Our Team

For Founders, By Founders

Nick Brodie (VCFO)

What gets me out of bed in the morning

The best thing about working at Ignition Financial is the diversity of backgrounds of the founders / companies we work with. The one thing that unites them all without exception is their drive and passion. It is inspirational to work with individuals like these and great to see the value we at Ignition can add.

Entrepreneurs I admire

Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson. From poverty to pro wrestler to Hollywood entrepreneur / superstar. I followed him during my childhood when he was a WWE wrestler, and now I am one of his 116m followers on Instagram. His philipsophy is simple: “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” I highly recommend following him if you are ever in need of a dose of inspiration!

Voluntary roles

Oxford University Boat Club executive committee and sit on the Board of a property management company in Oslo, Norway.

The fine print

​Education and training: Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), MSc Drylands Science and Management (St Catherine’s Oxford), BA Geography (St Catherine’s College Oxford).

Prior roles: PwC London – Manager in Mining and Oil and Gas – assurance and transaction services, PwC Oslo – Manager in shipping and offshore, Xchanging plc – marketing associate working on the Boat Race sponsorship.

Interests: Long distance running, cycling, cross country skiing.