Gary Von Lehmden joins QVentures Board to provide strategic debt support

Venture Capital firm, QVentures announces that Gary Von Lehmden has joined the board to provide strategic guidance. Gary joins the board which is currently made up of a mix of international Family Offices.

With over 43 years of an international banking career, Gary Von Lehmden has extensive experience in roles in lending, structured finance, corporate and investment banking and corporate finance at Citibank. Up until his retirement in 2019, Gary’s most recent role was Chairman of the Corporate Bank at Citibank whilst retaining his roles as Chief Lending Officer and GCM Head for EMEA. He sat on the Board of Citibank International as well.

Gary brings a wealth of debt experience due to the dynamic nature of his roles and the number of credit cycles he experienced.

Currently, Gary manages his own Family Office and serves as Chairman of the Board of the United Way United Kingdom and is a member of the United Way regional council for Europe. He is also an advisory board member and past Chairman of British American Business (BAB).

The QVentures team is led by Managing Partner, Robert Walsh, who prior to joining QVentures, held management positions at Credit Suisse, DrKW, and UniCredit throughout his 30-year investment banking career.

Robert Walsh says: “I am thrilled to announce Gary’s appointment to the board. With his extensive management experience, I am confident that he will be a valuable asset in scaling QVentures’ asset management business. Additionally, as a first-generation family office member, he will provide a unique perspective that will complement the viewpoints of our existing team. We look forward to working with Gary and leveraging his expertise to drive QVentures’ success.”

Alongside Robert, the QVentures team of 14 has over 175 years of experience supporting investors and founders with a deep knowledge and understanding of the UK venture ecosystem. QVentures also has a Fund Management arm. The award-nominated Pre-Seed Fund focuses on investing in technology companies in the UK and is dedicated to finding and supporting the next generation of best-in-breed entrepreneurs.

To date, the total value of the companies in the QVentures portfolio is £6.4bn.

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