Grove’s team of professionals has a wide range of prior investment, finance, consulting and domain specific experience.

Our teams target new opportunities, work with creditors to develop deal structures, manage collection strategy and activity in coordination with our servicing partners and ultimately work to optimise investment returns.

Christian Burgess

Chief Financial Officer

Christian joined Grove in January 2018 to head up the Finance, Legal & Compliance divisions of Grove. Christian has over 20 years’ experience within Finance and prior to joining Grove he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank performing multiple roles within Finance, Operations & Business Management. Previous companies include UBS, Commonwealth Bank & Legal & General. Christian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered accounts in both the UK & Australia.

Elliot Jackson

Credit Risk Director

Prior to joining Grove, Elliot spent nine years on the management team of TDX Group taking the company from near start up through to a £200m acquisition by Equifax in 2014. Elliot has extensive credit risk experience having also worked at Capital One for six years, during which time he headed their sub-prime lending policy and the direct mail customer acquisition channel. He has a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University.

Juan Pedro Churruca


Prior to joining Grove Juan Pedro was CIO Iberia at Equifax, a global information solutions company. Before that, he was Global CIO of Havas Media, a global media management group. He also held numerous technical positions at Accenture. Juan Pedro has an MBA from The George Washington University and BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. Juan Pedro has contributed to various entrepreneurships in Digital Marketing, eCommerce and Mobility.

Matteo Gervasio

Managing Director, Italy

Matteo Gervasio joined Grove and Encore in 2017. Since then Matteo has been responsible for our expansion into Italy. Prior to joining Encore, Matteo spend four years as acquisition director for Italy and Germany at PRA Group and eight years in different roles within risk management at Bawag PSK and Deutsche Bank. Matteo holds a Master of Science in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Reuben Gates

Business Development Director

Prior to joining Grove, Reuben spent 6 years working in the debt industry in lead Business Development roles for PRA Group and TDX Group. Fluent in Spanish and French, Reuben also has experience fulfilling International Business Development Roles across Barclays, Barclaycard, Logica and Land Rover. Reuben graduated with a BSc in European Business from Cardiff University.