Vincent was born in London, England but moved to Sheffield around age 5. His family was fairly well off but struggled when he was around 10 due to his fathers business going bankrupt and his mother being a stay at home mother. Vince was fairly well educated and was average in his academic studies but only ever really took an interest in Information Technology and Physical education. Vince left education at 18 and start working for his uncle who ran a mechanic shop but also had various side businesses. Vince earned his uncles trust a lot more and he was brought in to the side businesses that were operating under his uncle. His uncle knew that he had a good knowledge of computers and IT which he wanted to utilise to his benefit. Vince was introduced to a few more of his uncles business associates and began a close working relationship with them. A few of them setup an online store on a prominent Dark Net market which generated a lot of sales and was a top seller on the site. The group wanted to expand their operations and branch out into a few different areas. Vince and 1 other person from his group were in charge of the firearms expansions and began contacting multiple different sources in the Middle East, Europe and mostly Eastern Europe. His other associate travelled to Belarus to meet up with a source there and was instructed to stay their for a period of time to make sure the setup of the initial operation went smoothly and a good level of security and secrecy was implemented. Vince was instructed to do the same but instead of Belarus, he travelled to Chernarus. He originally met his contact in Novigrad before being taken to a location inside of the South Zagoria province. He stayed at this location for around 6 to 7 months whilst doing firearms training and handling operations. The group was about to start their new expansion into various categories on the Dark Net but communications seized when the outbreak occurred.
Vince gathered a few supplies before heading off from the location that he was at due to increasing tensions throughout which he didn't want to get involved in. He continued to travel and laid low for a long time before a chance encounter with a man named Rust occurred. Rust explained to the man that he and others that were with him survived together and had each others backs in a sort of group/organisation that wanted to get a grasp on the region. This intrigued Vince a lot and he listen to the man closely. Rust stated that he liked how Vince listens and that he may be able to help the man in the future. Vince was given certain tasks and was told to stay low in a house that Rust had cleared and indicated for him to stay at. The two communicated fairly frequently over the radio and occasionally in person whilst smoking cigarettes together. Vince was content with the safety of the house he was in and the frequent company of Rust. This all changed when communication with Rust had seized over the radio and he never visited anymore. Rust was gone and Vince became saddened with the loss of his only friend in this very lonely world. He had heard a lot of the people Rust had worked with and was friends with so he decided to reach out and try to contact them to find out about his fate. Many of the men that he was told about could not be found or contacted by him but one of the men, Fyodr Belokov was still around and Vince got talking with him. The two eventually gained each others trust and Vince was introduced to the group of men that worked together to survive and prosper.