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Top Influencers: 20 UK Senior Associate’s To Follow in 2022

Senior Associate play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Senior Associate role. We have selected these Senior Associate’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Senior Associate’s. The list is in no particular order!

Lisa Smith

Senior Associate @ Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Lisa Smith is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. She is a former co-founder and CEO of Kraydel and non-executive director of Ananas Anam LTD. Lisa has a background in operations in the healthcare and packaged goods sectors. She built factories for Unilever in South Africa and practiced lean operations with McKinsey in North America and Europe. Lisa has an abiding interest in healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa and is currently Treasurer of the international NGO, FORWARD, seeking to end violence against women and child marriage. Lisa is a chartered engineer and has received an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc in Bio-Mechanics, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal. Lisa is on the board of Voltea, Catexel, Parogle, and an observer in P2i. As a Principal and Director at Unilever Ventures Lisa helped find and nurture brands with high potential. Learn more about Lisa Smith on Crunchbase…

CISL is a globally influential Institute developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy. Read more aboutCambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership on Crunchbase…

Luca Eisenstecken

Senior Associate @ Atomico

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Luca Eisenstecken is an Associate. Based in London, Luca is part of the investment team where he works on sourcing and due diligence of investment opportunities and portfolio management for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has worked with Automation Hero. Prior to joining Atomico, Luca spent two years at San Francisco-based private equity firm Vector Capital, where he worked on multiple growth equity investments and buyouts across diverse technology verticals, including the growth investment into CPQ software firm CloudSense. Luca began his career at MergerTech Group, a Bay Area-based technology investment bank, where he advised clients on M&A and financing processes. Luca holds a Master of International Business with a concentration in Corporate Finance from Hult International Business School in San Francisco, as well as a BA in International Management with a concentration in hospitality management from IUBH School of Business & Management in Germany. He is fluent in German and English, with some basic knowledge of Italian. As he lived in California for half a decade, he will not get tired of reminding you how much better the weather is over there. Learn more about Luca Eisenstecken on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more aboutAtomico on Crunchbase…

Hamzeh Abdul-Hadi

Senior Associate @ Hikma Ventures

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Hamzeh joined Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC as a Group Treasury Senior Officer in 2015. Before joining Hikma, Hamzeh worked as Budgeting & Planning Analyst Levant at Philip Morris International where he maintained monthly and annual budget cycles for the markets. Prior to that, Hamzeh held the position of Research Analyst at Capital Investments for more than two years. Hamzeh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance from the George Washington University. Learn more about Hamzeh Abdul-Hadi on Crunchbase…

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Leah Selig Chauhan

Senior Associate, Online Safety @ Ofcom

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Ofcom is the UK’s communications regulator. Read more aboutOfcom on Crunchbase…

Lola Fernandez-Redondo

Senior Associate Director @ Jacobs

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Brice Ollivault

Senior Associate @ Aspinall Capital Partners

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Brice is a French national and holds an MBA from Cass Business School and a MSc in Physics, Electronics and Computer Sciences. Brice started his career as a Formula One engineer where he was responsible for the development of cutting-edge solutions in fields ranging from simulation to embedded systems as well as related track activities. Leveraging this experience, Brice switched to technology investments and has worked on numerous deals over the last 4 years. Brice speaks French, German and English (albeit both with accents). Learn more about Brice Ollivault on Crunchbase…

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Brett Cook

Senior Associate @ F-Prime Capital

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Brett Cook joined Fidelity Biosciences in 2013. Prior to Fidelity Biosciences, he was a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, he advised hospital & health systems, pharmaceutical / medical device, non-profit, and retail clients. His engagements covered a variety of topics, including strategy, organization, operations, and pricing. Brett received his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, graduating cum laude and Tau Beta Pi. Learn more about Brett Cook on Crunchbase…

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Chris Bon

Senior Associate @ Summit Partners

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Chris focuses primarily on the growth products and services sector in Europe. He is a dual French and British citizen, and is bilingual in French and English. His investment experience includes Normec, OnRobot and Sipartech. Prior to Summit, Chris worked in M&A advisory at J.P. Morgan in London. He holds a BCom in economics, with high honors, from the University of Toronto and an MSc in finance, with distinction, from HEC Paris. Learn more about Chris Bon on Crunchbase…

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Joseph Harrington

Senior Associate @ Rockwool Fonden

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Sarah Guemouri

Senior Associate @ Atomico

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Sarah Guemouri is a Senior Associate based in London. She focuses on research to support the sourcing and evaluation of investment opportunities, provides regular insight on key technology trends, and helps compile the State of European Tech report. She is passionate about new ways of integrating data into work as machine learning and AI continue to mature, and using data to solve for biases and make the world a better place. Before joining Atomico, Sarah worked at App Annie, where she supported business development in EMEA and was responsible for mobile strategy consulting. Before that, she spent time in investment banking at J.P. Morgan in London, and in private equity at BNP Paribas in New York. She has a Master of Science in Corporate Finance and a Master in Management from EDHEC Business School. While Sarah’s preferred method of data analysis is Excel, her preferred method of dream analysis are short story classes where her nighttime imaginings often serve as inspiration into writing. Sarah is also the only Atomican who has ever lived full time on a sailboat and had her own yoga venture. Learn more about Sarah Guemouri on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more aboutAtomico on Crunchbase…

Jevon Carding

Senior Associate @ Lighthouse Infrastructure

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Jevon undertakes day to day operational management of Oxford Capital’s Infrastructure investments with the goal of securing and maximising investment returns. He was formerly a management consultant in the Melbourne offices of L.E.K. Consulting; in five years as a consultant Jevon provided strategic, operational and transaction advice to corporates and private equity houses in sectors including energy, agriculture, and logistics. He has also worked in agricultural markets development in East Africa. Jevon graduated from New Zealand’s University of Canterbury with first class honours in Mathematical Physics, and is a former competitive rower. Learn more about Jevon Carding on Crunchbase…

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Emma Green

Senior Associate @ Bird & Bird

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Bird & Bird provides legal advisory services for various industries. Read more aboutBird & Bird on Crunchbase…

Lee Whitehill

Senior Associate Director @ Hill & Knowlton Strategies

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Steve Gladwell

Senior Associate @ Food Strategy Associates

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Food Strategy Associates provides advice on the food and drink industry to those operating within the industry. Read more aboutFood Strategy Associates on Crunchbase…

Manuel Tagliavini

Senior Associate – Principal Analyst MEMS and Sensors @ IHS Markit

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Manuel Tagliavini, a principal research analyst at IHS Markit, covers MEMS and sensors technology. Manuel joined IHS Markit in 2017. His key areas of focus are MEMS and Sensors for Consumer Electronics & Mobile and he is responsible for the tracking of sensors in handsets, tablets, laptops, sports and fitness products and other IoT applications. Prior to IHS Markit, he spent over 10 years with STMicroelectronics working in various roles including product engineering, program management and marketing and business development in the company’s MEMS division. Manuel earned an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) at SDA Bocconi School of Management, and his Master’s of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Parma, both in Italy. Learn more about Manuel Tagliavini on Crunchbase…

IHS provides information and analysis to support the decision-making process of businesses and governments in regards to various industries. Read more aboutIHS Markit on Crunchbase…

Philip Walton

Corporate Senior Associate @ CMS

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Grant Strachan

Senior Associate @ Brodies LLP

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Brodies LLP offers clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland. Read more aboutBrodies LLP on Crunchbase…

Dylan Kennett

Senior Associate @ DLA Piper

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DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries to helps clients with their legal needs around the world. Read more aboutDLA Piper on Crunchbase…

Jono Pagden

Senior Associate @ Summit Partners

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Jono focuses primarily on the healthcare and life sciences sector in Europe. He is a dual British and South African national. His investment experience includes Advance Medical (acquired by Teladoc) and zahneins. Prior to Summit, Jono worked on the Retail/Healthcare and U.K. M&A teams at Goldman Sachs. Jono holds a Bachelor of Business Science, with honors, in accounting and finance from the University of Cape Town. Learn more about Jono Pagden on Crunchbase…

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Tristan Sherliker

Senior Associate @ Bird & Bird

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Bird & Bird provides legal advisory services for various industries. Read more aboutBird & Bird on Crunchbase…

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