Chris Mitchell has been a part time angel investor in start-ups and SMEs for over 20 years. He is co-head and Founding Director of KBZ Ltd, a Property Development Company which builds and renovates a diverse portfolio of properties.
The KBZ Ltd portfolio includes executive flats, a 40,000 sq ft office block, student housing, overseas rental property, social and private housing.
Prior to founding KBZ, Chris had a successful career spanning over 25 years in the City of London as an Investment Banker. Chris’ entrepreneurial spirit combined with his academic interest in Financial Derivatives, enabled him to establish Derivative teams in four leading financial institutions. Initially this was at NatWest Capital Markets, where he became a Director of Derivative Marketing. He then moved to Morgan Stanley to help establish their UK derivative offering as Head of Structured Derivatives Solutions to UK Corporates. He performed similar roles at AIG and latterly at Lloyds Corporate Markets. At Lloyds he established and grew the Utilities, Insurance, Real Money (Asset Managers), ALM Solutions, Alternatives (Private Equity, Leveraged and Credit Funds), Banks, and Non Bank Financial Institutions marketing teams. He concluded his career as Head of Financial Intuition Solutions and Cross Asset Marketing in Wholesale Banking and Markets.
Chris left the City in 2013 to focus on his rapidly growing property and investment interests.