The Directors

David Tallboys

David Tallboys graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a BSc Honours degree in Economics and International Relations. He also gained a Masters degree in Business Analysis at Lancaster University after which he worked with Price Waterhouse in London for two years before going to Bahrain with Ernst & Young. This was followed by two years in South America working mostly in Rio de Janeiro for Brazilian Investment Advisory Services, a Brazilian consultancy firm with whom he structured one of the first management buyouts in Brazil at a time when they were known as "bootstrap" deals.

Following a year as a customer services manager in the Granada Group, he joined Kleinwort Benson in London working with its corporate banking group involved in lending to management buy-outs. He then joined Schroder Ventures where he was involved in structuring large buy-outs for both quoted and unquoted companies. Later he started working for Security Pacific Hoare Govett Equity Ventures and was involved in extensive re-negotiations and assessment of new deals on its behalf prior to Equity Ventures doing its own buy-out since when it has been independent with David Tallboys as an MD and joint shareholder   

David is a member of the illustrious Association of Lighthouse Keepers; and a member of the Travellers Club in Pall Mall. He plays tennis and racketball at the East Glos Club in Cheltenham.

Robert  Lindemann 

After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford with an Honours degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics, he worked for the First National Bank of Boston in London before attending INSEAD. He worked as a management consultant with Ernst & Young and subsequently as a private consultant advising industrial companies.

After spending two years with the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Security Pacific Bank he moved to Hoare Govett having worked on the acquisition by Security Pacific of a 30% stake in Hoare Govett, the first example of a foreign firm investing in a member of The Stock Exchange. He was Senior Vice President of Hoare Govett Incorporated, latterly with specific responsibility for Europe; and was instrumental in forming Security Pacific Hoare Govett Equity Ventures which he joined as a Director, and  was directly involved in all its investment activity before arranging the buy-out of Equity Ventures.

Robert is a US citizen who divides his time between the UK and USA. Riding is his prime recreation but he no longer plays polo, which is a relief to the ponies.