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Meet the team

Barnaby Piggott

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.

Barney began his career in private equity with AnalytX (now eFront) before spending six years with consulting firm 4vco. He founded Holland Mountain in 2009. Barney is a CFA® Charterholder, a CIPM® Certificant and a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner.

m: +44 (0) 7977 464769 e: barney.piggott@hollandmountain.com

Jeremy Hocter

Director of Professional Services

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.

Abisoye Osundairo

Abisoye joined the Holland Mountain team in 2016, bringing extensive experience in client relationship management. She has since been focused primarily on a back-office system implementation project for a major international private equity group.

She is a natural project manager, with diverse experience across both the private and non-profit sectors. Her most recent role was with award-winning social enterprise, Renaisi, which helps to transform disadvantaged communities and secure opportunities for local people.

Abisoye has a degree in Business and Finance from the University of Lincoln, and was recently awarded her PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.

Derek Moniz

Since joining Holland Mountain, Derek has been engaged primarily on a back office systems implementation and data migration project for a global private equity firm.

Previously, Derek worked within the client service group at Bank Morgan Stanley AG, Zurich, reconciling cash and securities for the bank and on behalf of clients. He also oversaw testing and supported an implementation project to introduce a new internal software across the bank.

A graduate from the University of Bath, Derek has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics as well as a Master’s in Mathematical Sciences from Durham University.

Eni Shabani

Since joining Holland Mountain in 2014, Eni has worked on several multi-work stream implementation projects for both venture capital and private equity firms. Throughout this time he has gained extensive experience across front and back office systems and processes, functional and reporting requirements gathering, data analysis and migration strategies.

Most recently, Eni planned, initiated and project managed a large, cross-functional system implementation engagement for a multinational finance institute. Eni brings to the table a natural enthusiasm for the alternative asset management industry, combining strong economic and systems analysis skills, with excellent stakeholder management skills.

Eni is PRINCE2® project accredited and holds a BSc. in Economics & Political Science from Queen Mary University, London.

Gregorio Del Sal

When Greg joined the Holland Mountain team, he dropped into a project management role on two major client engagements. One a systems selection and implementation for a large institutional firm, the other an outsourcing selection and third party administrator on-boarding project for a real estate and infrastructure client.

Fluent in both Italian and English, he has previously worked in New York and Italy, gaining experience in the investment banking and real estate sectors.

Greg is a graduate of Boston University with degrees in both Economics and Business Administration. He is a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner and recently passed Level I of the CFA Program.

Honey Gabriel

Honey offers dedicated business and project support to private equity firms, combining a natural passion for data & systems excellence with a disciplined, hands on approach. She has worked across all aspects of a General Partner organisation, providing transactional analysis for back office, as well as company performance data analysis for front and middle office engagements.

Honey is a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner and is currently working towards her IMC qualification.

Jordan Shum

Since joining the Holland Mountain team, Jordan has been working primarily on a major CRM system implementation and data migration project for a multinational, Private Equity firm.

Prior to joining Holland Mountain, he gained experience in data management in his role as a Data Scientist for award-winning Marketing and Advertising firm, Tailify. He also has experience working at an accounting firm.

Jordan is a retired cheerleader, a formidable chess player, and a graduate from University College London with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is currently working toward his PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.

Katie Brown

Katie leads Holland Mountain’s marketing activity, from managing the website, social media streams and the Holland Mountain Directory, to the planning and management of quarterly client events. Since joining Holland Mountain, she has also become an integral member of the business development team.

Katie brings a diverse range of experience, from recruitment marketing for asset managers and investment banks, to managing ski chalets in the French Alps. She also completed an internship at a Human Rights NGO in Ghana.

Katie holds a degree in Philosophy, Psychology & Italian from the University of Durham, and is perpetually working towards Level 1 of the CFA® Program.

Keara Pownall

Keara joined the Holland Mountain team from a background in corporate finance and treasury, bringing strong financial modelling, cash management and forecasting & analysis skills. Among a variety of Holland Mountain engagements, Keara has worked on an operational review and a CRM project, both for mid-market private equity firms.

She is originally from Vancouver, Canada, where she held the role of Business Development Manager at a global engineering consulting firm with oversight of Western Canada.

Keara holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, has written and passed CFA Level 1, and recently completed the Prince 2 Foundation qualification.

Kim Ellis

Kim joined Holland Mountain from PwC, where she worked on large-scale portfolio sales and technology implementations. On joining the team, Kim dropped straight into a multi-workstream implementation project for a fast-growing, UK private equity firm.

Fluent in both German and English, Kim holds an LLB in Law and German from the University of Cardiff. She spent an ERASMUS year at a German university and also gained experience working for a law firm in Munich.

Kim is currently working towards her Prince 2 Practitioner qualification.

Kushil Lakhani

Before joining Holland Mountain, Kushil was a project manager at a large oil and gas company. Here he oversaw the development of a software to increase efficiency in the design and production of industrial machinery.

In addition to experience gained interning at a wealth management firm, he is also the co-founder of his own company, a start-up specialising in enhancing corporate social media profiles.

Kushil joined the Holland Mountain Team in 2016, and holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering with Management from the University of Bath.

Liz Hocter

Liz has over 12 years experience working with global organisations to implement successful change management strategies, with consulting roles spanning oil & gas, private equity & banking.

She started her career in operations for financial services, moved into HR in 2004 and since then has become a specialist in organisational change, resourcing & performance development. Liz has worked on large scale transformation programmes, advising on a range of HR, people & communications activities.

Lynsey Choules

Lynsey specialises in business operations & joined Holland Mountain from a background in operations & project support for an IT consulting firm.

As well as being experienced in a wide range of back & middle office activities, Lynsey handles client invoicing for HM and is responsible for ensuring monthly accounting processes are executed smoothly & on time.

Lynsey holds a Law degree from the University of Reading and is involved in delivering courses to train guides assisting visually impaired people. She also sits on a panel for Diabetes UK, giving advice on campaign materials.

Patrick Spicer

Patrick is an experienced senior consultant and project manager. After 3 years in external audit for insurance and mutual fund clients with Deloitte, Patrick went on to spend a further 3 years in Accounting and Finance at Summit Partners. During this time, Patrick led the development and implementation of a bespoke financial reporting system, incorporating a large-scale data migration exercise.

Since joining Holland Mountain, Patrick has overseen an outsourcing selection project, third party administrator onboarding and data migration for a leading real estate and infrastructure fund manager. He has also planned and initiated a middle office change management project and multi-office portfolio monitoring system implementation for a large institutional client. Most recently, Patrick has managed multi-workstream system and business process change programmes for multiple clients.

A PRINCE2® registered project manager, Patrick has an MBA from the Cass Business School, a MSc in Accountancy and a BSc from Babson College, Boston, Mass.

Simon Brown

Simon specialises in project and stakeholder management for private equity firms and has overseen systems selection and implementation, migration, and hands-on data management projects. His experience takes in some of the major technology platforms in private equity including FIS Investran, eFront FIA and FrontGP, iLEVEL, LexisNexis InterAction, Dynamics365 and Salesforce.com

Simon is a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner and has worked on projects for firms including Bridgepoint, UBS (now MUFG), Permira, Business Growth Fund and Montagu.

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