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Fiona Pool
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Primary Location:
York, UK

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Retail, Transportation, Travel / Leisure
Personal Career Headline:
CEO of Hunton Powerboats
Business Description (One-Liner):

Provider of high performance, luxurious powerboats

21-30 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

Fiona’s primary career was in finance having worked on the Credit Trading desk at Credit Suisse as one of three traders on a multi-currency global trading book, using financial derivatives to repackage securities. She then moved to Goldman Sachs as an Executive Director, where she established the Credit Trading book. Three years later, she left to follow her true love of design, co-founding with Scott Henshall, a successful fashion design business, winning the first Vidal Sassoon Young Designer of the Year award and being a fixture on the London Fashion Week schedule as well as showing in Paris and Milan. Having secured 40 stockists worldwide, she secured significant investment into the business from a Singaporean family and sold out her stake in 2001. She then returned to the financial world, joining Bank of America in London as a distressed debt trader and shortly thereafter was appointed Head of European High Yield Sales, Trading and Research. She left in 2006 to become a partner in a specialist structured finance consulting firm, but was approached in early 2008 to establish and run a small, luxury fashion label, which she grew to 18 stockists and £500,000 turnover before leaving in May 2010.  She joined Hunton in September 2010.

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Your Business's Motto?:

To build the best boats of our generation

One food and drink on earth, what would you choose?:

Japanese food

What literature is on your bed stand?:

A very large stack of books I want to read but don’t get time to – but I am currently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s David & GoliathCommitted by Elizabeth Gilbert & Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

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