Enabling world-class management

Our board and executive team are highly regarded and experienced in capital raising, funds management, corporate strategy, compliance, digital community engagement, marketing, business development, operations, retailing, technology and innovation.

We are successful entrepreneurs, financiers, brand advocates, influencers, educators, mentors and geeks who understand what it takes to scale start-ups and growth companies into globally market leaders.

Please browse our successful funding stories to better understand our capabilities.

World-class management driving a world-class platform

Rodney Payne

Chairman & Founder

Extensive global transactional banking experience including funding governments, institutions and start-up ventures. Founding Managing Director of Zurich Capital Markets (backed by the Murdoch and Packer families), Bankers Trust Management Committee member, founding partner of BT New Zealand, Board Member of Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) and founder of the H2OX Water Exchange.

Scott Marinchek

Chief Executive (nominee)

Track record of establishing, funding and leading a diverse portfolio of businesses. Former executive at Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Salomon Brothers and Zurich Capital Markets. Founding Chairman, Director, CEO, CFO, COO, CTO or corporate advisor at start-up and BRW Fast 100 companies across the fintech, biotech & healthcare, aged care & third-age living, adtech & media, energy, metals & mining, property, software and telco sectors.

Greg Goodman

Chief Risk Officer & Founder

Established Compliance Australia servicing full service banks through to boutique fund managers. Prior Bankers Trust experience includes Regional Head of Compliance, Head of Administration, Head of Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer.

Will Leitch

Executive Director & Founder

Extensive experience in the development and capital raising of high growth early stage companies. Corporate strategy, finance and commercialisation experience as a key member of the Alliance Boots and Viterra management team. Led corporate strategic reviews for £40b annual turnover business, developed joint ventures and commercialised new business opportunities and products across the globe.

Norm Virgo

Executive Director & Founder

Founded Australian market leading health club network attracting $25m in private equity. CEO of Safeguard data-encryption venture whose parent was listed on the ASX. Finance manager of national independent finance company for capital equipment, aircraft, leasing, commercial mortgages and business lending.

Ashley Zimpel

Executive Director & Founder

Extensive stockbroking and investment banking experience including Executive Chairman, Partner, Director or Senior Banker at stockbroker Hattersley Maxwell Noall, Australian Gilt Securities Ltd (Reporting Bond Dealer to the Reserve Bank of Australia), Bankers Trust, Macquarie Bank, Rand Merchant Bank Australia and Marine Produce Australia Ltd.

Phil Aris


25+ years in Australia, Asia and the UK including CEO and MD of Countplus, CEO of the Australian Health Export Council, Director Strategy and Business Development for Thorn EMI and Head of Strategic New Business and Credit Cards for CBA.

Peter Boyce

Head of Issuer Optimisation

Corporate strategy consultant to some of Australia’s largest companies and a tertiary educator to MBA students (across Swinburne and Chisholm, now Monash Universities). 30+ year career creating a 100-store franchise network, establishing 10 start-up businesses, capital raising, working with and on boards and mentoring.

Oliver Ciancio

Issuer & Investment Manager

Helped found a fintech startup and a startup consultancy firm. Previously worked for some of the world’s largest corporates including as an engineer/scientist for Rio Tinto and in the innovation/grants team for PwC assisting innovative, high growth companies access capital.

Allana Leitch

Legal Counsel & Founder

Legal career in banking, finance and insolvency with Minter Ellison, Finlaysons and boutique firms in Adelaide and London.