The Team - Rigby Capital - A Better Way to Fund IT

The team

Based in Surrey, close to both London and Thames Valley’s high-tech corridor, you’ll benefit from more than 100 years’ top-tier experience of our senior team, including within the major IT financing players: GE Capital, Dell, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Econocom, PWC and Cisco.

This experience, coupled with our more agile business structure, and Rigby Group plc’s impeccable track record and long-established supplier relationships, enables us to offer world class, bespoke funding solutions which unlock value for our clients.

Our diverse client roster includes major blue chip brands, government bodies and charitable organisations. We have a team of specialists to support these clients, building long-term trusted relationships across the lifetime of the IT systems and beyond.

Senior Leadership Team

John Taylor, CEO, Rigby Capital Europe

John Taylor, CEO, Rigby Capital Europe, Portrait

John initially joined Rigby Group following the sale of M2 to SCC (Rigby Group’s main technology business). Prior to this he worked with private equity investor, ECI llp, in the successful strategic turnaround of its investment in M2 and also as MD of Lex Vehicle Leasing.

After several successful years supporting various areas of Rigby Group business, including interim CEO of FluidOne, John – a key architect in the origination of Rigby Capital – has now taken on the role of CEO of the newly-formed Rigby Capital Europe and looks to grow our successful UK and French businesses, along with responsibilities for group entities Allect, Nuvias Group and - most recently - Nuvias Unified Communications (as non-executive Chairman).

Simon Everidge, Managing Director, Rigby Capital UK

Simon Everidge, Managing Director, Rigby Capital UK, Portrait

Simon has extensive experience of funding technology solutions across the whole IT supply chain, having worked for 20 years at GE Capital and Dell before joining Rigby Capital in 2018 to lead a very successful program with a major US technology vendor.

Simon was promoted into the new role of Operations Director in early 2019, when he led a comprehensive evaluation of our systems, processes and funding strategy, leveraging his substantial Lean Six Sigma operational excellence expertise.

With his breadth and depth of diverse experience, Simon is well placed as Managing Director to lead our strategic commercial growth strategy, whilst continuing to drive back-office innovation and process improvement to support our future development.

Outside work, Simon is an active supporter of various children’s charities, primarily through his keen involvement in events organised by The Sporting Bears Motor Club.

Mathilde Saint-Pol, Chief Operating Officer, Rigby Capital Europe

Mathilde Saint-Pol, Chief Operating Officer, Rigby Capital Europe, Portrait

Mathilde joined Rigby Capital Europe in 2019 as our Chief Operating Officer, responsible for strategic funding, 3rd party funding panel relationships, system and product development, and to ensure that process control and efficiency is maintained across the business’s support functions.

Having previously worked with Rigby Capital in France following its inception, Mathilde was formerly Deputy Managing Director for Econocom France - one of Europe’s largest independent leasing technology providers – after a 14-year tenure in which she served in a variety of in finance, product development, innovation and strategic funding roles.

Julie Mortimer, Financial Director, Rigby Capital Europe

Julie Mortimer, Financial Director, Rigby Capital Europe, Portrait

Julie is the most recent addition to the Rigby Capital Europe board joining as Finance Director, following her promotion to Group Financial Controller, Rigby Group in December 2020. 

Further to qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, she has enjoyed an extensive career in Corporate Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing and Control for world-class brands including Volvo and npower, and has spent the last 6 years working in the Group as the EMEA Financial Controller for the Technology Division, SCC. 

Julie has three grown up children and enjoys spending time travelling with them and is a yoga enthusiast.

Steve Rigby, Chairman, Rigby Capital Europe

Steve Rigby, Chairman, Rigby Capital Europe, Portrait

Steve heads up the Group’s Real Estate, Nuvias and Rigby Capital divisions. He is also responsible for finance, M&A and the family office investment portfolio. Steve sits on the boards of Technology, Nuvias and Regional and City Airports businesses and chairs the boards of Allect and Rigby Capital, the Group’s financial services business. 

Steve has three children and splits his time between London and his home in the Midlands and is a keen polo player and sailor. He chairs the development board for children’s mental health charity Place2Be and is also a trustee for the Rigby Foundation.