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Three Hills appoints Tim Pointer as Operating Partner

23 March 2023 Company News

Three Hills Capital Partners (“Three Hills”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Pointer as an Operating Partner of Three Hills’ holding company, Atypical Partner (“AP”, and together with Three Hills, the “Firm”). Based in the London office, Tim will focus on human capital within the Firm’s dedicated value creation team, developing talent, building leadership teams and further strengthening organisational culture across the portfolio.

Tim’s appointment adds additional capability to the Firm’s extensive value creation team, which is made up of experts in internationalisation, digitalisation, branding and ESG. Tim is a veteran in the industry, bringing close to 30 years of experience in human resources, with 20 of those spent in leadership roles at dynamic global businesses. In 2022, Tim ranked fourth in HR Magazine’s Most Influential Practitioners, recognising his notable contribution to human capital over the years.

Tim joins the Firm from CAA Brand Management, the world’s largest brand management company, where he was Chief People Officer. During his time there, Tim was responsible for building an HR team of 35, with an outreach across 30 countries. Moreover, he brought a strategic focus to the role by developing senior leadership teams and leading on complex post-acquisition integrations, amongst other initiatives. Prior to this, Tim led numerous HR departments across leading household names, including Maxxium Asia-Pacific, Diesel, Pentland, and Dixons Carphone plc. He also founded Starboard, a business consultancy, and the Business Culture Awards, now in their seventh year of operation. Tim is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; and has postgraduate diplomas in HR Strategy in Transforming Organisations from London Business School and Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School.

Tim’s appointment follows several senior hires for the Firm, most recently Operating Partner Matteo Siani, whose focus is on supporting growth, transformation and strategic development across the portfolio. The further strengthening of the team aligns with Three Hills’ ambitious growth plans, which saw a final close of Three Hills’ fourth flagship fund at its hard cap of €1 billion in 2022 and the announcement of a new dedicated impact strategy alongside its B Corporation certification in 2023.  

Mauro Moretti, Founder and Chairman of Three Hills’s Investment Committee, said:

As a structured capital player, we pride ourselves on our unique hands-on approach, so it’s fantastic to be able to expand our value creation avenues with Tim onboard. Human capital is particularly important for growth during disruptive times, so Tim’s immense experience in driving high-performance culture, establishing strong leadership, achieving ambitious DE&I targets and implementing global people strategies will be invaluable in the coming years.

Mauro Moretti, Founder and Chairman of Three Hills’s Investment Committee

Tim commented:   

Multi-channel value creation is core to the Firm’s strategy and I look forward to bringing my human capital expertise to help accelerate the growth plans of exceptional entrepreneurs in the European mid-market. The depth and breadth of the team is truly impressive, as are the Firm’s market leading sustainability credentials; I’m thrilled to be joining such a purpose-driven organisation.

Tim commented

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