Meet The Team

Matthew Gordon

Partner & CIO

Matthew Gordon

Partner & CIO

London, United Kingdom
Email: mgordon@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Matthew set up Ptolemy Capital after having worked in both the private and public sectors raising growth capital and providing advisory services.The international nature of that work meant Matthew has worked in over 40 countries in the last 10 years working on infrastructure projects, energy and mining, renewables, TMT, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing, FMCG and business services.

However, rather uniquely, Matthew has focused particularly on building up an large and extensive network of investors who are looking to fund exceptional management teams looking for growth capital. These investors include both institutional investors and banks but also alternative sources of funding such as private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.

Matthew enjoys meeting and identifying management teams and preparing them for the fund raising process. He is very experienced at making a strategic review of the business plan and financial model and advising the management team of the best way to present their company to give them the best chance of securing funding.

Experience and Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Debt & Mezzanine Refinancing
  • Private Equity Financing

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David Rokoss

Partner - Corporate Development

David Rokoss

Partner - Corporate Development
Email: drokoss@ptolemycapital.co.uk

David Rokoss has a twenty year career as an entrepreneur and consultant, working with a variety of private and publicly listed companies. Focusing on concept development, finance and operational management, David successfully founded, and developed three private retail concepts which grew to more than two dozen locations across western Canada and the United States.

For the last decade, he has consulted with numerous early stage companies across the retail, clean tech, energy and technology sectors, focusing on business and corporate development opportunities.

During this period, he worked with the banking team at Kyoto Planet Capital Partners, a private fund established to find, fund and foster early stage technologies across the sustainability space, which included investments in wind, waste, bio-fuels and energy technologies. He has considerable experience in local and cross-border mergers, corporate acquisitions and compliance issues, having worked with companies in multiple jurisdictions including those publicly trading in Canada, the United States and Germany.

Giulio Leucci

Partner - Infrastructure

Giulio Leucci

Partner - Infrastructure

London, United Kingdom
Email: gleucci@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Currently Senior Advisor for private equity funds and NED for Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners, Vitali Spa, InnovationFirst, Mr. Leucci leads origination, execution and asset management on the international market for the private equity infrastructure sector. Partners Group relies on his comprehensive knowledge and deep experience of the infrastructure sector, including, investment and asset management, portfolio valuation and management, risk analysis, and all-around value creation.

During his distinguished career, Mr. Leucci has developed acclaimed large airport and rail and toll roads programs such as JetBlue T5 at JFK Airport and Chennai Airport. He has also driven process reengineering programs that generated up to 20% better service levels, higher productivity, and lower operating costs while enhancing the reputation, quality, and value proposition of companies.

As a consummate business developer, he has cultivated successful relationships with new clients, partners, and government officials in Europe, South America, and India that facilitated public/private partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, market expansions, and other business opportunities that consistently deliver value to owners, investors, and managers of airports and other infrastructure operations.

Educated in Switzerland and Italy, Mr. Leucci holds an MBA degree (2013), as well as an MA in Architecture (2012). Having lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, he is accustomed to working in multicultural environments and has multilingual skills in Italian, English, and French.

Experience and Expertise

  • Asset Origination & Management
  • Board Directorship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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Matthew Gordon

Partner & CIO

London, United Kingdom
Email: mgordon@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Matthew set up Ptolemy Capital after having worked in both the private and public sectors raising growth capital and providing advisory services.The international nature of that work meant Matthew has worked in over 40 countries in the last 10 years working on infrastructure projects, energy and mining, renewables, TMT, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing, FMCG and business services.

However, rather uniquely, Matthew has focused particularly on building up an large and extensive network of investors who are looking to fund exceptional management teams looking for growth capital. These investors include both institutional investors and banks but also alternative sources of funding such as private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.

Matthew enjoys meeting and identifying management teams and preparing them for the fund raising process. He is very experienced at making a strategic review of the business plan and financial model and advising the management team of the best way to present their company to give them the best chance of securing funding.

Experience and Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Debt & Mezzanine Refinancing
  • Private Equity Financing

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David Rokoss

Partner - Corporate Development
Email: drokoss@ptolemycapital.co.uk

David Rokoss has a twenty year career as an entrepreneur and consultant, working with a variety of private and publicly listed companies. Focusing on concept development, finance and operational management, David successfully founded, and developed three private retail concepts which grew to more than two dozen locations across western Canada and the United States.

For the last decade, he has consulted with numerous early stage companies across the retail, clean tech, energy and technology sectors, focusing on business and corporate development opportunities.

During this period, he worked with the banking team at Kyoto Planet Capital Partners, a private fund established to find, fund and foster early stage technologies across the sustainability space, which included investments in wind, waste, bio-fuels and energy technologies. He has considerable experience in local and cross-border mergers, corporate acquisitions and compliance issues, having worked with companies in multiple jurisdictions including those publicly trading in Canada, the United States and Germany.

Giulio Leucci

Partner - Infrastructure

London, United Kingdom
Email: gleucci@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Currently Senior Advisor for private equity funds and NED for Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners, Vitali Spa, InnovationFirst, Mr. Leucci leads origination, execution and asset management on the international market for the private equity infrastructure sector. Partners Group relies on his comprehensive knowledge and deep experience of the infrastructure sector, including, investment and asset management, portfolio valuation and management, risk analysis, and all-around value creation.

During his distinguished career, Mr. Leucci has developed acclaimed large airport and rail and toll roads programs such as JetBlue T5 at JFK Airport and Chennai Airport. He has also driven process reengineering programs that generated up to 20% better service levels, higher productivity, and lower operating costs while enhancing the reputation, quality, and value proposition of companies.

As a consummate business developer, he has cultivated successful relationships with new clients, partners, and government officials in Europe, South America, and India that facilitated public/private partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, market expansions, and other business opportunities that consistently deliver value to owners, investors, and managers of airports and other infrastructure operations.

Educated in Switzerland and Italy, Mr. Leucci holds an MBA degree (2013), as well as an MA in Architecture (2012). Having lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, he is accustomed to working in multicultural environments and has multilingual skills in Italian, English, and French.

Experience and Expertise

  • Asset Origination & Management
  • Board Directorship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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Keith Gilmour

Partner - COO

Keith Gilmour

Partner - COO
Email: kgilmour@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Keith has spent his career providing corporate analysis, due diligence, private and public corporate turn-arounds, (financial distress situations), product and program evaluations, strategic planning and project monitoring services.

Previously, Keith was a founding partner of Gilmour, McKay, Roberts Consultants in 1983, one of Canada’s leading independent business consulting firms for more than 20 years, providing management and financial services to clients across a broad cross section of industries. With offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, they serviced more than 1000 clients from Canada, the United States, Europe, Central and South America, Southeast Asia and China. He has been involved in more than 500 due diligence analyses and technical reports.

Robert Danvers

CFO

Robert Danvers

CFO
Email: rdanvers@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Robert Danvers brings over 30 years of experience in compliance and regulatory requirements for public and private companies. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Mr. Danvers became a Chartered Accountant in 1982, working with KPMG in its tax group focusing on special situations and international taxation.

Robert has been involved in business development including corporate structuring, acquisitions, regulatory and tax compliance, corporate management, financial management and operations for public and private companies spanning many jurisdictions throughout the world.

Robert has been involved as a founder, director or CFO in many start-up ventures including companies in high tech, gaming, oil & gas and education. Robert is a founder and partner of an investment banking firm in 2006, a director of a private educational company since 2004 and a founder, director and CFO of a private high tech company and Canadian registered charitable foundation since 2009.

Alex Langer

Partner - Corporate Development

Alex Langer

Partner - Corporate Development

Vancouver, Canada
Email: alanger@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Alexander Langer is a successful public markets specialist with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of equity financing. Mr. Langer started his career as an Investment Advisor with Canaccord Wealth Management, where he helped fund over 100 private and publically listed companies in various sectors including technology, mining, health care, forestry, and green technology. Currently, Alex is President of Blackheath Resources, a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX-V exchange.

Previously, Alex held the position of Vice President Capital Markets for a TSX listed company and has worked with numerous private and publically traded companies in various senior management positions including: CEO, Director, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Marketing.

Experience and Expertise

  • Investor Relations
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Equity
  • Business Strategy

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Keith Gilmour

Partner - COO
Email: kgilmour@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Keith has spent his career providing corporate analysis, due diligence, private and public corporate turn-arounds, (financial distress situations), product and program evaluations, strategic planning and project monitoring services.

Previously, Keith was a founding partner of Gilmour, McKay, Roberts Consultants in 1983, one of Canada’s leading independent business consulting firms for more than 20 years, providing management and financial services to clients across a broad cross section of industries. With offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, they serviced more than 1000 clients from Canada, the United States, Europe, Central and South America, Southeast Asia and China. He has been involved in more than 500 due diligence analyses and technical reports.

Robert Danvers

CFO
Email: rdanvers@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Robert Danvers brings over 30 years of experience in compliance and regulatory requirements for public and private companies. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Mr. Danvers became a Chartered Accountant in 1982, working with KPMG in its tax group focusing on special situations and international taxation.

Robert has been involved in business development including corporate structuring, acquisitions, regulatory and tax compliance, corporate management, financial management and operations for public and private companies spanning many jurisdictions throughout the world.

Robert has been involved as a founder, director or CFO in many start-up ventures including companies in high tech, gaming, oil & gas and education. Robert is a founder and partner of an investment banking firm in 2006, a director of a private educational company since 2004 and a founder, director and CFO of a private high tech company and Canadian registered charitable foundation since 2009.

Alex Langer

Partner - Corporate Development

Vancouver, Canada
Email: alanger@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Alexander Langer is a successful public markets specialist with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of equity financing. Mr. Langer started his career as an Investment Advisor with Canaccord Wealth Management, where he helped fund over 100 private and publically listed companies in various sectors including technology, mining, health care, forestry, and green technology. Currently, Alex is President of Blackheath Resources, a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX-V exchange.

Previously, Alex held the position of Vice President Capital Markets for a TSX listed company and has worked with numerous private and publically traded companies in various senior management positions including: CEO, Director, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Marketing.

Experience and Expertise

  • Investor Relations
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Equity
  • Business Strategy

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Reed Clayton

Partner - TMT

Reed Clayton

Partner - TMT

Vancouver, Canada
Email: rclayton@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Reed Clayton is an entrepreneurial, highly creative, sales professional leveraging more than years of experience in enterprise sales, SaaS, business process enhancements, go to market strategies and strategic partnerships. Mr. Clayton possesses a dynamic management style with a record of building, growing and managing teams and establishing strong alliances.

He has proven success in identifying new markets and opportunities across major verticals while consistently driving revenue and exceeding targets.

Over the course of his career, Reed has successfully delivered business development, enterprise sales strategy and design and implementation of systems, programs and platforms to improve and streamline business processes for early stage technology companies as well as medium and large organizations across North America.

  A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Reed has been a guest speaker at the UK’s PayExpo Symposium and the Merchant Acquirers Committee Conference in addition to co-authoring the e-book “The Risk Executive’s Ultimate Guide to Automated Underwriting.”

Experience and Expertise

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • SaaS
  • Business Development

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Anthony Eastman

Senior Consultant (CA)

Anthony Eastman

Senior Consultant (CA)

London, United Kingdom
Email: aeastman@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Anthony is a Chartered Accountant (Australian Qualified), having started his career at Andersen and Ernst & Young (in both Australia and the UK) before joining CalEnergy, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Group of Companies.

For the past 8 years, Anthony has been a corporate advisor (based in Australia and the UK), advising a broad spectrum of ASX and AIM listed clients, predominantly in the natural resources space, along with a number of private entities across a range of industries.

Experience and Expertise

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Audit & DD
  • Private Equity
  • Public Equity

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Adam Kenyon

Senior Associate

Adam Kenyon

Senior Associate
Email: akenyon@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Adam joined Ptolemy Capital as Senior Associate in April 2015 and is responsible for market research and competitor analysis, financial modelling and supporting the team in all aspects related to deal flow.

Adam has 10 years experience workingin in an SME, fulfilling various roles in a start-up travel firm, from junior analyst through to finance, IT & marketing director.

He holds an BSc in Economics from the University of York and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Adam speaks English and a little Portuguese - having lived and worked in Brazil for a number of years.

Reed Clayton

Partner - TMT

Vancouver, Canada
Email: rclayton@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Reed Clayton is an entrepreneurial, highly creative, sales professional leveraging more than years of experience in enterprise sales, SaaS, business process enhancements, go to market strategies and strategic partnerships. Mr. Clayton possesses a dynamic management style with a record of building, growing and managing teams and establishing strong alliances.

He has proven success in identifying new markets and opportunities across major verticals while consistently driving revenue and exceeding targets.

Over the course of his career, Reed has successfully delivered business development, enterprise sales strategy and design and implementation of systems, programs and platforms to improve and streamline business processes for early stage technology companies as well as medium and large organizations across North America.

A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Reed has been a guest speaker at the UK’s PayExpo Symposium and the Merchant Acquirers Committee Conference in addition to co-authoring the e-book “The Risk Executive’s Ultimate Guide to Automated Underwriting.”

Experience and Expertise

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • SaaS
  • Business Development

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Anthony Eastman

Senior Consultant (CA)

London, United Kingdom
Email: aeastman@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Anthony is a Chartered Accountant (Australian Qualified), having started his career at Andersen and Ernst & Young (in both Australia and the UK) before joining CalEnergy, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Group of Companies.

For the past 8 years, Anthony has been a corporate advisor (based in Australia and the UK), advising a broad spectrum of ASX and AIM listed clients, predominantly in the natural resources space, along with a number of private entities across a range of industries.





Experience and Expertise

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Audit & DD
  • Private Equity
  • Public Equity

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Adam Kenyon

Senior Associate
Email: akenyon@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Adam joined Ptolemy Capital as Senior Associate in April 2015 and is responsible for market research and competitor analysis, financial modelling and supporting the team in all aspects related to deal flow.

Adam has 10 years experience workingin in an SME, fulfilling various roles in a start-up travel firm, from junior analyst through to finance, IT & marketing director.

He holds an BSc in Economics from the University of York and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Adam speaks English and a little Portuguese - having lived and worked in Brazil for a number of years.

Michael Stunden

Legal Counsel

Michael Stunden

Legal Counsel

Vancouver, Canada
Email: mstunden@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Michael is a business lawyer with almost 30 year of experience. Michale graduated from University of Windsor Law School with an LL. B. in 1984 and was called to the bars of Alberta and British Columbia in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Michael worked as an associate at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer and Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Calgary and Fasken Martineau in Vancouver before working as in house counsel for a Vancouver-based, publicly traded, hi tech business and then striking out on his own as a sole practitioner in 2001.

Michael combines extensive hands-on business management experience with a pre-eminence in business law to provide practical, value-added advice in: corporate finance, technology agreements, tax, corporate governance, M&A, employment and privacy law.

Experience and Expertise

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Legal Advice
  • Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property

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Michael Stunden

Legal Counsel

Vancouver, Canada
Email: mstunden@ptolemycapital.co.uk

Michael is a business lawyer with almost 30 year of experience. Michale graduated from University of Windsor Law School with an LL. B. in 1984 and was called to the bars of Alberta and British Columbia in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Michael worked as an associate at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer and Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Calgary and Fasken Martineau in Vancouver before working as in house counsel for a Vancouver-based, publicly traded, hi tech business and then striking out on his own as a sole practitioner in 2001.

Michael combines extensive hands-on business management experience with a pre-eminence in business law to provide practical, value-added advice in: corporate finance, technology agreements, tax, corporate governance, M&A, employment and privacy law.

Experience and Expertise

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Legal Advice
  • Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property

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