Our team is led by an innovative Executive Board comprising of Duncan Webster, Simon Conder and Marina Majdek, who have worked together since 2009. Their skill set and experience joined together with the skills of our wider team ensure that our projects are well resourced and completed successfully. We are able use the expertise of specialist consultants on ad-hoc basis in order to ensure the projects are fully supported throughout the life cycle.
Duncan Webster – Director
Duncan has a background in tax and private client finance. After establishing a successful tax boutique, he has worked with a number of projects and companies to assist them with their fund raising, though structuring to fund closing, over his career having assisted with over $200m of fundraises and ventures spanning many key sectors.
Simon Conder – Director
Simon has a background in wealth management and was a Registered Securities Representative of the London Stock Exchange for many years. He has worked in asset fundraising and structuring for the past twenty years, during that time he assisted many companies with successful fundraising allowing businesses to flourish with the largest now having assets of more than £3 billion.
Marina Majdek - Operations
Marina has a background in fundraising and private equity in specific dealing with company, investment and deal operations and communications. She has helped manage and integrate investments worth over £100m over the past 5 years. A native of Croatia, she has spent the past 16 years living and working in the US and in the UK and brings an international exposure to the team. Marina holds a Masters degree in Communications Management.
Jerome Godfrey - Vice President
Jerome manages and structures investments into Aratus’ projects. In his time in VC and PE Jerome has managed over £30 million in investments into medical research and over £20 million into biomass and other renewable projects. As well as analysis and management of potential projects, he is responsible for legal agreements, due diligence and financial structuring. Jerome holds a M.Sc in Chemistry and an LL.B in law.
Alexander Horsington – Head of Distribution
Alexander is head of distribution and business development for Aratus Capital leading strategic partnerships to secure capital for sustainable and alternative projects. With a strong venture capital background Alexander has been previously instrumental in corporate growth and has coordinated the structuring of financial transactions in excess of £100 million. In addition to business development, Alexander is legally trained with extensive experience of financial structuring and has held director positions in a number of investment vehicles.
Lydia Jueguen – Investment Consultant
Lydia has extensive experience in the financial sector with a personal production in excess of 20 million pounds. Lydia has dealt with numerous high net worth individuals from across a broad spectrum of backgrounds as well as celebrity clients. Lydia has a degree in performing arts and has traveled extensively and is able therefore to interact and work with clients from varying backgrounds.
The internal team are supported by a wide range of specialist consultants and counterparties called upon where their sectoral experience or knowledge is required or complements a specific project. This way the team can be responsive and allocate all the resources that a project may require.
We are always interested in acquiring and developing new talent in the UK as well as internationally and we offer unpaid internship opportunities for suitable candidates. Please get in touch with your CV and cover letter if you are interested in becoming a member of our team.