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Morgan Pierstorff
Business Development and Sales Director

Morgan joined Newable in September 2019 and leads the America Made Easy programme. With experience working at both the state and federal level advising SMEs on global growth strategies and recruiting investment across Europe, Morgan has a wealth of experience promoting inward investment to the US. Morgan studied political science at Kentucky Wesleyan College and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College where she graduated as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow. Morgan also holds an MBA from Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany where she studied leadership and supply chain management.

Meet Morgan's Colleagues

Richard Seymour

Biodirectionz Ltd.

Richard has developed a passion for international business and operations with exposure to a start-up life sciences and a more established medical device company, both based in New Zealand. He has developed a good understanding of the challenges faced particularly by SMEs looking to launch their products and services in lucrative markets, with particular interest in the US. Richard is based in Melbourne, currently studying Economics and Finance at RMIT and hold a Diploma in Business from RMIT

Clive Seymour

Director, Biodirectionz Ltd.

Clive has more than 30 years of experience establishing and managing biotech, medical device and analytical instruments companies around the world at CEO, and EVP level. Working internationally with multinational US and EU companies as well as in New Zealand and Australia with a number of start-up and established SMEs, he has a wealth of experience in creating operational structures and a global presence. Based in Auckland since 1994, Clive has a BSc with honours (UK), a Diploma in Management from the Henley Business School and qualifications as an ISO and US FDA CFR Internal Auditor for medical devices.

Chloe Kuder

Operations & Network Manager

Chloe joined Newable Ventures in January 2019 and takes care of everything relating to the running of Newable Ventures operations and its Business Angels network.
Prior to joining Newable Ventures, Chloe worked for over 3 years at the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) in Brussels, Belgium where she is from.

Chris Manson

Chief Executive Officer

Chris joined Newable in January 2016. As CEO, Chris leads the Executive Team and is responsible for setting and delivering Newable’s ambitious growth agenda and business transformation.

Chris is a Chartered Accountant having qualified at PwC and was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for London in 2005.

Chris has started, scaled and sold three businesses. His most profitable venture was the interactive shopping channel company ‘sit-up Ltd’, sold to Virgin Media for £194 million. His previous roles also include directing commercial operations for Chelsea Football Club and working for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group.

Mike Walsh

Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined Newable in January 2010. As CFO, he provides strategic financial support on all of our key business activities including acquisitions. He also leads our early-stage investment business as Managing Director of Newable Ventures.

Mike qualified initially as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and has worked for some 30 years in the financial services sector.

Mike has worked mainly in asset management with Invesco and LGT as Group Financial Controller and held senior CFO and COO positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management’s UK business, Deutsche Asset Management Europe and Barclays Global Investors Europe and Asia (exc. Japan).

Most recently, Mike was Global COO at Apax Partners, the major private equity group.

Monica Whitefield

Chief People Officer

Monica joined Newable in January 2014. As a member of the Executive Team, Monica provides strategic HR services and support to each of Newable’s businesses. She leads on programmes developing our values-based culture and policies promoting diversity, inclusion and continuing professional development across our workforce.

Monica is a qualified MCIPD professional with expertise in delivering effective HR services and driving organisational change.

She has over 20 years’ experience holding senior HR positions within the commercial, financial and not-for-profit sectors including at Bloodwise, the British Board of Film Classification, the Food and Drink Federation and Pitney Bowes Finance plc.