Meet the Team
Piggyback was founded to provide everyday people with access to the property investment market. We provide the expertise and network required to make smart and simple investments into property.
Piggyback was founded to provide everyday people with access to the property investment market. We provide expertise and network required to make smart and simple investments into property.
Pippa Watmough – Founder
Pippa has worked in the property and private equity sphere throughout her career. Following six years as a private equity funds lawyer in a multinational City firm, she left to focus on establishing and structuring real estate funds for high net worth individuals and institutions. She has enjoyed working with a broad variety of clients, from parents assisting with property purchases for their children to family offices developing multimillion pound schemes, advising both on the investment and development side. Founding Piggyback in 2015, Pippa is passionate about developing a smart and simple platform for responsible investing.
Sarah Mottram – Investment Research
Sarah is a statistician and has spent nearly 20 years working in the public and private sector in data analytical roles. Her passion for property investment led her to set up a successful property search agency, which sources UK property for clients as either a home or an investment opportunity. In 2011 Sarah moved to Hong Kong and through strategic partnerships she extended her service to the Asian market. Sarah loves managing residential property developments for herself as well as her clients and manages a small property portfolio.
Elliot Zissman – Tech Guru
Elliot is a seasoned IT strategy and implementation adviser with an entrepreneurial flair, and a solid understanding of database technologies, cloud computing and big data. From 1999, he has been advising starts-up and enterprises on the impact of technology on business, working with clients such as Land Securities, McDonald’s and nPower. More recently, he has turned around a London based IT services to focus on the provision of cloud solutions, helped a South African IT company expand into Europe and is presently doing the same role for a data management company based in Canada.
Simon Toller – Finance Officer
Simon is an ACA accountant qualifying in 2001 before working for ten years in both finance and operations in a multinational investment bank. An interest in more commercial work saw him move towards a combination of business analysis, funding applications and project management within the leisure and government sectors. Simon has been responsible for the fund-raising of two start-ups in the consumer sphere and has overseen the development of companies from ideas to revenue generation.
Jacqueline Mirell – Product Design & UX
Jacqueline worked in digital marketing and social media strategy before moving to London completing a masters in Multimedia, studying design and development industries. Drawing on her experience with creative advertising and marketing ventures, she is able to shape her work in user experience design, interface design, and visual branding.