When Ian co-founded Mattioli Woods in 1991 with Bob Woods, he had strong beliefs the company would grow and, more than thirty years later, it is continuing to do so.
With nearly 40 years’ experience in financial services, wealth management and property businesses, Ian is responsible for the vision and operational management of the Group. With this experience he instigated the development of our investment proposition, including the syndicated property initiative that developed the seed portfolio for the launch of Custodian REIT plc, of which Ian is not only founder but also Non-Executive Director and Chairman of its discretionary investment manager, Custodian Capital. Alongside this, Ian became Chair of K3 Capital Group plc, a leading business sales and brokerage firm, when the business floated on AIM in April 2017. The business successfully became private in February 2023, when the position of Chair was no longer required.
Outside of work, Ian has many personal achievements, including winning the London Stock Exchange AIM Entrepreneur of the Year award and CEO of the Year in the 2018 City of London Wealth Management Awards. He was also awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours lists for services to business and the community in Leicestershire. More locally, Ian was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) by the University of Leicester and was appointed High Sheriff of Leicestershire for 2021/22.