Meet the Team

The people behind Media Asset Capital
Neil MacTaggart

Neil MacTaggart

UK-Based Finance Director

Neil is a Chartered Accountant with a background in asset and corporate finance.

He was a founder and CFO of Suffolk Street Group PLC and its Subsidiaries, where he specialized in debt portfolio acquisition and was responsible for the assessment and due diligence of proposed acquisitions, including liaison with investors, fund managers and lawyers.

As an independent financial consultant, concentrating mainly on business rescue, Neil has provided general accounting, financial, investment and business advice to small companies including the preparation of accounting and forecast information for proposed IPO’s, Group VAT and Corporation Tax and statutory reporting and licensing requirements.

  nmactaggart@media-asset-capital.com      neil-mactaggart      +44 7949 024754

Graham Sharp

Graham Sharp

US-Based Director

Graham has over 30 years Senior Executive Management Experience in Media Technology. As Director of MAC, he has held interim roles as SVP of Products at Vitec; CMO & VP of Business Development at Grass Valley; and CEO of Xtranormal.

Prior to that he was EVP and General Manager of Avid’s $470m Video division; VP of European Operations for Avid; CEO of Post Impressions; EVP of Sales and Marketing at Discreet Logic; VP of Asian Operations for Avid,  and was previously at Dynatech, Alpha Image and Tektronix.

Graham continues to provide cutting-edge strategy and M+A advice to blue chip clients,  and has a proven track record of successful transactions, building and changing cultures, acquiring and integrating businesses, building shareholder value and managing to a P+L.

  gsharp@media-asset-capital.com      gram.sharp      +1 978 886 8857

Jeremy Bancroft

Jeremy Bancroft

UK-Based Technical Director

Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the Broadcast and Media Industry.

He was a co-founder and Managing Director of Omnibus Systems, a leading broadcast automation provider and founded and built Omnibus’ US subsidiary of which he was President. He has also held marketing directorships and senior management posts within divisions of Carlton Communications, Avesco PLC and Blue Order.

Jeremy has led consulting projects at Channel 4 UK, TV2 Norway, Telkom South Africa, RTB Brunei, TVNZ New Zealand, MBC Dubai and Al Jazeera Qatar. He specialises in the specification and design of file-based broadcast operations, with special focus upon workflow management, scheduling, and business process improvement.   

He has had numerous papers published in media industry journals, and is a regular contributor to international conferences within Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia.

  jbancroft@media-asset-capital.com      jeremysbancrof      +44 7970 134335

Mike Spinks

Mike Spinks

UK-Based Technical Director

Mike has managed technology and consulted for broadcasters, service providers and their clients – including Ascent Media, Encompass, Viacom, the BBC, Channel 5, Discovery and Disney.

He is an accomplished senior media professional with practical experience across the entire content delivery chain and a very strong commercial focus. He is able to act as a bridge between Executive Management, Production and Technology ensuring that all perspectives are represented.

Mike has the capability to influence and support complex media businesses and can switch between consulting, operations, architectural design, systems integration and project & commercial management. He has worked in the UK, across Europe, Russia, USA, Canada, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and has an MBA in Technology Management.

  mspinks@media-asset-capital.com      mjspinks      +44 7795 814977

Ian Easton

Ian Easton

UK-Based Head of Web & Digital Marketing

Ian is a conscientious, dynamic and results-driven First Class Graduate with over 10 years of professional experience in Digital Marketing.

With extensive knowledge of SEO, SEM, PPC, Display Media, Web Analytics, Digital Strategic Development, Content Management and Social Media, Ian runs the Digital Marketing side of our consultancy.

Recognised for his Technical, Editorial and Communication skills, Ian has produced copy for international events and publications such as Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, Virgin Music, Q and the NME. Alongside this Ian is a signed musician and is gigging when not working.

  ieaston@media-asset-capital.com      ebofriendly      +44 7464 603132

Simon Day

Simon Day

Asia-Based Web & Digital Marketing Executive

Simon is a marketing professional with an understanding of all the latest cutting edge digital trends and marketing strategies. He owes much of what he knows to his surprisingly productive adolescence, spent creating and marketing websites to then auction when successful.

He has a wealth of hands-on experience; particularly in the areas of SEO, content creation and social media advertising. Simon also possesses a potent technical skillset acquired from years of working with industry standard marketing applications, clients’ content management systems (WordPress/Drupal/Magneto), and a solid foundation in web development.

  sday@media-asset-capital.com      simon.d250      +886 9095 93765