Our team has extensive expertise working with businesses and management teams across the food sector, bringing hands-on experience and a network of specialist advisors to support our portfolio businesses.
Michael is a Partner at Isara and leads the investment team. With over a decade’s experience of investing in and transforming businesses, he focuses on sourcing and leading on new investments along with driving Isara’s overall strategy.
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Having started his career at EY in the audit and latterly strategy teams, Michael continued his career at Endless and then Elaghmore, with a further period working in a range of interim c-suite leadership roles. With extensive experience in sourcing, developing and exiting a variety of businesses across the food, logistics and business services segments, Michael leads the strategic development of Isara’s proposition. Michael lives on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and spends most of his free time with his wife and four children. An avid Liverpool FC supporter, rugby follower and a keen home chef, Michael also helps to raise funds for a range of leukaemia charities.
Jack is an Investment Manager at Isara. Previously, he worked as a Corporate Finance Manager at KPMG, providing lead advisory services to businesses in the mid-market across a range of sectors.
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Prior to KPMG, Jack spent six years at PwC where he worked across a number of Deals business units, including Corporate Finance, Debt and Capital Advisory, Transactional Services and Restructuring. Jack graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc (Hons) Marketing with Industrial Placement degree and is a chartered accountant. In his free time, Jack is a keen golfer, skier and gym-goer. Jack also enjoys travelling, live music and cooking for friends and family.
Shane leads on managing all legal requirements of Isara.
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Shane spent 11 years in private practice for working for market leading UK and US law firms. Shane was recruited by the Sadel Group to manage the group’s legal matters and also acts as General Counsel for Isara.
In his spare time, Shane is an avid traveller and likes to play darts.
Shane manages a centralised research and marketing team that supports all the individual businesses within the Sadel Group, including the investment and partnership targeting work of Isara Capital.
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Starting his career at pan-European logistics giant, DFDS, Shane was recruited by Magnavale (now part of the Sadel Group) to develop national and international relationships within the food industry.
In his spare time, Shane takes advantage of his positioning in the Midlands to go hiking in the Peak District and Snowdonia national parks with his fiancé and Bernese Mountain dog.