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David Barrass is an independent consultant that has been providing his expert advice to Baird Capital since 2007. He works with our UK team, providing strategic advice to the General Partner, assists with our evaluation of investment opportunities and works with our team to build value within the existing portfolio. In addition, in select situations, David may be engaged directly by portfolio companies in Board roles and/or as a direct consultant to those companies.
With strong skills in leadership, negotiation and commercial management in sales and service organizations, he has served as CEO and Chairman of many U.K. and international companies. At present, he serves as Chairman of portfolio company Gabbro Precision Ltd. David also serves as a Non-Executive member on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' Strategic Advisory Board for the Food and Environment Research Agency. Previously, he served as the Chairman/CEO of Baird Capital Partners Europe portfolio company ArmorGroup International plc. David is a key partner as he brings strong Managing Director and Chairman experience from a variety of sectors with a particular focus on Business Services and Manufacturing.