Our expert Business Development Team operates nationally and are committed to working with you to achieve the right outcomes for your clients. We pride ourselves on delivering a professional and personalised service, in every single interaction.

ANDY BURT - Head of Business Development

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Andy joined Puma Investments in 2018 as Head of Business Development and is based in London.

Most recently, Andy was a Regional Sales Director at Octopus Investments, where he led a team of business development managers and was responsible for business development across London and Southern England. 

With almost 20 years of financial services experience, Andy began his career at Allianz Global Investors before moving to WestLB Investment Bank. He qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Statistical Science from City University Business School and holds the Investment Management Certificate and Investment Administration Qualification.

JACK SALISBURY - Head of Internal Business Development

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Jack joined us from Octopus Investments where he was the Area Sales Manager for London and the South East. He had previously spent three years as a Business Development manager at Octopus Investments, prior to which he worked in partnerships at Moneycorp Foreign Exchange.

Jack graduated from Bournemouth University, where he studied Business Studies with Financial Services.

KAREN SULLIVAN - Head of Strategic Partnerships

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Karen joined Puma Investments as Head of Strategic Partnerships in 2019. She spent three years as Head of Strategic Partnerships at Time Investments having moved to TIME from Octopus Investments where she managed Strategic Partnership relationships as part of a wider team.  

Prior to this, she spent 13 years with Canada Life across various teams before moving into the Distribution Division looking after National Accounts.  Karen started working life on the management training programme with the John Lewis Partnership based in Oxford Street before she moved away from retail into the financial services sector. 

Having achieved full FPC qualification when at Canada Life, Karen went on to achieve Level 4 qualification in 2014.

CHARLIE STOOP – Senior Business Development Manager

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Charlie joined Puma Investments as a Business Development Manager from Octopus Investments where he spent just over 4 years working in both their Investment and Property team. Charlie has previously worked at G2 Healthcare Resourcing as a Consultant.

He obtained a BSc Honours Degree in Business Economics & Finance from Loughborough University.


ALASTAIR JOHNSTON - Business Development Manager

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Alastair is a Business Development Manager for London.

Prior to Puma, he worked at Brightedge as a Strategic Account Manager. He has also worked at Accenture, as part of the sales team in their technology division.

Alastair graduated from Leeds Beckett University, where he studied Marketing.

SEAN DAVIES - Business Development Manager

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Sean joined Puma in 2022.

Previously he worked at Private Equity International where he was in the Business Development team, prior to that he was a part of an Executive Search Firm focusing on the Hedge Fund space. 

Sean graduated from Trinity Conservatoire in 2019.

NADIA HALILA - Senior Business Development Manager

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Nadia joined Puma Investments in 2016 as a Business Development Manager. 

Nadia spent the previous 4 years at Octopus Investments. Nadia focused on the South East region in her previous role with a particular specialism in Inheritance Tax products.

Nadia is a qualified Financial Planner and graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Economics.

FARIDA NURBHAI - Business Development Manager

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Farida joined Puma Investments from LGBR Capital, where she was a Business Development Manager in tax-efficient investing. Prior to this she worked at The Ingenious Group on an Internship.

Farida graduated from the School of Oriental African Studies, University of London (SOAS), where she studied BSc Economics. 

JUSTIN ELMES - Senior Business Development Manager

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Justin joined Puma Investments in 2016 as a Senior Business Development Manager.

Justin was responsible for all sales and marketing activity in the South West for Ingenious Investments’ EIS and Business Relief products. He also spent a number of years at Octopus Investments and prior to that the ECU Group Plc, where he was responsible for establishing and developing relationships with financial advisers and their clients.

TOBY WADDINGTON - Business Development Manager

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Toby joined us from ArchOver Business Lending, where he was a Commercial Associate. He has also previously worked as a Business Developer at Ebury Partners.

Toby graduated from the University of York in 2016, where he studied Business Management.

SIMON MCILWAINE - Business Development Manager

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Simon joined Puma in 2021 as a Business Development Manager for the South West. Prior to Puma, he worked at Pinnacle Investment Management in Australia, where he was a Business Development Manager looking after the Financial Adviser Market for over 3 years. Simon also worked at BT Financial Group which is the Wealth Management arm of Westpac Group as a Wealth Consultant. 

Simon holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the International College of Management Sydney, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Marketing from the University of Technology Sydney and has recently completed an MBA. 

HAYDEN PATTISON - Business Development Manager

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Hayden is an experienced Business Development Manager that has recently returned to the UK after working in Private Equity in Vancouver, Canada.

Prior to living in Canada, Hayden worked in sales at various organisations including St. James’s Place and Octopus Investments.

Hayden also holds a degree in Economics from University of London, Birkbeck College.

CLAIRE FIFIELD - Business Development Manager

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Claire joined Puma from Selina Finance, where she worked as a Business Development Executive in their Secured Business Lending department. Prior to this, she worked at Nimbus Ninety in their Membership team while studying at university. 

She studied Communication Media and Culture and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University, where she also actives the rank of JUO with the Officer Training Corps completing her Foundation Parachute License.

GEORGIA DUNSTER - Business Development Manager

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Georgia joined Puma in 2022. Previously, she worked at BCIM, where she was a Client Relationship Associate. Alongside, Georgia also worked on a start-up project "Funding Index" a portal for investors to identify companies seeking venture capital, crowdfunding or angel as a Head of Partnerships. 

She is currently working towards the Investment Advice Diploma offered by the CISI.

LEWIS KILMINSTER - Business Development Manager


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Lewis joined Puma Investments as an Internal Business Development Manager. Previously, Lewis worked at Thomson Keene, where he was a Recruitment Consultant within the financial sector for three years.

Lewis gained a degree in Economics and Politics at the University of Manchester.


GEORGE CLELLAND - Business Development Manager

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George joined Puma Investments in 2021 and is a Business Development Manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North England. 

He previously worked at West Hill Capital where he spent two and half years in their Equity Sales team, raising capital for EIS qualifying investments. 

George graduated from the University of Leeds, where he studied French and Modern Languages.

ANDREW DERRINGTON – Senior Business Development Manager

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Andrew joined Puma Investments in 2016 and is permanently based in Scotland.

Previously he was Business Development Manager for the West of Scotland at Octopus Investments. Prior to that Andrew worked for Ingenious Investments and Future Capital Partners, distributing products into the UK Intermediary Market. Andrew is a qualified chartered accountant.

DAVID JOHNSTON – Business Development Manager

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 David joined Puma in 2022. Previously, he worked at TIME Investments, where he was Business Development Manager for the West of England and South Wales. Prior to that, he was part of the Multi-Manager team at Octopus Investments.

Dave studied History at the University of Exeter, before going on to study a Masters in Management at Warwick Business School.

ALEX KENNEDY - Business Development Manager

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Alex joined Puma in 2022.

Previously he worked at Salboy, a leading property developer in the Northwest. Whilst there he was a senior member of the Sales and Business Development team.

Prior to that, Alex worked freelance for various property development companies, helping raise finance and sell individual projects.

CONOR GRAY - Business Development Manager

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Connor joined Puma in 2022.

Previously he worked at Liverpool Victoria where he was an Account Manager for the Midlands within Wealth Management.

He is currently studying for his RO1 exam.