Jean-Philippe Verdier – Managing Partner & Founder
20+ years’ experience in corporate finance with BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Greenhill & Co. and Jefferies. Successfully executed over 40 transactions with a cumulative value of £20bn/€25bn. Jean-Philippe has an MSc in Business and Management from Neoma Business School (France) and an MSc in Strategy & Leadership as a Sloan Fellow from the London Business School.
Favourite quote: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed” – Theodore Roosevelt
Isabelle Lecat – Operating Officer
Prior experiences include Client Relationship and Account Management, Risk Analysis, Financial Reporting, Product Development, Pricing and Operations through her various roles at Credit Agricole CIB (France), Pernod Ricard Winemaking (Australia), BCD Travel (London) and various non-for-profit organisations.Isabelle has an MSc in Business and Management from SKEMA Business School (France).
Favourite quote: "Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skilful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities"- Anonymous.
Rostyslav Zhuk, CFA – Director
Prior to joining Verdier & Co. in 2021, Rostyslav gained 10+ years of experience in corporate finance with Oakley Advisory, ING, RBS and Deutsche Bank. Successfully executed over 20 transactions across technology, telecommunications, digital infrastructure, business services and healthcare. Rostyslav speaks English, Ukrainian, Russian, German and Polish. He obtained his MSc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Favourite quote: "The secret of success is constancy of purpose" - Benjamin Disraeli .
Alonso Bustamante McLauchlan –Vice President
Prior experience in Capital Markets trading and issuance with J.P. Morgan, Citibank and Credicorp Capital, covering corporates, financial institutions and sovereign clients. Alonso graduated from London Business School with a Master of Business Administration and holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico.
One of his favourite quotes: "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
Rana Akhundlu –Associate
Prior to joining Verdier & Co., Rana gained 6 years of experience in strategy & business development and in M&A across the energy, chemicals and technology sectors. Prior to Verdier & Co., Rana worked at SOCAR and most recently with the cloud business of Microsoft in the UK. Rana graduated from London Business School with a Master of Business Administration and is a CFA level 3 candidate. She speaks English, Turkish, Russian, and Azerbaijani fluently.
Favourite quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world .” – Mahatma Gandhi
Jordi Mirabet Bonet – Associate
Prior experiences include financial accounting, reporting and audit at a Spanish accountancy and business advisory firm. Jordi graduated from University College London with a MSc in Finance and holds a BSc degree in Economics from Queen Mary University of London.
One of his favourite quotes: "Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
Filippo Bartolozzi – Analyst
Prior experience in research and analysis at a French alternative asset management firm as well as at EY Italy in their Advisory and Technology division. Filippo completed his MSc. in Management from London Business School and holds a BSc. degree in Economics and Computer Science from Bocconi University, Italy.
Favourite quote: “There is no favourable wind for he who knows not where he is heading." - Seneca
Adrien Marinace – Analyst
Prior experiences include successfully executing M&A deals in a French M&A boutique as well as in audit with the large-cap division of EY France. Adrien graduated with an MSc. in Management from Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and completed a full-year exchange program in Accounting, Finance and Strategy at the Warwick Business School (University of Warwick, United Kingdom). Adrien speaks fluently French, English and Spanish. He is also a keen traveler and an enthusiastic judoka.
Favourite quote: “"If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door" - Milton Berle
Strategic Advisory Council
Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory benefits from the input of the members of its Strategic Advisory Council. They combine experience and expertise as former CEO of FTSE 250 companies, Former CEO of a UK scale-up business, Chair of a Euronext listed company, former Senior Technology banker, former Head of Equity Capital markets at an international Investment Bank, and sector specialists (e.g. clean energy, technology, e-marketing, big data, environment, FIG).