Millwall Holdings Plc
- Company Updates
Millwall - Company Updates - September 2016
John is based in the USA and has been Chairman and Chief Executive of Chestnut Hill Ventures, LLC., a major shareholder in the Company, since 2002. Previously he was the President of GCC Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of GC Companies, Inc. John graduated from Harvard Business School in 1979. He received an MBA from Harvard University, an AB Degree from Brown University and an MS from New York University. He is currently a director of ACA Capital Holdings, Inc. and Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. and is currently a partner of JD Capital Partners LLC. He has been Chairman of the Company since March 2007 and of the club since October 2007.
Andy AmblerChief Executive
Andy was appointed to the company as Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director in April 2007.
Andy qualified as an accountant in 1991 and spent the next eight years working in the property industry for Hypo bank in the City and then for HPR limited in the West end. In 1999 he was asked to join the executive board of Fulham FC as Finance Director and held a variety of other positions over seven years with Fulham including Business Operations director.
During his time at Fulham, Andy was intrinsically involved in the financial strategy which resulted in the club reducing losses and recording its first ever profit making season under the Chairmanship of Mohamed Al Fayed. He was also involved in the planning for and the redevelopment of the return to Fulham's home ground of Craven Cottage , having had to implement a successful two year ground share arrangement at nearby Loftus Road Stadium. Andy was also a trustee of the club’s award-winning Community Sports Trust Charity.
James T. BerylsonNon Executive
James Berylson, aged 29, qualified as a BA from Harvard College in 2004 and currently is employed as an investment analyst by Serengeti Asset Management, a multi-strategy investment firm based in New York City. Previously, he was at Goldman Sachs & Co where he worked in both the Special Situations Group and before that the Leveraged Finance Department. James is a trustee of the Richard & Susan Smith Family Foundation, a leading foundation in greater Boston as well as a trustee of the Berylson Family foundation. James resides in the USA and is a shareholder in Chestnut Hill Ventures LLP which is a major shareholder and provider of loan finance to the Company.
Constantine GonticasNon Executive
He is Managing Partner of Novator LLP, a London based investment fund which belongs to a family owned group of companies. Prior to his current position Mr Gonticas was an investment banker specialising in mergers and acquisitions at Credit Suisse First Boston and at Merrill Lynch. Mr Gonticas has a law degree from Oxford University.
Trevor KeyseNon Executive
He is a successful businessman in the South East London area whose main interests are in Timber and Plywood Industry. He owned his own businesses for many years until he sold his interests on 2005. Trevor is now developing new business interests in both commercial and residential property. Trevor also advises the group on the playing surface at the Den and Training Ground matters.
Demos KouvarisNon Executive
Demos is based in the USA and has been Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Chestnut Hill Ventures, a major shareholder in the Company, since 2002. Previously he was Vice President of Finance for GCC Investments, LCC.since 1996. Demos holds a BS in Accountancy from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is currently a director of JD Capital Partners LLC and a director of Vanguard Modular Building Systems, LLC.
Richard S. PressNon Executive
Richard is based in Boston in the USA and is a successful businessman whose main interests are in the Financial Services and Insurance Industries. From 2006 to 2012 Richard was Chairman of the Board of Transatlantic Holdings Inc, a Financial Services Company based in New York and prior to that was, from 1994 to 2006, a Senior Vice President and Director of the Insurance Asset Management Group of Wellington Management Company LLC a Boston based company, managing assets on behalf of clients globally.