• Peter Dunphy

Peter joined Gizmo as Managing Director in 2012. He has extensive experience of corporate finance and managing funding processes and has successfully concluded a number of major private equity investments. He regularly presents to industry bodies such as the EIS Association and film festivals such as Raindance and New Renaissance on film finance. Before entering the film industry he was CEO of a highly successful global business services company and has also worked as a Management Consultant for an international firm working in the creative and digital media sectors and as an Investment Director for ‘Dragons Den’s James Caan. For Gizmo he is responsible for finance and financial management. He is also a member of the Council of the Corporation of the City of London where he is the Chairman of the Licensing Committee.

 

  • Charlotte Arden

Executive Producer Charlotte Arden has extensive marketing, events management and film making experience which includes casting, publicity, fundraising and investor relations. She has successfully produced a number of feature length documentaries including ‘War of Words’ and feature films including ‘Mad to be Normal’ with David Tennant & Elisabeth Moss and ‘Funny Cow’ with Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham & Paddy Considine.

  • Antony Wade

Beginning his professional career in 1990 in senior management working with a world leading blue chip manufacturing company, Antony built up an extensive knowledge of the financial management industry. During this ten year stint, he collected and nurtured a wide portfolio of trusted property contacts and thus lead to a new career challenge in 2010. Antony was appointed Sales manager Mortgage Matters partnership. He joined Bure Valley Group early this year as Director, with his skill-set and experience in financial management he works directly with high profile PE companies and High Net Worth individuals to support their financial and investment needs. Working in conjunction with Gizmo Films, his vast knowledge and understanding of tax efficient investments continues to grow from strength to strength. The critically acclaimed ‘Funny Cow’ and ‘The Quiet One’ are just a couple of the recent projects that Antony has worked on with great success.

 

  • Gene Echols

Gene is Gizmo Films’ technology, data and marketing partner. He has a consulting architect and services background in manufacturing, retail, media, utilities, government and financial services. He has more than 25 years’experience working with Microsoft, IBM and Fujitsu across the US, UK and Asia Pacific, as a Chief Technologist and Principal Consultant. He has a strong focus on innovation & disruption, cloud strategy, online and technical architectures, data design, development and mobile technology. He is based in Connecticut in the United States.

 

  • Paul Betts

Paul is Gizmo’s Independent Financial Adviser and has worked in Financial services for over 20 years. After starting his career as a Trainee Financial consultant and progressing up to Area Manager Paul decided to become an Independent Financial Adviser and has worked for major advisory companies in London where he moved in 1996. Paul advises on Mortgages, Protection, Pensions and Investments. In 2017 Paul made the move to start Assure Wealth Management Ltd and became an Appointed Representative of Manning and Company. Offering a fresh approach to looking at financial planning needs. Paul offers full and comprehensive advice, or alternatively can focus on a specific area of need, depending on individual requirements Out of the office Paul enjoys spending time with his family, friends and very often seen out on the local golf courses.