BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Shein (Non-Executive Chairman)
In June 1987, David, having recently migrated from South Africa, founded Com Tech Communications as a specialist supplier of networking and communications products. 14 years later, Com Tech was sold to Dimension Data at an enterprise value of over $1billion. At the time of sale, Com Tech employed over 1,400 people, had offices Australia wide and achieved revenues of $700 million with no external debt. David prides himself on the recognition Com Tech achieved being regularly recognised as one of the leading companies to work for in Australia. Since then, David has been actively involved in mentoring young management teams.
David firmly believes while products and technologies come and go, what remains constant is the requirement for any company to build a company that is fanatical about providing legendary customer service and creating an environment that enables an organisation to attract and retain the best team of people. David has been an investor and mentor to a number of start-ups, many of which have been successfully exited. These include Zipmoney, CalReply, Latam Autos, RangeMe, Pocketbook, Centric Wealth, MacromatiX and Holly Connects. David is also Co-Founder of Our Innovation Fund, a $50million early stage venture capital fund that invests in exciting Australian startups as well as a founding partner in the Israeli venture capital enterprise, OurCrowd, the first Global Equity Based Crowd Funding Platform.
Joey Fridman (Non-Executive Director)
Joey is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Monash Private Capital Pty Limited. Prior to establishing Monash Private Capital, Joey was Chief Financial Officer of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited, and prior to his role as CFO, Joey was one of the founding members of the Bank’s investment banking division. Joey is a Chartered Accountant and has an M.B.A. from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Alexander White (Non-Executive Director)
Alex is a Director of Richmond Hill Capital (“RH Capital”) and is jointly responsible for managing the RH High Conviction Fund. Alex has over fourteen years of corporate and investment management experience and prior to co-founding RH Capital, he was jointly responsible for the portfolio management of the VF High Conviction Fund at Viburnum Funds for six years (now the RH High Conviction Fund). Alex joined Viburnum following over three years with Cooper Investors, a privately owned specialist investment manager, where he focused on investment research for the successful CI Australian Equities Fund and CI Brunswick Fund. Alex previously gained industry experience working for Fletcher Building (ASX: FBU) as a Strategy Analyst, while also working as a Credit Analyst for ratings agency Standard and Poor’s.
Alex is also a current director of HRL Holdings (ASX:HRL).
Karen Bell (Non-Executive Director)
Karen has worked in the financial markets for 30 years. In January 2021 she took on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Privatus Capital Partners and since May 2017, she has been the Executive Chairperson of Bell Partners. Prior to these roles, Karen spent 20 years at Deutsche Bank in Sydney, Singapore and London across a number of areas including the Business, Technology, Operations, Real Estate, Physical Security and Procurement where her primary focus was driving technology led transformation. Before Deutsche Bank Karen was at KPMG for 5 years in their Banking and Finance division and at Security Pacific Investment Bank for 2 years in their Financial Markets Group. Karen is a member of the Young Global Leaders Forum established by the World Economic Forum.
Peter Ward (Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer)
Peter is an experienced business leader. As Managing Director for WARDY IT Solutions prior to its acquisition by MOQ Limited where he grew the company to be Australia’s leading provider of Data Platform and Data Analytics services and solutions. Peter has a proven track record of productising IT services into high value recurring revenue streams as demonstrated with the Virtual DBA service. More recently, Peter has held the position of Chief Solutions Officer at MOQ, where he has been responsible for the growth of the Digital Services businesses and the broad go-to-market strategy.
Scott McPherson (Non-Executive Director)
Scott was a co-founder and Director of Technology Effect, MOQ Limited’s first acquisition. Since forming the company in 2005, Tech Effect grew from providing Infrastructure related Integration Services, to offering Consulting and Managed Services to assist their clients to overcome both business and technical ICT related challenges.
Scott previously held the position of Solutions Director drawing upon more than two and a half decades of industry experience where he has worked for iconic market leaders Com Tech Communications and Dimension Data. During this time, Scott has honed his engineering, management and people skills to create a customer-centric organisation that develops solutions that solve real business problems. These traits contributed to building Tech Effect into the successful, highly respected organisation. As the business grew, Scott’s responsibilities evolved to focus on managing the Integration Services Practice, along with setting the vision and go to market strategy for the ‘Cloud World’. Scott’s technology career started at Queensland University of Technology where he studied for his Bachelor of Business degree in Information Management. Scott held the position as Chief Operating Officer within MOQdigital and worked closely with the CEO to ensure that efficient operations of the business. Scott’s experience was tapped to help ensure that the business is in a position of predictability, scalability and profitability, while making sure of the quality of the services delivered.
In September 2020, Scott resigned from his operational role within MOQdigital to take on the Managing Director’s role of his family’s business. As the MD of SGESCO-MAX, Scott is responsible for working with his team to develop market-leading safety solutions for commercial heavy vehicles and ensuring that they deliver great customer service. Scott is driving a new wave of innovation within the company combining his experience in the IT industry with advancements in sensor technologies to deliver new solutions.