Job Vacancy

Portfolio Director

Job Description:

Position: Portfolio Director
Based: London/Bristol/Reading - location is flexible
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Generous benefits package including employer pension contribution and private healthcare cover

Maven Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Mattioli Woods, is looking for a Portfolio Director to join our team. This role will report directly to the Portfolio Team Director.
The key purpose of this role is to create value within the private company investment portfolio by providing support and guidance to investee company management teams, monitoring growth and cash requirements against plan, challenging strategy and utilising the professional network to optimise shareholder value.


Maven Capital Partners, a leading private equity house, partners with a diverse range of ambitious, entrepreneurial management teams to accelerate growth, and serves thousands of investors with the goal of delivering exceptional returns.

Headquartered in Glasgow, and with offices throughout the UK, Maven has over one hundred investment and support professionals providing a truly nationwide coverage. Maven manages £740 million of assets for a variety of client funds, including Venture Capital Trusts (VCT), an institutional buyout fund, UK regional fund mandates, and Maven Investor Partners (MIP), a syndicate of institutional, family office and experienced investors.

Ryan Bevington, Partner at Maven

The Role & Responsibilities

  • Proactive portfolio management of the private company investment portfolio, ranging from high potential recent business start-ups through to more established SME's requiring a more strategic approach.
  • Hands-on support requiring direct input and guidance to portfolio company management teams. Support may include strategic advice, bolt-on acquisitions, new business initiatives, cost base re-structuring and implementing exit strategies.
  • Providing robust and insightful monthly/quarterly updates and reports for the individual and consolidated investee company performance within the portfolio.
Karen de Meza, Portfolio Director and Nikola Clarke, Head of Regional Reporting

What you need to succeed

  • No less than 15 years of relevant work experience; previous experience as Finance Director is relatable to this role.
  • Experience of working at board level in an SME environment.
  • A track record of working as a senior business partner within a high growth entrepreneurial environment focused on the creation of shareholder value (e.g. turnaround, restructure, M&A, finance).
  • Strong communication and influencing skills and experience of managing multiple stakeholders.
  • A proactive approach and ability to work to deadlines with minimum of supervision.
  • Finance, Banking or Investment qualification is desirable.
  • Previous experience of managing a portfolio of SME investments is desirable. 
Maven Manchester team

The benefits of choosing Maven

Your benefits package includes the following:

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Group Pension (10% employer contribution)
  • Life Assurance (7 x Salary)
  • Income Protection
  • Health Cash Plan
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday
  • Private Medical Health
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • Company paid training
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail discounts

Maven Capital Partners is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive experience for all its employees

How to apply:

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Maven Capital Partners UK LLP is a subsidiary of Mattioli Woods plc.