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An entrepreneurial team with a track record of success


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Luke McFarlane

Managing Director/

  • >15 years experience in investment management, equity capital markets and corporate finance 

  • Portfolio manager at Balyasny Asset Management and Millennium Management

  • Investment analyst at Platinum Asset Management

  • Experience with Macquarie Capital and BDO in equity research and corporate finance

  • Founder of Mountain Ash Investment Management and co-Founder of Ezel.Life

  • BS Finance from La Trobe University

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Peter Schubert


  • Experienced listed company Chairman, Director, and CEO

  • >30 years equity capital markets experience

  • Successful track record of value creation and company growth

  • Focused on business development, organisational culture and commercial outcomes

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Mark Riccio

Director / Co-founder

  • >20 years experience in private equity, investment banking and structured finance

  • Director in Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets Group

  • Director at PE firm Denham Capital

  • Experience with Merrill Lynch and Invesco Funds in investment banking and asset management respectively

  • Co-Founder of TSX-listed Nova Royalty and Natural Medtech

  • Multiple prior board memberships at private companies

  • MBA from University of Texas, Austin and BS Finance and Economics from University of Colorado, Boulder

  • CFA Charter holder

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Mark Hestermann 

COO / Founder

  • >10 years experience as an ethnobotanical and anthropological researcher

  • Co-founder of NMT

  • BS Biotechnology, Molecular Biology major, RMIT University

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