THE TQUILA
STORY

WHO IS TQUILA

A CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Tquila is a corporate development and technology company founded by James McHugh in 2010, initially with an investment in a UK-based Salesforce consultancy, a joint venture with Salesforce.

Tquila has built a successful portfolio of technology service businesses, focused on:

OUR FOUNDER

Our
Founder

James is also a successful international sailor – including winning the Class40 category in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race 2022. Many of the lessons he has learnt in sailing apply equally to business – the importance of team-work, harnessing technology, working in partnership, demonstrating tenacity.

James McHugh

Founder, General Partner

The Tquila Advantage

THE TQUILA
ADVANTAGE

Our unique venture-building model has a track record of deploying capital and achieving successful exits. We bring three particular areas of expertise:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF THE SECTOR

    We have a strong understanding of trends in the technology services industry. This helps us identify emerging technologies to invest into We have a wide and deep network with software vendors based on our many years of experience in the industry.

  • TALENT MANAGEMENT

    Our network helps us identify and attract leadership. Helping leadership build effective teams.

  • ATTRACTING CAPITAL

    Our partnership model software vendors unlocks capital for joint ventures. Strong network with private equity firms helps achieve successful exits.

Our People

James McHugh

Founder, Partner

  • Founded K2 Partnering Solutions in 1997.
  • James has established and grown multiple businesses in UK, USA, Japan and Australia covering Salesforce, SAP, GMP and RPA.

Mark Hutchinson

Managing Partner

  • 32 years business and consulting experience.
  • Former partner at KPMG and EY - leading KPMG consulting across UK and EMEIA.
  • Board member/Chair of multiple high growth technology businesses.

Mick Mccannon

COO, Partner

  • 20 years finance, technology & operations experience.
  • Former CFO of publicly listed company. Built operations and finance teams across Asia and Europe.
  • Multiple M&A transaction closes, funding and debt finance deals.

Leo Readman

Operations Partner

  • 18 years in business leadership and digital consultancy.
  • Co-founder of PM Dragonfly.
  • Variety of leadership roles in leading marketing services businesses.

Rob Fiddaman

Talent Partner

  • 24 years technology & consulting recruitment experience.
  • Led the global sales strategy for K2 Partnering Solutions. Built practices across Europe, America and Asia.
  • Network stretching across multiple global Consulting and SI businesses.

Carsten Jorgensen

Chair

  • 30+ Years of asset management experience (private equity & debt).
  • Extensive Corporate Finance and Banking experience.
  • Multiple M&A Transactions.
  • Seasoned Board Member and Chairman across industries.

Jon Stypula

Partner

  • 20 years' experience in building tech service companies
  • Built and sold a leading US Microsoft Dynamics tech services business
  • Former President, Americas S.A Glob
Contact Us

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1-3 Heathmans Road
London
SW6 4TJ

contact@tquila.com

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