The ISQ Team
Get to know a bit more about the team behind ISQ.
Founder & CEO
Kirsty launched ISQ in 2014 and has personally been involved in tens of millions of pounds of fundraising. She loves supporting companies with an environmental ethos, as well as brands who look after our planet and the people who live on it. Kirsty speaks openly and passionately about Crowdfunding and supporting growing companies.
Outside of the world of crowds and business, you’ll find her quietly buried in a good book or wandering technology free in nature with her dog, Ralph.
Head of Sales
Marc joined in 2023 to head up sales for ISQ, having worked in sales environments since 2012, with most of his experience being in the financial services sector where he helped hundreds of businesses access government funding and tax rebates. Marc is passionate about getting in front of businesses to get to know their story and helping them on their journey.
Outside of work, Marc is an avid football fan and a proud father to a Miniature Dachshund, Billy.
Richard has previously mentored and held NED roles with multiple startups and scale-ups. He is passionate about helping clients to present their investment opportunities well and has an interest in change management and business strategy. Richard has been involved in millions of pounds of fundraising.
After 15 years in the UK, Richard recently returned to New Zealand and lives in the beautiful district of Tasman at the top of the South Island. Consequently he speaks with ISQ clients at all sorts of unusual times! Surrounded by MVP wine and beer (he means vineyards and hops…) he’s also a wannabe rockstar and plays guitar in a covers band.
Steph joined ISQ in 2018, her role includes client management, operations and partnerships. Steph supports clients throughout the programme, providing advice and technical support, she has worked on close to 100 campaigns over the years. With a background in events management, she's happiest when in front of a good spreadsheet and ensuring processes are all running smoothly.
Steph studied modern languages at university and speaks French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese to varying degrees and is a bit of a grammar nerd. Steph loves being outdoors, be it gardening, walking in the countryside or climbing mountains. She has recently moved from Bristol to Devon with her partner and their little terrier, Ezzi.