|Richard Tyler - Director of research and editorial
Richard leads Fast Track's research and editorial, working closely with sponsors and companies within our network. He was the enterprise editor of The Daily and Sunday Telegraph for nine years, covering private companies and government policy towards business. He trained in journalism at Euromoney, part of The Daily Mail & General Trust, after completing his degree at Manchester University.
|Ying Chen Van de Walle - Deputy head of research
Ying is responsible for helping manage Fast Track’s research. Before joining Fast Track in 2005 she worked for the Beijing subsidiary of French consultancy Metizo, and managed HR for City Centre Bistros. She has a masters in HR from Oxford University's Said Business School, and a degree in English from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
|Eva Gronbech - Senior research manager
Eva is responsible for special research projects and managing the Top Track 100 league table. She was previously head of research. Prior to joining Fast Track in 1999, she worked for companies such as Kuwait Petroleum and Maersk Line. She has a masters in politics from Oxford University, and a degree in business from Copenhagen Business School.
|Michael Cook - Senior researcher and freelance manager
Michael is responsible for researching and identifying private companies and for helping manage Fast Track's team of freelance researchers. Prior to joining Fast Track in 2005, he worked for NatWest Bank as a senior tax consultant, and has held various positions in US Embassies abroad.
|Mike Harding - Senior research manager
Mike researches companies and is responsible for managing the Top Track 250 and the Profit Track Ones to Recognise programme. He trained as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton (Oxford) and has an audit and corporate finance background. More recently he worked as a finance manager for Unipart. He has a degree in mathematics from Birmingham University.
|Kaye Johnson - Business researcher (Part-time)
Kaye is responsible for researching companies. She has worked as a business journalist, and also set up and published a European biotech business and finance newsletter, which she sold to a US publisher. She has a degree in biochemistry from Kings College, London, and a post-graduate degree in psychology.
|Dave Lowery – Research manager
Dave is responsible for researching companies and managing the Fast Track 100 league table. He previously worked as a researcher for the East Riding Pension Fund, a large institutional pension fund, and also as an equity analyst for Lodestar Capital Partners, a Sydney-based hedge fund. He is
a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
|Lindsay Uppadine - Senior research manager
Lindsay manages research projects including the International Track 200. Prior to joining Fast Track in 2006, she worked as a research associate at Library House in Cambridge; and spent three years as a post-doctoral research chemist at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. She has a doctorate and masters in chemistry from Oxford University.
|Claire Wheeler - Senior research manager
Claire is managing the Tech Track 100 league table. She trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in its financial tax department in London. During this time she spent six months in Jersey working mainly on tax advisory projects for private clients. She has a degree in geography from Durham University.
|Individual staff can be contacted using the following email format: firstname.lastname@example.org|