CEO and Founder
Multi award-winning wealth manager and self-confessed Scottish Presbyterian workaholic. Previously founder and former CEO of Investment Quorum and one of the advisory communities best known and most well respected figures. A former serviceman and Past Master of the Guild of Entrepreneurs, and the driving force behind Octo.
COO and Founder
Andy is one of the two founders of Octo Members Group. He has spent over 30 years in the industry working in asset management for Prudential, M&G Investment Management and Deutche Bank, where he latterly chaired the investment committees. Andy’s name has been synonymous with the successful £50 bn + Prufund range of funds as well as other Prudential multi asset funds.
Non-Executive Director and Co-founder
Rob is one of the best known and best connected figures in his space and has been CMO at more firms than he cares to mention but has learnt something from each and every one. He was most recently CMO at Janus Henderson where his team won just about every marketing award going during his 5 years at the firm.
Dimitri studied engineering at Oxford Brookes following which he completed several placements in the financial services sector. He came to Octo to do the same but we were so impressed with Dimitri we hired him.
Head of Production
Debbie has worn many hats in financial services, which equips her well for keeping the conversation flowing. Believing that ‘Conversation is king, content is just something to talk about’, she ensures that we generate for members the very best, actionable, insightful content that creates debate and cuts through the noise. She brings masses of production experience from BrightTalk.
Will has over 20 years’ experience within financial services having worked as a telephone dealer and as part of the sales teams within several Asset Management companies. He then moved to roles selling solutions to Asset Managers for both data and services. Will holds several investment qualifications and a Diploma in business and finance.
Sam is a well-respected and much-loved freelance journalist and now Octo host. Sam has worked in senior editorial roles with Financial Times Business, Incisive Media and Centaur Media as well as a multitude of financial companies as content creator. Production and presenting experience have taken her from Asset.tv to Radio 5Live.
The former editor of Money Marketing, John is one of the best connected and most well-read commentators covering the IFA sector. He is a regular contributor to many of the key financial publications and was recently described by a senior adviser as “one of the few journalists that asks the questions others are afraid to”.