John is an experienced business development strategist and implementer, with the ability to assist companies that are in a rapid expansion mode or seeking to develop new ventures.
John’s career spans chartered accounting, financial advisory, project management, commercial and manufacturing operations, Board representation, venture capital and investment banking.
In the capital markets arena, John has been involved in projects where he successfully raised in excess of AU$400 million in funds and in structuring new and established business ventures. He has also undertaken due diligence of targeted businesses for M&A activity; prepared companies for capital offerings; directly led the participation in investment offering presentations to institutional, professional and high net worth investors; and identified and implemented the mechanisms, timing and ultimate execution of exit strategies.
John was formerly co-founder and managing director of an Australia-New Zealand boutique structured finance and venture capital organization that held substantial management and financial interests in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, consumer technology and hotel and leisure industries. He also served as an in-house member of the executive and as an advisor to the board of a substantial trans-Tasman pharmaceuticals group in preparation for an IPO on the Australian and Hong Kong stock exchanges.
John’s current role is managing director of THN Pty Limited, an Australian Financial Services and Credit License holder providing financial and investment advisory, funds management and direct funding services to Australian small and medium-sized businesses.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, John has a wide network of business contacts spanning Australasia, mainland China, the U.S.A., and Europe.