most recently the US.

Harpreet’s business analysis experience has benefited PE firms of all sizes to implement industry best practice’s during their software deployment. This includes delivery of large and complex projects to some of the leading names in private equity, including BC Partners, Vista Equity Partners, IK Partners, Benchmark Capital and Accel-KKR.

Meet the Team

We have a committed team of skilled and experienced project resources, backed up by a world-class operations team

Amy Scott

Amy Scott

EA & HR Relations

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Amy is a key member of our internal operations team, working closely with our CEO and Management Teams to provide executive support, whilst also leading our internal HR functions focusing on engagement and strategy.

Anjali Obhrai

Anjali Obhrai

Consultant

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Anjali is a qualified PRINCE2® Practitioner, an experienced project manager and private capital system specialist.

Over the last two years, she has been leading a multi-workstream, middle and back office, system implementation project for a global development finance institute and has gained experience across operational strategy, system healthcheck & remediation projects, and data transformation engagements.

She has worked closely with clients to understand their specific system requirements, whilst supporting teams with system implementation, data migration and mapping and documenting issues.

Fluent in both Hindi and English, Anjali holds a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry from the University of Bath

Billy Dix

Billy Dix

Consultant

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Billy joined Holland Mountain at the beginning of 2019 with extensive experience of technology change projects, having begun his career working on enterprise SaaS implementations for an Oracle implementation partner. He had also recently completed a year-long secondment in Houston, Texas.

Since joining Holland Mountain, Billy has led multiple full life-cycle projects across the front, middle and back-office, as well as core IT infrastructure and systems. These projects have comprised of operational reviews, target operating model design, solution selections, system implementations, third-party provider onboardings and continuous improvement engagements across a variety of firms in the private capital industry.

Billy holds a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Kent.

Chris Vilhelmsen

Chris Vilhelmsen

Senior Analyst

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Since joining the Holland Mountain team permanently in 2018, Chris has gained a broad range of experience across front, middle and back office engagements. He is currently leading a CRM Implementation project for a large, UK-based Fund of Funds. Chris has also worked within our Data Services business line, assisting with the development of Power BI reports and coordinating business development activity.

Leveraging private capital industry experience gained from internships at Terra Firma and SEI Investments, Chris was integral to the setup and launch of Holland Mountain’s IT Strategy & Transformation practice in January 2018. He continues to drive significant improvements to business development and marketing materials and other initiatives across the group.

Chris holds a BSc in Finance, Accounting and Management from the University of Nottingham.

Connor Goodings

Connor Goodings

Senior Analyst

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Since joining in the team in January 2019, Connor has gained a wealth of experience across front, middle and back office private capital operations. He has worked on a large-scale, complex eFront implementation for a development finance institution. He also has experience driving a back and middle office Operational Review.

Connor plays an integral role in Holland Mountain’s learning & development initiatives. He is currently co-leading our Business Analyst development programme.

Connor graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA (Hons) in Geography with Business.

Delphine Nordmann

Delphine Nordmann

Senior Analyst

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Delphine joined Holland Mountain in early 2018 and has since gained significant Portfolio Monitoring experience, providing implementation and remediation support for global private equity groups.

Throughout these projects, she specialised in data migration and reconciliation, template and report creation, report testing and system-related problem solving.

Delphine is currently providing Analyst-On-Demand services to one of our largest British clients, assisting with programme definition and providing project management support across various digital transformation workstreams.

Delphine plays a prominent role in Holland Mountain’s Portfolio Monitoring continuous improvement service offering, using her expertise as a system owner to make relevant changes on client’s behalf within their specific environment, overseeing data collection and offering best practice guidance.

Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Delphine graduated from University of Geneva with a BSc in Business Administration, Economics & Management and holds a Master’s in Finance & Accounting from University of Westminster.

Ekta Mulchandani

Ekta Mulchandani

Analyst

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Ekta joined the Holland Mountain team permanently in 2019, and has since has worked on a large-scale CRM implementation project for a pan-European buyout firm, specialising in data migration and assisting with a successful global roll-out. Ekta is also a part of the Holland Mountain Data Services team, working to deliver data analytics solutions and Power BI report outputs for a range of our clients.

Ekta holds a BSc in Business Management focused on the East Asian region, which she gained from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University. Ekta has also been awarded the Princess Diana Award for her continuous commitment to mentoring young people with learning difficulties.

Grace Mark

Grace Mark

Finance Manager

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Grace joined Holland Mountain in 2018 as Finance Manager and quickly became involved in a number of internal financial change management projects to help support the growth of the business.

Prior to joining Holland Mountain, Grace worked within the care, pharmaceutical and not-for-profit sectors.

A graduate from Brunel University, Grace has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management Accounting and is a chartered accountant (ACCA).

Josh Buckmaster

Josh Buckmaster

Analyst

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Since joining Holland Mountain in 2019, Josh has developed expertise using iLEVEL and has been working on a large scale back office system implementation.

An Economics graduate from the University of Bath, Josh recently graduated from the University of Surrey with a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Holland Mountain, Josh worked as an Actuarial Analyst during an internship at Lloyds Banking Group.

Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Business Development Manager

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Katie specialises in client relations, driving both new business acquisition and account development. Since joining Holland Mountain, she has worked on an Operational Review and an IT Strategy Review, both for large, London-based infrastructure fund managers.

Katie holds a degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Italian from Durham University, and recently passed the CAIA Association’s Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate.

Kelvin Akinpelu

Kelvin Akinpelu

Analyst

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Kelvin graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Economics (with Placement). Since joining Holland Mountain, Kelvin has gained significant iLEVEL experience while working on two large-scale portfolio monitoring data migration projects, one for a large German private equity firm and the other for an international growth investor.

Prior to joining Holland Mountain, Kelvin worked in Belgium for the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium as the Membership Development Officer.

Kimberly Ellis

Kimberly Ellis

Managing Consultant

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Kim joined Holland Mountain in early 2017, and has since delivered numerous successful engagements, including operational reviews, system selections, implementations and continuous improvement services. Kim’s comprehensive systems experience spans across CRM, portfolio monitoring, accounting and reporting solutions.

She is responsible for managing all ongoing portfolio monitoring system improvements for two large private equity firms having completed successful system change projects.

A fluent German speaker, Kim joined Holland Mountain from PwC, where she worked on large-scale portfolio sales and technology implementation projects.

Kim holds an LLB in Law and German from the University of Cardiff and is PRINCE2® project accredited.

Leah Tsirigotis

Leah Tsirigotis

Head of Operations

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Leah joined Holland Mountain in 2017 initially to set up the client delivery support function. Specialising in operational excellence she now leads the Operations team and is responsible for optimising the performance of our business through provision of dedicated support services to client-facing teams.

Prior to joining Holland Mountain, Leah worked for a FTSE 100 company within the knowledge and information economy sector. Her career has spanned the public and private sectors in both London and New York, predominately in project-focused operations roles.

Lewis Colton

Lewis Colton

Consultant

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Lewis joined the Holland Mountain team in 2018, bringing extensive experience delivering business & technology change to financial services firms. Lewis has since been Engagement Lead on two Holland Mountain operational reviews, including our largest scale operational review to-date for a global private equity firm, specialising in both direct and Fund of Funds investments.

An experienced project manager, Lewis is delivering the Engagement Lead role on a portfolio company data project and a compliance system selection.

Lewis began his career in operational due diligence on oil and gas transactions, working for some of the world’s largest private equity funds. His most recent role was in internal project & programme management at one of the UK’s fastest growing wealth management firms.

Lewis graduated with a BA Hons in History from Royal Holloway, University of London. Lewis is BCS BA & PRINCE2® practitioner accredited. Lewis has also completed the CISI Investment Operations Certificate (IOC).

Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

Solutions Architect

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Michael has over 10 years’ experience working in BI and Data Analytics for the financial services industry. Having completed a Masters degree in Data Science at the University of Dundee in 2018, Michael specialises in delivering the correct solution for complex data problems.

He has advanced technical knowledge, gained from many years working in application and database development, and extensive implementation experience across all aspects of the Microsoft BI stack. He has built numerous data warehouse and bespoke analytics solutions for both private equity and insurance firms.

Michael holds a BENG in Computer Science from Queens University Belfast and an MSc Data Science with Distinction from University of Dundee.

Riyaan Patel

Riyaan Patel

Senior Analyst

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Since joining the team in September 2017, Riyaan has contributed to a variety of client engagements, supporting operational reviews, system selections, implementations & data migration projects for global Private Equity firms. His experience so far spans across portfolio monitoring and fund accounting & administration.

Committed to developing Holland Mountain’s internal knowledge sharing, Riyaan has been instrumental in the setup and management of our internal Private Capital Academy.

Prior to joining Holland Mountain, Riyaan worked as a supply chain analyst for global FMCG company Ferrero. Riyaan is an Economics graduate from the University of Bath and is working towards his PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification.

Russell Ines

Russell Ines

Senior Solutions Architect

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Russell has over 15 years’ experience implementing BI solutions within financial companies and has been involved in many greenfield projects. He has expert knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack, in particular around SQL Server, Integration Services and Analysis Services.

He has been involved at all stages of the end-to-end delivery process, from gathering of initial requirements, to architecting the solution to final testing and delivery. His experience in regulatory reporting spans across multiple financial sectors.

Russell holds a Master’s degree in Data Science from Dundee University and has advanced knowledge of C# and Python.

Vishal Khatri

Vishal Khatri

Senior Analyst

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Since joining Holland Mountain, Vishal been involved in numerous engagements across back office system selections and implementations, Operational Reviews and IT Managed Service Provider transitions for global Private Capital firms. He is currently leading a LP services model implementation for a global asset servicing firm. Vishal has extensive experience working with large data sets and specialises in data migration and analysis, template automation and report testing.

Vishal plays a key role in Holland Mountain’s learning & development initiatives through the management of our Private Equity Academy.

Vishal holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Kent.

Yasmin Malde

Yasmin Malde

Senior Analyst

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Yasmin joined Holland Mountain in 2019 and has since worked on a middle and back office system implementation project for a global development finance institute. She is also currently driving a corporate accounting data transformation project for one of the top 5 UK PE firms.

Yasmin brings extensive private capital systems experience from her previous role as an Enterprise Risk Management Associate at leading private capital fund administrator, SS&C. In this role, Yasmin worked with SS&C’s GoCheck system, supporting clients’ Fund Accounting, Operations and Sales teams. She also held a previous a role at a multi-strategy asset manager in 2016, where she led a CRM improvement project.

Yasmin holds both a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from the University of Sussex and a MRes (Distinction) in Biosciences: Biochemistry from University College London.

Our Technology Experience

Our Technology Experience

Holland Mountain’s Consulting Team has a wealth of experience working with the key private capital software vendors.

careers

Looking for a fresh challenge?

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our growing team.

Our consultants come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them a diverse mix of skills and experience. Every member of our Mountaineering team strives to deliver the best possible solutions for our clients. 

With a range of different opportunities, whether you are an experienced industry professional or recent graduate, if you share our enthusiasm for creative problem solving and excellence in execution, then we want to hear from you.

Please send your CV and a covering note to hollandmountain@hertalis.com. All recruitment for Holland Mountain is handled by our recruitment partner, Hertalis. Once your details have been submitted, a member of the Hertalis team will get in touch to explain next steps.

get in touch

Holland Mountain Group Limited

York House
221 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9UZ
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 20 7394 0763

E: info@hollandmountain.com