Our investment team come from diverse backgrounds with complementary skills and experiences, however we share a common vision, to create transformational value for our network of entrepreneurs and investors. We create an open environment where we encourage collaboration ensuring people’s skills are recognised, nurtured, and employed.
  • William T. Comfort III

    Chief Investment Officer

    William T. Comfort III

    Chief Investment Officer

    Ty was a private equity investor with CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm based in London, England, from February 1995 until December 2000. From February 2001 to February 2003 he served as a consultant to Citicorp Venture Capital (CVC). He is now principal of Conversion Capital Partners Limited, an investment fund he founded in 2003, with offices in London and New York.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and a Juris Doctor and Master of Law in tax law from New York University School of Law.

  • William T. Comfort IV

    Non-Executive Director


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    William T. Comfort IV

    Non-Executive Director

    William comes from a Private Equity and Venture Capital background, having worked in Spain, USA and UK.

    He currently serves on the board of Fine+Rare, Kompas, Le Book, Nexus Media Events, a21, AMP, IWSC and is a board advisor to Nuba, Wamos, the ADV Foundation and the Moniker Foundation.

    William holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor and Master of Law in tax law from New York University School of Law.

  • Ajit Puri

    Investment Director


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    Ajit Puri

    Investment Director

    Ajit has extensive experience working with senior executives and management teams to develop corporate strategy, lead corporate development, and guide the overall transaction process. He comes from a Private Equity and Venture Capital background, having worked in India, USA, and UK.

    He currently serves on the board of The Conversion Group, The IWSC, Agency 21, and Gracie Events, amongst others. He is also a Trustee of the ADV Foundation.

    Ajit holds a master’s degree in Accounting from Mumbai University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a CFA® Charterholder.

  • Richard Stoppard

    Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer


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    Richard Stoppard

    Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

    Richard is a senior marketing and strategy executive with 25+ years’ international blue-chip experience across a number of sectors including: Events, CPG, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Richard has a proven track record in implementation and the delivery of outstanding results across developed and emerging markets from UK/US to China, Mexico and Brazil.

    At The Conversion Group Richard leads strategy development and sits on the boards of The Conversion Group Inc, The Conversion Group Ltd, Nexus Media Events, Le Book and Columbus Media & Events.

    In addition to his roles at The Conversion Group, Richard is also the chair of the ADV Foundation and Moniker Foundation trustee boards a non-executive director of Kathryn Sargent Bespoke Tailoring and the Chair of the Management Division Advisory Board at the University of Leeds Business School.