I am a global-trotting Perth-based entrepreneur, strategic consultant and blockchain advisor venture catalyst. I am the founder of CryptIQ, a consulting group advising companies seeking to launch digital currencies and funds seeking to invest in them. I have a background in finance, innovation strategy and business development for emerging markets and technologies. I previously consulted to companies in diverse sectors including energy, resources, finance, technology, and law.
I have contributed to the startups, change and innovation scene through CrowdedSpace and related enterprises. Beyond that, my strategic work included policy submissions to State and Federal agencies; board-level strategic reviews; mergers and acquisitions advice and business case preparation for infrastructure projects. Passionate about emerging markets and technologies, I’m particularly interested in the intersection between finance, technology and the law.
In my spare time, I dabble with libertarian thought and amateur photography. I am founder and president of Liberty WA, a voice for civil and economic liberties in WA.
CO-Founder and CIO | 2017-19
CryptIQ was founded in 2017 to bridge the gap between businesses impacted by rapidly emerging technologies and the disruptive firms delivering them. We support businesses to evaluate, leverage, and invest in these technologies and help disruptive technology companies to acquire customers, expand into new markets, build channels and become investor-ready.
CryptIQ focuses on three core areas: Growth, Technology and Capital.
Venture Catalyst | 2014-17
CrowdedSpace facilitates early pre-seed investment, acceleration and incubation of technology solutions that have the potential to disrupt traditional sectors by utilizing crowdsourcing and decentralized technologies. Areas of focus are #legaltech and #fintech. As Venture Catalyst, I match investors with projects and assist project to become investor-ready.
Chairman | 2015
Quantum Resources Ltd, an ASX-listed entity has traditionally explored for uranium, gold, rare earths and base metals in WA and NT. More recently, it has announced an option to acquire LogiTag, an Israeli company with established revenues utilising smart RFID technologies for inventory management in the lucrative healthcare market. LogiTag has been recognised as a leading global player in the emerging IoT (Internet of Things) sector.
Principal Adviser | 2012-13
Energia Consulting is a boutique management consulting and corporate advisory firm based in Perth, Western Australia. I was Principal Adviser - Management Advisory Services and Early Stage Capital.
Strategy & Policy Manager | 2007-11
Horizon Power is a vertically integrated energy provider for regional WA. I worked in the strategy and business development team with responsibilities for the development of strategy and policy, including business development, long-term strategy formulation, engagement with external stakeholders as well as carbon management & renewable energy analysis.
Montagu Corporate (now Patersons)
Corporate Consultant | 2006-07
Corporate consultant with capital markets experiece including Initial Public Offerings, RTOs and placements on the ASX, M&A activities and corporate advisory services. The energy and resources sector was an area of specialty.
Juris Doctor | 2017
Graduated from a Juris Doctor
MBA (Adv) | 2003
Graduated cum laude Masters of Business Administrations. Advanced specialization in finance.
B.Comm(Hons) | 2001
Graduated from a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours after majoring in Commercial Law and Marketing. Minor in International Business.
GAICD | 2011
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
DipFS(FP) | 2006
Completed a Diploma of Financial Services, specializing in financial planning for RG146 compliance requirements.
Musings on Liberty & Law
Perth Chapter President
Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.
Computational Law & Blockchain Festival
Perth Co-Convener (March 18 2008)
The first annual Computational Law & Blockchain Festival (#clbfest2018) is a three-day global event bringing together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policy. In the spirit of decentralization, the Festival will be hosted at independent, self-organized nodes in cities around the world.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Committees: International Trade; Climate Change
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