My business career has focused entirely on the areas where
technology and media collide, all grounded in a thorough understanding
of corporate finance and the capital markets.
Consultant, Games and new media industries
I provide consultancy in two areas: strategic and financial advice; and online strategy, particularly improving sales and marketing channels on the web. Clients have included Firefly Studios
, Pixel-Lab and w00t!media
Gamesbrief is an blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all analytical. Far from being a list of press releases, Gamesbrief aims to make you think with every post.
Non-Executive Director, nDreams
nDreams is the development studio established by Patrick O'Luanaigh to create accessible games with compelling storylines
for new and under-served market segments. nDreams is currently working with Sony on an unnamed project.
GameShadow started life as a piece of technology that automatically keeps a gamer's
software updated with the latest fixes, patches and free updates. During
my tenure, GameShadow switched from a subscription-based to a free service,
implemented an advertising revenue model that saw revenues growing ten-fold
reached a million registered users
and launched a social network
Director and Founder, Lodestar
Lodestar Partners was founded to provide independent corporate finance
to companies in the video and computer games
ranged from mergers and acquisitions and capital raising to general
strategic advice. Clients included SCi/Eidos, Codemasters, Kuju, Blitz,
Argonaut and Deutsche Bank.
Director, Media Investment Banking, Deutsche
I was responsible for the origination and execution of media corporate
finance business, including mergers and acquisitions
, equity capital
and debt products. I particularly focused on the areas
of new media, computer games and advertising agencies.
Financial Officer, ShopSmart
ShopSmart was one of the UK's first comparison shopping websites. I was
a board level director, responsible for raising capital
million) and managing the finances and financial systems as the company
grew ten-fold to over £2.2 million in revenue
Internet Equity Research Analyst, Deutsche
In 1999/2000, I was the lead equity research analyst for Deutsche Bank
in Europe focusing on the consumer Internet sector, covering companies
such as Freeserve, Lycos Europe and Terra Lycos. " Deutsche Bank was ranked No 1 for "Understanding of the New Economy
" in the Primark Extel Survey 2000.