People

  • David Giampaolo

    CEO

    David Giampaolo

    CEO


    David is the founder and Chief Executive of Pi Capital. David previously founded, built up and sold several businesses and health club chains in the US and Europe. He has financial interests in several other businesses and industries and has been involved as an investor, advisor and board member of some of the largest and most successful health & fitness companies in world including Fitness First,24 Hour Fitness, Zumba Fitness and Sarva (India’s largest chain of yoga and mindfulness). He is on the board of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, Chairman of Gousto, and a senior advisor to AMG (Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.), and BC Partners. David is a member of YPO, the Chief Executives Organisation and the Global Leadership Circle of ONE. He is a trustee of Speakers4Schools.org¬†and Pro Bono Economics.

  • Tania Rotherwick

    Head of Content and Membership

    Tania Rotherwick

    Head of Content and Membership


    Tania is Head of Content and Membership at Pi. Prior to this, she chaired the International Advisory Council of APQ Global, an international emerging markets company. She has a background in finance, having worked for 16 years in equity derivatives, both in London and Paris. She is a trustee of Modern Art Oxford and an active Patron of the charities ROSY and SpecialEffect.

  • Alice Abbotts

    Events Coordinator

    Alice Abbotts

    Events Coordinator


    Alice joined Pi Capital in 2020. She previously held the position of Event Technology Coordinator at FIRST where she was based at Goldman Sachs. Alice is a graduate of the University of Reading, with a degree in Archaeology and Ancient History.

  • Ellen MacWhirter

    Events and Membership Coordinator

    Ellen MacWhirter

    Events and Membership Coordinator


    Ellen joined Pi in 2019 as Events and Membership Coordinator. She previously worked at Cushman & Wakefield and has held several roles in the hospitality industry. Ellen is a graduate of the University of Westminster, with a degree in Tourism and Events Management.

  • Paul Thomas

    Managing Director

    Paul Thomas

    Managing Director


    Paul has over 30 years of private equity experience and joined Pi in 2003 to head up its activities in alternative assets. Prior to Pi, he spent 19 years with ECI, the London-based mid-market buy-out house, after qualifying as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He is also on the board of Ventus 2 VCT PLC, a listed renewable energy fund, and is a managing partner at Seraphim Capital, an early stage technology investor. Paul is a physics graduate.

  • Claudia Wintergerst

    Chief Administrative Officer

    Claudia Wintergerst

    Chief Administrative Officer


    Claudia is the Chief Administrative Officer at joined Pi. Previously she worked at Citi where she held a number of roles in both London and New York, most recently the role of M&A Business Manager. Claudia is a linguistics graduate and is fluent in German and French.