Susan Searle

Non-Executive Chair at Mercia Asset Management Plc

Susan Searle

Susan Searle

Non-Executive Chair at Mercia Asset Management Plc

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Mercia Asset Management Plc
Touchstone Innovations Investment Management Ltd.
Imperial Innovations Ltd.

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528

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1964

Age

55

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Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Mercia Asset Management Plc

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Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at BTG Plc

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Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Director at PolyTherics Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer-Investment Team at Touchstone Innovations Investment Management Ltd.

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Former Executive Director at Mercia Asset Management Plc

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Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Executive Director at Mercia Asset Management Plc

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Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer at Mercia Asset Management Plc

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Chief Investment Officer, Executive Director at Touchstone Innovations Plc

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Chief Executive Officer at Benchmark Holdings Plc

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Benchmark Holdings Plc

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Susan Searle
Non-Executive Chair at Mercia Asset Management Plc
Education
MA in Chemistry

Exeter College is located in the heart of Oxford, next to the world famous Bodleian Library. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and to supporting the best students. As well as tuition from leading academics, Exeter offers generous hardship support, research bursaries, graduate scholarships, a library open round the clock, and a thriving in-house careers and internship programme.

Career History
Non-Executive Chair
Current

Mercia Asset Management Plc is a national investment group which engages in the creation, funding, and scaling of businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. It focuses on sourcing and scaling businesses across the following sectors: digital and digital entertainment; life sciences and bio sciences; software and the internet and; electronics, materials, manufacturing, and engineering. The company was founded on September 17, 2014 and is headquartered in Henley-in-Arden, the United Kingdom.

Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Manager
Current
Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 2013

IIIM is an active manager which invests in technology businesses based on intellectual property from Imperial College. The company also invests in companies that have been through the incubation process managed by the Imperial Innovations' New Ventures team.The firm leads or co-leads investment rounds in technology companies across all stages of development in the healthcare, energy, environment and emerging technology sectors. Companies seeking first round funding and beyond are expected to have demonstrated that they have recruited of an experienced CEO and CTO, have a functioning board including an experienced Chairman and at least one non-executive director appointed by IIIM, have financial controls and responsible financial management, have resolved initial intellectual property technical risk, have a clear, credible and commercial business plan and have identified a location for the company to achieve full independenceIIIM works toward exits through trade sales, mergers or IPOs.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Panel
Current

Arcapita Venture Capital invests in growth-stage companies located primarily in the US. The firm focuses on investment in the healthcare, information technology and industrial technology sectors. They look for companies with established technologies, proven business models, proprietary technologies, clear value propositions, referenceable customers, robust margins and strong management teams. Arcapita Venture Capital is particularly attracted to companies operating in markets that have clear growth dynamics and strong profit opportunities. The firm invests in companies with at least $2 million in revenues over the prior 12 months.Initial investments typically range from $4 million to $8 million. Arcapita Venture Capital has the capacity to invest up to $20 million over the life of a portfolio company. They may act as the lead or co-lead investor. When appropriate, the firm may partner with other leading venture capital firms that can bring additional capital, market reach and overall support to their portfolio companies. In addition to providing growth capital, the firm selectively considers venture buyouts of companies with enterprise values of less than $40 million. Arcapita Venture Capital's investment horizon is 3 to 7 years. They typically exit their investments through IPOs or strategic sales.

Director
Current
Director
2003 - 2013
Public Holdings
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