Yorkville UK hires new head

Yorkville Advisors, a US private equity firm specializing in structured finance and direct investments, has named Paul Strzelecki as managing director and partner for its UK arm, Yorkville Advisors UK. Strzelecki will head up the firm’s London operation and expand and support investment opportunities.

He has over 30 years of technology, internet and telecom-related business and investment experience, having advised numerous venture capital-backed internet, mobile telecommunications, sports and healthcare start-up companies through Ravenbeck, a consultancy he founded. He will continue his consultancy work in a limited capacity while at Yorkville.

Strzelecki was a managing director at Sony Europe, and has also been a vice president and European general manager at Motorola where he oversaw the implementation of over thirty cellular networks and negotiated, at the time, the world’s largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure contract.