Mr Nantes has over 24 years’ experience in Financial Services, Private Equity, Tax and Accounting, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, and M&A. He is also the Executive Chairman of Cashwerkz, a leading fintech in Australia, as well as a non-executive director for Thinxtra, a public non-listed IOT technology company and advises Adcock Private Equity in a CEO capacity. Mr Nantes has a strong reputation for building growth businesses especially those reliant on technology and innovation, having previously also held roles such as; Group Head of WHK/Crowe Horwath Wealth Management, CEO Prescott Securities, and Executive roles at St George Bank/ Bank SA and advisory and leadership advisory roles at Colonial State Bank.
Mr Swanger has extensive board experience, including Macquarie Bank’s major funds management entity, Macquarie Investment Management Limited and a total of 15 internal and external boards since 2003. Since Macquarie, Mr Swanger has invested in and advised a large portfolio of technology companies across finance, health and entertainment. More specifically in areas related to Wisr, Mr Swanger was Chairman of 5 of the largest debt listed investment companies in Australia and New Zealand issued over the past decade, and more recently worked with Australia’s largest corporate bond and securitisation distribution specialists and is on the Investment Committee for two investors in SME financing in Australia and Asia.
Mr Whitehead has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and technology, over a wide range of roles. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO of FINSIA, Australia’s leading professional body in financial services. He was formally CEO of Credit Union Australia from 2009 to 2015, Regional Director at the Bank of Scotland from 2007 to 2008 and Chief Executive Retail Banking at BankWest from 2001 to 2007. Prior to this he was CIO at BankWest and Advance Bank. He worked in the IT sector for 15 years, including leading a successful start-up and in marketing and technical roles for a global technology provider. Mr Whitehead has previously served as non-executive director for Cuscal Limited, St Andrews Insurance Group and a number of other financial services, technology and community organisations.
Mr Brown is a highly experienced senior executive, board member, adviser and investor with over 20 years of experience across investment banking and technology in Australia and the United States. He is the Founder and Managing Director of independent investment and corporate advisory firm, Alluvion Capital. Prior to Alluvion Capital, Mr Brown was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of LiveTiles Limited (a global enterprise SaaS business). Prior to LiveTiles, Mr Brown was a Managing Director at Macquarie Capital, where he spent 12 years in Sydney and New York with a focus on M&A, capital markets and principal investing. Mr Brown is also a non-executive director of EncompaaS Software Limited, Thinxtra Limited and Upwire Pty Ltd and an active investor in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses.