Mike is managing director of the business advisory company, Pachira Capital, an active member of Brisbane Angels Group and an adviser to CapitalPitch. Mike has over 40 years’ experience in business management and commercialisation of innovations across a range of industries, including: micro-electronics; IT; communications; publishing; boat building; surveying and mineral exploration software; and alternative energy. Mike’s start up experience includes being founder, manager, and investor in numerous ventures, he is currently CEO of a soon-to-be-launched start-up and sits on the advisory panel of two early-stage companies.
Chris is an entrepreneurial business builder and futurist – founding and driving the creation of a number of highly successful and award winning companies. He has over a decade of experience at the Board and Senior Executive levels in roles ranging from Director to Chief Executive Officer to Chief Information Officer. He has driven multimillion-dollar business change initiatives nationally and internationally in the private and public sectors and has global experience in raising capital and leading the development and commercialisation of software-based technologies.
Kate Christie, Founder & CEO of Time Stylers, is a Time Management expert, International Speaker, business coach, best selling Author of 4 books and a sought after media commentator. Kate draws on her background as a Senior Executive, Lawyer and Entrepreneur to consult to big and small business, government departments and C suite executives on maximising individual time spend and managing organisational drag through smart time investment strategies. Her clients include Westpac, L’Oreal, BUPA, Deloitte, The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, along with many small and medium businesses.
Herman is a Chartered Accountant specialising in the mining and resources industry.
With extensive audit and ”in-the-field” experience with companies like PwC, Anglo American, QMetCo, Re.Group & Sojitz he adds value to the company by looking at technical accounting matters with practical solutions.
Angie is a growth advisor with 25 years of experience working with Small Businesses across Australia. The Founder of Garnish Marketing, a boutique marketing consultancy established in 2006, she has helped hundreds of companies to scale. With a specific niche in manufacturing and industrial companies she has a keen interest in innovation and sustainability capabilities of small business. Angie is a certified chair, qualified company director and qualified trainer and assessor. Angie is bringing her marketing and commercialisation skills to Sole App to raise our profile across multiple industries.