Leadership

Peter Halstead
Independent Chair

Peter has over 35 years of capital markets experience across Australia and Europe. He is currently Chief Investment Officer at Little Group (Paul Little’s family office). Previously, Peter was Head of Equity Capital Markets at Lazard and Head of Institutional Sales at Citi for Australia & New Zealand.

Tim Toner
Founder & CEO

Tim has over 18 years of investment banking experience, including the last 10+ years running Vesparum Group. Previously, Tim worked at Lazard and Macquarie Group, where he focused on principal investments, M&A and equity capital markets.

Ben Toner
Co-founder & Chief Scientist

Ben is an expert in machine learning, data science, software development and quantum computing. ​Ben has a PhD and Master of Science in Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics from the University of Melbourne.

Jeff Melton
Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Melton was Bain’s global leader of Service Design & Operations and the global co-leader of Simple & Digital. He was a member of the firm’s global Net Promoter System® Advisory Board.
Jeff earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MA in international policy from Stanford University.

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