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    Katie Beck joins Finatal’s Board of Directors

    January 18, 2021

    Finatal are pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Beck to Finatal’s Board of Directors as Non-Exec Chair.

    Katie brings an impressive and diverse background to Finatal. She is a highly experienced and commercial board director with over 18 years’ experience working with and investing in PE-backed mid-market businesses; starting her career with Lazards before moving into private equity with Doughty Hanson and Darwin Private Equity.

    Katie was most recently a Partner and Head of Portfolio at August Equity LLP, where she got to know the Finatal team well. With a wealth of experience across high-growth businesses, Finatal are delighted to have Katie join the board.

    David Rooney, CEO said of the appointment “Katie’s experience and knowledge of both our company and the private equity industry brings a great strength to our business and I am delighted to welcome Katie to the board to advise us during an ambitious, high-growth period for the business. Her input from a strategic perspective will be highly significant as we plan the next phase of the business’ growth and expansion. Given the disruption to the industry from Covid, the business has traded extremely well through 2020 and enhancing the board with Katie’s arrival underlines our commitment to now accelerate the growth of the business.”

    Paul Blant, Managing Director: “We are delighted to welcome Katie to the Finatal board. Finatal will benefit from Katie’s extensive knowledge of the private equity market and how the industry operates. She brings a great mix of private equity knowledge and growth business acumen and will be a tremendous asset to Finatal”

    Commenting on her appointment, Katie said “Having known the Finatal team for a number of years I believe there is a great opportunity to build on business’ already established position in the private equity market to deliver significant growth. I am excited to be joining the Board at this time and look forward to working with the team during the next phase of the journey.”