Picsolve is wholly owned by Eight Roads, the proprietary investment firm which manages the proprietary capital of Fidelity International Limited. Inspired by Fidelity’s near 50-year history of investing, Eight Roads’ 110 investment professionals focus on building bold and meaningful businesses in Asia, Europe and the US.
Eight Roads invests with a long-time horizon and first invested in Picsolve in 2008. Their confidence in our business model and strong market position is evidenced by their ongoing commitment to fund our innovation and growth strategy. This level of backing gives us the focus and flexibility to support our partners around the world.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
David joined the Picsolve board in February 2016, originally joining as Chief Financial Officer and then becoming Chief Executive Officer in January 2018 and Chairman in 2020. David is responsible for managing global high-level partner relationships and in his current role leads various strategic initiatives at Picsolve, including the acquisition of Freeze Frame and the strategic investment in Panora.me.
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC, before working within the media, entertainment and technology industry. This included working with the Financial Times Group and Channel 5. As CFO, David was responsible for international M & A which involved acquisitions in Asia and the sale of Channel 5. Subsequent roles have included business refinancing and integration of acquired businesses. David is also a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of Make a Wish UK and The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
Chief Financial Officer, Eight Roads
Kristina Isherwood joined Eight Roads in March 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for Finance, Real Estate and Technology.
Prior to joining Eight Roads, Kristina was the Chief Financial Officer for Fidelity International with responsibility for Finance, Strategy and Planning and Procurement. Kristina joined Fidelity in 2008 and was appointed initially as the Chief Administrative Officer for FIL Life, transitioning to become European Chief Financial Officer before being appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2010.
Kristina started her career at KPMG, spending time in both the audit practice and transaction services. She then specialised in management consultancy where she focused on delivering transformational change within the Financial Services sector. Post KPMG, Kristina spent five years as the Chief Financial Officer of Winterthur, Credit Suisse's insurance business in the UK.
Executive Vice President HR, Colt Technology Services
Melanie joined Colt in April 2019 and forms part of the Executive Leadership Team. In her role, Melanie is instrumental in driving Colt’s people strategy, overseeing the attraction, retention and development of talented people across Colt, in order to drive business success.
Before joining Colt, Melanie was working for Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited, where she was Head of HR. Prior to this Melanie spent 15 years at Fidelity International where she held various senior HR roles across a number of business areas including technology, operations and investment management.