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Matt Wreford

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chief Executive & Co-Founder, Vernier Partners. Previously CEO of IPGL Limited

Chief Executive & Co-Founder, Vernier Partners. Previously CEO of IPGL Limited

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Founder

Vernier Partners

Advisor

Origin Asset Management
DDCAP
Probability plc
Engine Group
City Index
Horizon Cash Management
Vernier Partners
Exotix

Positions

Chief Executive & Co-Founder Vernier Partners May 2014 - present
Non-Executive Director City Index October 2011 - March 2014
Non-executive Director The Engine Group May 2010 - March 2014
Non-executive Director Probability PLC March 2008 - March 2014
Non Executive Chairman (previously CEO) Exotix Limited March 2007 - March 2014
CEO IPGL Limited October 2006 - March 2014
Non-executive director Insparo Asset Management May 2008 - July 2013
Investor Partner Origin Asset Management December 2006 - October 2011
Non-executive Director RI3K December 2008 - December 2010
Investment Director MMC Ventures May 2002 - October 2006
Manager Deloitte October 1997 - May 2001

Education

University of Oxford Chemistry 1993 - 1997

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • B2B sales
  • • Manufacturing in China
  • • Software Architecture and Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • M&a • Private equity • Business planning • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

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Diane Mix Birnberg
They're my advisor: Horizon Cash Management  •  chairman, horizon cash management. Previously President, Horizon Cash Management. Vanderbilt grad.
Matt is insightful and direct. He has a very quick mind and cuts thru the "noise" to get to the basics of what needs to happen. Results dr ... iven, he keeps everything on track and anticipates the roadblocks. Matt has been the only advisor that I have ever worked with that I trust completely. It is a great pleasure to work with such a intuitive and pragmatic advisor.
Charles Cohen
They're my advisor: Probability plc  •  CEO, Probability plc. Previously Founder, CEO, beenz.com.
Brain the size of a planet, he has a disconcerting talent for finding the needle in every haystack. Utterly honest and completely honourable ... .
Chris Clothier
We worked together  •  Non-executive Director, Sheffield Haworth and Non-Executive Director, DDCAP Limited.
Matt has always had an entrepreneurial streak - he set up a couple of companies while at university and shortly after. He has since spent mo ... st of his career in a VC/family office environment. Throughout all of which he has retained his entrepreneurial spirit and played a lead role in a number of start-ups (setting strategy, hiring team, finding seed capital). He has now left the VC/ family office world to concentrate on his own ventures. Having worked with Matt (at two separate organisations) for 7+ years, I can confidently say there are few people I would prefer as a business partner. He has a first rate intellect, is very persuasive, is easy to get along with, and has interesting ideas. His particular area of expertise is financial markets and he particular knowledge of payments, lending, supply chain/ trade finance, broking, asset manaqement and insurance. Although not a technologist he has an admirable grasp of all things tech and is particularly good at the application of technology to financial services.
Sandeep Bhadra
They're my friends  •  Corporate Development Manager, Cisco Systems. Previously Project Lead, Texas Instruments. Wharton grad.
Deep domain expertise in finance and fin-tech, both as an investor and operator.
Phil Southwell
We worked together  •  CEO, Exotix and Chairman, Axius Infrastructure Asset Management.
Matt is a great entrepreneur because he thinks through the market opportunities; finds a unique angle; sells the idea well & then focuses on ... the execution; & delivers
Mark Preston
We worked together at City Index  •  Executive Chairman and CEO, City Index and Non Executive Director, West Bromwich Building Society.
Very insightful, works hard to understand the value drivers, has excellent experience as a PE investor and has reviewed, invested and reject ... ed many small and medium size investments. He also has a wide network of connections.
Vincent Turner
They're my friends  •  Organizer, fin-tech.org and Founder & CEO, Planwise.
The ideal combination of broad experience, deep domain expertise (financial services) and played both sides of the table (operational and in ... vestor). Matt has been super useful in helping me as an entrepreneur in fintech think about our business, operations and vision from multiple angles
Andrew Chappell
They're my advisor: Exotix  •  Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Sales, Europe, Exotix Limited. Previously Manager, West Merchant Bank.
Matt was exposed to a broad variety of financial companies as part of his role with IPGL. In the cases when IPGL was an investor, Matt woul ... d take a very active role on the company's board of directors where he had to understand the company and it's product in depth. Matt was also ' pitched' to by many other financial companies keen to have IPGL as an investor. Matt was able to use this broad and deep understanding of the financial markets to help the Exotix management navigate the challenges of growing the company and meeting the challenges of constantly evolving competition.
Craig Manson
They're my current cofounder  •  Executive Vice President, International, Dr Foster Intelligence and Trustee and Director (Voluntary), Music and Change.
Matt is a grade A operator with extraordinary intellect matched with incredible drive. In the FinTech space, his understanding and network i ... s unmatched. I quit my job and moved halfway around the world to work with him; if given the opportunity, I'd politely advise you to do the same!

Sandeep Bhadra
Corporate Development Manager, Cisco Systems. Previously Project Lead, Texas Instruments. Wharton grad.
A clear thinker that can cut through the noise to understand the essential elements of an opportunity.

Sandeep Bhadra
They're my friends  •  Corporate Development Manager, Cisco Systems. Previously Project Lead, Texas Instruments. Wharton grad.
Sandeep has excellent analytic capabilities and combines this with deep market understanding and curiosity. Driven & motivated, he has many ... of the hallmarks of the successful entrepreneurs that I have backed as an investor, the most important of which is sufficient self awareness to know when to pivot.