The team

Our clients frequently have complex financial arrangements so our staff to client ratio is high. We take a team approach to the development of financial solutions and enjoy creating long-term client and professional relationships. Meet our team:

Kevin is passionate about building strong long-term relationships with our clients and is justly proud of KMD’s excellent reputation. Solutions orientated, he is a lateral thinker and enjoys encouraging clients to review and reflect on their relationship with money and pre-conceived thoughts about what they ‘ought to do’. Highly qualified holding both Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner qualifications, he is a regular speaker at industry conferences.

As a member of the Investment Committee, he serves as a client champion, challenging decisions to make sure the investment propositions are relevant and practical.

He is married with three children and, although no longer competing in ultra-distance triathlon events and Double-Ironman challenges, he still retains his interest in all things sporting including mountaineering, motor biking and playing cricket.

Kevin Deamer

APFS

Chartered Financial Planner
Managing Director & Founder

Chris has been with KMD for just under two years and has worked in financial services for 13. Prior to moving into financial advice, he spent eight years with a SIPP provider and this gave him significant insight into their production and use in financial planning. He then worked within the IFA department of a large law firm and this provided an opportunity to build relationships with the Tax, Trusts and Probate teams. That experience prompted him to develop a particular interest in IHT planning. Not surprisingly, he has gone on to utilise his knowledge at KMD. It is one of his specialist areas along with pension planning, cashflow modelling and the production of financial plans. Chris currently holds the Personal Finance Society’s Diploma in Financial Planning and is studying towards the Advanced Diploma.

He and his wife have two children and two playful canine youngsters in the form of their French bulldogs. A keen sportsman, he enjoys watching and participating in all types of activities, but particularly football and golf where he is working hard to bring down his handicap.

Chris Jarrold

Technical Analyst

Claire has worked in the finance industry for over 30 years. Her initial introduction came via a small IFA in North London. That led to a 10 year stint during which time she gained wide ranging experience and honed her client relationship skills. She then moved to an Actuaries & Consultants as senior administrator, later becoming an Assistant Consultant with an investment management firm. She joined KMD in 2012.

Methodical and process driven, Claire is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for clients and derives great satisfaction from supporting them on their KMD journey.

She is married and very happy that her teenage children share her voracious reading habits. At weekends she can be found curled up on the sofa with a good book or wandering around local book shops with her daughter.

Claire Naughton

Client Relationship Manager

Colin has been advising private clients for over 15 years. He holds the Chartered and Certified Financial Planner qualifications and is passionate about delivering well thought through advice and exceptional service to clients.

He has previously worked for a prestigious London-based advice firm and also headed up the Anglia region for the Wealth advisory arm of a large national accountancy practice.

Colin joined KMD in 2018 after a lengthy period of research to find a firm that shared his passion for delivering comprehensive and personalised wealth management to help clients achieve their goals.

He has a Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Offshore Engineering and prior to becoming a Financial Planner, travelled the world working as a drilling engineer in the oil and gas industry. Colin finds his technical engineering background helpful when evaluating complex client scenarios.

When not at work, Colin spends the majority of his free time with his wife and young children and enjoys the occasional bike ride and game of golf. He also helps coach his son’s football team.

Colin Gibson

B.Eng, MSc, APFS

Senior Chartered Financial Planner

Dean has been researching investments and managing multi-asset portfolios for private clients, trusts and charities for nearly 15 years. Since graduating in 2005 with a degree in mathematics, he has put his skills in the ‘science of investing’ to full use interpreting inter market trends to design efficient investment strategies. Dean leads our Investment Team and chairs the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining KMD in 2013, Dean was the architect for another wealth manager’s investment proposition. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and was recognised globally for his achievement in portfolio construction theory in 2017, winning the CISI examination award.

Away from the office, Dean enjoys spending time with his young family and when not teaching his son the rudiments of DIY with a toy toolset, he can to be found using the real thing as a keen DIY enthusiast. Currently training for his first half marathon, he is also a swimmer and squash player.

Dean Aitchison

BSc (Hons), IMC, MCSI, MIMA

Chartered Wealth Manager
Investment Manager

Ellie joined KMD three and a half years ago and her role involves providing administrative support to team members to ensure that our day to day business runs smoothly. She works closely with our Operations Director and also has special responsibility for provider liaison, plan administration and preparing our meeting facilities for visitors.

She started her career in the retail sector and the foundation skills she learned, including how to deliver fantastic customer care, would prove to be valuable when she decided to change direction and join KMD. She holds a Pitman’s Diploma in office skills, is extremely organised and very much enjoys dealing with clients and making sure that their service expectations are exceeded.

Recently engaged, she and her fiancé have purchased their first house which they share with their French bulldog. Ellie enjoys keeping fit, but likes to strike a balance by binge watching boxed sets.

Ellie Sanders

Client Support Assistant

Hannah has worked in the finance industry for six years and is presently concentrating on achieving the Diploma for Financial Advisers.

Starting her career in a pharmacy, her desire to learn and enjoyment in dealing with customers led to her joining a financial services firm in 2013 where she gained experience across different roles.

Hannah joined KMD in 2018, attracted by our team based approach to managing clients’ needs and our focus on delivering the best possible service. As one of our Client Relationship Managers, she is a highly organised person with excellent administrative and people skills. She supports our Chartered Financial Planners to ensure the smooth delivery of service to our clients, providing a friendly and professional point of contact.

Hannah recently became an auntie for the first time and dotes on her young nephew. Very active, she enjoys the gym and taking long walks.

Hannah Goodwin

Client Relationship Manager

Former Partner at a London-based hedge fund, Jonathan has worked in finance since 1991. An investment specialist, he started as a graduate trainee at Cazenove & Co, before becoming an equity analyst. A year later he joined the derivatives desk, dealing in futures, options, OTC and structured products. In 1995, he was recruited by Bank of America and Panmure Gordon to set up a new derivatives sales desk where he was appointed a director.

From 2002, Jonathan was the CFO of Oxburgh Partners, a London-based European equity ‘long/short’ hedge fund with assets under management of just under $1bn and was appointed to the boards of several funds. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and holds the Securities Institute Diploma.

Jonathan is a Director of KMD and joined the firm in 2017. He is a member of our Investment Committee and, in addition to investments, Jonathan focuses on estate and legacy planning. Married with three children (and two dogs), his hobbies include tennis, skiing and clay shooting. He is also a keen collector, trader (and consumer) of wine!

Jonathan Chamberlain

BCom, FCSI

Wealth Manager
Director

A financial services industry veteran with 44 years' experience under his belt, John moved into independent financial advice after 20 years working for a High Street Bank. He holds the Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner qualifications and is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.

John joined KMD in 2005 where his considerable technical capabilities have been well proven supporting the needs of our clients – he is in his element when addressing complex financial challenges. John’s particular specialisms include assessing the tax efficiency of accessing pension funds in retirement, strategic options analysis relating to deferred pension rights in Final Salary schemes, preparing advice reports and responding directly to technical queries that may be raised by clients.

Married with three sons, he has two grandchildren who reside with their parents in Cyprus, providing a ready-made holiday destination. A passionate football fan and supporter of Cambridge United for 50 years, he is always learning and is presently studying Italian.

John Pampling

FPFS

Chartered Financial Planner Senior Technical Analyst

Liam is renowned for his ability to understand clients' personal circumstances, identify what is really important to them and provide reassurance and useful consultation. As a Director of KMD, one of his responsibilities is to ensure that clients receive a first class service from the team. He greatly enjoys helping clients achieve a more confident understanding of their current and future position enabling them to see that they really can retire now, or give money to their family, or whatever their intention might be. He has subsequently gone on to support many clients bring about their desired actions.

Despite holding both Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner qualifications, it surprises many to learn that he spent two years outside the profession as an actor touring the UK from Aberdeen to Cornwall. This passion is now confined to occasional Am-dram productions and comedy nights as long as they fit around family life with his wife and two young children. He is very active and participates in athletic endurance events.

Liam Sheils

APFS

Chartered Financial Planner Director

With the unique distinction of having worked with Kevin for approaching 17 years, Lois started her career in finance in 1989. Initially working for stockbrokers in Bristol, she later moved into independant financial advice and qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

That background, combined with her ability to see the bigger picture while also identifying potential operational efficiencies, has made her a valuable asset to Kevin and KMD over the years. Today, her continued commitment to improving the client experience and supporting our Chartered Financial Planners is demonstrated daily in her role as Client Relationship Manager.

Out of working hours, she is busy with three children but finds time to enjoy yoga, music, reading.

Lois Frost

Client Relationship Manager

A qualified accountant, Maxine’s career has seen her working within fund management firms, investment banks and private equity in the City. Her desire to work directly with clients rather than tax-structured companies led Maxine to transfer her professional skills to provide financial and tax planning advice for private clients in 2007.

She joined KMD in 2015 to work closely with Liam and quickly established herself as a qualified adviser. Her empathy with clients, particularly around the feelings that they experience when planning their lifetime financial journey, was clearly evident. This led to her championing the importance of relationships and the delivery of exemplary client service in the newly created role of Relationship Manager.

Now, as Operations Director, she oversees the firm’s systems and processes and has developed a programme of continuous service review and improvement. She also supports the team’s Continuous Professional Development and how we live our core values within the firm.

Outside of work Maxine’s life revolves around her husband and daughter and, when time permits, she collects soul and disco vinyl records.

Maxine Parris

FCCA, DipPFS, IMC

Operations Director

Neal is responsible for our secure, protected management systems and has designed a number of our administrative and presentation tools. Prior to joined KMD in 2011, he spent 11 years working in web design, tech support and as a Test Analyst at a financial software company.

A former professional guitarist, he spent 10 years travelling the world with well-known musical theatre productions, worked in the West End and played lead guitar with 80s New Wave singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor’s band.

Married with an adult daughter, he still plays local gigs and is also a keen scuba diver.

Neal Talamas

IT Support Manager

Ryan has been with the firm for six months. He undertakes administration tasks of various kinds and is responsible for preparing material and facilities for client meetings.

An active sportsman, he plays both rugby and cricket to a high standard and is currently playing for Saffron Walden 1st XI cricket team who are in the East Anglian Premier League. He enjoys endurance events and is in constant training, presently working towards a half Ironman in the Autumn.

Ryan Deamer

Client Support Assistant

Sarah joined KMD in 2018 bringing wide ranging marketing, communications and events experience to the firm having held strategic roles in a variety of sectors and worked as a consultant.

She started her marketing and PR career in the hotel industry before spending nearly 10 years working for specialist technical manufacturing and engineering companies supporting their drive for both UK and export sales. This took her to international exhibitions around the world. Then came a 12 year stint with an advertising and marketing consultancy where she was responsible for generating new business, account direction, client service and the determination of high quality standards.

After a period as a freelancer, she was invited to join a financial services group in Mayfair as Head of Marketing. More recently she joined the leadership team of a London charity before returning to freelancing three years later.

An art and interiors enthusiast, she is equally passionate about history and architecture. When not being inspired by beautiful buildings and objects, she can be found relaxing on spa breaks.

Sarah Moy

Marketing Manager

Shoaib joined KMD in 2018. After graduating in Financial Services from Edinburgh Napier University, he worked for a national Wealth Manager as a Technical Analyst.

Today he works closely with Dean, researching funds and making asset allocation calculations and is a member of our Investment Committee. Shoaib holds the Investment Management Certificate and is currently working towards achieving the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

When not at work or studying, he spends the majority of his free time with his young family. He enjoys challenging himself and colleagues in lunchtime workouts and is an avid cricket fan, playing for Birchanger Cricket Club at the weekends.

Shoaib Akhtar

BA, IMC

Investment Analyst

Responsible for managing the administration of the first clients to utilise the KMD Organised service, Sandra is particularly adept at client income and expenditure analysis. Prior to joining KMD nearly seven years ago she worked for a financial services software company and has experience in bookkeeping, sales and marketing.

Her strong inter-personal skills, attention to detail and passion for delivering the best possible client service make Sandra ideally suited to her role as a Client Relationship Manager.

Married with two children and three step children, she is relishing her role as a new grandmother. Family is very important and most weekends are spent in their company or entertaining friends. Her other great passion is travel and recent holiday destinations have included South Africa, India and Peru.

Sandra Beedle

Client Relationship Manager

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