SIMPLICITY Breakfast Series

Avoiding Common Equity Management Mistakes

12th November 2019

Our November SIMPLICITY Breakfast was hosted by David Bloom, fdu CFO.

Our guest speaker was Christian Gabriel, an equity visionary and innovator, helping companies unlock the value of their equity. As the director for an investment platform early in his career, Christian saw that private companies lacked tools that could make their most powerful asset – equity – understood, transparent, and easy to manage, leading him to create Capdesk to democratise wealth in the private sector. Today, Capdesk is the leading employee share plan and cap table management platform in Europe.

Christian led the discussion on managing a cap table and determining ownership throughout the lifecycle of a company’s growth; a valuable session to Founders and CFOs in private growth SMEs, pre-revenue right the way through to Exit.

About the fdu SIMPLICITY Breakfast Series

fdu’s consultative approach to Executive Search and Recruitment is based upon our deep sector knowledge, our networks and extensive experience. We distil this insight for each unique Client situation, allowing us to provide strong results through our bespoke service.

An important part of this process is sharing knowledge among our Clients, our networks and interested parties in the various sectors we serve. Our SIMPLICITY Breakfast Series brings small groups of high-level individuals together to discuss operationally relevant and transformative topics in the senior Finance function, with an expert guest speaker sharing their expertise in their respective field.

Our SIMPLICITY Breakfasts take place every month with a different theme each time, ranging from the role of AI in Finance to what it takes to be an Interim CFO or insight for Group Controllers with ambition to join the board. We share pertinent, interesting and useful information for people who are looking to be ahead of the curve within the Finance industry.

For more information

Please contact Michelle Blackie

+44 (0)203 196 0780
+44 (0)7702 307 852


Event Details

Where: fdu, 1 Paris Garden, London, SE1 8ND

When: Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Time: Tea and coffee at 8.00am; Start 8:30am – End 9:45am


Southwark – 5 minutes walk

Waterloo – 10 minutes walk

London Bridge – 10 minutes walk

Blackfriars – 10 minutes walk