Trenna Probert

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Harnessing natural creative flair with deep commercial acumen, Trenna is an energetic financial services innovator with a laser-focus on optimising revenue opportunities whilst actively managing risk.

Trenna has more than 20 years’ experience working across the breadth of financial services including banking, retail investments, institutional investments, private equity and private banking across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America. Trenna is a marketer at heart, passionate about the power of combing data with socio-economic insights to build products which solve real problems and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

In her role as a senior strategy executive at Macquarie Bank, she developed a passion for alternative investments, real assets and enjoyed collaborating with future business partner, Craig Swanger, on the development and distribution of co-investments to UHNWIs and institutional investors across Asia, in the UK and into the USA. Her specialisation is financial translation, product development, go-to-market-strategy/execution and relationship management. Over the last eight years she has worked in the entrepreneurial and venture capital ecosystem as a founder, investor and corporate advisor.

Quick to understand complex business strategies, yet passionate, colourful and articulate, Trenna is keenly sought after by CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors for her ability to cut through to what is actually required to drive towards success.  Inspiring key stakeholders, typically from conflicting viewpoints, to come together and execute is what sets her apart. Her loyal following is guaranteed by her success in leading her own and client teams from strategy through to successful execution.

Combining intellect and creativity with endless curiosity, enthusiasm and energy, she thrives on creating opportunities, products, businesses and ideas from the apparently abstract connections she sees between words, ideas, businesses, problems and people. She is therefore sought after as an inspiring but tough workshop facilitator, visionary strategist, engaging commentator and speaker.

Trenna’s secret weapon is translation. She can communicate her own ideas to any audience, but her real power lies in translating the foreign languages of analysts, product specialists, economists, marketers and sales people so businesses and products actually reach the people for whom they were designed, delivering benefits to all.

 

 

Craig Swanger

DIRECTOR & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Lifelong financial services innovator Craig Swanger combines decades of corporate and entrepreneurial experience to deliver valuable insights, ideas, passion and executional capability.

Craig has established and run funds management and direct investment platforms in fourteen countries. His career has involved establishing new businesses, corporate advisory roles, leading large global teams, and managing over US$10 billion.

For fifteen years he held executive roles at Macquarie Bank, culminating in the role of Chief Investment Officer for Macquarie’s global wealth management network.  Over that time, he devised, built and managed a range of new business initiatives, typically in leading-edge fields such as alternative investments, farmland investing, and venture capital co-investment platforms.  The result of persistently executing new business strategies in the relatively conservative financial services market earned Craig a reputation as a highly commercial business innovator, with the grit to successfully execute even in the face of adversity.

Craig has a deep understanding and passion for investments and markets. His gift is applying macro-economic insights about the world at large to uncover emerging themes and opportunities. He is then able to translate those into language for a wide range of audiences. His ability to successfully read investment market trends, understand investor behaviour, and then innovate to deliver investment products which meet investor needs, lead to his appointment as Macquarie’s first Head of Innovation. This corporate role lead to a deeper understanding of corporate venture capital globally and a taste for early stage investing.

Post-Macquarie, Craig now applies his unique skill set to invest in, build and advise private companies. Craig advises Revolver Capital’s portfolio of investments and clients on how best to innovate and execute to successfully ride the waves of global economic and investment trends.

Craig’s unique skill is to make the inaccessible easy to access, and the complex easy to understand. He derives great pleasure in applying these skills to help the individuals and companies we work with. More broadly he enjoys making complex investment markets understandable for investors of all levels of sophistication.  As a result, he is valued as a colleague, advisor, investor, Board Director, market commentator and also an entertaining and insightful public speaker.

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