Angel investor, board recruiter and adviser Ralph Grayson, founder partner of Sainty, Hird and Partners will share his knowledge of recruiting highly effective boards of directors and why they can have a significant influence on the success of an organisation.

He will discuss how to maximise valuation and funding, through the optimal alignment of the Founder, Chair, Executive team and Board. This webinar will give us insights into why a board is integral to a business, who startups should be hiring and the best ways to work with the CEO, Chair and founder.

The webinar will also focus on how an executive team and board should evolve throughout the funding journey to exit, common mistakes made by founders and how to take a dynamic approach to hiring, team composition and the conflicting demands of various investor groups – such as what investors can offer beyond money and how best to keep a true alignment of interest between founders, employees and investors.

Join us for this exciting webinar on 2nd Nov 2023 at 12 pm and unlock the potential of valuation and funding.

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Ralph Grayson
Founder Partner
Ralph has 30 years’ of board and executive management recruitment experience. He also has 20 years’ experience as a founder and successful angel investor, with multiple successful exists.

After many years recruiting senior management and executives across the waterfront of the Investment Banking, he now focusses on board and executive management level recruitment for start-ups, scale-ups, growth and pre-IPO companies, as well as acting on behalf of university spin outs, VCs, family offices, high-net-worth individuals and angel syndicates & investors.

Ralph was a co-founder of Sainty Hird & Partners in 1996. He has a BA in Modern History and an MSc in Management Science from Durham University.
Susanne Chishti
CEO and Founder, FINTECH Circle
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform for C-level innovation workshops and fintech courses.

Susanne is the Co-Editor of the bestselling The FINTECH Book Series published by Wiley. The Series include The FINTECH Book, which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book. In 2020 Wiley published the ultimate fintech guide FinTech for Dummies, which is co-authored by Susanne.

She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and is a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School.

After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term "fintech" was invented) in the Silicon Valley 25 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.
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