Mr Jim Kalokerinos
Jim has over thirty five years’ experience in business development and sales and marketing, for scientific distribution, in-vitro diagnostics and medical devices companies. He cofounded three successful companies: Techlab Enterprises, Pacific Diagnostics (sold to Baxter International), and Panbio Ltd (sold to Inverness Medical Innovations). Jim has been involved in company merger and acquisitions and various capital raisings including an IPO with Panbio. He is presently a director of five companies and is also an advisor to and an active angel investor in others. He has been involved in a diversity of sectors including: manufacturing, medical technology, advanced materials, retail and horticulture.
Mr Dan Hill
Dan assists Southmore with its regulatory and compliance obligations and provides strategic financial and company secretariat services to Southmore and its investee companies. He has seven years of private equity investment management experience and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and an Affiliate of the Securities Institute in the United Kingdom. He holds Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Business Administration degrees. Dan spent six years in London working across a range of industries. Whilst in London, he was directly involved in the establishment and successful sale of multiple retail franchises. Dan also manages significant public market and private equity investment portfolios for private clients.
Mr Geoff Thomas
In his role as Principal at Axant Corporate Advisory, Geoff focusses on assisting emerging businesses and their owners to expand, source funding and maximise business value. He has extensive experience in funds management and investing in private companies. He served as Managing Director of Paragon Private Equity (a buyout fund) and Chief Executive of Playford Capital (a start-up technology fund). Prior to this he was a Senior Executive at Vision Abell, a top ten high technology Defence company in Australia. Geoff has been a director of many public and private companies, and has broad experience in negotiation of contracts in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Geoff is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds multiple qualifications in business, science and engineering.
Mr Nigel Hall
Nigel is the CEO of Southmore portfolio company Cavitus Pty Ltd and was interim CEO of Nano Nouvelle Pty Ltd and has recently established Buy Grow Sell Your Business Pty Ltd to provide business mentoring and broking services. Prior to this he managed a business incubator in Queensland, attracting and developing growth-oriented start-up companies. Nigel has spent more than fifteen years working with start-ups and investors in executive and advisory roles. After initially joining Biosym Technologies Inc, which was purchased by Corning, he then focussed on the telecoms sector – co-founding Xpedite Systems Germany AG and selling it to Premiere Technologies Inc, then founding HighwayOne AG, which was sold to Telefonica SA. Nigel was Managing Director of Equator Investments in Cape Town, South Africa, prior to moving to Australia. Nigel is also an active angel investor.