Head of Finance
Denise has overseen all aspects of Bootstrap’s financial operations since 2019.
Denise provides the connection and information flow between the various stakeholders, including managing the full administrative and accounting team at Ocorian, Bootstrap Europe’s administrator in Luxembourg. Denise is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked at Ernst & Young’s audit and transaction advisory practices, serving large global insurers, such as Lloyds of London, Aviva, Resolution and Allianz.
Denise joined Bootstrap following a successful career at Citigroup where she was a Director in its Debt Capital Markets Origination team in London advising on and executing European and Yankee bond issuances for large European corporate clients. These have included some jumbo financings (Heineken’s acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries, ZF Friedrichshafen’s acquisition of TRW) as well as some of the first corporate Green Bonds in Europe (Unilever, Alliander) and hybrid bonds (VW, KPN).
Prior to this, Denise was advising global industrial companies in Citigroup’s London M&A team executing a number of high profile transactions, including VW’s merger with Porsche.
Denise’s broad financial experience and insight into processes and operations across a wide variety of companies has contributed to her passion for building an organisation from the ground-up. Denise holds degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York and in Decision Science from the London School of Economics, with a stint at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Mexico City.