CEO – Karen Melonie Gould
Karen Melonie Gould is the CEO of Gateway2enterprise, an Alternative Investment Platform and Finance platform which PREPARES STRUCTURE and SOURCES to RAISE Investment Globally.
Karen is an International Speaker and desires to deliver ‘bespoke’ training programs around the ‘Investment Eco System’ Sweet spot is working with clients raising A Series. Karen presently Mentors/Advisors and acts as a Broker to support Businesses from Seed stage to IPO in various sectors from Finance, Technology and more …
Expanded in 2017 with our sister company www.gateway2digital.co.uk Virgin #VOOM Finalist to support lead generation for our clients using our fast networks online and off.
Skills: Entrepreneurship; Finance/Investment; Business Development/Sales/Traction; Networking; Events Management; Speaker/Author; Digital Marketing; Disruptive Thinking; Operations; Leadership; Innovation; Strategic Development and Implementation; Business Development; Business Performance Improvement; Operational Management; Business Transformation; Change Management; Team Development; Culture; Communication; Innovation;
NED (NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) – Frank Lewis FCA
CHAIRMAN/NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LISTED AND UNLISTED COMPANIES
A charismatic and experienced Non Executive Director and Chairman with a demonstrable track record of operational success as Finance Director, CEO, Non Executive Director and Chairman within a wide variety of sectors and cultures. Frank successfully manages a diverse portfolio of Non Executive Directorships which include AIM quotes SME’s in the UK and Internationally, as well as unlisted companies and family businesses who wish to scale up.
Frank is versatile with expertise in sophisticated and developed markets and the commercial perspective required to offer advice on business growth, profitabilities, exit strategies, flotation and acquisitions. He combines a high level of business acumen with foresight in order to contribute effectively to the strategic planning process and provide valuable guidance in the areas of corporate governance, risk and compliance. A strong influencer, accustomed to managing boards and challenging the ‘status quo’ whilst maintaining sound judgement impartiality and integrity. Politically astute with exceptional networking and communication skills and the credibility required to liaise effectively with shareholders, advisors and auditors.
FINANCE – Steven Dunleavy
Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry.
Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Cash Flow, Business Planning, Banking, Sales, and Entrepreneurship. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from Thornleigh College.
INVESTMENT ACQUISITIONS – Steve Smith
Chair, NED, Fundraiser, growth and exit specialist
Experienced technology and business consultant with over 30 years’ experience. Leading technology businesses of all sizes Steve has worked across Europe and the USA. Part of the team that took Elcom Inc to Nasdaq in the late 90’s and onto a successful exit in 1998 of Elcom UK Ltd to SCH. Since then working primarily with technology businesses he has led fundraising of over £20million into a range of diverse businesses from large fibre management to computer games. During that time he has acted as Interim CEO for several of them.
Steve brings a network and knowledge set that spans some of the global technology market, specifically in the USA. He has considerable experience in managing large corporate relationships at board level.
Currently Chairman of the Valuechain group of companies, founder of Akushon, a growth and exit advisory and NED to a variety of early stage tech companies.
About Akushon – Akushon Ltd is a discreet advisory that specialises in selling Owner Managed businesses. Its unique methods ensure discretion throughout the process of targeting different groups of potential acquirers. Akushon is sector agnostic, having worked across retail, technology, manufacturing, finance amongst others.
DIGITAL MARKETING – Vision4Dreams
Digital Marketing and Video Production
Vision4dreams design consultative Media projects to ensure voices are heard and views captured. We empower the public, groups and individuals to feedback their experiences and views on a range of relevant subjects.
Vision4Dreams supports all digital media and embraces the latest technological advances in the industry. Media productions are not only our business but our passion. This is why we commit ourselves to every stage of your project…we take your aim, your Vision and with our professional team 4 support turn it into your Dreams of high quality accessible media productions.