Co-Founders and CEO
The founding partners of Stafford Timberland and Stafford Private Equity, now trading as Stafford Capital Partners, had the vision to create a global alternative asset management firm unlike any other. Meet our co-founders and CEO.
Richard co-founded Stafford Timberland and co-developed Stafford Private Equity’s initial international expansion plan. Prior to this, Richard was CEO of Pantheon Ventures. He is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation and investment evaluation. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and has a BSc Honours in Chemistry from Exeter University.
Geoff co-founded Stafford Timberland and Stafford Private Equity. Prior to this, he founded Pantheon Ventures’ Asia Pacific operations before it was acquired by Pantheon. Geoff is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation, and investment evaluation. He holds Bachelor degrees in law and finance, and earned a Masters degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan Fellow).
Stephen is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation and investment sourcing and evaluation for Private Equity in Australia and New Zealand. He co-founded Stafford Capital Partners in 2000. Prior to Stafford Capital Partners, Stephen spent over 10 years at Macquarie Bank’s Asset Management Division, where he established and invested its $220 million private equity program. Stephen joined Macquarie Bank when it acquired Risk Averse Money Managers, of which he was an owner and director.
Angus is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation and investment evaluation across Stafford Capital Partners. He previously spent 14 years working on direct investments in private equity and venture capital. Angus started his career with Thompson Clive Partners, a life sciences and technology venture capital firm with investments in Europe and the US. He then co-founded Solon Ventures, a UK venture capital firm.