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
Faisal Iqbal

Faisal Iqbal

Faisal is a Partner. 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 a Partner. 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
Fadi E. Hallak

Fadi E. Hallak

Fadi is a Partner in Umbra Wealth, based in the Middle East and has over 22 years of M&A, private equity, private debt and venture capital experience. He began investing in 2000 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 co-founded 1 OAK Capital Financial Group, a London-based hedge fund.

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 UHNW 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
Catherine Burr

Catherine Burr

Catherine is a Partner. She brings over 20 years of investment and financial management experience to her client relationships. Prior to joining Umbra, Catherine was a senior client advisor with UBS AG working with UHNW & HNW individuals and families. Before joining UBS, she spent 5 years at Lehman Brothers International. Catherine has a strong background in advising UK RD & RND families facing challenges surrounding multi-jurisdictional issues, succession planning, philanthropy and sustainability. She holds CISI Level 6 qualifications in Private Client Management and Regulation & Compliance.

catherine@umbracapital.com
Rupert Atkinson

Rupert Atkinson

Rupert is a Senior Advisor. He has experience as a corporate credit analyst, gained at Standard & Poor’s, Morgan Stanley and Cordet Capital Partners. Rupert was Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for 10 years, providing valued advice to C-suite management, whilst leading the ratings advisory team globally. Since leaving investment banking, Rupert has developed a portfolio of equity investments into start-up and early stage tech companies, some of which he now advises.

rupert.atkinson@umbracapital.com
Mario Moussallem

Mario Moussallem

Mario is a Junior Partner in Umbra Wealth. He has more than 13 years of investment & financial management experience. Prior to Umbra, he worked with Goldman Sachs, BMB Investment Bank and is an advisor at JEO Capital, a family office in Bahrain.

mario@umbracapital.com
Andrew New

Andrew New

Andrew is an Associate. He is responsible for originating and executing transactions. Prior to joining Umbra, he was a manager in the private equity transaction services team at KPMG, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2019. Andrew's role at KPMG focussed on the provision of due diligence to support a wide range of private equity transactions. He holds an MA in Financial Economics from the University of St Andrews.

andrew@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
Madison Magert

Madison Magert

Madison is Wealth Operations Manager. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the wealth management division as well as assisting the team with trade support, client reporting, portfolio monitoring and adherence to all regulatory requirements. She has four years of administrative and client services experience across various industries, with previous roles focusing on operations and customer relations.

madison@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 6 years of 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
Aman Sinhal

Aman Sinhal

Aman is an Associate. He is responsible for originating and executing transactions. He has over 6 years investment banking experience with Deutsche Bank where he worked across multiple buy-side & sell-side transactions across a variety of sectors. He holds a dual degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and is CFA Level 3 qualified. He has also completed an Executive Program focused on strategy and leadership from Columbia Business School.

aman@umbracapital.com
Rohit Bagla

Rohit Bagla

Rohit is an Associate. He is responsible for deal sourcing & execution which includes financial modelling, research and due diligence. Prior to joining Umbra, he was responsible for the end-to-end management of private equity fund raising transactions at a boutique investment bank. He has an MBA from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research and has a B.E. from Jadavpur University.

rohit@umbracapital.com
Umbra Team
Umbra Team