Before joining True, Will worked at Deloitte with Matt and Paul, and GE Captial. He has a hands-on role with our portfolio companies, partnering with them and working closely to help them grow.
I wanted a role where I could help build great businesses.
I help smart people build great companies.
That we’re completely in control of our own destiny and having the team to make it happen. I like things to happen quickly so I dislike it when things don't move as quickly as I'd like.
It’s often quoted as one of the most important times in the development of the world but can you imagine the impact on the world today if the Industrial Revolution had been possible with clean energy?
Ribble Cycles is a bike brand to be passionate about, and the company has rewarded our own faith with superb performance since we acquired it in November 2015. True brought in CEO Andy Smallwood, formerly of Boardman Bikes, to help support the growth and transformation of the brand. The results of the rebrand have been phenomenal, with sales growing 50% year-on-year and a significant increase in the average selling price of each bike, reflecting the increasingly aspirational nature of the brand.
True is extending its partnership with Zwift, as cyclists continue to flock to the platform and virtual fitness platforms grow in popularity. True teamed up with KKR to fundraise the latest $450m minority investment round.
“Cool as a cucumber, you’ll find Kishen calm and poised in the face of any challenges. He is great to work with as he loves being challenged and challenging others, which has led to some cracking ideas and solutions. Also as a natural team player, you can always count on him!”
“Paul inspires confidence and action in others through his pragmatic and positive ‘can do’ attitude, which he lives by daily.”