NVM welcomes Victoria Howarth and Jason Warren to the investment team

NVM welcomes Victoria Howarth and Jason Warren to the investment team .

4 April 2017

NVM is delighted to announce that it has strengthened its investment team with two new Investment Associate hires, Victoria Howarth and Jason Warren. These appointments continue the growth in the investment team over the last 12 months following on from the recruitment of Charlie Winward in 2016. Victoria and Jason will both be responsible for transacting new early-stage and technology focused private equity investments and the expansion at NVM will provide support as the firm pursues a broader investment strategy.

Victoria, who is based at NVM’s Manchester office, joins from IBM Global Business Services where she spent five years as a senior business and technology consultant working on a wide range of technology consultancy projects with substantial experience of project management, third party management and bid management.

Prior to joining IBM, Victoria graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc degree in Information Systems with Business Studies (with Industrial Placement)  – and was awarded the Deloitte Technology Prize for the best Dissertation for her thesis: The dm+d; a prototype application for the iPhone.

Jason, who will be working from NVM’s Reading office, spent his early career as a software engineer in the financial sector. After completing the graduate scheme at Morgan Stanley, Jason joined the securitised products development team where he built data and analytic tools for strategists and traders. Following this, he worked as a quantitative developer for a systematic hedge fund, acting as the lead developer on the rewrite of the trade generation system and working closely with the research team to implement trading algorithms.

Prior to this, Jason completed both an undergraduate and a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours and winning the Worcester College Society Award for Science Subjects.

Tim Levett, Chairman of NVM, comments: “Adding two young Associates to the existing team will further support our Investment Directors and is an important element in our growth strategy for the next few years.  Both Victoria and Jason bring additional deal-making skills and a broader transaction perspective to NVM. I am extremely excited for the future with these new hires in place.” 

Victoria Howarth, Investment Associate of NVM, comments: “This is a great time to join NVM and I hope to use my background to add value to the team, helping drive continued success in this exciting industry which ultimately contributes to the success of the UK economy. As part of the NVM team, I look forward to working with exciting SMEs within the UK early-stage and technology sectors and helping them to achieve their potential”. 

Jason Warren, Investment Associate of NVM, comments: “It’s an exciting time to be working with NVM as the firm is expanding its team and investment activity in an attractive part of the market.  I am really looking forward to this opportunity and being part of NVM’s ambition for growth”.

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NVM Private Equity is independently owned with over 30 years’ experience of investing in unquoted UK businesses.  NVM is a generalist investor, managing over £270 million of funds, and is differentiated by having executives living and working in regional business communities throughout the UK.  NVM seeks investment opportunities of between £2 million and £12 million in UK businesses which have the right mix of flair, growth potential and market vision. They may be looking to grow organically, acquire another business or secure a management buy-out. www.nvm.co.uk