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 and Zumba Fitness.

    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 and CEO global business organisations and a trustee of Speakers4Schools.org and Pro Bono Economics.

  • Diana Fox Carney

    Head of Content

    Diana Fox Carney

    Head of Content


    Diana Takes primary responsibility for Pi’s events programme. Prior to this she held leadership roles at think tanks in both Canada and the UK.

    Diana has worked for a range of development organisations and policy think tanks – including the Institute for Public Policy Research (UK) and Canada 2020 – focusing particularly on climate and energy issues and identifying pathways for a more sustainable capitalism. She supports a number of green economy and green finance initiatives and sits on the board of Save the Children UK. She is a Trustee of the Friends of the Royal Academy and the Shell Foundation and chairs the board of Ashden, the sustainable energy/energy access charity.

    She has a first in PPE from Oxford and advanced degrees from both Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania.

     

     

     

     

  • Tania Rotherwick

    Head of Membership

    Tania Rotherwick

    Head of Membership


    Tania is Head of Membership at Pi. She is also Chair of 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 sits on the board of Modern Art Oxford, is a fellow of The Sutton Trust and an active Patron of the charities ROSY and SpecialEffect.

  • Michelle Choi

    Events Manager

    Michelle Choi

    Events Manager


    Michelle is the Events Manager at Pi, joining in 2017. Previously she worked events for the Public Affairs department at the High Commission of Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with a degree in Political Science.

  • Fiona Macpherson

    Membership Manager

    Fiona Macpherson

    Membership Manager


    Fiona joined Pi Capital in 2018 as Membership Manager. She previously worked in the Membership department at The Birley Clubs and graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc in Environmental Science.

  • Claudia Wintergerst

    Office Manager and EA to David Giampaolo

    Claudia Wintergerst

    Office Manager and EA to David Giampaolo


    Claudia joined Pi as Office Manager and Executive Assistant to David Giampaolo in March 2018. 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.

  • 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.