CEO | Anatomap | Quatervois | Forensic Equity
- Age 12, Franc became the youngest Non-Commissioned Officer in the Air Training Cadet Corps
- Obtained the Royal Marksman Award and flew both gliders and powered aircraft.
Simon Franc is a career entrepreneur with a background in Foreign Exchange and Investment banking. Franc currently holds senior management positions at Forensic Equity, Quatervois and Anatomap.
Simon Franc is the founder and CEO of Forensic Equity Limited, Quatervois Group and Anatomap Limited.
Forensic Equity being an independent forensic science service provider which ensures that forensic evidence presented in criminal cases is both fair and accurate.
Quartervois Group was established to act as an investment fund, focused on providing angel investment, investing in ideas and people – it is a member of the UK Business Angels Association and London Business School E100 Group
Anatomap is a technology start-up focused on the development of technology for law enforcement. Their first App, “Injury Capture”, is designed to allow users to quickly and accurately record the injuries suffered by a victim of crime. In using the application, users are helping to provide valuable and robust evidence which the police can then use to swiftly investigate the crime and prosecute those responsible.
The early days
Born in Reading, United Kingdom in 1990 Franc was educated at Leighton Park School, a Co-ed boarding school, and then subsequently at Farnborough sixth-form college.
Whist still in full-time education Franc worked part-time in several sectors including real estate for Romans Group Plc and technology sales.
The move into finance
Before moving on to university during 2008/9 Franc held the position of Senior Currency Broker at “Foreign Currency Direct Plc”. In which Franc was responsible for identifying foreign exchange exposures and executing strategic hedging and mitigation strategies; dealing all major currencies on behalf of both private and corporate clients and the institution itself.
In 2009 Franc, moved to Southampton University to continue his education. During his attendance Franc was also Awarded a scholarship from the University of Southampton Faculty of Business and Law for outstanding academic performance. Franc graduated in 2012 with a first class honours in Management Sciences. Not only did Franc achieve a first he was awarded the School of Management award as the highest achieving student across the entire School of management and Economics.
In 2010, during his time at Southampton university Franc founded Forensic Equity Limited, an independent forensic science service provider which ensures that forensic evidence presented in criminal cases is both fair and accurate.
In 2012 Franc stepped back from day to day management of Forensic Equity and joined the investment bank of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Whist there, Franc held various roles as an Analyst within Debt Capital Markets including Liability Management and Loan Capital Markets.
Within these roles, Franc was responsible for helping originating transactions (Corporate and FI). Analysing funding structures to identify opportunities including NPV gains, lower cost of capital, reduction in the cost of carry or to address financing/liquidity requirements. Executing transactions including public tenders, open market repurchases, new issues and consent solicitations (liability management) and structuring, pricing, syndicating and negotiating loan documentation (loan capital markets).
The entrepreneurial take-off
In 2014 Franc resigned his position at RBS in favour of moving back to Forensic Equity Limited to retake his role as CEO and move the organisation forwards. Forensic Equity has now been operating for over 10 years and has established itself as one of the UK’s leading providers of forensic science services with bases in London, Manchester, Cambridge and Berkshire. Forensic Equity has departments that cover all forensic disciplines and employees over 70 members of staff. By investing in is employees and in maintaining the highest quality standards, the business grew by 54% in the years 2018/2019 and has a 95% client retention rate.
In 2018 Franc founded an angel investment fund, Quartervois Group. The funds focuses on investing not just in ideas but in people and provide funding and guidance to grow new businesses.
In 2020 Franc founded his latest start-up, Anatomap Limited. Anatomap is a technology start-up focused on the development of technology for law enforcement.
Anatomap’s first technology is an App, “Injury Capture” which they believe will revolutionise policing by changing the way we report crime. The initial focus being on reporting crimes where the victim suffers injury, be that serious violence, offences against the person (ABH, GBH), common assault, domestic abuse or sexual offences. In line with the NPCC’s 2025 Policing Vision, adoption of the app will mean that an entire, secure and evidentially sound case ﬁle can be built in a matter of minutes, using far less police resource. More crimes can be investigated, successfully prosecuted and victims more quickly safeguarded. The app is designed for everyone to use including Police Officers, Medical Professionals, Victims, Victim's relatives and Witnesses and users can use the app to capture: Scaled forensic images of each injury, Details of the incident, Medical records and; Supporting media (CCTV, Videos, Scene Images, etc). Enhanced evidence can be collected in just a few short taps.
The next phase
Franc became a member of the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland in 2020 and has already appeared on a Leaders podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on his career and business to date.
We await and look forward to his next update.
Listen to Simon Franc's Leaders Council podcast.
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