Simon Hirtzel

Simon Hirtzel

General Partner, COO

General Partner & COO

Simon is a General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of IQ Capital. He participates in the development and execution of strategy, responsible for the management of IQ Capital’s operations, and in communications with investors and providing deal-level support to IQ’s portfolio companies.

Simon has over 30 years of management and financial experience. Prior to joining IQ Capital, he was general partner and COO at Kreos Capital, the pioneer European growth debt provider which grew to over £1bn of assets under management, investing over €2.5bn in some 600 investments in 16 countries.

Previously he was group CFO of the PA Group, a $500m global consulting and technology business with strong focus on commercialising tech spin-offs. Before PA, Simon worked in professional services, including Arthur Andersen in London and Frankfurt. Simon has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.