Chief Executive Office / Founder
Andy has over 25 years experience working in digital media. He was the Founder and CEO of Giant Digital for 14 years, an online publishing company with over 20 million monthly unique visitors on its online entertainment properties.
Andy has worked with some of the largest digital and media companies in the world including MSN, Universal Music, Yahoo!, Hearst, Bertelsmann, Northern & Shell and AOL.
He has worked for Reach Media (formerly Mirror Group), MTV and was the founder of Gigwise.com in 2002. Andy exited Giant Digital in 2016 and has since helped other founders to exit their creative businesses. He also works with many larger agencies and PLCs to acquire creative companies, specialising in off market acquisitions.
Nick is the Group CEO of We Group, a marketing and communications agency group focused on large scale live events, festivals and placemaking. Nick has acquired and sold numerous agencies and has multiple investments under his belt in the agency and media space.
He’s a council member of NOEA, currently the vice chair of AIF, a member of the NTIA and strongly champions the ‘informal events’ industry at government levels. We Group works extensively in the public sector, producing public realm events for Government organisations and Local Authorities as well as working with 75% of the largest UK property and retail developers.
Nick brings 30 years of marketing and events agency experience to our clients, understanding their needs from personal experience.
Andy is an experienced digital transformation leader. In the 90s he helped take magazines online and then brought search engines to Europe as CEO of Ask Jeeves. In the ‘noughties’, as CEO Digital, and Board Director, of Associated Newspapers & Northcliffe Newspapers, he was a founder/inventor of the Daily Mail Online platform (the world’s largest English-speaking online newspaper), and transformed classifieds listings to online marketplaces, particularly in jobs, property & motors, where he led 18 acquisitions.
In the ‘teens’, he held senior roles in global corporations: As a VP at Microsoft he ran the EMEA media businesses and at Hearst he was Global Chief Revenue Officer. He was a board director of Industry associations such as: the UK Advertising Association, IAB UK, IAB Europe, and of Adweek Europe.
He has studied at Insead, MIT and Oxford Said. Today, he runs Hartspace a scale up consultancy and mentorship business, is a NED to several start-ups, is the CEO of Elevated Sounds, and a Trustee of the charity Grief Encounter
He also has passions around music, anthropology, and technological change. He is active Burning Man participant and is a keen Arsenal supporter.
Heather Fullerton is a Creative Business leader recognized for her entrepreneurial, strategic thinking and track record of identifying and realizing new growth opportunities.
Over the past +30 years, Heather has worked across the entire creative continuum; from brand marketing (Levi’s), strategic consultancy (Accenture) to creative agency leadership (StrawberryFrog & McCann), to high-end production and emerging technology (The Mill). As Managing Director of The Mill New York and Global Chief Strategy Officer for the Group, she managed the NY Studio while working with the CEO/Founder to develop the future direction of the company. The first woman appointed to the Executive Board in the company’s history, Heather was a strategic team member for both a Private Equity deal and Technicolor acquisition.
In 2018 she co-founded Moon to Mars at the intersection of creativity, marketing and emerging technology. Then in 2020 spun off a division (lili Studios) to focus solely on interactive immersive experiences, events, design for spatial computing including the metaverse, location based experiences, web3 for brands, artists, talent and cultural institutions.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Heather lives with her family in New York, by way of London, Paris & Amsterdam. A graduate of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) she holds a bilingual-MBA from French ‘grande école’ HEC’s ISA.
Involved in over 60 mergers & acquisitions, venture financing, strategic planning, valuations & fairness opinions, defaulted & bankrupt investments, and other strategic advisory transactions in many industries.
David brings experience to the Capital A team, providing end-to-end support of the M&A transaction process: research, sourcing, valuing, financing, documenting, building consensus, preparing SEC or management presentations, and closing deals.
Immense ability to analyze company, financial statements, and assets to provide insights to successful negotiations of terms, value or ownership of a transaction. Conducted over 200 valuations of companies, joint ventures, strategic relationships, supply, and Intellectual property agreements.
David holds an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS in Corporate Finance Golden Gate University and a BA in Advertising/Marketing from San Jose State university. He is very passionate about sports, basketball (Go Heels!), martial arts and food!
Jack is an experienced corporate and M&A analyst, having worked with several investment banks and corporate finance firms. He joined Capital A in 2022 working directly with clients as well as supporting the directors.
Jack holds a degree in Policy, Politics and Economics from University of Birmingham where he was a member of the University Boat Club VII.
As well as being an avid rower, Jack spends his spare time surfing, playing basketball, swimming, cycling, running and skiing.
Ahmed Zia is an Economics graduate with a passion for finance and a keen eye for industry trends. Prior to joining Capital A in 2023 he previously worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Danescor, where he demonstrated analytical skills in assessing growth potential, managing M&A projects, and supporting capital-raising initiatives.
Ahmed graduated with First Class Honours from the University of London (London School of Economics). His dedication extends beyond the professional realm, as evidenced by his volunteer work with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
Branca manages Capital A’s outbound marketing and communications. An experienced marketing assistant and translator (she’s Portuguese) she joined Capital A in 2022.
She has a degree in Political Science which she earned at Lisbon University, she is an avid Instagrammer and runs all of the company’s social media accounts.
Having spent many years playing volleyball, Branca spends much of her spare time focused on fashion and travelling.