Mark is the co-founder and was joint MD of Cashwerkz, a venture-funded start-up that has created an automated financial products marketplace focused on automating ‘Know-your-Client’ for individuals, Trusts and corporates and finding, comparing, transacting and managing cash investments. This is redefining the industry by offering an easier way for advisors, investors, fund managers and direct clients to invest.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience as an executive in large and small entrepreneurial companies in financial services and technology. He has a Master of Applied Finance and has extensive experience in building technology based businesses in Australia, Asia and the US.
Prior to Cashwerkz, Mark was a strategic eCommerce advisor and implementer for institutions such as Caltex, ANZ and NAB and was responsible for the development of strategies to digitally transform global markets trading and distribution for these institutions.
Mark was Head of eCommerce at the Commonwealth Bank and planned, built and delivered their online global foreign exchange pricing and distribution system for CBA Global Markets in Sydney, London, New York, Singapore and Japan. This new initiative went from zero to $8 billion turnover in two years. Mark has also delivered high value wealth management projects in Australia, Germany, USA and South America.
Prior to Mark’s banking technology career, he had 15 years’ experience as a Vice President and hedge fund manager, trader and manager in Citibank (New York and Sydney), and Bankers Trust (Sydney). Mark’s hedge fund manager experience included a Citibank $1 billion Swiss hedge fund based in New York, focused on foreign exchange and fixed interest positions in the cash and options markets. Mark also ran the Australian Foreign Exchange trading business in Citibank Australia for five years.