Managing Director, London
David has worked with top-flight executive teams across multiple technology industry segments. He applies his experience of software, electronics and IT services business models to driving operational excellence in Kennet’s portfolio. He has a particular interest in the convergence of media and telecoms services, and in the international expansion of European businesses to address global markets.David led Kennet’s successful investments in Cramer Systems (acquired by Amdocs) and FRS Global, the global leader in banking regulatory compliance, acquired by Wolters Kluwer in September 2010 and BuyVIP (acquired by Amazon.com). David is a board member of Exony, Spreadshirt and Telemedicine Clinic.
David has been involved in building Kennet since he joined as a partner in March 1998. Prior to joining Kennet, he was Director of Professional Services at Sybase UK during the client-server boom, where he built the headcount from 100 to 1,500 in the space of four years.
Before joining Sybase, David started, developed and sold two high-technology divisions at Mars Inc, having established subsidiaries in the US, France and the UK, as well as an international distribution network. In David’s early career, he was a divisional manager at Scicon, a leading systems integrator which was subsequently acquired by EDS.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Mathematics with Physics from the University of Sussex.
David was born in the UK and has lived and worked in both France and the United States. He speaks proficient French.