Ian Dowson

Ian Dowson

MD at William Garrity Associates Ltd

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

Principal of William Garrity Associates Ltd a boutique consultancy specialising in the strategic implications of Fintech (Financial Services Innovation), Digital Technologies and project management of business reorganisations and company disposals.

He became interested in the London Start-up system after managing the disposal of a large media company eight years ago discovering that startups existed in London. Now producing producing original research on Digital London and a series of research reports on Fintech and alternative finance. He regularly speaks on FIntech and Digital Innovation and has presented at Social Media Week, Fintech Week, and Digital Shoreditch Festival.

Prior to this managed Corporate Development of a B Elliott Plc, a high-mid tech conglomerate based the UK and USA, project managing global corporate development projects these could be M&A, new product development , product portfolio additions, market and channel development strategies such South Korean and South Asian market market entry.

Earlier career Financial Director of an 800 unit retail chain part of Imperial Group Plc, Chief Accountant of Ladbroke Racing Ltd in the UK and Belgium, starting his career with Glaxo Plc.

Qualified FCCA and MBA.