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Atlantic House Group board of directors

Chris Macdonald Chairman

Chris is a co-founder and former Chief Executive of Brooks Macdonald plc. Chris has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and financial services. He has held several Non Exec and Chair roles for both private and public companies over the past 15 years. 

As well as being Chair of Atlantic House he currently holds a number of advisory and consultancy roles in investment and wealth management as well as being an associate of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development. 

Tom May
Chief Executive

Tom has been working with derivatives since the year 2000, and with two others founded Atlantic House in 2008. Since its inception, Tom has been instrumental in growing Atlantic House to become one of the leaders in derivative based investments in the UK.  

Before founding Atlantic House, Tom was Head of the Securitised Equity Derivative and Secondary Market Trading teams at Citigroup in London, responsible for a team trading all securitised derivative products on both primary and secondary markets across Europe. 

Andrew Lakeman
Non-executive director

Paul Tobias
Non-executive director

Andrew Lakeman was an original founder of Catley Lakeman May, the firm that became Atlantic House Group and was responsible for driving the firm’s distribution strategy. 

Before starting the firm, Andy was a director in equity derivatives business at Citigroup. He joined in 2005 to build out their Structures Product Business to UK asset managers.  

Prior to this, Andy worked in asset management for Axa Investment Management, Threadneedle and John Govett.  

Andy now lives in Australia and is working to develop the firms strategy in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. 

Mike Vogel
Non-executive director

Mike has over 40 years of experience in the asset management industry originally with M&G then Prolific where he became group CEO in 1992. 

  

In April 1995, he joined Framlington as the Chief Executive, where he oversaw significant growth in the value of the business. He left Framlington in June 2003 in order to establish Elcot Capital Management Limited. 

 
From 2007 to 2021, Mike was Chairman of Premier Asset Management Limited, now Premier Miton Group PLC, a listed asset management company. He is also a director of The Think Digital Group Limited. 

Paul Tobias joined the Board in November 2021 and has over 45 years of experience in the financial services and banking industries.  

  

He was appointed as Chairman of mBank and Chairman & CEO of Mackinac Financial Corporation (MFNC) in December 2004 after structuring and leading the successful $30 million recapitalisation of the company. MFNC was acquired by Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. in September of 2021. 

  

Previously, Paul was a co-founding partner of Mackinac Partners, LLC, an unrelated financial and operational advisory company. He has also served as CEO of Munder Capital Management, EVP of Comerica Incorporated (CMA) where he was the head of Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Strategy and as an Investment Banker at McDonald & Company.  

  

In addition to his role on the Atlantic House Group Board, Paul serves on the Board of The Elcot Fund.

Luke Wiseman
Non-executive director

Luke is a Director of Elcot Capital Management. Prior to joining Elcot, Luke was Managing Director of Steel Partners (UK) from 2005 to 2010, having previously been a Portfolio Manager at Carlson Capital. 

  

In addition to his role on the Atlantic House Group board, Luke is currently a non-executive director for Oodle Financial Services, Think Digital Group and Beacon Financial Holdings. 

Albemarle Street Partners is part of the Atlantic House Group

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