Our team

Our team

Paul Sanger

Managing Partner

Investment Banking Executive with over 30 years of experience focused on global capital markets. He is the former Managing Director and Head of Distribution and Corporate access (Asia) for Citi, where he managed and maintained a team of over 350 financial market professionals across 10 countries in public capital markets. Paul has a long background dealing with the senior management of listed and unlisted corporations on public market strategy and has extensive experience in the entire lifespan of a publicly listed entity, including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, restructures and capital raises. He is a proven leader and business strategist with an intimate knowledge of financial markets and corporate governance issues.

Tim McGowen

Managing Partner

Tim has 30 years of investment experience and was the Founder and CEO of Fortitude Capital, which won numerous industry awards, including the AIMA 2008 & 2009 Hedge Fund of the Year during the GFC. He has managed money for family offices, managed funds and investment banks with a core focus on Australian equities and derivatives. In more recent years his focus has been on creating a digital platform (informedinvestor.com.au) by bringing together fund managers and financial advisers into a content channel to promote adviser professional development and investor engagement. With that in mind, Tim orchestrated the purchase of sharecafe.com.au in 2018, with a similar objective of creating a digital platform for retail investors looking for content from listed companies.

Di Brookman

Analyst

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Di is a geologist & energy finance professional with over 30 years experience in energy markets, corporate advisory, finance & communications, Career experience spans renewables, mining, asset management & financial services.

During a long career in energy finance she held senior executive equity research & credit roles for international investment banks at Citi, Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA), Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW) and Westpac Institutional Bank. She was also Head of Global Investor Relations for ASX listed Dart Energy.

With well-developed commercial acumen Di provides timely market and company leading ideas and brings unique perspectives and investment opportunities to her clients.

Di has a B.Sc (Honours) from Sydney University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. More recently she has been a Non Executive Director and Chair of the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee at the Australasian Corrosion Association.

Stock experience

Energy
  • Woodside
  • Santos
  • Oil Search
  • AGL Energy
  • Origin Energy
  • Strike Energy
  • Armour Energy
  • Cooper Energy
  • Karoon Gas
  • LNG Ltd
Industrials
  • Melbana
  • Otto
  • Horizon
  • Byron Energy
  • FAR Ltd
Other
  • Arrow Energy
  • Dart Energy
  • QGC
  • Aurora
  • Drillsearch
  • AWE

Jennifer Owen

Analyst

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Jennifer Owen has been engaged as a specialist gambling researcher and consultant since 1996, initially at Macquarie Bank and then Citi from 200 to 2012.

Since 2012 Jenny has consulted independently as Owen Gaming Research. She has a detailed knowledge of the Australian and international gambling landscape. Detailed work done includes independent expert reports to major organisations engaged in the Gambling Industry in Australia and internationally.

In particular , she is an acknowledged expert in wagering markets in Australia and has spoken at international racing conferences in Hong Kong and the US, as well as in Australia.

She has undertaken work for private clients to assist in presenting their businesses for sale, and provided independent analysis of particular industry issues relating to racing and wagering for a number of clients.

Jennifer served on the board of Racing NSW between 2015 – 2016, and currently sits on the Board of SkyCity Entertainment Limited.

Joh Snyman

Analyst

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Joh is a Senior Investment Analyst with more than 20 years’ experience in investment management and sell side equities research.

Most recently he worked at UBS Asset Management where he had responsibility for coverage of the Transport, Retail, Food & Beverage and Telecommunications sectors in Australia.

This included building and maintenance of detailed financial models and company valuations, development and presentation of investment cases, and portfolio construction.

Prior experience includes roles at Allianz Global Investors, BNP Paribas and EY.

Joh is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.Ec. (Hons.) from Sydney University and a Grad.Dip. in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.

Stock experience

Industrials
  • Brambles
  • Aurizon Holdings
  • Qantas
  • Qube Holdings
  • Cleanaway Waste
Consumer Discretionary
  • Wesfarmers
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • JB Hi-Fi,
  • Flight Centre
  • Super Retail Group
Energy
  • Caltex
  • Viva energy
Telecommunications
  • TPG Telecom
  • Vocus group
Other
  • Transurban
  • Sydney Airport
  • Tab Holdings
  • Lend lease

Marc Sinatra

Analyst

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Marc has had a broad career across the life-science industry, having worked in it for over 25 years.

He began his career running a quasi-commercial/academic laboratory, where he was involved in the research, development, clinical trialling and regulatory approval of new medical devices. He then moved to a life-science start-up as Head of Product Development, ultimately obtaining FDA approval for the company’s flagship product (Quest Diagnostics acquired the company for ≈AUD66m). Post the start-up, Marc spent his time providing specialist consulting services to venture capital companies, listed and unlisted life-science companies, providing company analysis for various uses, and investing in the ASX-listed life-science sector.

For the last 10+ years, Marc has been the Senior Life-science Analyst at Lodge Partners, a boutique stockbroking firm, with an excellent record in the life-science sector. He believes that what gives him an advantage in the sector is that he has extensive experience in doing the activities he now analyses. Marc is intent on improving ASX-listed life-science companies and sees quality research and support as one key to ensuring the right companies get the backing needed to thrive.

Marc holds an honours degree in genetics from the University of Melbourne and an M.B.A. from Melbourne Business School.

Stock experience

Life sciences
  • Mesoblast
  • Cellestis (Qiagen N.V.)
  • Resmed
  • Bio-Gene Technology
  • Chemgenex Pharmaceuticals (Teva Pharmaceuticals Limited)
  • Pharmaxis
  • Peplin Limited (Leo Pharma N/V)
  • Benitec Biopharma
  • Sirtex Limited (CDH Investments)
  • Clinuvel
  • Starpharma
  • Genetic Signatures
  • Kazia Therapeutics
  • Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals
  • Medical Developments
  • Viralytics (Merk)

Lawrence Grech

Analyst

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Lawrence Grech is a Private Research Consultant & Senior Equity Analyst. He has more than 30 years’ experience in investment management and analysis roles spanning listed securities analysis of Australian and overseas stocks, commodities and fund strategy. Investment roles included senior positions at State Super-Deutsche Asset Management and BT Australia’s funds. He has also held resource analyst and team leadership positions at stockbrokers Phillip Capital, PAC Partners and County NatWest (now Citi). He founded and is principal of LGrech Consulting Services – a private bespoke research consultancy to companies and professional investors. 

Portfolio experience

Materials / resources
  • BHP
  • Rio Tinto
  • Alumina Limited
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Iluka
Materials / industrials
  • Amcor
  • Orica
  • Incitec Pivot
Energy
  • Woodside Petroleum
  • Santos
  • Oil Search
  • Origin Energy
  • Ampol (Caltex)
Industrials
  • Aurizon Holdings

Stock experience (*published / ^unpublished reports)

Industrials / recycling
  • Pearl Global*
Tourism & retailing
  • Mediland Pharma^

Tech, chemicals & financials
  • MOQ Ltd*
  • Incitec Pivot Ltd^
  • Credit Corporation^
Energy refining & retailing
  • Caltex Australia Ltd^
  • Viva Energy Ltd^
  • Viva Energy REIT^
Oil & gas
  • ADX Energy*
  • Beach Energy Ltd^
  • Brookside Energy^
  • Cooper Energy Ltd*^
  • Fremont Petroleum*
  • Galilee Energy Ltd^
  • Real Energy Ltd*
  • 3D Oil Ltd*
  • Sacgasco Ltd*
  • Senex Energy Ltd^
  • Strike Energy Ltd^
Mining & coal
  • Alumina Limited^
  • Coronado Global Resources^
  • Whitehaven Coal*
  • Yancoal*
  • Bounty Mining*
  • Cuesta Coal*
  • Carabella Resources*
  • Endocoal*
  • Nucoal*
  • Northern Minerals*
  • Bounty Mining*
International research for fund managers
  • Adecoagro
  • Apple Incorporated^
  • Anadarko Petroleum^
  • Cabot Oil & Gas^
  • ConocoPhillips^
  • EQT Corporation^
  • Johnson & Johnson^
  • Korea Electric Power Corp^
  • Oil company LUKOIL PJSC^
  • Occidental Petroleum^
  • Schlumberger NV^
  • Vermillion Energy^

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