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steve gates  |  advisor
transparently, linkedin, divorce, separation, family law,

steve is an inspirational business leader with extensive experience of the private health services markets  |  he has a strong track record in business growth and in the development of new markets


over 16 years, steve transformed a single product company into a multi-product, multi-market business, with £14m ebitda, at a cagr of 11%


delivering consistent organic growth and leading three strategic acquisitions, steve successfully oversaw the sale of the company to simplyhealth, in december 2011, for £115m

mark barber  |  advisor
transparently, linkedin, divorce, separation, family law,

mark is a highly experienced, innovation orientated business manager, specialising in the new product development process, including IP protection and exploitation


mark has strong technical sales, b2b marketing, project management and business development experience, gained through working in a number of significant companies, both within the united kingdom and internationally

adrian braine  |  advisor
transparently, linkedin, divorce, separation, family law,

adrian is the ceo and founder of candescence; working with businesses to build great products and create commercial impact  |  adrian is a business leader and go to market expert


with 30 years of international director level experience in product management, marketing and product design, adrian has repeatedly delivered high-value commercial product success  |  adrian is a setsquared 'entrepreneur in residence'

richard lockyer  |  advisor
transparently, linkedin, divorce, separation, family law,

richard is currently the CFO at investiere (verve capital partners AG), based in zug, switzerland  |  investiere offers accredited private and institutional investors direct and professional access to startup investments


with over 30 years of senior financial management experience, richard began his career at touche ross before becoming chief accountant at glencore international ag, one of the world’s largest diversified natural resource companies

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