Founder and Chief Executive of Phi Partners, Des established the firm in 2004 with the aim of becoming the preeminent Summit consultancy across Europe and beyond. In his position as Chief Executive, Des sets the firm’s vision and growth strategy and is responsible for its global operations.

Des started his career as a specialist in derivatives and has worked with Summit specifically for nearly two decades, making him one of the most experienced financial markets experts today. A natural entrepreneur and determined businessman, he founded and successfully sold two financial markets consultancies, Cititec and Excelian, before he started Phi Partners in 2004.

In days gone by, Des was an England Schoolboys boxing champion and now gets his sporting kicks at the local athletics club or golf course. When not pounding the track or stalking the green, Des loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and two young children.