Max Royde

Managing Partner and CEO

Founded Kestrel Partners with Oliver in 2009, who I have worked with since 1998. As Managing Partners we are principally responsible for the firm and our colleagues. Together we source the best investment ideas and structure the most suitable vehicles for new investments, whilst also driving the strategic improvement at investee companies both as a minority investor and board member.

I currently hold board positions at CentralNIC plc,  IQGeo plc and Trailight Ltd and have previously been a board member of various other public companies including Gresham Technologies plc. I have a deep understanding of the Technology sector, its growth and its profit drivers and strong relationships with investors in smaller quoted companies and private equity.

I was previously a Managing Director at Peel Hunt, running the Technology franchise and has 25 years’ experience focusing on this sector. Before my career in finance I was an Officer in the British Army.