Before co-founding Parkwalk in 2009, Alastair was a Partner of Lazard LLP, Director of BNP and a Founder Partner of Ark Securities. He has analysed and advised both private and public companies on strategy, development, fund-raising and exits. Alastair spearheaded Parkwalk to become a leading EIS investor, as well as making considerable efforts to provide UK university spin-outs with the right type of investment, making them grow from an idea to a commercial success. He continues to sit on various portfolio company Boards.