Our Team

Experience & depth


The CMi2i core team has been together for over a decade. We have worked for over 500 of the largest companies across the globe and assisted with hundreds of successful corporate transactions, proxy battles, activist defences, and general meetings.

Mark Simms

Mark Simms

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CMi2i. For 25 years Mark has specialised in the provision of Capital Markets Intelligence Services, with a focus on unique shareholder and debtholder insights. In addition to founding CMi2i, he founded its predecessor Capital Precision. He was previously CEO of Ilios Europe and has held senior positions within the Investor Relations industry, including at Thomson Financial and ICV Ltd. Mark is a regular speaker at International IR and Banking conferences. He has also been involved in Disclosure Policy, Market Transparency, and Law reviews.
Gordon Bloor

Gordon Bloor

Chief Operating Officer

Gordon is an experienced CEO, Chairman and advisor in the FinTech and Market Data space, with unique expertise in leading and growing companies in these sectors. Most recently he was CEO of Source: StatPro, the Data division of StatPro Plc, a money management technology solutions provider, where he led the team through the Confluence acquisition. Before that, Gordon was CEO of Tenfore, up to and after its acquisition by Morningstar Real-Time Data. Gordon also has advised various high profile companies on M&A and other transactional deals.
Richard Racz-Clarke

Richard Racz-Clarke

Director & Head of Business Development

Richard is a co-founder of CMi2i and was part of the Capital Precision team beforehand. He has almost 20 years of capital markets experience, where he has supported issuers across a broad range of activities including standard calendar IR events, as well as when facing a wide variety of special situations. He has also been instrumental in introducing best practice IR concepts into many corporates across Europe and Asia. He was previously at the London Stock Exchange where he was in charge of the mainland European division of the Exchange's IR Solutions department. Richard holds a BSc in Management and Marketing and a MSc in Business Economics from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Nic Bennett

Nic Bennett

Senior Advisor Strategic Communications

Nic is a senior strategic capital markets communications advisor. Over the past thirty years he has worked with Boards and Companies in five continents on reputation and critical business situations that have included profit growth and profit warnings; mergers and disposals; capital raisings and restructurings; issues and crises; EPS and ESG; shareholders and stakeholders, coaching and training. He was previously a partner at Brunswick Group and a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Nic holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Daniel Stromgren

Daniel Stromgren

Managing Director of Forensic Analytics

Daniel is a co-founder of CMi2i and its predecessor Capital Precision. As Head of Forensic Analytics, Daniel brings over 20 years of forensic share and debt holder analysis experience to CMi2i’s clients. He has been integrally involved in some of the most challenging projects in the financial markets. Prior to founding Capital Precision, Daniel was Lead Analyst at The Carsons Group and Senior Analyst at Thomson Financial.
Harry St. John Cooper

Harry St. John Cooper

Senior Advisor Shareholder Activism

Harry has over thirty years of experience in global capital markets. He first worked for JP Morgan Cazenove, in both London and New York, in a variety of Institutional Sales roles. He was then a partner involved in the setting up and running of the European office of Paulson & Co. Inc., the leading New York based hedge fund specialising in merger arbitrage and event driven investing. He has extensive experience in shareholder engagement and investment analysis, specialising in M&A and restructuring transactions. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a B.S. (Econ) in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics.

Simon Bray

Simon Bray

Director

Simon has worked in IR consultancy for over 15 years in a number of roles, having also worked with clients and advisors on some of Europes largest transactions in recent years. He was previously director of sales at Capital Precision, working with many of Europe's largest issuers, focusing on Northern and Central Europe, and Latin America. He was also CEO of the Nordic subsidiary of PrecisionIR.
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Audra Walton

Head of ESG Solutions & Advisory

Audra is a strategic ESG advisor with over 15 years of experience across a variety of organisations including mega cap issuers, investment funds, and global communications groups. With specific experience in ESG investment, regulation, policies and analysis, Audra has provided actionable policies and intelligence-driven advice on a range of ESG issues. She worked for Tesla as Head of European Marketing & Communications from its inception in Europe through to its IPO, and has helped dozens of other organisations with her communications and ESG expertise. She has a CFA Certificate in ESG Investing and a Master's in International Relations & Global Affairs.
Nancy Hameni

Nancy Hameni

Head of Proxy & M&A

Nancy has over 9 years of experience in Investor Relations, shareholder communications, corporate governance, transactional services and activist situations. She has extensive experience in investor engagement services in the UK, France and Benelux among others. She worked on over 350 meetings and cross-border assignments and advised numerous corporate clients on high profile shareholders campaigns, successfully securing the desired outcome and support. Nancy who is a French native, holds a B.A. in Law & Business and a LPC (Legal Practice Course/ Solicitor qualification) from the University of Law in London.

Massimiliana Smith

Massimiliana Smith

Head of Debt Intelligence Services

Massimiliana has close to 15 years experience in both Debt and Equity IR. Massi has worked with issuers and their advisors across the globe on both corporate actions and Debt IR activities, analysing over $100billion worth of bondholders in the secondary market. Prior to joining CMi2i she was a director at Nexum ID and Thomson Reuters. She has a Master’s degree in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and speaks 5 languages.
Jay Stocks

Jay Stocks

Account Director

Jay has over 12 years of experience in IR consultancy roles, providing tailored solutions to some of Europe’s leading corporates and their advisors. In that time, he has assisted hundreds of clients with diverse market caps, sectors and regulatory frameworks in delivering best practice IR programmes. In addition to helping issuers identify and understand shareholders, he has helped many respond to issues such activism, derivative investment and changes in regulation.
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GLORIA TORTA

Sales Director Iberia & Latin America

With over 15 years of capital markets experience and a deep insight into the Iberian & Latin American markets, Gloria leads CMi2i’s Madrid office with unique expertise. She has previously held roles at Banco Santander Paris in the Accounting & Finance Department, at BBVA London in the Commercial Banking department, at Bloomberg London and most recently at Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq as the Iberia Sales Manager. Gloria holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a BA from the Investment Management programme by LBS in London. She speaks 4 languages and is based in Madrid.

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Ben Brougham

Corporate Account Manager

Ben has over 20 years’ experience in the media, data and investor relations sectors, working with some of the largest global corporates, fast growth SMEs, professional advisory firms and investors. Before joining CMi2i, Ben was Head of Sales & Marketing at Argus Vickers, the UK shareholder ID and data specialist. With a superb ability to translate complex shareholder analysis into digestible and actionable information, Ben successfully helps and advises clients around the world on how to fulfil their IR and Corporate strategies.
Sarah McMeckan

Sarah McMeckan

Operations Director

Sarah has 15 years of experience in the capital markets sector. Having started at Capital Precision as an analyst, Sarah has since played a critical role in account management and operational positions at DF King and now CMi2i. She currently oversees all aspects of shareholder identification reporting for clients, managing the production team and CMi2i’s proprietary ecosystem of data.
Davide Catto

Davide Catto

Director

Davide oversees CMi2i’s Milan office and is a highly experienced investor relations consultant, with expertise across the full range of IR advisory services. He specialises in capital markets intelligence & analysis, corporate messaging & communication, perception studies and ESG investment. Davide was previously a Director at Taylor Rafferty and Quantifire, and has 15+ years in the Italian market working with some of the region’s most well-known and largest issuers. Davide lives in Milan and is fluent in English, Italian and French.

Janine Middleton

Janine Middleton

Finance Director

Janine has spent the last 10 years working for SME’s in the financial services sector in the City of London. She has worked with companies from start up through to maturity and exit. Janine works closely with management and the Board to streamline operations and provide strategic guidance. Janine is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA/CGMA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

OTHER ADVISORS

James Palmer

Senior Advisor
james@cmi2i.com