We combine unparalleled sector knowledge with recognition and admiration for our clients, whether they be an organisation or individual.

Our People

We like to think that no two people at 23 Capital are the same. We are a diverse, international, multi-skilled team all united by a common ambition - to empower our stakeholders to achieve greatness through their assets.

Jason Traub

Jason is Chief Executive Officer of 23. He leads the business, playing a fundamental role in structuring transactions and setting 23’s culture and values. Prior to founding 23 with Stephen, Jason previously worked within the structured credit team at Investec Bank for over 13 years, during which time he built and headed up the successful sports, media, entertainment offering at the bank. He has structured $1bn of transactions in this space.

Jason Traub

Co-founder

Stephen Duval

Stephen leads 23’s global strategy and origination. Prior to founding 23, he worked with the Olympic Games, IMG and SFX, after which he went into private consultancy, culminating in his launch of 23 with Jason. Stephen has worked with many of the world's leading athletes, music artists, entertainers and brands, and advised on or structured more than 100 transactions across the sector before launching 23. Additionally, Stephen undertook a Masters in Sports Business and Management.

Stephen Duval

Co-founder

Andrew Biber

Andrew is a consultant to 23. Andrew’s previous experience includes working with the 2000 Sydney Olympics (SOCOG) as well as over 20 years of involvement in the sports, entertainment and media sectors.

Andrew Biber

Consultant

Andy Bray

Andy leads the overall risk function and internal operations of 23, chairing the credit committee as part of his role. Andy is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, with over 15 years of extensive international experience in a variety of risk management roles having previously worked at XL Catlin, as well as both KPMG and PwC.

Andy Bray

Chief Risk and Operating Officer

Kim Campbell

Kim is accountable for financial reporting and financial analysis. Kim was previously an Audit Assistant Manager at KPMG.

Kim Campbell

Finance

Paul Donner

Paul leads strategy at 23; defining the strategic roadmap alongside identifying growth opportunities and managing strategic partnerships. Paul has 13 years of experience, most recently at FinLeap and Mountain Fintech where he was a Venture Partner.

Paul Donner

Strategy

Siobhan Filmore

Siobhan is responsible for the marketing function at 23. Siobhan has 10 years’ experience working within advertising and branding consultancies specialising in luxury brand and private banking.

Siobhan Filmore

Marketing

Barry Finkelstein

Barry is a consultant to 23. Barry has more than 30 years of experience, having been a Managing Director in the Fixed Income/Structured Product Divisions of both Merrill Lynch and UBS.

Barry Finkelstein

Consultant

Nick Gonella

Nick leads and manages the Credit & Portfolio Team. Nick has 30 years international experience in the risk management industry, primarily with Aon Benfield as head of operations. He has been with 23 since its creation.

Nick Gonella

Chief of Staff

Margot Henry

Margot is responsible for treasury and financial operations at 23. She previously worked in Fund Services at Intertrust Group.

Margot Henry

Finance

Henk Hoekstra

Henk is a consultant to 23. Henk has over 25 years of experience, including 20 years as CFO of SC Heerenveen (Netherlands).

Henk Hoekstra

Consultant

Matt Johnson

Matt leads the Legal & Business Affairs of 23. He monitors, manages and controls legal risk for 23 at both an operational and transactional level. Matt has an MBA and is a qualified lawyer in England who has experience at WPP and Disney and was formerly on the corporate finance team at Squire Patton Boggs.

Matt Johnson

Legal & Business Affairs

Harriet Karwatowska

Harriet is responsible for the risk management function within 23. She has six years’ experience broking for banks, corporates and traders. She is ACII qualified and started her career on the Aon graduate program.  Prior to joining 23 she worked as a broker at Miller and was 23’s broker since their inception in 2014.

Harriet Karwatowska

Risk

Ruairi Keeley

Ruairi is on the team which is responsible for managing the credit structuring and monitoring of 23’s client portfolio. A recent graduate of the University of St Andrews, Ruairi has previous credit experience working for 3i PLC and EQT Partners.

Ruairi Keeley

Credit Analyst

Jonny Kerr

Jonny assists 23’s marketing and origination teams. He is a Sports Business graduate having previously worked at The Blackstone Group and Marble Bar Asset Management.

Jonny Kerr

Marketing & Origination

Julian Knowles

Julian is on the team which is responsible for managing the credit structuring and monitoring of 23’s portfolio of clients, predominantly in the football space. He has previous experience at an independent promoter of sports and entertainment events and has been at 23 since its creation.

Julian Knowles

Credit & Portfolio Manager

Angus McGregor

Angus is on the team which is responsible for managing the credit structuring and monitoring of 23’s client portfolio. Angus previously worked at Evercore in the energy advisory team.

Angus McGregor

Credit & Portfolio Manager

Andrés Mendoza

Andrés is a consultant to 23. Andrés has worked across corporate governance, M&A, and cross border transactions for companies like The Ritz-Carlton, Closa Investment Bankers and Sports Rights Group.

Andrés Mendoza

Consultant

Alaister Moughan

Alaister provides expertise in royalty valuation, industry analysis and business affairs for 23’s music clients. He is a former lawyer who holds a Masters in Music Business from NYU.  Previously he has worked at Universal Music International, InGrooves and Captured Tracks.

Alaister Moughan

Music Specialist

Liam McClure

Liam monitors, manages and controls legal risk for 23 at both an operational and transactional level. Liam is a qualified lawyer in England and New York who has experience with Google and Standard Chartered Bank and was formerly at Baker & Mackenzie.  

Liam McClure

Legal & Business Affairs

Vickie Nauman

Vickie is a consultant to 23. Vickie has over 20 years' experience in the technology and music sectors, specialising in licensing and data, product/device integration, and global business development.

Vickie Nauman

Consultant

Jonny Nye

Jonny is a consultant to 23. Jonny has 25 years working in the sports industry including 14 years as the Sports Marketing Director for Nike EMEA and Chief Executive Officer of Sports Rights Group. 

Jonny Nye

Consultant

David O'Connor

David is on the team which is responsible for managing the credit structuring and monitoring of 23’s client portfolio. Previously, he spent over 4 years' at Mizuho Bank in the European Corporate Finance team covering a range of sectors. He started his career with Allied Irish Banks in the Leveraged and Corporate teams.

David O'Connor

Credit & Portfolio Manager

James Paul

James is on the team which is responsible for managing the credit structuring and monitoring of 23’s client portfolio. Previously, he spent over 5 years at Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan, working in a number of teams including Emerging Markets, Natural Resources and Structured Finance.

James Paul

Credit & Portfolio Manager

Kate Peacock

Kate is responsible for the Human Resources function at 23. She has 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry working for Société Générale Group and most recently Nomura International.

Kate Peacock

Human Resources

Tim Philippou

Tim leads the financial strategy and performance of 23. Tim is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a Chartered Management Accountant. Tim has over 10 years’ experience in the banking industry covering a number of managerial roles within Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets and Barclays Retail Strategy.

Tim Philippou

Chief Finance Officer

David Ravden

David is a consultant to 23. David has over 30 years of experience working as a Chartered Accountant, music business manager and industry and copyright expert.

David Ravden

Consultant

Andy Richards

Andy is on the team which is responsible for managing the credit structuring and monitoring of 23’s client portfolio. Andy was previously at Octopus Investments and spent 12 years at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Andy Richards

Credit & Portfolio Manager

Jeevan Sagoo

Jeevan is responsible for the management of the global origination team. Jeevan was previously at Rathbones Brothers where he led the discretionary fund management launch into the intermediary and private wealth markets. He has experience in the music industry having worked for both Universal Music Group and with Ministry of Sound.

Jeevan Sagoo

Origination

Lori L. Shaw

Lori is a consultant to 23. Lori has over 30 years of experience in the risk management industry. Lori led Aon’s Risk Services Global Entertainment Practice.

Lori L. Shaw

Consultant

Ardeshir Sorabjee

Ard is on the team which is responsible for managing the credit structuring and monitoring of 23’s client portfolio. He spent 5 years at Deutsche Bank AG, predominantly in the Leveraged & Structure Finance team. He also worked in their Commodities and Project Finance teams.

Ardeshir Sorabjee

Credit & Portfolio Manager

Xavier Vilaseca

Xavier is a consultant to 23. With an Intellectual Property lawyer & sports consultant background, Xavier has worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and legal offices in Barcelona.