About Us

About Us

Who is Funding Nav?

First and foremost, we’re a growing team of experienced entrepreneurs with multi-industry track records.

We’ve created businesses. We’ve been through your pain. We’ve experienced your problems. And we’ve triumphed. Call it real-world experience. Call it skin in the game. Whatever you call it, we’ve been there and got the t-shirt. Then we sold the t-shirt and bought more. We’re entrepreneurs, after all. 

Who is Funding Nav?

First and foremost, we’re a growing team of experienced entrepreneurs with multi-industry track records.

We’ve created businesses. We’ve been through your pain. We’ve experienced your problems. And we’ve triumphed. Call it real-world experience. Call it skin in the game. Whatever you call it, we’ve been there and got the t-shirt. Then we sold the t-shirt and bought more. We’re entrepreneurs, after all. 

SMEs are the Core of British Business

Together, we believe in the vibrancy of the UK’s small and medium businesses. Post-Brexit and in the middle of a pandemic, the country desperately needs to find leadership and inspiration from this sector.

Since 2008 we saw the collapse in commercial support that the high street banks had been offering to the SME business sector. As the banks struggled to rebuild their own balance sheets, they pushed up the cost of finance to SMEs when rates were at a record low for everyone else.

We didn’t like that. So we created Funding Nav to help SME clients compete on even terms for Funding and marketing. If a business can’t grow due to a lack of capital, Funding, vision or sales, we can remove those constraints.

SMEs are the Core of British Business

Together, we believe in the vibrancy of the UK’s small and medium businesses. Post-Brexit and in the middle of a pandemic, the country desperately needs to find leadership and inspiration from this sector.

Since 2008 we saw the collapse in commercial support that the high street banks had been offering to the SME business sector. As the banks struggled to rebuild their own balance sheets, they pushed up the cost of finance to SMEs when rates were at a record low for everyone else.

We didn’t like that. So we created Funding Nav to help SME clients compete on even terms for Funding and marketing. If a business can’t grow due to a lack of capital, Funding, vision or sales, we can remove those constraints.

Locations

Our offices are in Europe, Asia and Africa. Our international team prides itself on delivering real results measured in actual cash to businesses that have often failed to find support elsewhere.

Locations

Our offices are in Europe, Asia and Africa. Our international team prides itself on delivering real results measured in actual cash to businesses that have often failed to find support elsewhere.

Our Team

Our Team

Mark Molnar

Partner

mark.molnar@fundingnav.com

I work with Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, helping them find Investment and Funding to achieve their business goals.

In addition, I help businesses obtain Grants and make cost savings in areas such as R&D Tax, Capital Allowances, Energy and Forex.

Out of work I enjoy playing tennis and cycling, as well as travelling and spending time with family.

Stephen Sacks

Founder

stephen.sacks@fundingnav.com

I founded Funding Nav to be the advisor that I wished I would have had access to when I was running trading companies for 30 years.

My passion is helping entrepreneurs to realize their ambitions and of course my wife, four daughters and Barry the Pug.

Jyoti Chandarana

Partner

jyoti.chandarana@fundingnav.com

I am IT graduate with 30 years of business consulting experience in analysing, designing and implementing customer focussed solutions. My passion is helping businesses to achieve their potential.

Away from work I enjoy boxercise, running, tennis, yoga, painting and watching box sets.

Mark Molnar

Partner

mark.molnar@fundingnav.com

I work with Entrepeneurs and Business Owners, helping them find Investment and Funding to acheive their business goals.

In addition, I help businesses obtain Grants and make cost savings in areas such as R&D Tax, Capital Allowances, Energy and Forex.

Out of work I enjoy playing tennis and cycling, as well as travelling and spending time with family.

Stephen Sacks

Founder

stephen.sacks@fundingnav.com

I founded Funding Nav to be the advisor that I wished I would have had access to when i was running trading companies for 30 years.

My passion is helping entrepreneurs to realize their ambitions and of course my wife, four daughters and Barry the Pug.

Jyoti Chandarana

Partner

jyoti.chandarana@fundingnav.com

I am IT graduate with 30 years of business consulting experience in analysing, designing and implementing customer focussed solutions. My passion is helping businesses to achieve their potential.

Away from work I enjoy boxercise, running, tennis, yoga, painting and watching box sets.

Alan Turner

Partner

alan.turner@fundingnav.com

I have spent the bulk of my career in the technology sector working initially for a couple of large IT systems manufacturers and latterly focussing on software and services. Having exited a software consultancy business in 1999 that I co-founded, I have indulged myself in the horse racing and breeding industry and continued to look for innovative tech businesses to work with and, on occasions, invest in as an angel. These days, as a Funding Nav Partner, I am mainly focussed on helping early stage and growth businesses improve their respective cash positions. When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling and walking.

Mike Howard

Partner

mike.howard@fundingnav.com

I am lucky to possess a mixed and varied career encompassing Entrepreneurial Recruitment & Telecoms, Snr. Corporate Telecoms, Business Broking, SME’s and Mergers & Acquisitions. In the UK, North America and Australia.

It is this experience variety that enables me to relate to most Business Owners situations, whatever size, and indeed I pride myself in identifying the ‘need’ that entrepreneurs look for in realizing their ambitions.

Outside of work I enjoy travel, current affairs, and Chelsea F.C. And a glass of red.

Shaffin Jaffer

Partner

shaffin.jaffer@fundingnav.com

I have over 35 years experience in owning and running businesses. By training I’m an engineer and by vocation an entrepreneur.

I enjoy playing tennis, squash and bridge.

Mo Iftekhar

Partner

mo.iftekhar@fundingnav.com

I am a qualified accountant with over 40 years business, accountancy and consulting experience to call upon. Helping businesses grow and prosper!

I am a keen reader — technical and non-technical and love football. Any spare time is spent with family and on local charity work.

Steve Cozens

Partner

steve.cozens@fundingnav.com

I have been very fortunate to have worked across many sectors but the one constant is I like to help businesses achieve their goals by understanding their needs. It’s this experience I bring to Funding Nav.

Outside of work I love my sport, more watching than taking part these days. My spare time is spent with family and walking my dog “Frank”.

Mo Iftekhar

Partner

mo.iftekhar@fundingnav.com

I am a qualified accountant with over 40 years business, accountancy and consulting experience to call upon. Helping businesses grow and prosper!

I am a keen reader – technical and non-technical and love football. Any spare time is spent with family and on local charity work.

Alan Turner

Partner

alan.turner@fundingnav.com

I have spent the bulk of my career in the technology sector working initially for a couple of large IT systems manufacturers and latterly focussing on software and services. Having exited a software consultancy business in 1999 that I co-founded, I have indulged myself in the horse racing and breeding industry and continued to look for innovative tech businesses to work with and, on occasions, invest in as an angel. These days, as a Funding Nav Partner, I am mainly focussed on helping early stage and growth businesses improve their respective cash positions. When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling and walking.

Mike Howard

Partner

mike.howard@fundingnav.com

I am lucky to possess a mixed and varied career encompassing Entrepreneurial Recruitment & Telecoms, Snr. Corporate Telecoms, Business Broking, SME’s and Mergers & Acquisitions. In the UK, North America and Australia.

It is this experience variety that enables me to relate to most Business Owners situations, whatever size, and indeed I pride myself in identifying the ‘need’ that entrepreneurs look for in realizing their ambitions.

Outside of work I enjoy travel, current affairs, and Chelsea F.C. And a glass of red.

Steve Carter

Partner

steve.carter@fundingnav.com

I started my career in financial management having qualified as a chartered accountant.

In 2001 I set up my own business, leaving the corporate world to establish a personal finance advisory firm and grew that to employ 15 advisors at the peak. In 2008 following the financial crisis I re focused on investments and the consultancy became the largest business introducer to a City boutique investment firm.

In my down time I love to walk my two whippets. I am an avid fan of all exciting sports, but still manage to support Newcastle United!

David Gelling

Partner

david.gelling@fundingnav.com

I have Worked in Distribution and Supply Chain for 20 years for a large Fortune 500 company. Now I run and operate a successful Manufacturing and Engineering business which supports numerous global industries.

With the challenges I have faced and overcome, I know why it is important to find the right business partner to help your business grow, plus improve efficiency and profitability. Ambitious and passionate at finding business solutions quickly and effectively to help make you and your business thrive.

Success is what drives me each day, my family is what makes it all worthwhile.

Asum Shah

Partner

asum.shah@fundingnav.com

I started off in the carpet cleaning business and grew it to 30 vans. Following this, I bought an Indian street food franchise servicing the entirety of London and am currently actively involved in another food franchise.

I am particularly interested in hospitality, catering, manufacturing & retail.

Shaffin Jaffer

Partner

shaffin.jaffer@fundingnav.com

I have over 35 years experience in owning and running businesses. By training I’m an engineer and by vocation an entrepreneur.

I enjoy playing tennis, squash and bridge.

David Gelling

Partner

david.gelling@fundingnav.com

I have Worked in Distribution and Supply Chain for 20 years for a large Fortune 500 company. Now I run and operate a successful Manufacturing and Engineering business which supports numerous global industries.

With the challenges I have faced and overcome, I know why it is important to find the right business partner to help your business grow, plus improve efficiency and profitability. Ambitious and passionate at finding business solutions quickly and effectively to help make you and your business thrive.

Success is what drives me each day, my family is what makes it all worthwhile.

Asum Shah

Partner

asum.shah@fundingnav.com

I started off in the carpet cleaning business and grew it to 30 vans. Following this, I bought an Indian street food franchise servicing the entirety of London and is currently actively involved in another food franchise.

I am particularly interested in hospitality, catering, manufacturing & retail.

Michael Joyce

Business Analyst

michael.joyce@fundingnav.com

As a business analyst my core responsibilities are to initiate conversations with prospective investors. As a start-up/investor match maker if you will, I am genuinely passionate about the innovative start-ups we look to expand. 

Away from work I enjoy being active and keeping up with the rugby and football along with boxing because who doesnt love to watch a good knockout.

Kaylin Meyer

Consultant 

kaylin.meyer@fundingnav.com

With extensive experience in the financial sector, my role it to find solutions to problems, build on our analysts great ideas and ensure processes are executed to the highest degree of success.

In my spare time I love being outdoors, cycling and hanging out with my little Scottish Terrier Blu.

Kaylin Meyer

Consultant

kaylin.meyer@fundingnav.com

With extensive experience in the financial sector, my role it to find solutions to problems, build on our analysts great ideas and ensure processes are executed to the highest degree of success.

In my spare time I love being outdoors, cycling and hanging out with my little Scottish Terrier Blue.

Michael Joyce

Business Analyst

michael.joyce@fundingnav.com

As a business analyst my core responsibilities are to initiate conversations with prospective investors. As a start-up/investor match maker if you will, I am genuinely passionate about the innovative start-ups we look to expand.

Away from work I enjoy being active and keeping up with the rugby and football along with boxing because who doesn’t love to watch a good knockout.