Getting to know...Owen Trotter
What better way to get to know the KCP team than to put them under the spotlight and fire some personal questions at them. Here’s how our Managing Partner, Owen Trotter, faired.
Press play on the video below to see his quick fire round answers!
Where did you grow up? Canada / Lincolnshire
What is the best car you’ve owned? Mini Cooper S
Who is the most famous person in your contact list? Lembit Opik
Who is your hero? Clement Attlee, because he was an understated leader who delivered the National Health Service from a war torn economy!
What motivates you? The chance to make a difference – however small
Best way to spend a day off? With family and friends
What is your most random impulse buy? I detest shopping….
What is your favourite random fact? 88% of statistics are made up
What’s the most outrageous lie you told your kids? The Thorntons Chocolate Shop only opens for Christmas!
The emoji you use the most is? What’s an emoji?
What's your favourite food? Spaghetti bolognese
Give us a random fact about you? I’m actually Canadian and have a pierced left ear!
If you weren't working in private equity what would you be doing instead? I’d be a Barrister or Academic
What made you want to pursue a career in private equity? The chance to actively back my judgement
What do you enjoy most about your role at KCP? The people I work with
Do you have any advice for people wanting to pursue a similar career path? If you get the opportunity to move into Private Equity you need to grab it with both hands – you probably won’t get another.
How has the industry changed since you began your career? The industry has grown significantly and with that become far more commoditised and impersonal.
Is there anything that you would change about the industry? More diverse, more transparent, more creative and more focused on LPs.