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Angus Hartley -
Managing Director

Angus founded Augment Equity in 2018 and possesses more than thirteen years working with Private Equity backed and Owner Managed businesses. He prides himself on his meticulous research-led approach and his intimate understanding of the ingredients required by candidates to maximise growth and shareholder returns. Angus is a trusted figure within the industry and a genuine strategic partner to his clients. He possesses a tremendous track-record and has delivered countless processes across the whole of the executive and non-executive c-suite.

Angus was previously a Director for a Private Equity focussed search firm and was a sector-head within another well-known board-level recruitment business. Classically research-trained and intuitively commercial, his approach consistently delivers results and shareholder value.


Charlie Hodgson -
Associate Director Executive Services

Having played professional rugby for sixteen years Charlie brings a unique angle to the world of executive coaching. Charlie retired from rugby in 2016 following an outstanding career which included several Domestic and European trophies, 38 international appearances for England and a tour to NewZealand with the British and Irish Lions in 2005. He remains the all-time top points scorer in the history of Premiership rugby, a record unlikely to be broken for a while!

As a qualified Coach and Mentor, Charlie uses a blend of theory and elite sporting experience to coach his clients. Whether for an individual going through role transition or a leadership team in need of a fresh perspective, he provides bespoke coaching solutions to improve performance and productivity. Charlie believes that organisations require a cohesive, purposeful senior leadership team built around strong values and behaviours.

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Mike Rice -

Mike Rice is an experienced investment, M&A and turnaround professional with NED experience across a wide range of sectors including retail, food, manufacturing and support services.   His Board experience includes Adare SEC, Chaucer Foods, Jones Bootmaker, O&H Vehicle Conversions and West Cornwall Pasty Company and more recently he advised a national PE house on their successful exit of a challenging retail asset.

Prior to founding his own business, providing investment and advisory support to PE and owner managed businesses, Mike was a Portfolio Director at Endless LLP and worked closely with management teams to deliver transformation and strategic value realisation. 

A trusted partner particularly in Yorkshire and the North West markets, Mike will be supporting Augment Equity through his experience of advising, managing and owning businesses going through periods of change and growth.