Ian Gamse is a Director of Otus.
Before joining Otus Ian worked for SG Warburg, where he designed and
implemented global publishing systems in Equity Research,
revolutionised the provision of business information in Corporate
Finance and led the team which decentralised the marketing
presentation production process, developed software to automate
document composition and retrained the practitioners in written
communication with the client.
In 1995, he joined Caspian Securities Ltd., the start-up emerging
markets investment bank, where he combined the role of head of
investment banking operations with front-line corporate finance
work, focusing on financial modelling and corporate communications;
clients included the governments of Malaysia and Uganda.
In 1998 he established ACL, advising a number of internet start-ups
on their successful fundraisings and assisting overseas hi-tech
companies in building their UK business. Clients have included
DealTime (now Shopping.com) which he launched in the UK, Tradeum
(acquired by VerticalNet) which he advised on European financial
services strategy and Color Chips India for which he negotiated a
million-dollar 3d animation film contract.
Ian holds an MA in Mathematics and Oriental Studies from Cambridge
University, is a non-executive director of Pafra Adhesives Ltd and a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was formerly Treasurer of
the London School of Jewish Studies.