Stella Donoghue

Chair, GivePenny


I am Stella Donoghue, I was previously CFO then CEO of Phlexglobal, the leading document management services provider for the pharma sector. I led the business through two rounds of private equity funding, the first with Inflexion in 2011, the second with Bridgepoint in 2014. During this time we grew the business organically in the UK, into the US and Eastern Europe and via acquisition. In 2016 I led the sale to Vitruvian Partners and subsequently stepped down as CEO.

I since transitioned to a portfolio career and have chaired multiple PE-backed businesses, including Juriba (BGF-backed) and PharmaReview (Bridgepoint-backed), as well as supporting Bridgepoint’s portfolio management teams with value creation and change programmes. I currently chair GivePenny, a platform that enables charities to create digital fundraising experiences for their supporters, backed by Mercia.

I will be drawing on this experience to help PepTalks Members: navigate their way through their own investment periods and exit processes.

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