Mr. Joe Stelzer is the Founder of Silver Cloud Ventures. He also serves as Managing Partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance. He served as the Chief Executive and Managing Director at Polaron. On graduating from University College London with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Computer Science, Mr. Stelzer began his career by starting a software republishing firm before merging this business with his family engineering firm where, as Chief Executive, he used this foundation to build a broad-based Industrial Technology group comprising Nanotechnology, Defence & Aerospace, Lighting Controls and Energy management companies. The business was floated in 2004 on AIM as Polaron. In late 2006, Mr. Stelzer appointed Cavendish to sell Polaron and the company was sold in early 2007 to Cooper Industries, a Fortune 500 US Industrials group. He became global head of Cooper Controls and was a founder member of Cooper's businesswide Technology Council. In late 2008 he left Cooper to set up Silver Cloud Capital, offering strategy & M&A assistance to public, private and family controlled Industrial Technology businesses, leveraging his significant experience of M&A with both trade and private equity organizations. Mr. Stelzer joined Cavendish in 2010 and is specializing in industrial technology, defense and aerospace sectors and also dealing with family-controlled businesses. He offers a unique insight into the Cavendish business sale process having worked as both client and adviser.