The leaders

Founders

Jonny Wilkinson

Co-founder and Director (the devil in the detail)

Jonny has extensive experience in equity markets and marketing with a personal investment philosophy focused on high growth companies. His passion for innovation drove him to co-found Equitise as a platform where Australian and New Zealand businesses could access the capital they need to grow.

He is an advisor to the Australian Treasurer on Fintech and was central to the legislative changes in the Equity Crowdfunding market in Australia.

Jonny likes to play hockey, watersports, the beach and sharing good food and wine with friends & family.

Chris Gilbert

Co-founder and Director (the big picture guy)

Chris has a professional background in corporate finance and Management Consulting at Deloitte and kicked off his startup career by heading up operations for a tech startup called The Search Party.

Determined to improve access to capital for high growth ventures, he later co-founded Equitise in 2014. Chris is considered a thought leader in the Fintech space.

Outside of work Chris enjoys yoga, skiing and exploring the wilderness. Chris also likes to challenge himself physically. In 2019 he completed his first full Ironman in 12hrs and 10mins [4km swim, 180km cycle, 42km run].

The dot joiners

Fundraising

Erez Rachamim

Head of Fundraising (the rapport builder)

Erez manages the due diligence and onboarding processes for capital raises on Equitise. 

His background is prominently in Venture Capital and Private Equity and he loves to help fuel the growth of a host of enterprises and give entrepreneurs the chance to pursue their passions.

Erez likes to play football, is an avid yogi and is involved with various charity committees.

Arthur Acker

Head of Growth & Ops (loves data)

Arthur has a professional background in equity markets and Wealth Management at Credit Suisse and ANZ. After 6 years in banking, Arthur wanted to join a smaller structure where he could have a bigger impact. He decided to join Equitise to work on the fundraising and operations part of the business.

What Arthur loves about Equitise is the opportunity to help innovative companies to reach their full potential.

Arthur is also a big foodie and loves to travel around the world.

The communicators

Marketing

Sophie Moss

Head of Marketing (the marketing matriarch)

With nine years of experience in marketing and advertising, Sophie’s role is two-pronged - creating the strategy to enhance industry and brand awareness for Equitise as well as working closely with each company to generate investment.  

Sophie loves working with startups, helping them to not only raise capital but define their story, setting each founder up with the marketing tools and knowledge to expand quickly. 

Sophie likes yoga, taking art courses and sitting down to a good meal and a bottle of wine with friends.

Jake George

Digital Marketing Manager (the wizard of digital)

As Digital Marketing Manager, Jake has a passion for developing data-driven strategies that align commercial objectives with digital activity.

With over 8 years experience in all things digital, Jake brings a wealth of marketing insight and know-how to the Equitise team.

When not in the office, you'll find Jake either scuba-diving with sharks in the summer or skiing snowy peaks in the winter.

The brains

Technology

Pramod Rishal

Fullstack Developer (not the printer fixer)

Pramod oversees the Equitise tech infrastructure and ensures that our systems are both performant and secure.

He has more than 7 years of experience specialising in back-end development, test-driven deployments, PHP, MySQL, Vue, React, and an array of other technologies.

Pramod helps connect the dots between user requirements, the Equitise vision and the operations required to make it work from a technical standpoint.

In his spare time he loves watching Sci-Fi movies, reading books & articles about emerging technologies and spending quality time with his family.

Billy Leitch

Fullstack Developer (do you even <code/> bro?)

Billy is Equitise’s front-end engineer and is passionate about building user facing technologies that deliver a delightful experience.

With a diverse background ranging from Management Consulting to developing web applications across the tech stack, Billy leverages his broad skill set to approach technology problems with a user-centric focus.

Billy is driven by entrepreneurship and innovation and loves that the product of his work better enables early stage companies to access capital. When not at Equitise, Billy is either chasing the surf, snow or a cold beer on a Friday afternoon.

Our Experienced Leadership Team

Board

Cathy Kovacs

Non Executive Director, investor in Equitise personally

Toby Heap

Non Executive Director, investor in Equitise both personally and through H2 Ventures

Mehrab Ebadi

Non Executive Director, investor in Equitise personally
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