Meet The Team

The team

Steve Bartlett
Partner

Steve joined Transcend in 2014 bringing 20 years corporate finance experience. He trained at PwC, moving to become a partner in the London corporate finance group at BDO. He has particular expertise in leveraged finance and private equity. He blends senior level experience with a hands-on style.

Prashil Karelia
Analyst

Prashil is an Analyst at Transcend and joined the team in January 2021. He recently graduated from Queen Mary University where he studied Economics. Prashil is currently working towards becoming a CFA Charterholder.

Ajay Dodhia
Partner

Ajay joined Transcend Corporate in November 2019. He trained with and began his advisory career at EY enjoying a successful 12 years working in its UK and USA offices, followed by a few years in the BDO M&A team. He has over 20 years corporate advisory experience focusing on business sales and succession planning.

Joe Chiles
Manager

Joe joined Transcend in 2018. He was previously at KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Joe is a graduate of the University of Birmingham and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Jill Curtis
Finance Director

Jill is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser who trained at PwC and subsequently had a long career at Ernst & Young, specialising in corporate taxation. Joining Transcend at its inception, Jill is Transcend Corporate’s Financial Controller and Compliance Officer.

Aiden Hawkes
Executive

Aiden is an executive in the M&A team at Transcend. Aiden joined Transcend in September 2020. He was previously at BDO, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Aiden is a graduate of the University of Warwick and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ian Curtis
Chairman

Ian leads Transcend’s focus on Industrials. He founded Transcend following a long career in Private Equity and M&A with BDO, Ernst & Young and PwC, most recently leading BDO’s M&A team in the Midlands.

Chris Bill
Partner

Chris joined Transcend in January 2021. He trained at KPMG and has spent over 25 years working on M&A in both industry and corporate finance advisory. Chris has worked with management teams on buy side, sell side and post-acquisition integrations in both corporate and private equity situations.

Eugenie Clay
Personal Assistant

Eugenie joined Transcend in July 2018 as a PA. 

She joined us from the Wesleyan Assurance Society, where she supported the Company Secretary and Group Executives. Prior to this she worked in the Birmingham office of a national private equity firm.

Jane Williams
Assistant Director

Jane is an experienced deal manager, most recently spending nine years within the Deloitte Transaction Services team where she progressed to Assistant Director. She has worked across a variety of industry sectors, deal sizes and transaction types. She joined Transcend in 2010.