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
Mogens Feng – Senior Analyst
Prior experience in investment banking, private equity, equity research and private wealth management with HSBC, Nomura, CITIC Securities and other financial services companies. Mogens graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Finance and holds a B.S. degree with co-concentrations in Finance and Global Business as well as Minor in Mathematics from NYU Stern.
One of his favourite quotes: “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” - Napoleon Hill
Isabella Madiedo Soto – Analyst
Prior experience in quantitative finance research and applications, macroeconomics and capital markets with Grupo Bancolombia. Isabella graduated from London Business School with a MSc in Management and holds a B.E degree in Industrial Engineering with concentration in operations research and modelling from Universidad de Los Andes.
One of her favourite quotes: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison
Gaelle Mechine – Operating Officer
20 years + of experience in Account Management, Project Management and Production, she has played a key role in the development of three start-ups. Passionate about literature and languages with a Master’s Degree in Languages applied to Business from the Sorbonne University in Paris, she started in the language industry before moving on to the financial sector including experience with KYC in Thomson Reuters and financial advisory firms, in the UK since the years 2000s.
Favourite quote: “To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill
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, Chair of a Euronext listed company, European Business Development executive at a US technology “Unicorn”, Non-Executive Director, former Senior Technology banker, former Head of Equity Capital markets at an international Investment Bank, and sector specialists (e.g. clean energy, technology, big data, environment, FIG).