Robert J. Preston


 

Summary

 

Robert has felt first-hand the pain and rewards of growing valuable enterprises. Ascending from the sale of two Private Equity backed business, he co-founded a £50 million Venture Capital fund specialising in disruptive technology businesses across the Energy Sector. Always focused through a commercial marketing lens, Robert has successfully traversed the boundaries of consumer goods, energy, professional services, public and private sectors. From filling once empty sports stadiums, to changing a global industries processes, through to securing tens of millions in investment for a novice management team. Robert is driven to nurture, to collaborate and to be in environments where all succeed from value creating marketing actions.

 

Experience

PA Consulting (Global Innovation and transformation consultancy)
Development and implementation of the marketing plan for the UK Public Services and Defence sector whilst establishing a new structural model of marketing management.

Sensa (Oil & Gas production monitoring technology)
Mandate to position the business for sale. Marketing plan creation and global implementation to commercialise a disruptive technology which led to a bidding frenzy for the business within 24months

Specialised Petroleum Services - SPS (Oilfield services)
Member of a turnaround team. Increased enterprise value to $165 million in 18 months, achieved by business repositioning and brand relaunch, development and implementation of an aggressive global sales and marketing programme.

Epi-V LLP (Lloyds Development Capital backed venture fund)
Board member and investor director working with management teams to facilitate value creation throughout the life of the investment. Devising marketing campaigns to position companies and developing new competitive propositions to build and realise value.

Philip Morris International
14-year international marketing career. Executive Management: all aspects of the business, marketing strategy, product development, influencing new organisational structures and operations.
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