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Investment Team

Summary

Paul Millar – Chief Executive

Paul Millar

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, with an honours degree and post graduate diploma in Accounting from Queens University, Belfast.  He has considerable banking and corporate finance experience having recently spent 7 years in Corporate & Business Banking in Bank of Ireland, and previously to that worked for 10 years  in senior roles in KPMG and Deloitte.  During his career to date, Paul has focused on providing corporate financial advice and bank funding to SMEs in Northern Ireland.

As Chief Executive he is responsible for managing the Fund, including approval of investment decisions as part of the Investment Committee and management of the portfolio of loans invested.

Mob: 07885 756 285
Email: paulmillar[AT]whiterockcp[DOT]co[DOT]uk

David McCurley – Senior Investment Manager

David McCurly

David is a Chartered Accountant with over 9 years of Corporate Finance experience with PwC, including over 3 years based in the USA focusing on cross border M&A. He has investment experience across a range of sectors providing lead M&A and strategic advisory services for a wide variety of clients. His experience includes strategic financial planning and analysis, working capital and cash flow forecasting and management, due diligence and preparation of strategic and financial business plans.

As Senior Investment Manager he is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions.

Mob: 07720 738 973
Email: davidmccurley[AT]whiterockcp[DOT]co[DOT]uk
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Neil McCabe – Senior Investment Manager

Neil McCabe

Neil is a Chartered Accountant with an honours degree and post graduate diploma from University of Ulster, Jordanstown.  He trained in Audit at KPMG, Belfast and worked in Australia for RSM Bird Cameron in 2007 as an Audit Supervisor.  He joins WhiteRock Capital Partners from Bank of Ireland, where he was Relationship Manager in Corporate & Business Banking for a portfolio of SME customers in a variety of industries including, manufacturing, retail and distribution from 2008 to 2012.

As Senior Investment Manager he is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions.

Mob: 07720 738974
Email: neilmccabe[AT]whiterockcp[DOT]co[DOT]uk
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Jenna Mairs – Investment Manager

Jenna Mairs

Jenna has an honours degree from Queen's University and a post graduate diploma in Accounting from University of Ulster.  She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in September 2010.  She joins WhiteRock Capital Partners from an Assistant Manager role at KPMG, where she managed the audits of a varied range of SMEs and large international companies in NI and GB.

As Investment Manager she is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions.

Mob: 07711 377 899
Email: jennamairs[AT]whiterockcp[DOT]co[DOT]uk
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Steven Hayes – Financial Analyst


Steven has an Honours degree from Queen's University in Accounting and Economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in April 2016 with Deloitte, where he worked as an audit executive, specialising in the areas of retail, automotive, food and manufacturing for large multinationals, listed entities and national SMEs.

As Financial Analyst he is responsible for due diligence on potential investments, analysis on investment transactions and portfolio management of investments made.

Mob: 07729105427
Email: stevenhayes[AT]whiterockcp[DOT]co[DOT]uk
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Rhona Barbour – Senior Portfolio Manager

Rhona Barbour

Rhona qualified as a Chartered Accountant in March 2007 and was placed 10th in Ireland in the ICAI Final Admitting Exams. Rhona has over 9 years of experience working in the deals team at PwC. Rhona has experience in preparing business plans and detailed integrated financial projections as well as analysing cash flows for business start-ups, business expansion/growth programmes and acquisitions. Rhona has also experience in financial due diligence, M&A advice on business acquisitions and disposals across a number of industries.

As Senior Portfolio Manager she is responsible for managing the existing portfolio of loans and sourcing follow on investment transactions.

Mob: 07809 341 584
Email: rhonabarbour[AT]whiterockcp[DOT]co[DOT]uk
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Andrew Gowdy – Senior Portfolio Manager

Andrew Gowdy

Andrew joined WhiteRock Capital Partners in 2013 as Portfolio Manager having gained 9 years experience in the banking sector with Bank of Ireland.

Andrew’s banking experience spans SME portfolio management to include the arrangement of cash flow lending, working capital, acquisition finance and more recently, in his role as Business Manager in Challenged Lending, the management of high risk borrowing to include strategic credit risk decision making and debt restructuring.

Andrew graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with an honours degree in Finance.

In his role as Portfolio Manager, Andrew is responsible for managing the existing portfolio of loans and sourcing follow on investment transactions.

Mob: 07712 322 250
Email: andrewgowdy[AT]whiterockcp[DOT]co[DOT]uk
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