Who Are the1?

"...a team with people business expertise"


Mark Dixon - Director


Mark has broad experience in M&A and strategic consulting. Prior to co-founding the1, he built a substantial consulting company in Eastern Europe and Russia. He entered the M&A field in 1983 when he joined Charles Street Securities, a financial advisory firm specializing in the insurance industry. From 1988 to 1991 he was Managing Director at Translink, a cross-border M&A concern. He has also owned an M&A data and research organization specializing in cross-border M&A analysis. Mark has been exclusively involved in human capital sector M&A since 1997. In 1999, Mark co-founded Breakingviews.com, the leading producer of live financial commentary, which was acquired by Thompson Reuters in 2009.

Thomas Naylor - Transition Lead


Thomas' background includes working as an IT consultant on M&A transactions in a wide variety of sectors including cross-border transactions in multiple continents.   In the spin-off area, Thomas developed a dual methodology for transactions to achieve both smooth separations from vendor organisations and smooth integrations within acquirers from an operational and IT perspective.   In addition he was involved in pre-deal technical due diligence work for clients.  Thomas' role at the1 has been to bring his knowledge of multiple sectors beyond technology and broaden our services beyond transaction completion.  He is responsible for handling transactions outside the firm's traditional human capital specialism and bring his IT expertise to core services such as IT recruitment businesses.

Halyna Yurkevych - Research Lead


Halyna graduated from Lviv National University in political science, subsequently studying accounting and finance in London where she is currently based.  She speaks four languages fluently and bolsters the firm's cross-border strengths. Halyna has been associated with the1 since 2006 and is charge of overseeing the firm's research activities and its support staff working in different languages and locations.