Meet the team

The team at Madello is an eclectic mix of people from the worlds of property, wealth management, hospitality and marketing.   Here are just a few of the people who represent the company and the talents they bring to the business.

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LEON GROOM

MANAGING PARTNER & HEAD OF ACQUISITIONS

Leon has become a highly successful Serial Entrepreneur, turning his ideas into exciting high growth businesses across several developing markets. His key skills are in generating and developing market disruptive ideas with strong profitable growth potential. From taking the newly formed Manchester United Soccer School, which starting in the USA, global in 2000 – to managing several bars within the Midlands area in the mid 2000s – to now owning a number of highly successful businesses, Leon’s success is there for all to see.  His passion for business and experience creating best-in-class customer experiences mean that there is a lot more to come from GSH Capital.

NYALL SIMPSON

MANAGING PARTNER & HEAD OF MARKETING

Nyall is the Former Business Director and Head of Brand Experience at leading global marketing agency McCann Birmingham.  He has over 15 years experience working for The Interpublic Group, creating experience led, multi-channel campaigns for brands across the globe, including The Premier League, Microsoft and Formula One team Force India amongst others, as well as working directly for Manchester Utd, running a major global events programme. In 2018, Nyall started his own marketing consultancy business.  Acting as the strategic lead on projects, he has created physical design strategies and marcoms plans for the likes of IMAX in the US, as well as both Birmingham and Falmouth Universities respectively.

SIMON HANDS

MANAGING PARTNER & HEAD OF HOSPITALITY

Simon started his hospitality career at the 3* Michelin restaurant Le Gavroche in London UK under the acclaimed Albert Roux. Following on from his successful training, Simon was part of the opening team that launched the French bakery brand Paul. During his tenure a further 12 locations across London were opened with him as General Manager.  Ping Pong Dim Sum was Simon’s next brand roll out challenge, taking the restaurant group to international growth in Dubai, Brazil and the US. More followed but Phoenicia Beirut Lebanon was his defining career achievement, having re branded various F&B Outlets for the 5* luxury hotel property. 

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