TEAM

...over 80 years of combined experienced in funds management, investment banking, law and professional services. 

Theodore Dow
Founder and Principal

Theodore Dow has over 25 years of professional experience in funds management and banking.

He was most recently the Chief Investment Officer of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), a $10 billion “green” sovereign wealth fund with a mandate to invest on a commercial basis in clean and renewable sources of energy and low carbon projects.   Prior to the CEFC, Theodore held executive positions at DIF Capital Partners, Babcock & Brown, AMP Henderson and Westpac Institutional Bank. He has completed over 60 transactions globally with an aggregate value of $45 billion.  

 

Theodore holds board positions with DIF Capital Partners, JIDA Capital Partners (China-focused renewable energy fund), Freetips.com.au (online sports tipping) and the Federal Government’s National Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment.  

 

Theodore holds a number of degrees including: MBA, University of Queensland: MFM, Manchester Business School (UK): PGD, Kansai Gai Dai University (Japan) and Magna Cum Laude Honours BA Economics, Boston University and speaks both Japanese and Spanish.

Amy Pails
Business Development

Amy Pails has over 13 years of experience working in accounting and finance.

 

The majority of Amy’s career has been in professional services within PwC's tax division. She initially worked in transfer pricing advising both inbound and outbound multinational companies with respect to international related party transactions.

 

Most recently, Amy specialised at PwC in assisting companies to access funding through the R&D tax incentive program. 

 

Amy has completed a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting and Finance) at the University of Technology Sydney and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Barry Sechos
Founder and Principal

Barry Sechos has over 30 years of experience as a director, business executive and corporate lawyer.  

Barry is a Director of Sherman Group Pty Limited, a privately owned investment company located in Sydney, Australia.  He is a Director of Fulcrum Media Finance and oversees the operations of the Fulcrum Media Finance group, a role he has held since inception in 2008.

Barry holds directorships with See‐Saw Films, an Australian and UK based film production group which won the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award for The King’s Speech; Transmission Films, an Australian film distribution company; Regeneus Limited, an Australian ASX-listed regenerative medicine company; Aberdeen Leaders Limited, an ASX-listed investment company; and DirectCash Payments Inc, an ATM & financial payments processing company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

He  previously  held  positions as  General Counsel and Compliance Officer to the EquitiLink Group and as a commercial lawyer at the law firm Allen Allen & Hemsley where he specialised in banking & finance law in Sydney, Singapore and London.

Ben Berthon-Jones
Business Development

Ben Berthon-Jones has over 15 years experience In C-Suite Business Development and corporate sales. A Curtin Business School alumni Ben has worked across Media, Professional Services, Technology and Finance.

Most recently an executive member of a fast growing recruitment platform, Ben remains a Business Partner and founding shareholder of OnContractor. Prior to that Ben worked with PwC as a Corporate Development Advisor responsible for generating over $20m in Firm revenue. Previously to that Ben held accountant management positions with WA Business News and HSBC Commercial Insurance.

Highly active in the Start Up and Not for Profit sectors, Ben is a Board member of Kalparrin, an organisation that supports families with children of special needs in Western Australia. He also holds an advisory role to the board of Royal Perth Hospitals Medical Research Foundation.