sideBackMartin is CEO responsible for all the investment and business activities of Excalibur and its subsidiary companies. In addition to managing Excalibur’s existing activities, this involves the evaluation, implementation and oversight of new initiatives conceived with and by group chairman, Professor Sir Chris Evans OBE.

Martin joined the company in early 2011 after a 25-year career in the capital markets, as an investment banker for several major banks and also as an investor in medical and other sectors, having run investment and trading businesses, private equity portfolios and hedge funds with assets in excess of $8bn, in the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada and China.

Most recently he was responsible for senior level strategic relationships with some of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds, advising on direct investment in South America, Africa, and the emerging countries of Asia for a major bank.

Prior to that, he was vice chairman of Toronto-Dominion Bank, based in London, where he was in charge of all the bank’s activities in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

In addition he has been a board director of a $5bn market cap financial services company, of a Nasdaq-listed private equity company, and of several other early and mid-stage investment companies.