Co-Founder Chief Executive Officer
Six years financial risk and derivatives advisory with insurers Aetna and UNUM and on Wall Street with clients J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Over 10 years consulting to financial and technology companies with McKinsey & Co. and as an independent consultant. Over 8 years as private client Investment Advisor, Investment Director at MH Carnegie & Co., Investment Committee Member for Sydney Angel Sidecar Fund and an angel investor. Served on several private boards as non-executive director. Extensive experience investing in, building and leading technology businesses personally and on behalf of private and institutional investors. Held several C-level executive roles. B.Sc. Mathematics, M.B.A. Yale University, former Actuary A.S.A, M.A.A.A.
Co-Founder Head of Business Development
Over 10 years Institutional Asset Management (primarily J.P. Morgan), raised >$500M. A founder of the first web-based institutional forex platform (Currenex), grew the service from zero to $1.8 billion in daily transactions, sold to State Street Bank after 7 years. Special Participant, European Central Bank Working Group on Electronic Currency Trading Systems. Over 10 years in senior Financial Services roles for Microsoft Corporation, conceived and built one of Microsoft’s largest global payments initiatives reporting directly to Microsoft’s Head of Corporate Strategy.
Chief Technology Officer
Over 15 years of experience delivering technology for the Financial Markets covering Clearing and Settlement, Custody Operations and International Trading. Former Head of Equity Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. A specialist in using agile methods to deliver zero-defect technology solutions, his team captured the first trade on the CHI-X Australia exchange with no significant defects weeks later. As solution architect, Alan helped deliver the Nabtrade international trading platform and has worked with startups in the Clearing and Wealth Management spaces.
Chief Security Advisor
Recognized global expert in cybersecurity in financial services. Active member of numerous cybersecurity committees and industry programs, including U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, the American Bar Association, Standards Australia Information Security Committee, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology program. Regular writer/commentator on all aspects of identity, privacy and risk management, including with SWIFT, Harvard Law School, IEEE, Nature, Science, MIT, and Online Banking Review. Consulted to Westpac, Australia Post, Australian Stock Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, New Zealand Bankers Association, and the Hong Kong Certificate Authority Regulator. Nine patents for identity management technology.
Mobile Software Engineer
Web developer since 1997 specialising in designing and building rich interactive Web, Mobile, and Multimedia applications. Worked with most major technologies. Invented and built own interactive front-end technology. Worked for a major corporate and startups. Founded and co-founded own startups. Took major part in development of over a 100 projects. Brings expertise and knowledge in Front-end development and building web and mobile solutions. BSc in Computer Science, MEI from Swinburne University of Technology.
Senior Software Engineer
Over twenty five years experience within the software development industry from application and database development to systems architecture, working within financial services and a wide range of other industry sectors and client profiles from start-ups to corporate environments such as Perpetual Limited. Brings deep knowledge of all aspects of application architecture, design and implementation, specialising in database design, software systems, gateways and customised software projects.
Over 15 years experience in accounting and business administration management services. Over 10 years in operations consulting. Deep expertise in cloud solutions, cloud accounting and the streamlining of related processes. Broad experience in a range of industries from startups to listed entities. Current director and back office manager of Prozone Sports Australia and Prozone Sports New Zealand, providing sports data content analytics for media, statistics, betting and teams.
Internationally-recognised and awarded deep specialisation in mobile, apps, web, games and social media, focussing on story and play to engage and grow audiences. Held executive roles such as Managing Director at HWW and Head of Innovation at nineMSN. Executive Director for 10 years at The Project Factory (TPF), a multi-national digital solutions provider, where she established partnerships with Amazon, Apple, and Tencent and clients Downton Abbey, Home and Away, Sherlock: The Network, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, the BBC and in Australia, Channel 7, CSIRO, HCF, Network Ten, ABC and Australian Radio Network. Over 20 years leadership in the global online, mobile and digital sector, building successful start-ups and holding non-executive positions both in the UK and Australia.
Experienced board member, start-up advisor, and senior software industry executive. Former IBM executive across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Central Europe, leading the transition to IBM solutions based on Cloud, IOT and Data Analytics, with 25 years in financial services. Executive role of General Manager, Sales and Marketing at telecommunications network provider Superloop Pty Ltd, driving growth across Asia Pacific. President of Artificial Intelligence software company Cognitive Software Group and active member of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
Intellectual Property and Corporate Law
Stuart is a corporate and commercial lawyer, with deep experience in the Australian media and digital sectors, providing independent, strategic legal counsel and transaction services. Currently General Counsel of Network Ten, responsible for the provision of commercial and dispute resolution legal services to the TEN network of television stations. Acted in the roles of Director Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary at Macquarie Radio Network (owner of Sydney radio stations 2GB and 2CH) and as General Counsel of Nine Network. Former Parnter of Gilbert & Tobin in the corporate and commercial division. Stuart is an admitted and practising legal practitioner in NSW.
Over 30 years across banking, finance and trading with particular emphasis on creating and launching innovative investment products. Implemented complex projects involving technology, marketing and operational processes and has a detailed understanding of macro and micro market structures across a wide range of asset classes. Career began in as Arbitrage Dealer for Commonwealth Bank. As Director of Australian Gilt Securities Ltd he served as Reserve Bank Official Dealer and later as Managing Director of RMB Australia, one of the largest fixed income and derivatives market participants. Over 12 years senior-level positions with the Australian Securities Exchange. As ASX General Manager, Strategy Development, led strategy and new market development. Currently ASX Head of Debt Capital Markets, responsible for debt and hybrid securities markets and leads ASX initiatives aimed at broadening the ASX investment product offering.
Managing Director and Head of Alternatives Strategy and Business Development at Wilshire Funds Management, responsible for the strategic development of the firm’s alternative investment activities. Held senior positions in the hedge fund industry including Director and Division Head at Caxton Associates, a multi-billion dollar New York based hedge fund and COO at WR Platform Advisors, a managed account platform and risk analytics provider for institutional investors. M.B.A. New York University in Finance and Economics, B.Sc. in Finance Syracuse University. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Quantitative Finance, member of the Board of Trustees at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. Published several articles and white papers on financial topics including a chapter in Financial Engineering: The Evolution of a Profession.
Co-founded ACH, a corporate and financial advisor to both corporates and leading Asian families, in 1998. Together with its partners and shareholders, ACH has completed over US$19 billion in transactions. Former CEO of HSBC James Capel (now known as HSBC Securities) Singapore, an executive director of Kay Hian James Capel (now UOB Kay Hian), and a multi award analyst. Serves as audit committee chairman and/or independent director of 5 public companies listed on the Australian and Singapore stock exchanges and has previously served on the boards of companies listed on the Australia, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Singapore exchanges. Adviser to many Asian families and some governments in countries ranging from Indonesia in the south to Japan in the north. Mr. Chong is also on a panel providing securities advice to the Commercial Affairs Department of Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Christopher also sat on the advisory board of Temasek’s Institute of Corporate Governance and Stewardship. BSc (1st) Econ from the University College of Wales, a MBA from the London Business School and was on the Dean’s Honor List during his special secondment to the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, a fellow of: the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs; the Australian Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Australian Institute of Company Directors & the Singapore Institute of Directors; and a Master Stockbroker of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association of Australia.
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