Name: Xavier Woodward
Personal Assistant: Julie Rushworth
Telephone: 0161 912 6500
Title: Investment Director
I spend a lot of my time meeting new businesses and assessing whether there is an opportunity for ISIS to invest. My main area of focus is the financial services sector and I always enjoy meeting entrepreneurs who find innovative ways of doing things better.
I am based in ISIS’ Manchester office, live in Leeds and work all over the country.
After graduating from Oxford University, I trained as an accountant and then spent 13 years as a corporate finance adviser with Societe Generale and latterly KPMG. I eventually decided that it was time to stop advising and start doing, and joined ISIS. I had worked with the team as an adviser and liked the people and their approach to deal-making, which is both thoughtful and entrepreneurial.