Category: Advisory Board

Mike O’Connor Studied Engineering at Southampton, and subsequently worked in the Formula One Industry for a number of years holding positions in both Engineering and Management for UK based teams. 

During his 2003 assent on Everest with The National Geographic Survey, Mike developed a keen interest in Survival Equipment, in particular clean water provision. He has been designing and supplying Water Purification Technologies to Militaries and Governmental Organisations around the World ever since. Mike also volunteers his spare time with the Prince’s Trust, as Start Up Mentor.

Formerly a Chemical Engineer graduating from the University of NSW in Australia, and after working for Rio Tinto in the mining industry, Nuno moved to finance and financial planning, where he gained several years’ experience in the finance and property market. 

Over the past 5 years he has travelled the globe extensively working with family offices and large international firms, to develop the GCC Global Investment Platform ( Nuno is also director of the investment group Rockstar Hubs International ( and director of RSHI Lawyers that is a certified football intermediary with the Football Association of England through its regulated arm Law briefs.

Jonathan Pfahl is incredibly passionate about mentoring. The Rockstar Mentoring Group was set up by Jonathan in 2007 as he had experienced REAL Mentoring himself on 2 occasions and wanted to create a model for ALL types of businesses to benefit from what he calls REAL Mentoring.

Since establishing his first Rockstar company in the group in 2007, Rockstar now has companies in mentoring and property in 3 different parts of the world as well as vested interests in 9 different private companies that he has invested in. 

Whilst still only in his 30s, Jonathan is a driven and successful entrepreneur who is passionate about working with entrepreneurs who are determined to see their business grow. He achieves the goals with his mentees by making them measurable and achievable, but at the same time, will have an immediate effect on the business.

Jamie is a senior lawyer and business advisor who has significant experience advising sovereign wealth funds and investment companies with respect to investments made in the Aerospace, Defense ICT (Information, Communications & Technology), Healthcare and Private equity sectors. Jamie has worked with leading Australian and New York law firms, acting as a corporate and private equity funds lawyer.

Jamie advises on a diverse range of corporate and investment activities in the above sectors, including joint ventures, industrial collaborations (civil and military), acquisitions, disposals and private equity fund investment and sponsorship. Jamie also advises on a range of corporate governance issues and brings a unique perspective to problem solving.

Rob Cecil is an experienced business growth expert with specific expertise in marketing, sales, process, automation and business development methodologies. In addition to leading large sales organizations for global technology corporations, Rob has founded several companies having guided their growth to market leader positions. 

As an advisor, trainer and coach, Rob has dedicated his attention to rapid growth companies with unique market opportunities supported by strong leadership teams. Rob has consulted for over 100 businesses in a wide array of industries in over a dozen countries. He has worked alongside business experts including Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins among many others and has been a speaker at numerous business events. Rob has a BS in business from Nova South-eastern University and has studied in graduate programs at Georgia State University and University of Illinois.

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