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.
Rob is our third Co-Founder and is responsible for finding new investments. He’s on the board of CTS.
Lacon sits in the Investment Team and supports on both origination and execution across the UK and Europe.
Sophie helps to evaluate and execute new investment opportunities. Fluent in French and Spanish, she’s on hand to help review opportunities in Western Europe.
Magnus works in our Investment Team covering the Nordics. He leads on regional opportunities and works with management teams to help them scale their businesses.
Billy looks for great companies for us to invest in and structures the investments. He’s on the board of MPLC.
Fiona sources new companies to invest in, executes the investments and works on value creation opportunities. She’s on the board of activpayroll, Gravita and PSSG.
Gareth has nearly two decades of investing in technology driven companies. He sits on the boards of MPLC, EIKON and MetaCompliance.
Milan specialises in investments in the Human Capital space. He sits on the boards of PSSG, VIPR and MetaCompliance.
Carl works in the Investment Team and focuses on leading new investment opportunities in the Education and Training sector.
Jonas works in the Investment Team, covering the DACH region. He helps to identify, evaluate, and execute investment opportunities.
John leads on investments 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.
Mike has a sweet spot for businesses in the healthcare and professional services sectors. He leads our activpayroll, DJH Mitten Clarke, Gravita and Mandata investments.
Maria’s role is to evaluate and execute investment opportunities, as well as ongoing portfolio value creation work.
Keir works in the Investment Team helping to identify, evaluate, and execute investment opportunities.
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.

Office Manager & Operations
Honor oversees the smooth running of the office and manages our internal systems.
EA & Operations
Joanna supports our busy team with their day-to-day admin, tasks, and projects.
Head of Talent Community
Rebecca’s responsible for finding and nurturing talent, and making Tenzing the employer of choice for the best people in private equity.
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.
Front of House & Team Assistant
Lucy meets, greets and looks after everyone who steps foot in our office and keeps things running smoothly. She stocks all our favourite snacks so no one ever goes hangry!

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.

Finance Operating Partner
Neil is the Finance Operating Partner at Tenzing. He supports the transition of our new portfolio businesses into the world of private equity.
Glenn runs our Sherpa Programme and Subject Specialists. He is the architect of and leader of our Growth Team and gives ad-hoc advice to our CEO’s.
Laura works with the management teams at Altum, Gravita, MetaCompliance and MNI to deliver their M&A strategies.
Row provides portfolio support, helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses. She’s also on the board at CitNOW and EIKON.
Matt helps our portfolio teams develop M&A strategy and find acquisitions.
Internal Systems and Lead-to-Cash
Rob spends his time helping our companies to develop and optimise their whole lead-to-cash process, CRM, internal technology and operations.
Vicky shares M&A best practices across our portfolio, working closely with management teams to bring to bear each company’s full inorganic potential.


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 Ticketer
Richard is our Sherpa at Ticketer, where he is working on key growth opportunities. He loves working with teams to solve key business challenges.
Sherpa at Gravita
Simon is one of two Sherpas at Gravita and is leading a number of areas of their Finance Transformation.
Sherpa at MetaCompliance
Clare supports Meta’s CEO to drive growth and solidify the company’s position as the go-to solution for cybersecurity and awareness training across the whole of Europe.
Chief Commercial Officer at activpayroll
Anna started as a Sherpa and has now been promoted to be Chief Commercial Officer at activpayroll leading sales and marketing.
Min is a Sherpa-in-Residence whilst she waits to begin her next assignment. Previously, she’s worked alongside the C-Suite at Smoothwall & CitNOW.
Sherpa at Mandata
Clive works closely with Mandata’s CEO across several strategic projects, including completing a strategic review of its marketplace product offering and supporting the Directors on executing on growth opportunities.
CFO at The Mothership
As a member of the founding team, Obi leads the finance function and plays a key role in M&A diligence and execution as well as fundraising.
Sherpa at MPLC
Sayen is supporting the CEO through an exciting period driving top and bottom line growth.
Rory joined MPLC as a Sherpa in Summer ’20 and became CEO in December ’21. He is leading the business through a period of change to improve efficiency, culture and drive growth.
Sherpa at activpayroll
Israel is honoured to be a Sherpa at activpayroll. He is the second Sherpa there following Anna Jackson who was promoted to be Chief Commercial Officer.
Sherpa at Gravita
Pauline is supporting the Gravita management team as they look to become the UK’s leading tech-enabled tax, audit, and advisory provider to entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Entrepreneurs Panel

Five 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.

Chair of the 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
Bill was CEO of Foundry and is our panel expert on tech, product, international sales and scaling.
Architect and leader of Tenzing’s Growth team, Glenn is 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
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.

Strategic HR & Org Design
Sarah helps the Tenzing portfolio companies understand HR and how to get the most out of the People & Culture.
Seb is our expert covering Product and Technology. He runs our vibrant cross-portfolio CTO network and is also full time CTO at PSSG.
Future of Work
Ollie works with the Tenzing team and our portfolio companies to reimagine how, when, and where we work.
Employee Engagement & Internal Communications
Cat adds huge value advising on internal communications, culture and employee engagement. She also runs our cross portfolio HR network.
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.
Internal Systems and Lead-to-Cash
Rob spends his time helping our companies to develop and optimise their whole lead-to-cash process, CRM, internal technology and operations.

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.
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.