Published November 17, 2022

GCP announce further team expansion

We are pleased to announce four new additions to the team as our successful expansion continues and we look to make further genuine partnership investments in the Technology and Services sectors.

In August we welcomed Joe Kennedy as an Investment Manager. Joe joined us from Caphaven where he was focused on UK and Northern European private equity investments, prior to that he worked in M&A at BDO. Joe will be primarily focused on new investments and has already made a positive impact whilst supporting the board at First Mile.

To add further operational and strategic capability to our team we also recently welcomed Portfolio Director, Sam Ellis and Operational Partner, Paul Driver. The GCP Growth Toolkit is our core methodology for supporting the fantastic entrepreneurs we work with in achieving their growth plans and Sam and Paul will play key roles in supporting this approach.

Sam has 12 years’ experience in the finance and technology industries, including strategy and operational roles and founding his own technology business. He joins GCP from fintech company Afterpay, where he was the Head of Strategy before moving to the UK to drive their European expansion activities.

Paul has had an extensive and successful career co-founding and leading various Technology and Services businesses. Since exiting PCubed the international Program Management consultancy, he has worked as a Non-Executive Director with three of our portfolio businesses including Chaucer, Infinity Works and Bridewell, prior to taking on the role at GCP.

With Lucy Shah away on maternity leave, we are also pleased to welcome Diva Hollands, who has joined us as Executive Assistant. With 10 years office management experience it is fantastic to welcome her to the team.  

‘I’m delighted to have joined the team at GCP. The firm’s track record in creating genuine investment partnerships with ambitious technology and services businesses was a highly attractive proposition to me and my first few months in the team have really brought that approach to life. I’m excited for the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing and future success of the firm as we build on recent strong momentum, continuing to invest Fund V and beyond!’
Joe Kennedy, Investment Manager

‘I’m thrilled to be joining GCP during a time of such great momentum across the business. I was drawn to GCP by the outstanding team and culture which has only proven itself out further since starting two months ago. The genuine partnership approach that GCP takes is a huge asset and ensures that value creation is achieved from a basis of trust and mutual understanding. I’m looking forward to building upon the impressive track record the team have demonstrated to date.’
Sam Ellis, Portfolio Director

‘I am excited to join the successful, ambitious and collaborative GCP team to build on their long experience of growth investing and help take it to the next level. ’
Paul Driver, Operational Partner

‘Thank you to everyone at GCP for such a warm welcome, it’s a pleasure to be a part of the team.’
Diva Hollands, Executive Assistant