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River Capital Invests in New Team Members

Following the company’s recent re-brand and relocation to new offices, North West fund manager River Capital continues to invest in its growing team with a series of recent hires and promotions.

David Walters has been promoted to Investment Director in the Venture team, where he will focus on River Capital’s growing data and artificial intelligence offerings. A Chief Technology Officer by background and member of the Data IQ Top 100, David has extensive operational and management knowledge developed in roles leading numerous high-profile data and AI practices. His unique experience in the technology space will prove invaluable in the coming months as he continues to focus on opportunities within the sector.

Ethan Dent is the latest addition to the team, coming on board as Marketing Manager. With several years of experience across various industries, he will lead the day-to-day marketing and promotional activity of River Capital to support its positioning in the North West financial sector.

Ethan joins other recent recruits Jonathan Newton and Sarah Moss.

Having relocated from Leeds, Jonathan joins as an Investment Manager in the Private Equity team. A chartered accountant by background, Jonathan’s most recent experience was as an Associate Director in Mazars Corporate Finance Team where he spent six years advising SMEs. His focus will be in driving private equity investments of between £500,000 and £2m.

New Head of Finance, Sarah, brings a wealth of experience in financial management, having held several senior roles at ISS Facility Services UK, including most recently Divisional Finance Director of its £400m healthcare sector.

Sarah will be responsible for all aspects of the finance function of River Capital, helping to drive the business’s growth and supporting its strategic direction and fund-raising initiatives.

River Capital CEO Mark Borzomato said:

“Recruiting and investing in our people is key as we look to grow our business and further support our clients and SMEs across the region. I am therefore delighted to welcome the new team members, and to congratulate David on his well-deserved promotion.

“We intend to continue building on previous achievements and providing first-class management services to all our partners and look forward to the diverse expertise and dynamism that Sarah, Jonathan and Ethan will bring to the team. In addition, the promotion of David to Investment Director is instrumental as he advances the AI and data science journey that will become more prominent over the coming months.

These are exciting times for River Capital with several upcoming announcements regarding new and revised availability of funds to support regional SMEs meaning solid investment in our team was essential to our continued success.”