People

Marcus Noble

With over 20 years experience leading and advising businesses at Board level Marcus brings a unique skill set to the team. Marcus has conducted business in the USA, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Marcus has a strong specialisation in technology and the use of technology to gain the competitive advantage and has advised the Boards of Nadsaq and LSE listed technology businesses on business strategy. Marcus founded Quest in 2001 with the simple aim of providing SME businesses with the means to grow and realise their potential.

Scott Carnegie

Scott Carnegie has over 25 years experience of advising on Fundraising and Business Restructuring for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises. During that time, he has also held several Executive Director roles with client companies giving him hands on experience in running businesses in several market sectors. He continues to sit on many Boards in both Executive and Non Executive capacities. In 2006, he founded, and is Chairman of Discovery Investment Fund- an angel group which focuses on start-up and early stage investments. In 2013 he founded and is chairman of London Scottish Investment Partners, an angel group which focuses on helping later stage companies to grow and exit at value.

Stuart Mitchell

Stuart is a Scottish Chartered Accountant who joined Quest in 2010 from the Transactions team of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Stuart has significant experience guiding clients through transformational events, whether that be raising equity, defining strategy or managing change. Stuarts principal sector expertise is in Technology & Manufacturing. Stuart has a key role in the delivery of our Corporate Finance offering and also holds a number of Executive Directorships giving him invaluable experience of running businesses as well as advising them.

Stephen Paterson

Stephen joined Quest March 2015 from Johnston Carmichael (Chartered Accountants) where he was Corporate Finance Director. After qualifying with a big 4 firm in the 80’s , worked in industry & commerce in a number of FD roles, culminating in winning the Scottish Finance Director of the year award in 2000. He uses extensive experience to help solve clients corporate finance “problems” whether funding , M&A activity , restructuring etc. He has 2 married daughters off the payroll and a son working for Harper MacLeod. Likes playing golf competitively and watching rugby & football.

Ruth Mountford

Ruth joined Quest in January 2010 and is responsible for daily operations as well as PA to the team. She has extensive project management experience and business administration working with a large and high value portfolio of clients.

Andrew Hope

Andrew is a Scottish Chartered Accountant who joined Quest Corporate in July 2014 from the corporate audit at Deloitte. Andrew has gained experience working closely with clients on fundraising and corporate finance engagements as well as numerous audit and advisory projects. Roles were varied however all involved the consideration of issues from a number of stakeholder perspectives and the positive engagement with all aspects of the clients business.

Andrew has also had engagement to work on a re-finance of a plc, gaining experience in debt and equity markets and stakeholder management.To date, Andrew has sector experience in Technology, Media, Energy and public sector health, and has worked both in the UK and New Zealand. Andrew will be responsible for the delivery of the firm’s range of advisory services.

Duncan Thorburn

Duncan is a Scottish Chartered Accountant who joined Quest in June 2015 from the Royal Bank of Scotland where he was part of the Restructuring team. Duncan was responsible for the management of a portfolio of problem and potential problem debt exposures for small and medium sized enterprises, with a focus on business turnaround. Prior to this role Duncan gained experience in a variety of placements within the RBS Finance Graduate programme.

Duncan graduated from the University of Edinburgh and gained an MA in Business Studies and Accounting. He likes most sporting activities, in particular football, golf and running.

Graeme Henry

A former Head of Restructuring at DLA Piper and Head of Banking & Finance at HBJ Gateley who was instrumental in the rescue and takeover of Heart of Midlothian FC plc, Graeme Henry has a well-established track record as one of Scotland's most successful dealmakers, turnaround and restructuring specialists. Graeme joined the Quest team at the beginning of 2017 as a key player in the firm's next phase of growth.