Jeff Cummins – Investment Manager
This week we sat down with Investment Manager, Jeff Cummins, to find out more about his day-to-day at River Capital and to hear what keeps him ticking outside of the office!
What’s your job role at River Capital and what does that entail on a day-to-day basis?
Investment Manager which involves dealing with enquiries for businesses who need funding support. Those enquiries come directly from business owners or via their accountants or other advisors. My current focus centres around those enquiries which meet the criteria for Flexible Growth Fund support, where I will take forward an application from start to drawdown.
What do you enjoy most about your role? How does this benefit client/partners?
The opportunity to meet new people from various sectors and support businesses with growth projects which will benefit the local region and economy and create jobs is something that really drives me.
What has excited you most about the River Capital rebrand?
The opportunity for the business to re-engage with local businesses and advisor, who have perhaps forgotten or become unaware of the support that we can provide.
Tell us about your career background to date:
38 Years working for Nat West, with the last 22 of those within the Business and Commercial Bank as a Relationship Manager/Relationship Director, which involved supporting customers over a wide range of business sectors and writing new business deals. I have been with River Capital for almost 5 years, initially involved with Portfolio Management, until 2020 when I became an Investment Manager within the debt team.
Away from the office, what are some of your hobbies and interest?
My family are the most important part of my life outside work as I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. My hobbies include Golf, I am currently Treasurer of the Club where I play and I play Table Tennis in a local league during the winter. I cycle to keep fit and support Aston Villa FC and my local Team Southport FC
If you won the £100,000,000 tomorrow, what would you do?
Retire and buy a golf club, where the only people who could play would be friends and family.