International businessman, exceptional skill set, original thinker. Able to undertake challenging tasks in difficult circumstances; tested in many scenarios
2001 - Principal, de Rosen Design & Build. Developing super-prime properties in France, UK and Spain in the Euros 5-20 million value range. Developments funded from capital retained from previous business ventures and debt negotiated via personal contacts. All realisations have produced substantial returns on capital.
1998– 01 Co-Founder, President & CEO, VerticalBuyer, Inc. Internet startup in B2B sector. Negotiated strategic global partnerships with Philips and GE Lighting. Spearheaded IPO on NASDAQ OTC.
1995-98 Founder, CEO & Chair, OminiMedia plc. Co-lead MBO of early stage multimedia producer. Reorganised business to focus on digital video and CD-ROM production. Negotiated strategic relationship with Philips Media. Arranged IPO on AIM stock market.
1988-95 Principal, Rosen & Kent. Partner in private equity firm investing in illiquid small stock exchange listed companies and private equity.
1983-88 Founder, Chair & CEO, Catalyst Communications. Start up PR firm rapidly developed a leading UK publicly quoted marketing services business with subsidiaries in the UK/USA providing a high quality integrated service to multi-national clientele. Quoted on Unlisted Securities Market of the London Stock Exchange.
1981-3 Account Manager, Craton, Lodge & Knight plc. New product development consultancy. Worked on numerous innovative product launches most notably Walls Vienetta, a revolutionary ice cream product.
1979-83 Account Executive, Grey Advertising Ltd. Worked on P & G, General Foods and Mercedes Benz campaigns.