Our management team are entrepreneurs, owners and founders.

Team

Extensive advisory and investment experience from investment banks, funds and family offices.

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher

Mark is Chairman. He has more than 25 years of investment banking and advisory experience. He joined UBS from Morgan Stanley and went on to co-head the financial sponsors division which advises private equity clients in Europe, being made Chairman in 2013. The following year he joined KPMG’s private equity division as Head of Origination and Partner.

mark@umbracapital.com
Gustavo Diquez

Gustavo Diquez

Gus is Managing Partner. He has extensive origination, execution, advisory, investing and operational experience across large-cap, mid-cap and early stage companies in Europe. Prior to founding Umbra, he was part of the founding team at Cordet in 2013, where he was an investment professional and COO. He started his career with Dresdner Kleinwort and was later part of the UBS leveraged finance team in London.

gus@umbracapital.com
Steve Clark

Steve Clark

Steve is a member of the Investment Committee. He has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry and founded Omni Partners in 2004. Formerly the co-head of international proprietary equity trading for Nomura International, Steve set up and managed a highly profitable proprietary trading book. Prior to that, he managed international equity trading at both NatWest Markets and Shearson Lehman.

steve@umbracapital.com
Marcos Jorge Leon

Marcos Jorge Leon

Marcos is a member of the Investment Committee. He has extensive experience in private equity, portfolio management, and asset management. Prior to GLJ Capital, Marcos founded Tamroc Partners, a small-cap private equity firm based out of Boston and worked as an investment professional for Coventry Development Corporation, a multi-billion dollar asset manager with headquarters in NYC. Marcos has extensive experience investing in small and early-stage companies and serves on several boards.

marcos@umbracapital.com
John Travis

John Travis

John is General Counsel. He has more than 30 years of corporate finance, capital markets and investment experience. John began his career as a corporate lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. He later joined Morgan Stanley in London, where he was co-head of Global Capital Markets Execution, Chairman of the Equity Underwriting Committee and COO of Global Capital Markets (EMEA). In 2014 he joined Cordet as an investment professional, General Counsel and member of the Investment & Credit Committee.

john@umbracapital.com
Charles Gallagher-Powell

Charles Gallagher-Powell

Charlie is a Partner. He is responsible for originating and executing transactions and has significant experience across private equity, capital markets and investment banking. Prior to Umbra, he was a founding member of XIO Group, a $3bn private equity firm, where he sat on the board of Compo Expert, a German specialty fertiliser company and was responsible for the firm’s investment in Lumenis, an Israeli medical laser manufacturer. He started his career in Leveraged Finance with UBS in London.

charlie@umbracapital.com
Alexander Langmuir

Alexander Langmuir

Alexander is a Partner. He is responsible for originating and executing transactions and has significant experience across private equity and transaction services. Prior to Umbra, he was a Principal at JZ International, a pan-European mid-market private equity firm, where he sat on the board of Karium. Before joining JZ, Alexander worked at Langholm Capital and KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012. Alexander holds a Masters from ESCP Business School and a BSc in Chemistry from UCL.

alexander@umbracapital.com
Fadi E. Hallak

Fadi E. Hallak

Fadi is a Partner in Umbra Wealth and has over 22 years of M&A, private equity, private debt and venture capital experience. He began investing in 1999 and took one of his first investments public in 2007 for $2 billion. Fadi has a solid and diversified portfolio with a strong focus on private deals. He has previously worked at JP Morgan Chase, Taylor-DeJongh and Investcorp.

fadi@umbracapital.com
Ihab H. Yassine

Ihab H. Yassine

Ihab is a Partner in Umbra Wealth and has over 20 years of wealth management and private equity experience. He has managed leading UHNM family offices and institutions across the Middle East and Europe at J. Safra Sarasin. Ihab has built long standing partnerships in the investment community, with strong access to deal flow. He has previously worked at Mirabaud and Lloyds Banking Group in London.

ihab@umbracapital.com
Faisal Iqbal

Faisal Iqbal

Faisal is Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 20 years of investment and financial management experience. Prior to Umbra, he worked at 1Oak Capital, as Head of Asset & Wealth. His previous roles include client coverage, looking after institutions, corporates and UHNW families at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. He started his career as co-founder of i12, one of UK's first ISPs, followed by investor roles at Mirage and Goldman Sachs. He is a holder of CFA and CAIA designations.

faisal@umbracapital.com
Tracy Salomone

Tracy Salomone

Tracy is Head of Operations. She brings 18 years experience working in the Americas, Middle East and Europe. Prior to Umbra, Tracy assisted 1OAK Capital, an asset management firm, in building a successful wealth management division. She has worked within a diverse set of roles, including private banking, hedge funds, brokerage and on the trading desk of British Petroleum. Her previous roles focused on valuations, P&L, operations, product control, trade support and client services.

tracy@umbracapital.com
Dennis Babu

Dennis Babu

Dennis is an Associate. He leads the India research and deal team, responsible for deal execution, due diligence, financial modelling and research. He has more than 5 years experience working for PwC, EY and Moody’s in consulting and financial advisory teams, and has gained extensive M&A and capital raising knowledge covering diversified verticals. He is a postgraduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

dennis@umbracapital.com
Natasha Foley

Natasha Foley

Natasha is Operations and Investor Relations Manager. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the business, as well as coordinating marketing efforts. She has 4 years administrative experience working within the financial services industry, focusing on office management, marketing and accounting. She graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Biomedical Science.

natasha@umbracapital.com
Umbra Team
Umbra Team