Board of Directors
Tom actively develops private technology companies to grow and gain access to resources offered by public markets both in Australia and internationally. In this capacity Mr Amos was a founding and long term independent director of Macquarie Bank’s Macquarie Technology Ventures Pty Ltd.
Tom was previously Managing Director and Partner of Amos Aked Swift Pty Ltd, FlowCom Ltd and Director of a number of public and private companies in the content, digital services, radio and telecommunications sectors. Tom was a long term Director and Vice Chair of Australian Telecommunications User Group Ltd, the public organisation that was formed by industry to improve communication services in Australia and which led to the deregulation of telecommunication services.
Tom has over 30 years of intense involvement and management in the telecommunications, publishing and related digital technology industries, through a period of unprecedented technological and regulatory change. As a company director, professional engineer, entrepreneur, businessman and strategic adviser to industry and government, Tom has been at the leading edge of those changes.
Wayne’s board credentials are primarily from financial services organisations across Australia and Asia Pacific. He is currently Independent Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS) and an Independent Non-Executive Director at Onepath General Insurance, Onepath Life Insurance, ANZ Lenders Mortgage Insurance Ltd and Credit Union Australia Ltd.
Wayne has a BCom in Accounting, is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
John brings strong enterprise software, SaaS, and mobile/wireless industry experience to the Board. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, John was a marketing executive at Apple and then served as the CEO of three venture capital backed software companies in the San Francisco bay area. John holds a BBA in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from Harvard University.
David Keane started in the networking and communications market with Utah and California-based Novell running Asian marketing for Boston-based Wellfleet Communications, Inc. then grew the business for California based Xylan Corp. in Australia and New Zealand.
Subsequently, David founded Veritel Wireless Pty Ltd which grew within three years to be one of the largest providers of wireless internet in Australia. Veritel was then sold to BigAir Australia Pty Ltd (now BigAir Group Ltd) on its path to ASX‑listing.
David was a pioneer in the mobile applications sector starting in 2008 with the release of the first iPhone SDK and oversaw the development, promotion and expansion of heavily downloaded apps including BuzzMe and AdFree.
Today Ms Kingsmill is a director and co-founder of Breakfast Epiphanies Consulting Group, a privately held management consulting practice specialising in supporting organisations to navigate their own growth and transformation agendas and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of hipages Group Holdings Limited, rhipe Limited, NobleOak Life Limited and WorkVentures.
Ms Kingsmill holds a Bachelor of Business and has completed an Executive Program in Digital Transformation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prior to SQN Investors, he was a Senior Principal at HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm where he helped build and lead its technology investment practice.
Mr Hussein previously held board director or observer positions of 10+ technology companies including American Megatrends, Idera Software (acquired by Partners Group and W Capital), Denodo, FPX (acquired by TA Associates), Dealer-FX (acquired by Snap-On), Serena Software (acquired by Micro Focus), Hybris Software (acquired by SAP) and BigMachines (acquired by Oracle).
Mr Hussein holds an Honours Business Administration from Ivey Business School at Western University.