What’s the Resurgo Ventures Vision?
The world around us is calling for businesses that will go beyond just financial returns: existing for something bigger than themselves; and combining purpose and profit to have an extraordinary social impact.
Our vision is to start building this new generation of leading businesses; drawing on twelve years of proven experience as part of the Resurgo Trust, a Christian charity devoted to social impact ventures, which has developed the highly successful Spear programme. To date, Spear has impacted the lives of more than 5,000 young people.
Who do we work with?
Resurgo Ventures backs emerging entrepreneurs we believe can make an unbelievable difference in the world.
Our accelerator programme works with early stage entrepreneurs building sustainable businesses with positive social impact. Find out more here.
Alongside our flagship Accelerator programme, we also deliver ‘CoLabs’: bespoke six-month programmes of tailored consultancy from a team of sector specialists, designed to help entrepreneurs develop effective solutions to the key strategic challenges they face.
Meet our Team
The Resurgo Ventures team is supported by a growing network of professionals offering their expertise on a pro bono basis.
Tom Jackson, Chief Executive, Resurgo
Tom Jackson is the founder and Chief Executive of Resurgo Trust. A former litigation lawyer and entrepreneur, he was co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice think tank in Westminster. Tom holds an MBA from Henley Business School and is a Church of England minister at Holy Trinity Brompton.
Gordon Eichhorst, Head of Resurgo Ventures
Gordon is Head of Resurgo Ventures. Prior to Resurgo, Gordon founded an emerging markets hedge fund which he ran for 5 years. He has a deep interest in technology and as an investment banker advised technology companies globally from 1997-2011. Gordon started his career designing spacecraft and sits on the NASA Advisory Council Committee for Innovation, Technology and Engineering.
Alex Noel, Resurgo Ventures Manager
Alex joined Resurgo Ventures in 2018 having worked as a Senior Account Manager in Ocado’s retail branding team; and as a freelance Brand and Business Consultant for creative businesses and early stage start-ups. Her career so far has spanned the commercial, charity and arts sectors, and she draws her experience from a diverse range of roles both corporate and entrepreneurial. She is passionate about creativity, entrepreneurship, and business that does good. Her qualifications include a degree in Geography from the University of Bristol.
Jo Rice, Managing Director, Resurgo
Jo Rice is Managing Director of Resurgo, and founder of the Spear programme. Prior to Resurgo, Jo’s background was in corporate coaching and she is passionate about embedding a coaching culture into organisations. Through Resurgo, Jo works with a range of high-profile businesses and charities, and is a trustee of International Justice Mission UK.
Julia Evans, Head of Media & Communications, Resurgo
Julia has over fifteen years’ experience in the charity sector, having worked across communications, marketing and advocacy. Before joining the team in 2015, she was Innovation Manager at World Vision. Julia has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds.
Pete Bacon, Head of Impact, Resurgo
Pete has worked in the charity sector for over ten years, and joined Resurgo as part of the coaching team in 2009 before managing a number of the central Spear centres. He joined the Impact team while Spear was starting the Theory of Change process, and played a central role in designing and implementing delivery interventions throughout this process. He also pioneered Resurgo’s internal quality and development work, with a particular focus on coaching quality, and now oversees Impact for Resurgo.
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