Ewan Stradling,

Director

Prior to founding BMS Finance, Ewan worked with a range of companies, including Group CFO for Agilisys Limited, a high growth IT outsourcer with £150m annual turnover.

Ewan was responsible for the Agilisys group’s commercial, legal and finance functions. His experience included numerous corporate transactions, a substantial turnaround and restructuring, and board positions as an investor director.

Prior to joining Agilisys Limited, Ewan worked for Investec in the corporate finance department. He specialised in M&A within the small and mid-cap TMT sector.

Martin Ling,

Director

Martin co-founded BMS Finance with Ewan after 4 years working together in the in-house corporate venturing arm of Agilisys Limited.

Martin is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience in operational financial control and reporting, through his role as finance director of BMS Finance, alongside extensive financial analysis and debt structuring expertise gained through various transactions completed whilst at both Agilisys and BMS Finance.

Martin’s career prior to Agilisys was with the Virgin Group where he worked as a financial advisor in the team which set up and grew Virgin Direct Financial Services (now Virgin Money).

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Shane Lanigan,

Director

Shane has 25 years credit experience gained in insurance and banking. He has worked for a number of banks including The Fuji Bank and Erste Bank within their credit, leveraged and acquisition finance departments and was responsible for sourcing, origination and analysis of Western European leveraged loan transactions.

Prior to joining BMS Finance, Shane worked at Elgin Capital and was involved in fundraising, sourcing, origination, trading and analysis of leveraged loan transactions for the Dalradian European CLO series of funds.

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Carl Collett,

Investment Director

Carl is an Investment Director with BMS and is responsible for deal origination and execution in the North of England. Carl has over 18 years structured finance and investment experience. Prior to joining BMS, Carl spent 3 years with Santander Corporate Banking providing funding solutions to the mid-market in the North West.

Before that Carl spent 3 years with HSBC in the Channel Islands structuring transactions in the Private Equity and Hedge Fund sectors. Carl started his career with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Manchester working in the leveraged and structured finance markets.

Jakob Nilsson,

Investment Manager

Jakob has joined BMS finance from Mubadala GE Capital, a Mubadala and GE joint venture, where he spent 3 years working within their global finance investment team specialising in the execution of a wide range of commercials debt investments originated through GE Capital.

Prior to that Jakob spent 2 years at GE Capital working both in London and Abu Dhabi looking at European and US mid-market leverage finance and real estate transactions.

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