James Sharp

Portfolio Director

Growth, Private Equity

Maven Office

Office Tel No.
0203 102 2750

Primary Geographical Focus
South of England

Key Sector Experience

Early stage tech, hospitality, online retail.

James joined Maven in June 2021 and is based in our London office. He is responsible for supporting portfolio companies across the South of England, generating and protecting shareholder value as well as exit planning and performance monitoring.

Prior to joining Maven, James worked at ESO Capital for several years and was based in their London office. At ESO he managed a portfolio of venture and later stage assets across multiple sectors. James began his career as a Chartered Accountant at PwC and KPMG, where he specialised in Restructuring. James is also a qualified UK Insolvency Practitioner.

James has a BSc Honours Degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Outside of work James enjoys playing running, football including coaching his son’s Under 8’s team.

Working with driven management teams who are passionate about what they do is an incredibly enjoyable part of my role. I am focussed principally within Maven’s portfolio team where I find the ability to influence & contribute meaningfully to portfolio company value creation across different sectors, both intellectually stimulating and incredibly rewarding.

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