The Executive team of Stride consists of Jon Brett, Alan Chonowitz and Belinda Dorfan. The Stride team have each been involved in venture capital, private equity and funds management for over 25 years. They have collectively raised and managed over $1 billion of equity for several funds, and have a proven track record in establishing, structuring, managing and divesting equity investments. Most recently the members of the Stride Team were executives of the Investec Bank (Australia) Group including particular, Investec’s private equity fund manager, Investec Wentworth Private Equity.
Jon is a seasoned private equity professional. Jon was a director of Investec Wentworth Private Equity and was responsible for sourcing, executing, growing and divesting investee companies. Jon was also a member of Investec’s credit committee and was responsible for Investec’s direct investments. Jon has extensive experience in the areas of management, operations, finance and corporate advisory. Jon’s experience also includes several years as managing director of a number of publicly listed companies and was also formerly the non-executive deputy president of the NRMA. Jon is currently on the board of Vocus Group Limited and several unlisted companies. In the mid 1990’s, Jon was the CEO of Techway Limited which pioneered internet banking in Australia. Jon holds degrees in accounting and commerce.
Alan was the Deputy CEO and Finance Director of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited until July 2014. Alan chaired the Credit Committee, was a member of the Investment Committee and an executive director of Investec Bank and Investec Wentworth Private Equity. Alan’s most recent role at Investec was to lead the team that achieved the very successful sale of Investec Bank to the Bank of Queensland. Alan is an independent non-executive director of various subsidiaries in the Wealth Division of a major listed Australian financial institution. Alan is a chartered accountant with degrees in accounting and commerce.
Tamara is an experienced financial advisor and funds manager, with over 20 years experience in the property investment banking and funds management sectors. Her most significant roles have been Joint Head of Property Advisory at Investec Bank (Australia) Limited and Director of Property Advisory for Westpac Institutional Bank. Tamara has originated, executed and managed many property related transactions within specialised industries, including agriculture and food, hospitality, retail, commercial property, industrial, aged care and child care. She has advised many companies on the financial implications of their property holding strategies. Tamara is a chartered accountant with degrees in accounting and commerce.
Belinda is responsible for Governance, Risk and Compliance at StrideCorp. Belinda is a qualified solicitor and has over 18 years experience in legal, compliance and risk. She has been involved in the funds management and private equity businesses of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited. Belinda currently also holds the role of Senior Legal Counsel within a division of a large banking organisation. Prior to her current roles Belinda was the Head of Compliance at Investec Bank (Australia) Limited.