Roger is an experienced professional manager with 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and service industries, mostly in telecommunications and technology. He has managed businesses in the Far East, United States, Africa, and Europe in many capacities, most recently at CEO or regional CEO level. He has extensive experience in the formulation, financing, and management of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, having managed over $2BN of transactions including IPOs, secondary offerings, and public debt issuance. He has started up companies, bought and turned around companies, and sold them. As an early pioneer in the mobile telecommunications industry around the world he has experienced the highs and lows of fast-growing consumer service businesses, sometimes making mistakes and learning from them.
As co-founder of Fil Rouge Capital he has extensive experience in investing in early-stage businesses and understands the needs of entrepreneurs and the management of growth. He has mentored numerous businesses inside and outside Fil Rouge Capital.
Roger holds a first-class honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and until recently was a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants (UK). A closet nerd, he enjoys writing software, and building useless robots, and is a private pilot. He is almost too old to still be wakeboarding and likes to drink his partner’s Bordeaux.
Principal sweet spots:
TV and Media, Marketplace, SAAS, Sustainability, Fintech