Lightbulb Leadership Solutions bolsters Private Equity Value Creation Team with arrival of acclaimed executive

Lightbulb Leadership Solutions has appointed Bill Hogan to support growth in its Private Equity client base.

With a strong track record for successfully driving turnaround performance in SMB and enterprise organisations, as well as leading multiple M&A transactions culminating in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, Bill joins the business as a key member of its private equity value creation team.

A challenger brand to the big-four consultancy-firms, Manchester-based Lightbulb Leadership supports its clients across a range of change and transformation, encompassing C-suite and board advisory, strategic business consulting, leadership transition, talent & succession planning and leadership development.

And working specifically with Private Equity clients, its value creation team works with investors to ensure higher exit returns in portfolios and support the raising of further capital.

With his 30+ years’ experience, latterly as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director for VWR International with responsibility for seven countries across northern Europe and responsible for a $600 million revenue business and 1,500 people, Bill’s appointment is set to add real value to the team.

And Bill is no stranger to Lightbulb Leadership, having enlisted Managing Director Fiona McKay to successfully lead a single country transformation project to drive revenues from €23 million to €63 million and 15% EBITDA in a five-year timeframe during his tenure at VWR.

His appointment comes as the business has increased its projects across the Private Equity community, working with investors and portfolio companies, enabling management teams to drive growth, build scale and release value, in the post COVID world.

Managing Director Fiona McKay said:

“Now more than ever Private Equity teams are needing to maximise their investments and the key to achieving that is through people, leadership and their ability to reset, reimagine and retool, allowing portfolio investments to reach true potential. Never has that been as important than in the current climate.

“I am delighted Bill is joining our team to help us further support our private equity clients. He has achieved phenomenal success across the investment spectrum and is adept building and leading high-performance teams. He will be a real asset to our business.”

Associate Director Bill Hogan said:

“I am delighted to be joining Lightbulb Leadership at a time where we can make a real impact on the investment community. With vast experience in taking moribund businesses and making them profitable, I am looking forward to working with Fiona and her team to drive forward our client businesses.

“Having worked with Fiona and witnessed first-hand the commercial impact of her transformation programmes, delivering against fierce targets as part of VWR Ireland’s five-year-vision, I know the effect strong leadership and transformational thinking can have on a business. I look forward to taking this proposition to the wider market.”

For more information contact Katharine McNamara / 07966 505661

About Lightbulb Leadership

A challenger brand to the big four consultancy firms, the company works with established names across the globe, as well as emerging growth businesses, supporting them across a range of programmes encompassing strategic business consultancy, executive coaching, leadership transition, succession planning and leadership development.

With a track record for delivering measurable business outcomes, the team consistently challenges the status quo, inspiring and empowering businesses to think differently, enabling and empowering their people to confidently step out of their comfort zones and enable future growth.

Unlike some of its contemporaries, it is within Lightbulb Leadership’s DNA to blend strategy with a hands-on approach, architecting, implementing and helping to deliver positive and profitable outcomes, inspiring long-term and meaningful change.

Active in the field of progressing gender equality in the workplace, Lightbulb Leadership Solutions delivers a cutting-edge development programme ‘Winning Women’, designed to accelerate female leadership talent to the C Suite.

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Busy Wills & Inheritance Team Expands at Clifton Ingram

Clifton Ingram LLP, the Thames Valley law firm with offices in Wokingham and Reading, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tyla Robins as a Solicitor in the Wills & Inheritance team.

Tyla will be based in Clifton Ingram’s Reading office and be working on Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney arrangements. Tyla has spent the last 3.5 years as a qualified private client solicitor for a London firm.

Stephanie Rose, Partner Wills & Inheritance team said, “We’re really looking forward to Tyla joining our busy Wills & Inheritance team. Tyla will be based in our Reading office and cover Wills, Probate and LPAs. With increasing demand at present Tyla’s previous experience will enable her to start helping our clients immediately.” Stephanie Rose, Partner, Clifton Ingram.

Clifton Ingram’s Tax Planning, Wills & Probate, Tax & Trusts team is one of the largest in the Thames Valley and is ranked in the Legal 500.

Graphic: Tyla Robins, Solicitor.

For further information contact:
Stephanie Rose
Clifton Ingram LLP
Telephone: 0118 978 0099

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AngelMD Adds Executive Medical Director to Senior Leadership Team

AngelMD is proud to announce the addition of a clinician-entrepreneur-investor to the ranks of its growing leadership team. Murdoc Khaleghi, MD, MBA has stepped into the role of Executive Medical Director and will focus on physician engagement/education and investment analysis.

“Dr. Khaleghi is the perfect addition to the team. His entrepreneurial and investing experience, while also having been a physician and hospital leader, give him a perspective that ensures we are effectively working with physicians and health systems to evaluate and advise ventures.” said Tobin Arthur, CEO AngelMD.

Murdoc Khaleghi, MD, MBA is an Emergency Medicine physician who has co-founded and/or served as Founding Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer of several life science and health technology ventures including StemoniX, EverlyWell, WellnessFX, and others. After years of angel investing, more recently he has led the Life Science investing cohort of Rockies Venture Club, one of the largest in the country. He has also served as President/CEO of Westfield Emergency Physicians and Chief Medical Information Office of Baystate Noble Hospital. Dr. Khaleghi has degrees in medicine, bioengineering, and business, from Columbia University, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego.

The heart of the AngelMD network has been physicians, dentists, and scientists, and has developed clinician talent on the management team to optimize network growth and engagement. Physician members of the AngelMD community help source, evaluate and advise companies to create company and physician success.

About AngelMD
AngelMD — an online Healthcare Investment and Innovation Marketplace — connects and engages a network of healthcare providers and subject matter experts, angel and institutional investors and private healthcare companies through a technology platform to create better outcomes for investors, entrepreneurs and patients. For more information, visit

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AngelMD Adds Institutional Finance Veterans to Team

Veteran Wall Street Bankers Join AngelMD To Make Private Healthcare Investing More Accessible and Institutional-Grade.

AngelMD is expanding its financial operations team with the addition of several talented veteran bankers. Bob Velez is leading the corporate development efforts at AngelMD and has begun to assemble a team to operate as a boutique healthcare investment bank offering proprietary fund and single investment products into the market.

Joining Mr. Velez is Ramsey Jallad, Michael Schmanske and Andrew Malloy.

“From the outset, we knew there was a significant opportunity to build institutional-grade investment offerings in private healthcare. The early stage investing market has traditionally been very analog and amateur. Our physician membership helps to source, evaluate and advise companies; and now they can invest alongside a rapidly growing network of institutional investment partners being assembled and managed by Bob Velez and his team. Simply put, Bob is a force who is ideally suited to leading this important effort.” said Tobin Arthur, CEO AngelMD.

Bob Velez: Mr. Velez is a former U.S. Marine who brings 25 years of brokering and sales experience in the Inter Broker Dealer market at firms including Arian Financial Services, AiX and BGC Partners. Mr Velez specializes in launching new institutional grade products and creating liquidity in both voice and digital markets. He has successfully created and matured markets for products in both European Energy markets, and globally, with innovative equity derivative products. Mr Velez will be leading AngelMD global corporate development, assembling an Institutional Syndicate and leading AngelMD’s Institutional Investment Banking team.

Ramsey Jallad: Mr. Jallad has over 22 years’ experience at JP Morgan, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, as well as a number of tech and real estate startup companies in the UK and US. Over his career, he has focused on providing strategic advisory and investment services to Family Offices, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Quasi-government institutions and Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals in the Middle East and Europe. He graduated from Clark University in Business Administration. Mr Ramsey will lead the company relationships with strategic investors, family offices, universities, hospital groups and sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East.

Michael Schmanske: Mr. Schmanske is a 24 year wall street professional. Previously he was head of US volatility trading and managing director at Legham. He developed theoretical pricing models for the VIX and introduced a cross-asset approach to risk management at Barclays Capital. Mr. Schmanske oversaw the launch of the volatility asset class platform which includes the iPath volatility ETNs (VXX and VXZ).  He was the founder of his own hedge fund and was a trader at Nomura and was a market marker for Susquehanna International Group on the CBOE. During his career he has served on the board of directors for the CBOE Futures Exchange, and is currently on the board of ABR Dynamics Funds and EQDerivatives publications. He acquired a BS in aerospace engineering from MIT and a M.S.E in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University. Mr. Schmanske will lead financial operations to include institutional grade research, analysis, product structuring and compliance.

Andrew Malloy: Mr. Malloy has an extensive career on Wall Street with a particular expertise in family office management and alternative fund development. In addition to his first-hand experience in his own family’s multi-generational investment activity, he continues to advise families, and investment officers of families, across the spectrum. Mr. Malloy’s first alternative investment experience was with Loeb Partners, structuring fund of hedge fund products while at Bear Stearns in the mid 80s. Among his additional roles, he was a Partner and CIO at TAG Associates and went on to direct Business Strategy and Development at Wisdom Tree. He graduated from Villanova in psychology. Mr. Malloy is a Sr. Advisor to AngelMD and works closely with its growing network of family office partners.

About AngelMD

AngelMD — an online Healthcare Investment and Innovation Marketplace — connects and engages a network of healthcare providers and subject matter experts, angel and institutional investors and private healthcare companies through a technology platform to create better outcomes for investors, entrepreneurs and patients. For more information, visit

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AngelMD Adds Two Physicians to Senior Leadership Team

AngelMD is proud to announce that it is expanding its executive team with the addition of Mark Foimson, MD, MBA in the role of Chief Medical Officer and Katie Richardson, MD in the role of Executive Director of Clinician Engagement.

AngelMD has thousands of physician and dentist members from all specialties and from every state in the US. Among the clinician membership at large are special member groups including the Ambassador Team, the Clinical Advisory Board and Scientific Advisory Board. In addition to serving as a key spokesperson for the company, Dr. Froimson will work to build and engage each of the key clinical constituencies that comprise the growing AngelMD community.

“Dr. Froimson has been an incredible advisor for the past few years and has an uncanny grasp of the day-to-day needs and interests of physicians as well as clarity around startup, industry and hospital system needs. Dr. Richardson is an equally special leader and brings her passion for innovation and interest in exposing physicians to rewarding opportunities outside their clinical practice.” said Tobin Arthur, CEO AngelMD.

Among key focuses for Dr. Froimson is the launch of the forthcoming mobile app and maturation of the platform to optimize engagement. In addition, Dr. Froimson is a core voice in creating a strong connection between clinicians and entrepreneurs to better identify leading innovations and accelerate the most deserving through their iterative life-cycle.

As the physician and dentist membership of AngelMD continues to accelerate, Dr. Richardson will be focusing on education and engagement of the clinician members. Key to this effort is fortifying relationships with the growing group of national medical societies working with AngelMD to educate their members around entrepreneurship, advisory opportunities and investment.

Mark Froimson, MD, MBA is an orthopedic surgeon who served as President of AAHKS and as CEO of Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital among his many roles. Katie Richardson, MD is a trained pediatrician who has spent the last 15 years practicing with Kaiser Permanente Colorado and has been working with startups in the growing Colorado ecosystem for the last several years.

About AngelMD
AngelMD — an online Healthcare Investment and Innovation Marketplace — connects and engages a network of healthcare providers and subject matter experts, angel and institutional investors and private healthcare companies through a technology platform to create better outcomes for investors, entrepreneurs and patients. For more information, visit

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Berkeley Rowe expands team with new Corporate Partner Akbar Ali

Specialist commercial and corporate law firm Berkeley Rowe is delighted to announce the appointment of Akbar Ali as a Partner and Head of Corporate. He will be based in our London office in Mayfair. Akbar has many years of experience as a mergers & acquisitions lawyer and joins us from being a highly reputable law firm where he was Head of Corporate.

Akbar has a wealth of international experience, having worked for a leading global US law firm, as well as in-house at a Swiss Corporate. His talent and results-led approach enabled him to have a swift rise into becoming head of department and leading a team specialising in M&A. His principal focus at Berkeley Rowe will be expanding and developing our established corporate practice whilst evolving the corporate team towards niche areas including capital markets and international cross-border transactions.

Akbar is sector agnostic and has worked on deals from £1 million to hundreds of million. His record of corporate transactions includes:

  • acquisition of an international clothing retailer;
  • acquisition of Middle East based hotel chain;
  • disposal of energy assets nationally and internationally;
  • acquisition of largest independent accountancy practice in the UK;
  • acquisition of European reseller of US based manufacturer; and
  • disposal of leading cloud storage listed business to US private equity.

Akbar also undertake general commercial work including franchise arrangements, terms and conditions, banking and finance, legal opinions and more.

Tom Keya, Chief Executive Officer, Berkeley Rowe, said: “We have acted on a number of complex and interesting reported corporate and commercial matters in the past few years. Corporate is an area that is rapidly expanding in our practice and I am excited to have Akbar Ali on board to lead it. He brings with him a wealth of experience and the high level of energy and dynamic approach that has made us stand out amongst our peers.”

Akbar Ali, Corporate Partner, Berkeley Rowe, said“I am excited to be joining the team at Berkeley Rowe and feel that my experience complements the firm’s dynamic and innovative approach to corporate transactions and ambitious plans generally. I am looking forward to working with and growing the department into new exciting areas.”

For further press information:

  • Contact Sam Allcock at PR Fire.
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About Berkeley Rowe:

  • Berkeley Rowe are a specialist commercial and corporate law firm with a modern and international reach.
  • The firm was established in 2017 to bring high quality City legal advice to a Mayfair location in London. Since then, the firm has opened offices in Dubai and New York with plans to expand to more locations internationally.

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Exide To Sponsor Intact GP Racing Team for 2020 Moto2 Season

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, has renewed its partnership as a premium sponsor of the Intact GP racing team for the 2020 Moto2 season. As a popular series on the motorcycle racing calendar, Moto2 attracts large audiences around the world and is a compelling marketing platform for global brands like Exide.

For the 2020 season, the Intact GP team includes Tom Lüthi, the experienced Swiss rider who ended 2019 with four podiums in the final four races to finish third overall. He is joined by German teammate Marcel Schrötter, who had his most successful season in 2019, including a second place in Austin, to finish eighth overall. The team finished a narrow second in 2019 and has set its sights on the top spot this year. Intact GP is also vying for MotoE success, with Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter on board an Energica Ego Corsa electric bike.

The 2020 MotoGP season will see 30 riders compete in 20 international races. Global coverage on radio and TV, including Eurosport, will broadcast the events to millions of viewers globally. Described as the pinnacle of motorcycle technology, the championship features prototype bikes with cutting-edge technical innovations and is therefore popular with both racing fans and manufacturers.

Exide’s sponsorship will spotlight its Motorbike & Sport range, which includes Exide Li-Ion, GEL, AGM Ready, AGM and Conventional motorcycle batteries, each specially designed for particular uses. Exide’s ultra-lightweight Li-Ion enables more responsive handling of the motorcycle, as well as being maintenance free and offering impressive safety features.

“We’re all excited to be sponsored again by Exide,” said Intact GP’s Tom Lüthi. “They produce top-of-the-line batteries for high-performance motorbikes and have some of the most reliable and advanced technology available. Exide Li-Ion is up to 80% lighter than a standard lead-acid battery, which makes the motorcycle more responsive.”

The season got underway on the 8th of March in Qatar.

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Tom Ammann Returns to CMT Sales Team

CHESTERFIELD, MI, March 9, 2020 – Columbia Marking Tools is thrilled to welcome back veteran tool manufacturer’s representative, Tom Amman. Tom will be representing the Columbia Marking Tools in the US southeast region. Tom has been serving the Metal Stamping and Plastic Injection manufacturing/assembly industries for 20 years. He is motivated by the opportunity to with work with engineers to provide solutions to manufacturing issues so client companies can be efficient and effective serving their customers.

Tom enjoys representing the CMT product line because he says, “I value the focus on quality at CMT’s manufacturing and assembling facilities. CMT is dedicated to delivering unique solutions to solve people’s problems.” Tom’s strength as a manufacturer’s representative is in identifying the solution that is needed, determining what is realistic based on the customer’s budget and getting that solution delivered.

Michelle Krembel, president of CMT, says of Tom’s return, “The need for part traceability and marking machines is growing at a steady pace. It is tremendous to have Tom back with us representing the important SE region.”

Tom’s return to CMT coincides with the organization’s launch of customer-focused training courses as well as implementing advanced technology in the stamp and die manufacturing.

Tom graduated from Northern Kentucky University. He is based in South Carolina where he is involved with youth sports with his wife and children. They enjoy traveling around the south in their down time.

About CMT
Columbia Marking Tools manufactures a wide range of industrial marking products from hand tools to laster marking systems. Columbia Marking Tools has been providing marking solutions to industry from their factory in Chesterfield, MI since 1960. CMT is most well known for their line of air impact markers. These small, air-powered tools are used to mark date codes and part numbers on metal parts for traceability and identification.

Media Contact Details
Dottie Peen, Columbia Marking Tools
Chesterfield, MI, US

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A newly appointed energy and sustainability expert to strengthen TEAM’s multi-discipline Consultancy service.

Highly experienced energy project manager, Sam Arje, has joined TEAM Energy to help customers realise their energy management needs and sustainability goals through their growing suite of consultancy services.

Sam has over 15 years’ experience in project management; with 7 of those years dedicated to driving down energy consumption and carbon emissions for UK based holiday organisation, Bourne Leisure. Whilst here, Sam established sustainability strategies across the group’s three brands, managed their £45m utility spend, and implemented energy projects for the group, including their company-wide internal energy management platform, and ESOS auditing as the internal lead assessor.

His professional successes include a 25% reduction in electricity consumption and a 45% reduction in carbon emissions during his tenure at Bourne Leisure. He also won the Energy Managers Association awards for the “’Best Energy Reduction Project through Organisational Behaviour Change 2017”, “Energy Management Team of the Year 2016” and Runner up “Energy Manager of the year”, Private Sector 2019.

Commenting on Sam’s appointment, Tim Holman, Head of Operations at TEAM said:
“Sam’s sustainability achievements as an energy manager are remarkable. They represent many of the goals that our customers are working towards. His in-depth energy management insights, experience with budgeting and reporting, knowledge of up to date legislation, and general understanding of energy markets will bring many benefits to existing and new customers. “

“As a sustainability champion, we’re delighted to have Sam on board. He will be playing a key role in the development and expansion of our consultancy portfolio, adding notable value and ensuring the breadth of energy services meet the needs of the industry.”

In addition to his extensive career in project management, Sam is an experienced data analyst, market and social researcher. He previously worked as a Lead Analysis Programmer for TNS, part of the WPP group. He also has experience in offering consultancy and advice regarding trend analysis, working with customers, and business development,

“As someone who has thrived from delivering positive change through progressive energy projects, I will offer a great understanding of energy compliance, best practice and behaviour change for TEAM customers, while supporting the development of climate action within the services portfolio” said Arje.
Sam went on to add:

“TEAM is a highly ambitious company driving sustainable change, seeing its strong reputation within the energy management industry continue to grow.
“Businesses in the UK are waking up to the government’s net-zero challenge, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with TEAM’s customers to help them implement successful energy and sustainability strategies and amplify their contribution to significant environmental change.”

With this latest investment in talent, TEAM is enabling genuine growth in their Energy Services portfolio, developing an expansive suite of services, to support organisations in reducing carbon emissions and realise their sustainability goals. As an experienced energy and sustainability manager, Sam understands the operational and strategic challenges TEAM’s customers face. His appointment affirms the organisation’s commitment to build energy partnerships with their customers, deliver successful energy management, and drive positive climate action.

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For further information, please contact:
Pauline Scoins – Marketing and PR Executive

TEAM Energy
Phone: +44 (0)1908 690018 Ext 204
EDW House, Radian Court, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8PJ

About TEAM
TEAM Energy is a leading supplier of carbon and energy management solutions. We specialise in energy management software, energy bureau services and energy consultancy.
TEAM’s customers come from the private sectors including retail, transport and banking, and public sectors such as education, government, NHS and the emergency services. Public sector organisations can also benefit from TEAM’s services under various pre-tendered government frameworks.

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A newly appointed Service Delivery Manager for TEAM’s outsourced energy management customers.

Anthony Smith has been TEAM Energy’s most recent addition to their outsourced data management, bill validation and portfolio management service. This appointment will contribute to the continued transformation of their energy Bureau which sets out to deliver customer service excellence.

Anthony has been employed to manage a number of customer relationships in line with TEAM’s customer service plan. He has over 15 years-experience in customer service and joins TEAM from IMServ Europe where he led a large team of Commercial Relationship Managers delivering customer focused projects and leading its Institute of Customer Service plan.

As well as extensive customer service experience, Anthony has an in-depth knowledge of multi-utility consumption data insights, reporting and delivering energy savings.

Rob Webb, Bureau Operations Manager at TEAM, says:
“Anthony has a wealth of customer service and his cross-sector experience will bring an understanding of the variety of sectors we support in the Bureau service. He is very experienced in cross channel relationship building, negotiations, operational processes and mentoring team members. He will play a valuable part in delivering the best outsourced energy service for our customers.”

Anthony Smith said:
“Throughout my career I have enjoyed managing and developing the people I work with. I thrive when I am nurturing high-performing teams, streamlining processes for enhanced service delivery and working with customers to boost their operational efficiencies. I’m looking forward to contributing to TEAM’s transformation of their Bureau service, inspiring, motivating and leading a team of energy professionals and delivering an efficient and valuable service.”

Anthony’s experience in delivering first-rate customer service and his familiarity with energy and consumption data endorses TEAM Energy’s promise to deliver high-quality service as set out in their mission “to help customers build a successful and optimised energy management service”.

For further information, please contact:
Pauline Scoins – Marketing and PR Executive
TEAM Energy
Phone: +44 (0)1908 690018 Ext 204
EDW House, Radian Court, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8PJ Website:

About TEAM
TEAM Energy is a leading supplier of carbon and energy management solutions. We specialise in energy management software, energy bureau services, and energy consultancy.

TEAM’s customers come from the private sectors including retail, transport and banking, and public sectors such as education, government, NHS and emergency services. Public sector organisations can also benefit from TEAM’s services under various pre-tendered government frameworks.

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