Tenzing people are kind, considerate and relentlessly focused on your success

We founded Tenzing to build the investment team that we would want investing alongside us.”

Guy Gillon
Co-Founder & Joint Managing Partner of Tenzing

We’re a genuine blend of people who know what it’s like to run a business. We thrive in a culture of shared learning and continuous improvement, and keep ourselves in check with a sense of service, humility and desire to leave a legacy of genuine value creation.

We see ourselves as the Founder’s champion – while being hungry for success, we want to define what that is with you on your unique journey. We don’t chase bottom lines for the sake of it and we don’t take a cookie cutter approach. We do place big bets on hyper-growth opportunities – but recognise the balance between embracing risk and being rigorous.

We take what we do seriously, but above all, believe private equity should be fun, exciting and rewarding – otherwise we wouldn’t be here!

Investment Team

Responsible for teaming up with management teams and sponsoring the investment opportunity through the firm. They make sure all of Tenzing’s resources are available at the right time to support you along the journey. From Base Camp to Summit, they’ll be with you every step of the way.

Managing Partner
Guy is Co-Founder and joint Managing Partner. He leads on relationships with management teams.
Managing Partner
Christian is Co-Founder and joint Managing Partner. He leads on investment strategies and investor relations.
Investments
Rob is our third Co-Founder and is responsible for finding new investments. He’s on the boards of Smoothwall and CTS.
Investments
Billy looks for great companies for us to invest in and structures the deals. He’s on the board of MPLC.
Investments
Fiona helps to find new companies to invest in, structures the deals and supports on value creation. She’s on the board of activpayroll and PSSG.
Investments
Gareth has nearly two decades of investing in technology driven companies. He led our investments in MPLC and EIKON.
Investments
Milan specialises in investments in the Human Capital space. He sits on the boards of PSSG and VIPR.
Investments
John leads on deals and works with management teams to help them scale their businesses. He’s the investment lead for Ticketer, VIPR and on the board of CitNOW.
Investments
Mike has a sweet spot for businesses in the healthcare and professional services sectors. He leads our activpayroll investment.
Origination
Simon leads on our relationships with advisors and makes sure we get to know the most interesting businesses.

Corporate Team

The heartbeat of Tenzing, they run all the core functions you’d expect from a fast growing company: investors, finance, operations, HR and marketing.

EA & Operations
Joanna keeps our (virtual) office spinning and ensures we never miss a CEO’s birthday.
EA & Operations
Linzey works literal miracles with diaries and our whole organisation. How does she do it?! No one knows.
Client Services & Strategy
Liv looks after Tenzing’s own investors, keeping them informed on progress. She runs our fundraising events and AGM.
Finance & Compliance
Dave holds the financial reins of the business and ensures the effective stewardship of the firm and its funds.
Marketing & Community
Charlie shows entrepreneurs what life would be like if they were backed by Tenzing. She also leads our network for Marketing Leaders across the portfolio.

Growth Team

They help our management teams get from A to B efficiently, maximising the shared learning of our team and network. They lead on supporting you with your Value Creation plan to take you from Base Camp to Summit within the four to five year private equity cycle.

Entrepreneur in Residence
Glenn chairs our Entrepreneurs Panel and helps our management teams to grow their businesses. He also mentors our Sherpas.
Portfolio
Row provides portfolio support, helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses. She’s also on the board at MPLC and EIKON.
Acquisitions
Matt helps our portfolio teams develop M&A strategy and find acquisitions.

Entrepreneurs Panel

Six of the UK’s top PE-backed entrepreneurs at your disposal to share honest advice based on decades of personal experience. They are all investors in our fund – and invested in your success.

Entrepreneurs Panel
Bill was CEO of Foundry and is our panel expert on tech, product, international sales and scaling.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Chair of the Entrepreneurs Panel, Glenn’s passionate about leadership, company culture and employee engagement.
Entrepreneurs Panel
Ex CarTrawler, now at Manna.aero, Bobby’s our expert on untangling product and engineering challenges.
Entrepreneurs Panel
Louise was CEO of TES Global and is now chair of several PE and VC backed businesses. Our panel expert on data, dashboards and CRM.
Entrepreneurs Panel
Titus is Founder of MVF Global and our resident expert on lead generation.
Entrepreneurs Panel
Adrian is CEO of Aspen Pumps and our expert panelist on international sales and channels.

Subject Specialists

Rather than relying on consultants with expensive Powerpoints and lots of options, we’ve curated a team of hands-on experts from PE-backed businesses to help you and your team in sales, marketing, employee engagement, HR, product and engineering.

HR, People & Culture Expert
Sarah helps the Tenzing portfolio companies understand HR and how to get the most out of the People & Culture.
Technology Expert
Seb’s our expert on product management and also knows a lot about leading engineering teams.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Chair of the Entrepreneurs Panel, Glenn’s passionate about leadership, company culture and employee engagement.
Revenue Expert
Shelley’s got a huge amount of experience in B2B tech sales which she shares across the Tenzing portfolio.
Employee Engagement Expert
Catrin runs our vibrant network of HR leaders across the portfolio, all working together to engage their people.
Marketing & Community
Charlie shows entrepreneurs what life would be like if they were backed by Tenzing. She also leads our network for Marketing Leaders across the portfolio.

Sherpas

Highly commercial all-rounders, who we plug into your business to work by your side to help embed and execute new projects, and deliver strategic insights and recommendations, at your direction.

Sherpa at Smoothwall
Min is supporting Smoothwall’s CEO in improving renewals through developing and designing a customer health score and also identifying and implementing a Customer Success platform.
Sherpa at Ticketer
Clive has been supporting the Founder & CEO at Ticketer since 2019. He supported the acquisition of FARA and his most recent project has been a commercial analysis of Ticketer’s products. He is now looking at new opportunities for the group.
Sherpa at MPLC
Rory works directly with Mike Weatherley and the rest of the team to support the company as it grows and evolves under PE ownership. His focus, so far, has been on driving international expansion and developing MPLC’s digital marketing capabilities.
Sherpa at PSSG
Rob works directly with Eric and the Board at PSSG improving the core Operational Lead to Cash systems in the company, creating the foundations for accelerated growth.

Non-Executive Directors

With deep and broad experience of private equity and business, they’ve been fantastic guides and supporters since we started.

Non-Executive Director
Ian was Co-Founder of Hg and lends us significant real-world experience. He sits on the Board at Smoothwall.
Non-Executive Director
With us since the start, Ian helps with our investment process.
Non-Executive Director
Sean provides the Tenzing team with extensive support on investment strategies.
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