Liad MeidarManaging Partner
Liad Meidar oversees all aspects of portfolio management.
Prior to founding Gatemore in 2005, Liad had a background in both finance and operations, including running a Seattle-based technology company incubator. Liad began his career in New York in leveraged finance at BT Alex Brown, the investment banking division of Bankers Trust (Deutsche Bank).
Liad has extensive experience as a board member of companies undergoing turnarounds, including Jazz Technologies, a publicly-traded semiconductor wafer foundry based in Newport, California, and MAG Industrial Automation Systems, a privately-held global machine tool builder with dual headquarters in Michigan, USA and Germany.
Liad is Chairman of GSE Worldwide, Inc, a fully integrated talent and sports marketing agency held within the Gatemore Special Opportunities Fund, and a board member of SurvivorNet, Inc., an online health media company backed by Gatemore Ventures. He received an AB in economics from Princeton University.
George Cadbury is responsible for all aspects of strategic development across the various business divisions.
His previous experience includes the Head of Business Development and President of the largest independent hedge fund platform in the UK in 2007, PCE Investors, with peak assets of $3 billion.
George was also Managing Director of an independent Irish UCITS platform – Merchant Capital. Prior to joining Merchant Capital, George was Managing Director in Europe for Ubequity Capital, a Canadian private equity firm. He was also Head of European Operations for Mondore General Trading, a physical commodity trader.
George is a board member of GSE Worldwide, Inc, a fully integrated talent and sports marketing agency held within the Gatemore Special Opportunities Fund. He graduated with a BA in History from Exeter University.
David CassellsChief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
As Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, David is responsible for the firm’s financial reporting and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining Gatemore, David worked as group Accountant for G.H. Financials Ltd, an FCA-regulated global clearing and settlements company, where he produced year-end audited statutory accounts for three entities in the UK, US and Hong Kong and ensured the firm was FCA compliant, with particular focus on client money regulations. Prior to that, David worked at Klesch Group and was responsible for the accounting function of the FCA regulated company as well as three Swiss-based entities. Previous to this David worked as an Assistant accountant for the asset management branch of Babcock & Brown.
David is a board member of GSE Worldwide, Inc, a fully integrated talent and sports marketing agency held within the Gatemore Special Opportunities Fund. He received a BA in Business Economics from Leicester University and is an ACCA qualified accountant.
Daisy ClarkeExecutive Assistant
As Executive Assistant, Daisy provides administrative support to the team.
Prior to joining Gatemore, Daisy was an Executive Assistant to the Branson family at Virgin Management and held a number of personal assistant roles within the music industry and family offices.
Daisy attended the University of Manchester and has an Executive Secretarial Qualification from Quest Professional.
Wilson LihnDirector of Research
As Director of Research, Wilson Lihn oversees research on direct investments.
Prior to joining Gatemore, Wilson served as a legal compliance and Internet abuse associate at United Online, the parent company of Juno and NetZero. He had formerly acted as facilities coordinator and purchasing analyst at the company. Previously, Wilson was co-manager and member of the music group Fixer, for which he played lead guitar.
Wilson is a board member of GSE Worldwide, Inc, a leading sports s a board member of GSE Worldwide, Inc, a fully integrated talent and sports marketing agency held within the Gatemore Special Opportunities Fund. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA in History and received an MBA with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business where he was named a Stern Scholar. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Rutej MehtaInvestment Analyst
Rutej sits in Gatemore’s direct investments team.
Prior to joining Gatemore, Rutej was an Investment Banking Analyst at Perella Weinberg Partners. He previously also worked in venture capital and startups as well as in European Equities at Orbis Investments, a long-only contrarian fund with $35B assets under management.
Rutej graduated with an MEng in Engineering Science from St. John’s College, University of Oxford.
Laura PaulekaiteMarketing & Creative
As Marketing Manager & Creative Director, Laura oversees Gatemore’s brand management and marketing efforts.
Previously Laura has worked both as a freelance designer and an in-house creative lead. She started her career working in finance and has a degree from Cass Business School as well as professional qualifications from CATC Design School.