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Pulse Markets was founded by Andrew Braund, who has significant experience in the financial market.

 

Andrew Braund

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Braund is the major shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Markets. Pulse Markets is an equity and derivative investment specialist operating for private and corporate clients. He is a Responsible Manager for the Pulse Markets AFSL 220383 and also on the Investment Committee and Head of the Risk Committee. Mr Braund has significant level of expertise in financial and equity markets, risk management, compliance and business management. Prior to Pulse Markets, Mr Braund operated successfully as a senior derivatives trader for Australian and international banks in Sydney and Hong Kong. 

The Pulse Markets investment committee provides both tactical and strategic inputs into Pulse Markets’ product offerings, ongoing direction and performance. 

Pulse Markets is part of the BIR Financial Limited organisation, providing a diversity of skills and experience to contribute business success. 

 

BIR Financial

Tal Silberman

Non Executive Director

Mr Silberman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Moshav Financial Wholesale Pty Limited (Moshav Financial Wholesale) and Moshav Financial Group. Mr Silberman is a Responsible Manager for the Moshav Financial Wholesale AFSL 439903. He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) and holds a Diploma in Financial Services.  An entrepreneur in the mortgage industry, he has grown a loan book in excess of A$1 billion. Mr Silberman will be involved in the implementation of the MNote investment program, through the distributor partnership agreement between Moshav Financial Wholesale and Pulse Markets. In the three years immediately before the date of this Notice, Mr Silberman held no other listed company directorships. Mr Silberman is the chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

 

Greg Starr BBus UTS, CPA

Non Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mr Starr is an experienced public company director holding senior board positions in a number of ASX listed companies over 20 years. He has been involved in many M&A and debt and equity financial transactions. Over the past 3 years Mr Starr has held executive and non-executive board positions on ASX listed companies, Diatreme Resources Limited, KBL Mining Limited and Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group Limited. Mr Starr brings significant corporate governance and investor relations experience in ASX listed companies to the Board.

Mr Starr is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.

 

Greg Smith BEc Macq Uni, GAICD

Independent Non Executive Director

Mr Smith has over thirty years’ commercial experience as a C-suite professional with a demonstrated track record of value and profit creation across several industries including: banking, broking, financial planning, health insurance, retail, telecommunications, construction and education. His expertise is in marketing, sales, digital and commercial development. This will be a key focus as Pulse Markets develops its new suite of financial product and services. Mr Smith holds a Bachelor of Economics, RG146 Diploma of Financial Planning and is Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has also held board positions in the Arts and as a customer advisory board member for Australia Post’s StarTrack. In the three years immediately before the date of this Notice, Mr Smith held no other listed company directorships.

Mr Smith is a member of the Company’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

 

Steve Nicols B.Comm UNSW, Chartered Accountant

Non-Executive Director

Mr Nicols is the founder of Benelong Capital Partners Pty Ltd, a firm that specialises in re-capitalising ASX listed companies. Benelong has operated since 2010. Mr Nicols has assisted in 24 re-capitalisations in this time. Several of these companies have re-quoted on the ASX and achieved market capitalisations of over $100 million. Mr Nicols has been a director of many ASX listed companies, and the last directorship being with MOV Corporation Ltd, until December 2014. Mr Nicols is also the founder of Nicols + Brien, an insolvency practice with offices in Sydney and Wollongong. It has 10 highly qualified staff and was founded 19 years ago. Mr Nicols brings a wealth of experience in managing the growth of junior listed companies. This includes corporate governance matters, as well as transaction structuring and execution.