Mainspring’s leadership team has a mixture of industry, operations and administration experience and expertise. The team works in a integrated way with our clients, managing and advising on fund administration and operations throughout the fund life cycle. Beyond our client relationships, the leadership team is responsible for developing our internal team and making sure that Mainspring is an exceptional place to work.


Stephen Geddes

Managing Director

Experience

Damian Simmons

Head of Administration & Accounting

Experience

Neil Clark

Chief Operations Officer

Experience

Mainspring’s leadership team has a mixture of industry, operations and administration experience and expertise. The team works in a integrated way with our clients, managing and advising on fund administration and operations throughout the fund life cycle. Beyond our client relationships, the leadership team is responsible for developing our internal team and making sure that Mainspring is an exceptional place to work.


Stephen Geddes

Managing Director
 

Damian Simmons

Head of Administration & Accounting

Neil Clark

Chief Operations Officer

Stephen founded Mainspring in 2010, having spent eight years at Pi Capital, the last five years as Chief Operating Officer in charge of fund administration and operations. His time at Pi Capital gave him direct experience of the challenges of operating a small private equity fund, from leading the finance, HR and IT functions along with structuring several funds, and managing investor relations for several hundred investors. He was directly responsible for the administration of over 30 investment entities ranging in structure from investments held directly by investors, limited partnerships, co-investing vehicles and fund of fund vehicles.

Prior to Pi Capital he worked at Eden Capital where he was focused on developing the private equity division. Before this he worked as a strategy analyst at BBC Online and Kagan World Media. He started his career in Corporate Finance at Hambros Bank.

Stephen founded Mainspring in 2010, having spent eight years at Pi Capital, the last five years as Chief Operating Officer in charge of fund administration and operations. His time at Pi Capital gave him direct experience of the challenges of operating a small private equity fund, from leading the finance, HR and IT functions along with structuring several funds, and managing investor relations for several hundred investors. He was directly responsible for the administration of over 30 investment entities ranging in structure from investments held directly by investors, limited partnerships, co-investing vehicles and fund of fund vehicles.

Prior to Pi Capital he worked at Eden Capital where he was focused on developing the private equity division. Before this he worked as a strategy analyst at BBC Online and Kagan World Media. He started his career in Corporate Finance at Hambros Bank.

Damian Simmons FCCA is a qualified accountant with 13 years PQE and has worked in the Fund Administration and Accounting industry for the last 10 years.

Damian has worked for a number of market leading companies within the Fund accounting and administration industry. Before joining Mainspring, he was Head of Real Estate Administration for Augentius, a specialist Private Equity fund administrator, and prior to that he worked for JP Morgan as a Vice President with responsibility for over 25 staff working on a variety of funds and asset classes under a major outsourcing agreement for the Bank of New York as an Assistant Vice President responsible for fund accounting for some of the UK’s largest pension funds.

Damian joined Mainspring in September 2011 as Head of Administration and Accounting.

Damian Simmons FCCA is a qualified accountant with 13 years PQE and has worked in the Fund Administration and Accounting industry for the last 10 years.

Damian has worked for a number of market leading companies within the Fund accounting and administration industry. Before joining Mainspring, he was Head of Real Estate Administration for Augentius, a specialist Private Equity fund administrator, and prior to that he worked for JP Morgan as a Vice President with responsibility for over 25 staff working on a variety of funds and asset classes under a major outsourcing agreement for the Bank of New York as an Assistant Vice President responsible for fund accounting for some of the UK’s largest pension funds.

Damian joined Mainspring in September 2011 as Head of Administration and Accounting.

Neil joined Mainspring in December 2015 as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to Mainspring, Neil was with Easynet as Managing Director of UK Business Markets and latterly Group Integration and Commercial Assurance Director. Easynet is a global telecoms and cloud infrastructure managed services provider. During Neil’s time, the business grew revenues from £85M to in-excess of £200M per annum and was acquired for £402M in October 2015.

Prior to Easynet, Neil has held CFO, COO and CEO roles in Venture Capital backed businesses. In particular, FD and CEO of Red-M an expert wireless professional services business that’s customers included emergency services, central government, mobile operators, and International Regulators, and Financial Director and Managing Director of Purple Voice, a developer of telecoms software, which was successfully deployed by several global investment banks.

Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1998.

Neil joined Mainspring in December 2015 as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to Mainspring, Neil was with Easynet as Managing Director of UK Business Markets and latterly Group Integration and Commercial Assurance Director. Easynet is a global telecoms and cloud infrastructure managed services provider. During Neil’s time, the business grew revenues from £85M to in-excess of £200M per annum and was acquired for £402M in October 2015.

Prior to Easynet, Neil has held CFO, COO and CEO roles in Venture Capital backed businesses. In particular, FD and CEO of Red-M an expert wireless professional services business that’s customers included emergency services, central government, mobile operators, and International Regulators, and Financial Director and Managing Director of Purple Voice, a developer of telecoms software, which was successfully deployed by several global investment banks.

Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1998.

Yinghui Tang

Fund Accounting Manager

Experience

Stephen Doherty

Investment Operations Manager

Experience

Minal Sharma

Senior Compliance Manager

Experience

Yinghui Tang

Fund Accounting Manager

Stephen Doherty

Investment Operations Manager

Minal Sharma

Senior Compliance Manager

Yinghui joined Mainspring in July 2014 as Senior Fund Accountant and is responsible for fund reporting for Private Equity funds. Before joining Mainspring, Yinghui worked in Augentius for over 4 years, where she was part of Private Equity team responsible for numbers of PE funds, including large infrastructure fund, mid-market buy-out funds, fund of funds and offshore debt funds.

Prior to that, Yinghui qualified in an accounting practice in the City where she worked on Annual Reports, Audit and Tax compliance for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders. Yinghui is FCCA qualified and holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance, graduating from London South Bank University.

In her free time, Yinghui takes a keen interest in photography.

Yinghui joined Mainspring in July 2014 as Senior Fund Accountant and is responsible for fund reporting for Private Equity funds. Before joining Mainspring, Yinghui worked in Augentius for over 4 years, where she was part of Private Equity team responsible for numbers of PE funds, including large infrastructure fund, mid-market buy-out funds, fund of funds and offshore debt funds.

Prior to that, Yinghui qualified in an accounting practice in the City where she worked on Annual Reports, Audit and Tax compliance for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders. Yinghui is FCCA qualified and holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance, graduating from London South Bank University.

In her free time, Yinghui takes a keen interest in photography.

Stephen is responsible for Mainspring’s venture capital and hedge fund clients which includes the provision of middle office, custody, investor servicing and administration services.

Prior to joining Mainspring Stephen worked within the Investment Manager Services Division of SEI Investments (NYSE: SEIC). At SEI, Stephen provided financial and regulatory reporting to the company’s Dublin based clients which spanned across a broad range of investment funds and SPVs. He also served as a Credit Union Director with almost €40 million in funds under management. As part of the investment committee he was responsible for the performance of their €15 million fixed income portfolio.

Stephen began his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers where he trained as a Chartered Accountant in their Asset Management department. Stephen has 7 years’ experience in the investment management sector. He is a Chartered Account, Registered Stockbroker and Qualified Investment Adviser (Republic of Ireland) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (MCSI).

When not in the office Stephen enjoys adventure sports, martial arts, rugby and golf.

Stephen is responsible for Mainspring’s venture capital and hedge fund clients which includes the provision of middle office, custody, investor servicing and administration services.

Prior to joining Mainspring Stephen worked within the Investment Manager Services Division of SEI Investments (NYSE: SEIC). At SEI, Stephen provided financial and regulatory reporting to the company’s Dublin based clients which spanned across a broad range of investment funds and SPVs. He also served as a Credit Union Director with almost €40 million in funds under management. As part of the investment committee he was responsible for the performance of their €15 million fixed income portfolio.

Stephen began his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers where he trained as a Chartered Accountant in their Asset Management department. Stephen has 7 years’ experience in the investment management sector. He is a Chartered Account, Registered Stockbroker and Qualified Investment Adviser (Republic of Ireland) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (MCSI).

When not in the office Stephen enjoys adventure sports, martial arts, rugby and golf.

Minal is responsible for Mainspring’s compliance department ensuring that the company complies with its external regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Prior to joining Mainspring Minal worked in the compliance department for BNP Paribas Investment Management Limited (BNP). At BNP, Minal advised the business on FCA regulatory requirements and she was responsible for advising the business on all aspects of the regulations including money laundering. Before BNP, Minal worked in compliance for a number of companies within the finance industry, where she was Deputy MLRO for almost 3 years. Her experience includes all client types’ from retail to eligible counterparty.

Minal began her career in compliance with ING Vysya Mutual fund in 2006 in their compliance, risk and Legal department. Minal has 10 years of experience in the investment management sector. She has a BA in Commerce, Company secretary, Bachelor in Law, Certificate in Investments, Diploma in Investment Compliance.

Minal is responsible for Mainspring’s compliance department ensuring that the company complies with its external regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Prior to joining Mainspring Minal worked in the compliance department for BNP Paribas Investment Management Limited (BNP). At BNP, Minal advised the business on FCA regulatory requirements and she was responsible for advising the business on all aspects of the regulations including money laundering. Before BNP, Minal worked in compliance for a number of companies within the finance industry, where she was Deputy MLRO for almost 3 years. Her experience includes all client types’ from retail to eligible counterparty.

Minal began her career in compliance with ING Vysya Mutual fund in 2006 in their compliance, risk and Legal department. Minal has 10 years of experience in the investment management sector. She has a BA in Commerce, Company secretary, Bachelor in Law, Certificate in Investments, Diploma in Investment Compliance.

Mainspring’s leadership team has a mixture of industry, operations and administration experience and expertise. The team works in a integrated way with our clients, managing and advising on fund administration and operations throughout the fund life cycle. Beyond our client relationships, the leadership team is responsible for developing our internal team and making sure that Mainspring is an exceptional place to work.


Stephen Geddes

Managing Director

Experience

Stephen founded Mainspring in 2010, having spent eight years at Pi Capital, the last five years as Chief Operating Officer in charge of fund administration and operations. His time at Pi Capital gave him direct experience of the challenges of operating a small private equity fund, from leading the finance, HR and IT functions along with structuring several funds, and managing investor relations for several hundred investors. He was directly responsible for the administration of over 30 investment entities ranging in structure from investments held directly by investors, limited partnerships, co-investing vehicles and fund of fund vehicles.

Prior to Pi Capital he worked at Eden Capital where he was focused on developing the private equity division. Before this he worked as a strategy analyst at BBC Online and Kagan World Media. He started his career in Corporate Finance at Hambros Bank.


Damian Simmons

Head of Administration & Accounting

Experience

Damian Simmons FCCA is a qualified accountant with 13 years PQE and has worked in the Fund Administration and Accounting industry for the last 10 years.

Damian has worked for a number of market leading companies within the Fund accounting and administration industry. Before joining Mainspring, he was Head of Real Estate Administration for Augentius, a specialist Private Equity fund administrator, and prior to that he worked for JP Morgan as a Vice President with responsibility for over 25 staff working on a variety of funds and asset classes under a major outsourcing agreement for the Bank of New York as an Assistant Vice President responsible for fund accounting for some of the UK’s largest pension funds.

Damian joined Mainspring in September 2011 as Head of Administration and Accounting.


Neil Clark

Chief Operations Officer

Experience

Neil joined Mainspring in December 2015 as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to Mainspring, Neil was with Easynet as Managing Director of UK Business Markets and latterly Group Integration and Commercial Assurance Director. Easynet is a global telecoms and cloud infrastructure managed services provider. During Neil’s time, the business grew revenues from £85M to in-excess of £200M per annum and was acquired for £402M in October 2015.

Prior to Easynet, Neil has held CFO, COO and CEO roles in Venture Capital backed businesses. In particular, FD and CEO of Red-M an expert wireless professional services business that’s customers included emergency services, central government, mobile operators, and International Regulators, and Financial Director and Managing Director of Purple Voice, a developer of telecoms software, which was successfully deployed by several global investment banks.

Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1998.


Yinghui Tang

Fund Accounting Manager

Experience

Yinghui joined Mainspring in July 2014 as Senior Fund Accountant and is responsible for fund reporting for Private Equity funds. Before joining Mainspring, Yinghui worked in Augentius for over 4 years, where she was part of Private Equity team responsible for numbers of PE funds, including large infrastructure fund, mid-market buy-out funds, fund of funds and offshore debt funds.

Prior to that, Yinghui qualified in an accounting practice in the City where she worked on Annual Reports, Audit and Tax compliance for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders. Yinghui is FCCA qualified and holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance, graduating from London South Bank University.

In her free time, Yinghui takes a keen interest in photography.


Stephen Doherty

Investment Operations Manager

Experience

Stephen is responsible for Mainspring’s venture capital and hedge fund clients which includes the provision of middle office, custody, investor servicing and administration services.

Prior to joining Mainspring Stephen worked within the Investment Manager Services Division of SEI Investments (NYSE: SEIC). At SEI, Stephen provided financial and regulatory reporting to the company’s Dublin based clients which spanned across a broad range of investment funds and SPVs. He also served as a Credit Union Director with almost €40 million in funds under management. As part of the investment committee he was responsible for the performance of their €15 million fixed income portfolio.

Stephen began his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers where he trained as a Chartered Accountant in their Asset Management department. Stephen has 7 years’ experience in the investment management sector. He is a Chartered Account, Registered Stockbroker and Qualified Investment Adviser (Republic of Ireland) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (MCSI).

When not in the office Stephen enjoys adventure sports, martial arts, rugby and golf.


Minal Sharma

Senior Compliance Manager

Experience

Minal is responsible for Mainspring’s compliance department ensuring that the company complies with its external regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Prior to joining Mainspring Minal worked in the compliance department for BNP Paribas Investment Management Limited (BNP). At BNP, Minal advised the business on FCA regulatory requirements and she was responsible for advising the business on all aspects of the regulations including money laundering. Before BNP, Minal worked in compliance for a number of companies within the finance industry, where she was Deputy MLRO for almost 3 years. Her experience includes all client types’ from retail to eligible counterparty.

Minal began her career in compliance with ING Vysya Mutual fund in 2006 in their compliance, risk and Legal department. Minal has 10 years of experience in the investment management sector. She has a BA in Commerce, Company secretary, Bachelor in Law, Certificate in Investments, Diploma in Investment Compliance.