About Us

The Drawdown provides vital insight and analysis for operational professionals in private equity and venture capital.

Our mission is to empower and celebrate operational professionals.

Operational professionals ensure funds are managed in a robust and compliant manner, thereby protecting investors and the wider economy. More than that, operational professionals lead on in-house technology strategies, regulations and compliance, fund structuring, ESG, cyber security and many more vital functions that ensure the well-being of the industry. It is against this backdrop that The Drawdown strives to shine a light on this vital work done.

Our commitments:

Jon Whiteaker, Editor

Jon was previously the Editor of Euromoney’s infrastructure finance-focused title IJGlobal, managing a team of journalists based across three continents, and overseeing market-leading awards and conferences. He spent eight years at the publication, with reporting beats covering project finance transactions, infrastructure funds and M&A deals, in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Most recently he was Senior Editor at Investment Monitor, a data and analysis service focused on global foreign direct investment trends, which he helped launch for London-based publishing house GlobalData. He began his career as a reporter at Retail Gazette.

020 7038 7611

Matthias Plötz, Reporter

Matthias started out in reporting as a researcher at The Legal 500, exploring legal market developments worldwide. Prior to this, he completed a LLM in technology, media and telecommunications law at Queen Mary University of London.

Previously a legal professional, Matthias also has a LLB in international and European law from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and held various legal assistant positions across public international law, music, tech, and corporate litigation

Telephone: 0207 360 3496

Silvia Saccardi, Reporter

Silvia began her career as a client reporting analyst at St James’ Place Wealth Management, responsible for the relationship between third party providers of VCT and EIS products and their data feeds.

Prior to that, Silvia obtained a BA in modern languages and cultures (Spanish and Russian) from the University of Durham. During her studies, she completed an internship in Bolivia working as a reporter for the cultural magazine Bolivian Express.

Telephone: 020 7360 3497
Email: silvia@the-drawdown.com