Our Team


Jamie Burrows

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Health Economist with 10 years of experience prior to Vertical Future. Specialised in life sciences, including roles at EY, Deloitte, and the Department of Health.

Marie Burrows

Chief of Staff & Co-Founder

Formerly worked in health research in the NHS and in associated research units. Passionate about people and psychology.

Darren James

Chief Project Officer

35 years of experience in engineering both as a contractor and employee, working at companies including Transport for London (TfL) and Siemens. Passionate about technology 8 engineering.

Sebastien Chenhalls-Walker

Chief Product Officer

Formerly worked at S&P & MARKIT, working on complex systems architecture and platform construction. Educated to Masters level in Energy, Trade, and Finance.

Dr. Jennifer Bromley

Chief Scientific Officer

Former Head of Gene Discovery & Computational Biology at British American Tobacco. Obtained her PhD from Cambridge University. Has also worked internationally and cross-sector, including in biofuels.

Adam Proctor

Chief Financial Officer

International banker with over 20 years of experience, most recently at Citigroup, heading up its wealth management division for Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.

Mark Pickering

Chief Commercial Officer

25 years of experience in banking and finance, over 22 of those with Citi, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, holding various positions across its Trading and Private Banking divisions. 

Board Members

Dr. Marco Ferroni


Marco Ferroni has wide-ranging experience accumulated during a career in corporate philanthropy, government, and multilateral organisations.

Ines Ures

Board Member

Ines is the former Global CMO at Deliveroo and CCO at Treatwell. A successful entrepreneur. Ines recently co-founded a 100 million Euro venture capital fund.

Fiona Nicolson

Board Member

Senior Partner at Keystone Law and leading authority in IP and commercial law. Former President of the International Licensing Executive.

Stephen Page

Board Member

CEO of SFC Capital, a leading EIS fund and nominee structure that invested in VF.

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Excellent Pay

We offer excellent pay for outstanding talent, irrespective of seniority or company function.

Share Options

Every Vertical Future team member owns a part of the company, benefiting as we grow.


Recognising team-wide contribution to the growth of our company and company sales.

Health Insurance

For more mid-to-senior and senior members of the team, comprehensive health insurance cover is provided.


Mentoring from senior team members and board members is made available to every member of the VF team.

Away Days

We all need a break from time-to-time, and away days also provide a great opportunity for team bonding.

Flexible Working

In today's world, it's important to allow flexible working. It can also lead to better mental health, less expenditure, and greater efficiency.

+ Much More

As we grow, we will also start looking at gym memberships and other ways to reward our team members... and we're open to ideas!