Management Team

Anthony Nantes

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Nantes has a proven track record in technology and business innovation across multiple sectors. Prior to being the Chief Executive Officer of DirectMoney, Mr Nantes was the Chief Operating Officer at fintech Prospa, an online lender focusing on the SME market. During his tenure there, Deloitte recognized the company as the fastest growing technology company in Australia. He has also held various senior leadership roles such as; Director of Sales, Marketing and Innovation at UXC (now CSC), Director of Professional Services at UXC Consulting, and Chief Executive Officer at Planpower, an Australian IT company. Anthony also previously served as Executive Chairman for Weave.org.au, (having served on the Board since 2009), a 29 year old non-profit organisation based in Sydney.

David Doust

Founder

David is an entrepreneur specialising in financial services with significant experience in Australia and the USA. From 2010 to 2012 David lived in California where he designed several innovative fund concepts based on residential property equity and he designed the HomeStake US house price forecasting index. Prior to that, David was founder and CEO of Adaptive Edge, an IT consulting company based in Sydney specialising in business process automation. David led a team that delivered back office systems to Australian fund managers, retailers and insurance companies. In this role David was also responsible for business development, IT recruitment, systems specification and IT project management.

From 2001 to 2003 he was Chief Technology Officer at Moveit, an internet based data exchange for the Australian transport industry and from 1996 to 2001 David was CEO and founder of SoftwareMarkets, a Silicon Valley start-up that was a pioneer in the concept of the App Store. David is a former Assistant Controller at IAC Ltd, an Australian subsidiary of Citibank and accountant and auditor at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG). He holds an economics degree with accounting major from the University of Sydney.

Peter Beaumont

Chief Operating Officer

Peter is a senior business executive with over twenty five years global banking, finance and project delivery experience gained with leading international investment banks Citibank, UBS AG, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and ABN AMRO. Peter brings to DirectMoney a broad set of customer acquisition and client sales leadership skills along with deep experience transitioning high volume financial products businesses from traditional channels to online, straight through processing models. Peter has fulfilled Board roles with a variety of Australian infrastructure companies and international companies. Peter holds a B. Sc (Hons. 1st) from Sydney University and a MBA from MIT-Sloan School, Cambridge, MA. USA. Peter is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ray Tse

Fund Portfolio Manager

Ray has over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry. He holds a BA (Hons) in Computer Studies from the HK Polytechnic University and an MBA majoring in investment and finance. He worked for INVESCO from 1992 to 2002 in Hong Kong and Sydney where he managed IT infrastructure. From 2002 he headed the IT function within a boutique funds management company and managed the automation of the investment processes. He became the fund manager in 2007 and oversaw a number of their investment funds.

David Russell

Chief Information Officer

David is a software engineer with over 15 years' professional experience across a variety of industry sectors. He spent eight years' with IRESS working on real-time trading systems and internal software tools, and three years' consulting with growing digital technology-based firms such as Catch Group, Rockend Technology, and CMYKHub, developing unique websites and mobile apps. He graduated from University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in 2002.

Marianne Young

Credit Manager

Marianne has over 18 years’ experience in various credit and lending roles with Westpac Banking Group. Her experience covered unsecured lending products and the specific policies and procedures underpinning them. At a national level, Marianne managed the hindsight review process for consumer personal loans and credit cards across the Westpac Group (Westpac, St George Bank, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne).