Christian Dennis has over 28 years experience in finance working in both corporate broking and investment management in both the UK and New York. Christian founded Optiva Securities, formerly Orbis Equity Partners in 2008 as part of a management buy in of the existing Sectram business. Optiva Securities has since established itself as an AIM specialist broker offering both corporate broking services and investment management services to companies and retail clients. Before joining Optiva Securities he was part of the management buy-in team at Hichens Harrison Limited taking the company’s value from £2.3M to over £50M in 4 years when the company was sold to Religare Securities. Christian has worked extensively with the early stage development of many companies and was involved with the initial funding for Oxiana Resources, Kryso Resources, EMED and Dekel Oil to name a few. Christian qualified from the University of Birmingham with a BSc Hons in Biological Sciences and is an Associate Member of the CISI, Level 4.