Tom Speechley is an early stage investor and business builder focused exclusively on the fields of human care and development.
Mr Speechley previously spent over a decade as a partner with an emerging market private equity fund where he was responsible for investments in many emerging markets and several strategic initiatives, including opening new markets, creating new funds, the acquisition of three other investment firms and establishing the firm’s presence in North America.
Earlier in his career Mr Speechley practiced law in London and New York and was a partner with two leading international law firms with a focus on acquisition financing.
Mr Speechley has sat on corporate and not-for profit boards including the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association and Junior Achievement Worldwide, and is a senior advisor to Endeavor, a global organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs across the globe. Mr Speechley is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom.
He is the author of two books on Acquisition Finance and whilst a student at university, Mr Speechley coded a series of ten educational software programs that were used in the UKs national curriculum.
At university Mr Speechley initially studied chemical physics before switching to law, graduating with First Class Honours from the University of Sheffield UK.