Our People

We take pride in knowing that our evolved approach and customer focus are exemplified in the Blackfinch team. Our staff comprises a group of dedicated people working to meet your investment needs.

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Richard Cook
Chief Executive Officer

Richard has been Chief Executive Officer of Blackfinch since 2009. He has been involved in the structuring and management of tax-efficient investment assets for over 14 years. Richard conceptualised and launched the Blackfinch brand and has overseen the growth and expansion of the company within the UK retail market. Previously, Richard worked in senior banking roles within Merrill Lynch and the Bank of New York.

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Richard Simmonds
Chief Investment Officer

Richard has 15 years’ senior experience in financial services spanning projects, corporate finance and fund management, with a specialism in asset-backed fund management. Prior to joining Blackfinch, Richard held roles at NatWest, FTSE and Credit Suisse in London and New York. Richard holds an Executive MBA, the Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management, and the Diploma in Financial Planning.

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Jerry R. Price
Chief Distribution Officer

Jerry joined Blackfinch in 2013 to focus on strategic account management. He brings over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, ranging from direct sales, and management training to managing nationwide networks of independent financial advisers. Jerry is well known for the depth of his knowledge and understanding of the challenges advisers face both at an individual and corporate level.

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Jerry R. Price
Chief Distribution Officer

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STEVE EDGINGTON DipPFS
HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

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BARRY LYNAS
SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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DOMINIQUE BUTTERS
SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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GORDON PUGH
SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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SARAH HENDY
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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STUART WARWICK
DISTRIBUTION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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DANIELLE TROW
INTERNAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

LEE FRANKLIN
INTERNAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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REBECCA PRICE
INTERNAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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DONNA HARDING
MARKETING MANAGER

Jess Heatherley

JESSICA HEATHERLEY
MARKETING ASSISTANT

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Richard Simmonds
Chief Investment Officer

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GUY LAVARACK
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

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DAVID HIGSON
INVESTMENT MANAGER

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Stefan Agopsowicz
Investment Manager

Sharon Priest

Sharon Priest
Investment Manager

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Terry Back
Asset Specialist

Paul Chivers

Paul Chivers
Asset Specialist

Andrew Troughton

Andrew Troughton
Asset Specialist

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Ian Brown
Asset Adviser

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LUKE LIPINSKI
PRODUCT ACCOUNTANT

Nicola Burson

NICOLA BURSON
PRODUCT ACCOUNTANT

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NATALIE CULL
ASSISTANT PRODUCT ACCOUNTANT

Alice Wood

ALICE WOOD
PRODUCT ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATOR

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REBECCA COPSEY
OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

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ELOISE JACKSON
CLIENT RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

JULIA LAMBERT
CLIENT RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

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Laura Moffat
CLIENT RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

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Alice Bollen
CLIENT RESOURCES Assistant ADMINISTRATOR

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Jade Marshall
CLIENT RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

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Katie Willis
CLIENT RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

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CATHY CLEMENTS
Senior Financial Controller

RACHEL HARDING
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

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HENRY CLARKE
LEGAL COUNSEL

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ELIZABETH YOUNGS
LEGAL DIRECTOR & COMPANY SECRETARY

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Hamish Masson
LEGAL COUNSEL

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Lee Fellowes
IT Manager

Nick Dart
IT Support

Callum Mcdowie
IT Apprentice