Management Team

Leonne International is a leading multinational private equity firm focused on providing funding solutions to SMEs.

Michael Haston

Michael has over 10 years’ experience within the private equity sector and has been involved directly with over £600 million in transactions. Michael is well known globally for his financial modelling, financial distribution and the speed in which he meticulously closes high value equity transactions and has been featured in a number of high-profile news publications including Forbes and City AM. Michael has extensive experience within the capital markets arena within both debt and equity.

Todd Rupert

Todd Ruppert is an advisor to Leonne International, Todd has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is retired CEO of T. Rowe Price Global and co-President of T. Rowe Price International, the $1.1 trillion asset management firm. He is currently venture partner of Greenspring Associates, an $11 billion venture capital firm, and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests in various sectors globally.

He is an advisor and board member to various firms globally and  board member of INSEAD business school and The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He is also President of London’s Royal Parks Foundation and global ambassador of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Todd Rupert

Martin Zuffer

Martin is a partner at a leading International law firm. Martin has advised leading corporations, banks and financial institutions in the fields of transactions as well as regulatory matters on all aspects of banking and capital markets law. During his 15 years of professional experience he has been in charge for numerous Austrian and international IPO´s, Secondary Offerings as well as debt issues. Besides banking law and capital market transactions the focus of his advisory services lies in the areas of corporate law and private equity.

Martin is author of numerous articles and publications on banking and capital market law and has repeatedly been recommended by legal directory Global Chambers as an expert in capital markets.

Paul Dodds

Paul Dodds is the Head of Investor Relations at Leonne International. Mr Dodds joined Leonne International in 2019 and is based in London, UK.
He has extensive experience in the origination and syndication of private equity transactions across Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Mr Dodds serves on the board of a number of companies including Xin Ba Clean Energy.

Prior to Leonne, Mr Dodds spent more than 12 years in management, marketing and operations of some of the UK’s largest and most distinguished companies including Northern & Shell in which he worked across their portfolio of publications including Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Portsmouth.

George Rolls

George is a Non-Executive Director for Leonne International, George has been a Director, manager and adviser to a number of private companies over the past 30 years in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, print media, technology, aviation and consumer products. He co-founded Beaufort Securities of which he was a director between 1985 and 2006.

Since selling his interest in Beaufort Securities in 2006, George has acted as a consultant for private high net worth individuals, assisted with the launch of a software technology fund and sits on the boards of AIM listed Hangar 8 Plc. and Volare Aviation Limited as a director. He is also a trustee of the Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Foundation and the Honorary Secretary of The Air Squadron Limited.


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