At the heart of Zeus is a core team of highly experienced individuals who share the company’s founding values of teamwork, determination and creative thinking.
Sir Nigel has been Chairman of Zeus since 2014. As DLA Piper’s Managing Partner between 1996 and 2016, he led the firm’s growth from a UK regional law firm to become the world’s largest global business law firm. Sir Nigel is currently CEO of the publicly listed international law firm, DWF. He has also served as High Sheriff of Greater London, is Chairman of Sheffield City Region LEP and is a Council Member for The Prince’s Trust.
Tony joined Zeus in 2020. He has over 20 years’ strategic management experience at board level and has a successful track record of growing and developing financial services businesses. Before joining Zeus, he was a founding executive director and COO of Liberum Capital, prior to which he was COO of Collins Stewart. Tony is CEO and a Director of Zeus.
Richard has over 30 years’ corporate finance experience including IPOs, equity capital raising and M&A for both public and private companies. He was one of the founders of Boohoo and acted as a non-executive director for 7 years. He is also a shareholder and director of numerous private companies operating across a range of sectors. Richard is a Director of Zeus.
Tremayne joined Zeus in 2010 and has over 25 years’ experience advising public and private companies as well as private equity investors across a range of transactions, including IPOs, public-takeovers and M&A. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and prior to joining Zeus he was an M&A partner at EY.
Nick joined Zeus in 2004. Over the past 18 years, he has built extensive knowledge and experience of the UK Equity Markets and is an expert in advising companies looking to IPO and has been directly involved in raising over £5 billion of equity for growth companies.
Nick is a trusted adviser to a number of PLC Boards and has advised on over 50 successful flotations and led many high-profile public takeovers and M&A transactions.
Mike joined Zeus in 2014 and is an experienced equities analyst having previously worked at UBS, Numis Securities and as a co-founder of Panmure Gordon’s Liverpool office. Mike has been involved in a significant number of transactions and is the lead analyst for some of Zeus’ highest profile clients. He has also previously been a top 3 Extel rated analyst and won numerous stock picking awards during his career.
Andrew joined Zeus in 2011 and has over 25 years’ experience as an advisor to public and private companies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having trained with PWC, and prior to joining Zeus he was Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations for Drax plc.
Peter joined the board of Zeus in 2021 and has a career of over 25 years working in senior leadership positions in investment banking and equities in London, Frankfurt and New York. Prior to founding Blackdown Partners in 2019, Peter was Head of Investment Banking for Liberum Capital, having previously worked for Merrill Lynch. Peter is a Non-Executive Director of Water Babies Limited and a Director of Branscombe Group.
Justine joined Zeus in 2020. She has been a qualified company secretary since 2011 and has over 15 years of experience of working with boards in the financial services industry. Before joining Zeus she was Company Secretary and one of the first employees of Liberum Capital. Justine is Company Secretary of all of the Zeus companies.
“We built a strong long-term relationship with Zeus, whose advice and guidance over the past few years has been incredible.”Adam Minto, Co-Founder and CEO of Revolution Beauty
Jennie joined Zeus in 2016. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Zeus, she worked at Haitong Securities. Having previously worked in Corporate tax at Deloitte and in Audit at Grant Thornton.
Jonathan joined Zeus in 2018. He has over 25 years’ experience, with the last 18 years focusing on Debt Advisory working as a Managing Director at both Close Brothers Corporate Finance (now DC Advisory) and Lincoln International, where he founded the UK Debt Advisory business. During that time, he completed in excess of 150 debt transactions, working for a range of mid-market private equity firms primarily in the UK, but also in continental Europe.
Kerry joined Zeus in 2015 and has worked in the financial services sector for 16 years. Kerry holds a CIPD qualification and a certificate in Mental Health First Aid. Prior to working at Zeus, Kerry worked for Canaccord Genuity and Singer Capital Markets.
Dominic has been a key member of the corporate broking team since joining Zeus in June 2013. Dominic was one of the founders of Arden Partners in 2002 and post their IPO he joined GIL Investments, the private equity vehicle of the late David Grove OBE before returning to Arden as Head of Corporate Broking. Prior to this he was head of the Birmingham operations of Old Mutual Securities having been a partner at Albert E Sharp after leaving university.
Paul joined Zeus in February 2016. He has experience working with privately owned, plc management teams and investors across various sectors planning investment, M&A and exit strategies. Paul heads Zeus's Global M&A project team, working with the wider business community to identify opportunities, he helps Zeus build relationships with a range of prospective owner-managed and corporate clients. Paul has worked on the successful IPOs of Revolution Beauty, Strix Group, £30m investment into Gousto, acquisition of Klaas Puul for Sykes Seafood and refinancing of Pure Cremation.
James joined Zeus in 2015 and has over 25 years’ experience in trading equities, having previously worked at ABN Amro and Warburg Securities. He is also a qualified teacher and took a mid-career break to teach Mathematics at a Secondary school.
Previously Managing Director of Jefferies ECM, Benjamin joined Zeus in November 2013. He has considerable investment banking experience across Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and M&A focused on European growth companies. He has been involved in many of the technology IPOs in the London market over the last decade.
Emily joined Zeus in January 2022 as Brand and Marketing Manager. With seven years experience in investment banking, she is familiar with managing PR, marketing, research production and generating digital content. Prior to joining Zeus, Emily was Head of Client Solutions & Production at Liberum Capital and has a background in publishing.
Caspar joined Zeus in 2021 to help establish and lead our new investment management offering. He brings extensive, and somewhat unique, experience and expertise derived over c30 years within the UK Equities investment arena, including senior roles on both the buy and sell side at leading firms including Merrill Lynch, Cazenove and Standard Life Investments. In particular, over a decade running institutional and retail funds, he delivered persistent top decile returns and was Citywire AAA rated.
Environmental, Social and Governance
Zeus is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive culture. We are continually assessing ways to reduce waste and create an eco-friendly working environment.
We recognise that our employees are our greatest asset. We pride ourselves on creating a collaborative, open and honest way of working. We encourage our employees to have a voice and we seek to grow our talent base organically through our learning and development program. We want our employees both to thrive professionally and achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Zeus is proud to support The Talent Tap, a social mobility charity, whose mission is “to meaningfully change the lives of talented school leavers by providing access to work experience, support and networking opportunities.” We have supported talented students in this programme since 2019 by providing work experience to help them strengthen potential employment opportunities and by giving them access to industry professionals.
We are always interested in talking to professionals at all levels who subscribe to our approach and values and are looking for an exciting career challenge. Find out more about Zeus benefits, values and opportunities on our careers page.
If you would like further information, please get in touch with our team.