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Anglo-American Cultural Award
The first two-time MLS Golden Boot winner, Bradley Wright-Phillips turned himself into an elite finisher in MLS, and has banked arguably the greatest forward season in MLS history. Wright-Phillips joined the New York Red Bulls halfway through the 2013 season, helping them to the Supporters' Shield, and in his first full season he equaled the league's record for most goals in a single campaign with 27. He currently holds the New York Red Bulls record for most goals scored. Wright-Phillips’ father, Ian Wright MBE—a football legend in his own right—will be joining us to present the award on 29th November at Edison Ballroom.
British Leadership Award
Gareth is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective a leading sector-focused venture capital firm, based in New York City and investing globally. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Gareth was a successful entrepreneur and business leader who helped build and sell three category leading fintech companies. These included Multex which IPO’d and then successfully sold to Reuters, Serverside which successfully sold to Gemalto, a European digital security company and CardLab which was successfully acquired by Blackhawk Networks a global leader in prepaid gift, reward and incentive technologies and solutions.
Before starting his career in FinTech, Gareth spent three years ‘double handing’ a 36-foot sailing boat 33,000 nautical miles from the UK to the Antarctic circle in search of inaccessible mountains to climb. Gareth has completed Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program and graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc. Honours degree.
Gareth lives in Brooklyn with his wife, an accomplished ceramicist, and their two teenage daughters.
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