Senior Management Team
Secondcap’s senior management team has a combined capital markets
experience and private equity experience of over 90 years.
The team ensures superior solutions are brought to market participants, with first
class service and at great value.
Martin is responsible for shaping the global strategic direction of Secondcap and maintaining relationships with industry leaders. Martin was formerly the Director of Markets and Head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange. He personally led the LSE’s transformational growth strategy focussed on driving market efficiency resulting in a five-fold increase in market size between 2003 and 2008. In addition he was instrumental in building the LSE’s international franchise, significantly outperforming all major exchanges. Prior to this he held a number of senior positions in the financial services sector having begun his career as a fund manager. Martin graduated from the London School of Economics.
Chief Executive Officer
François is responsible for implementing the strategic objectives of Secondcap and establishing and maintaining client relationships. François was previously a Partner at Fondinvest Capital in Paris, a €2Bn Fund of Funds. He has a record of successfully sourcing and investing in a large number of European middle market and global private equity funds, both on a primary and secondary basis. Prior to joining Fondinvest Capital he held several senior financial positions within Faurecia. He started his career with Mazars. François graduated from HEC.
Managing Director – North America
Kevin is responsible for expanding Secondcap’s presence in North America. Kevin was previously a Managing Director of VCFA Group in New York, a secondary private equity fund, where he led VCFA’s overall due diligence process and direct secondary investing. Kevin was responsible for sourcing, analysing and negotiating both limited partnership investments and direct investments. Kevin represented VCFA at the board of director level on various private companies held by VCFA through its direct secondary investment effort. Prior to VCFA, Kevin was a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners in New York. Kevin led the development of Thomas Weisel Partners’ equity research of the Environmental and Industrial Services industries and most recently covered the Alternative Energy Industry. Kevin graduated from Fordham University in New York.
Anthony was previously the co-founder of Sofim (ex Investcap), independent advisory firm specializing in wealth management operating in Italy and in France. Prior to that, Anthony has been the CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management Italia for almost 10 years. He managed to realize the creation of the Italian subsidiary, that served more than € 2 billion of institutional investments. Anthony was previously Head of the Private Banking Department in Banque Worms Italy, Responsible for the Internal Audit & of the international network and of the capital markets and asset management activities of the bank. He started his career with Mazars in Paris and in Milan. Anthony is an Engineer and graduated from HEC.
Pierre Henri Carles
Pierre-Henri was previously director at Contrarian Capital, a US hedge fund focusing on debt instruments across Europe. Pierre-Henri started his career in investment banking working for almost 7 years moslty with Lazard in the United States, Europe and Australia. Main areas of expertise were M&A, Real Estate and Restructuring. Pierre-Henri graduated from Dauphine University.