Christian Rayner

Christian Rayner
Student Business Advisor

T: 020 3108 5224
E: christian.rayner@ucl.ac.uk

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Christian is a Student Business Advisor at UCL Advances, providing advice and mentoring to UCL students, staff and alumni seeking to start a business.

Christian cut his professional teeth in the IT industry working for blue-chip organisations (including Microsoft), holding senior positions in sales, marketing and international business development. He went on to start his own ‘dotcom’ business and now specialises in mentoring start-ups and SMEs on how to develop and grow their businesses. Most useful insight gained from his big company/small company background: the one has to think like the other!

Outside of UCL, Christian runs his own freelance mentoring business. His main strengths are his approachability; his breadth of business knowledge coupled with an ability to quickly identify challenges and opportunities; his focus on results. He is also passionate about his subject matter (helping start-ups and small businesses succeed and grow) and has developed strong links to the innovation and enterprise support ecosystem.