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Top Influencers: 5 UK Co-founder and Executive Chairman’s To Follow in 2022

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman role. We have selected these Co-Founder and Executive Chairman’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Co-Founder and Executive Chairman’s. The list is in no particular order!

Graham Edwards

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman @ Telereal Trillium

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Graham Graham Edwards is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Telereal Trillium. He initiated the transaction which resulted in 6,700 properties being transferred from BT to Telereal in a £2.4bn property outsourcing deal. In January 2009, Graham led the negotiations which resulted in the acquisition of Trillium from Land Securities Group Plc. This transaction firmly established Telereal Trillium as the market leader in property outsourcing and investment, creating a combined business with annual revenues in excess of £1 billion. Prior to Telereal Trillium, Graham was chief investment officer of Talisman Global Asset Management, having established it as the Pears FSA registered asset management arm – today having AUM in excess of £1bn. Before joining Talisman, Graham held positions as a fund manager at Merrill Lynch Investment Management and head of finance for the BT Group Plc’s property department. He read economics at Cambridge University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA), the Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT), the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Learn more about Graham Edwards on Crunchbase…

Telereal Trillium provides real estate management services in the United Kingdom. Read more aboutTelereal Trillium on Crunchbase…

Nicholas Shekerdemian

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman @ Headstart

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Nicholas Shekerdemian is the co-founder and executive chairman at Headstart. Learn more about Nicholas Shekerdemian on Crunchbase…

Headstart is diversity recruiting software focused on breaking the cycle of exclusion. Read more aboutHeadstart on Crunchbase…

Paul Ellis

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman @ Electron

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Paul Ellis is co-founder and CEO at Electron, a new platform focusing on reinventing the retail energy market in the UK using the Ethereum blockchain. Prior to Electron, Paul spent 13 years in Investment Banking. He founded a development business and fin tech incubator. He then created and ran an electronic trading platform for credit derivatives for a number of years. Learn more about Paul Ellis on Crunchbase…

Electron is accelerating the energy industry’s transition to Net Zero by making granular, market-based interactions possible. Read more aboutElectron on Crunchbase…

James Otter

Co-founder and Executive Chairman @ Renovos

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James has extensive corporate commercial experience including a range of international management positions with Zeneca Agrochemicals and led a major turnaround while on the board of Spectris plc. Over the last 15 years he has focused on the bioscience SME sector, both as an investor while chairman of Hygea VCT and as CEO of several SMEs focused on imaging, drug delivery, telemedicine and cell culture. James brings a wealth of invaluable start-up, investment, governance and commercialisation experience to Renovos Biologics Ltd., essential to the role of Chairman. Learn more about James Otter on Crunchbase…

Providing orthopaedic regenerative medicine solutions Read more aboutRenovos on Crunchbase…

James Otter

Co-founder and Executive Chairman @ Renovos

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James has extensive corporate commercial experience including a range of international management positions with Zeneca Agrochemicals and led a major turnaround while on the board of Spectris plc. Over the last 15 years he has focused on the bioscience SME sector, both as an investor while chairman of Hygea VCT and as CEO of several SMEs focused on imaging, drug delivery, telemedicine and cell culture. James brings a wealth of invaluable start-up, investment, governance and commercialisation experience to Renovos Biologics Ltd., essential to the role of Chairman. Learn more about James Otter on Crunchbase…

Providing orthopaedic regenerative medicine solutions Read more aboutRenovos on Crunchbase…

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Top Influencers: 5 UK Co-Founder and Commercial Director’s To Follow in 2022

Top Influencers: 5 UK Co-Founder/COO’s To Follow in 2022