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Dov Herdan

Chief Executive Officer

Dov is an entrepreneurial businessman with over two decades of board level experience across the finance, technology and business development industries. Dov founded and listed information security company EC-Hold in South Africa, and was principal of private equity firm Horizon Equity. He was CFO of Moneytech, where he oversaw the funding of over $250m of loans. He also raised capital for Moneytech, chaired the risk committee and managed a securitisation facility will Westpac. Dov holds an honours degree in Engineering, a Masters in Computer Science and an MBA.

Michael Hirschowitz


Michael has served as CFO for ASX listed RCG Group for over 10 years. He joined The Athlete’s Foot in 1996 and worked in various capacities before becoming Commercial Director in 2002. On the formation of RCG he became Chief Financial Officer. Michael has extensive corporate finance, fundraising and corporate governance experience. He also does not have a lot of hair.

Vince Scully

Credit Advisory

Vince is the founder of award-winning Australia’s first online financial planner. With industry qualifications in financial planning, mortgage broking and real estate, Vince understands wealth creation. Vince is a qualified accountant with more than 25 years experience in banking, finance and financial planning

Lynda Coker

Strategy and Regulatory

Lynda is a chartered accountant with 15+ years of working in Financial Services and as a corporate finance advisor to both financial institutions and private equity. She has significant experience of working with Government and regulators and was involved in authoring the 2014 Financial System Inquiry report to Commonwealth Treasury, Australia. Currently a fintech startup mentor, angel investor and advisor on product/market fit, business model, regulation, go-to-market strategy, valuation and capital raising. She has two bachelor degrees in Information Technology and Business and is currently completing studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Danny Taylor

Property Expert

Danny is a licensed real estate agent. Having worked in the industry for over 18 years in varied real estate roles including marketing, sales and leasing Danny has extensive knowledge of the industry. Danny is the Director of Century 21 in Rose Bay.

Garron Lipschitz

Consulting CTO

Garron has many years of unique and extraordinary Australian eCommerce experience as founder, director, board member and innovator, in both operational and technical lead roles. He co-founded the online retailer and built it up to become one of the largest pureplay online retailers in the region before exiting through sale to GraysOnline and subsequent ASX listing. Prior to that Garron was an early fintech pioneer having developed the first EFTPOS-enabled gift card product which he sold to Westfield to become their gift card. Garron was also the lead developer of the first ever qualitative risk management software product fully compliant with the AS/NZ 4360 Risk Management Standard

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