James Barbour Smith
James has over 20 years experience in mid-market private equity. Laterly he was Head of Portfolio Management at Gresham Private Equity. While at Gresham he led 35 exits averaging 2.4x money multiple at an average IRR of 23%. His exits included IPO’s, trade sales and SBO’s. Sitting on invest company boards as a Non-Executive Director or Chairman his main focus was to provide hands on support to management teams to drive operational and financial improvements, often through the use of technology or internationalisation, and then lead the business through the exit process.
James is currently Chairman of 11 Health and Technologies Ltd, the Energy Division of Sthree PLC and Barbour Logic Ltd. He is a Non-Executive Director of Vivid Toy Group Ltd.
James has a law degree from the University of Aberdeen and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.