Born in Brunei, Kevin is an impact focussed entrepreneur who has succcessfully started, bought, built, fixed, scaled up and sold businesses across a range of industries – including software, education, funds management, media, road infrastructure services, solar power and electric vehicles. He has successfully led 5 IPOs in the last decade across the NASDAQ, ASX and NZX exchanges and originated 4 fund vehicles (listed and unlisted). He has previously led the investment in and turnaround of enterprise AI software company, Ruleburst Haley which was acquired by Oracle. With extensive hands-on experience in strategic and operational management in the SME/emerging companies space, Kevin has served as CEO, CFO and COO of various companies across a range of industries.
Kevin's primary strategic and operational expertise includes the art of scaling up businesses (in particular navigating growing-pains issues and inflection points for enterprises experiencing exponential rates of growth) and leading companies through distressed and turnaround situations. Kevin's previous experience encompasses investment management (private equity and mezzanine credit), direct funds management (equities in Australia and Asia), fund of funds management (Asia and hedge funds), mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, litigation support and forensic accounting.
A global citizen, Kevin has lived and done business in Australasia, Southeast Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom. He currently divides his time between the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia and Australia. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales where he was part of the inaugural cohort of CoOp Scholars in the School of Banking and Finance. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) and a Fellow of FINSIA (the Financial Services Institute of Australasia) where he has lectured Master’s subjects including Advanced Industrial Equities Analysis and Corporate Finance.
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