Board and Management

Steve Torso
Managing Director

Steve Torso is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wholesale Investor. Since launching in late 2008, Wholesale Investor has become Australia’s largest Capital Raising platform, showcasing Private, Pre-IPO and ASX Listed companies to over 29,300 high-net-worth and professional investors.

Steve is a regular contributor to the media in the private investment space, including the AFR, BRW, Sydney Morning Herald, Startup Smart, Smart Company, Sky Business Switzer, and Switzer.com.au.

Steve is also considered an opinion leader for companies who are seeking to raise capital. He has been a keynote presenter at events for the Australian Stock Exchange, Macquarie University, UTS, Queensland Government, WA Chamber of Commerce, AusBiotech, Thomson Reuters, DLA Piper and PwC.

 

Eric Gao
Non-Executive Director

Eric is the Co-founder of BMY Group, a Melbourne-based wealth management firm and consultancy matching high net-worth Chinese investors with Australian opportunities. Eric specialises in wealth management, funds management, and corporate advisory services to high-net-worth individuals (HNWI), institutional investors and enterprises.

BMY Group operates an Australian IPO Opportunity Fund and an Australian Technology Fund which are the first of their kind for Chinese investment in Australia.

Eric started Australia’s very first professional Chinese financial media platform Allfin.com.au (previously known as baomoney.com.au) offering comprehensive analysis, data and investment opportunities.

 

Tim Trumper
Advisor

Tim is Chairman of the NRMA, advisor and shareholder in Quantium, Australia’s leading data and analytics company, director of the Platinum Asset Management ASX listed company with 24 billion in funds under management. He is an authority on the utilisation of data to drive innovation, and corporate strategy. His core interest relates to how the role of directors to guide data governance, can facilitate successful business transformation.

Tim is an experienced Chair, Non-Executive Director, and Advisor for high-performance global and Australian companies. His career has spanned diverse categories including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data, Digital Transformation, Mobility and Transport, Financial Services and Media.

 

Lim Hui Jie
Technology Advisor

Lim Hui Jie is a serial entrepreneur with extensive business experience and as the CEO, listed his company at over USD$230million before the age of 30 years old.

At the age of 26, Hui Jie became one of the youngest Executive Directors of a London Listed Company. Today Hui Jie has sat on the Board of 3 listed companies and has successfully founded and listed his company onto the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015, achieving a market valuation over USD$230million.

Hui Jie obtained his EMBA via the EMBA Global-Asia Programme across 3 major financial cities of the world of Hong Kong, London and New York, with the course conducted by Columbia Business School, London Business School and the University of Hong Kong (ranked the top 3 EMBA programs globally by Financial Times). He also holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce from Monash University (Australia) where he graduated with the Monash Golden Key Award.

 

Domenic Carosa
Non-Executive Director

Domenic Carosa is Non-Executive Chairman of Dominet Digital Corporation Pty Ltd, a boutique internet investment group and CEO of global mobile entertainment company CrowdMobile.
com (ASX: CM8). He is Co-Founder & Chairman of Future Capital Development Fund Pty Ltd (a registered Pooled Development Fund). Future Capital has successfully raised in excess of A$8m in patient equity capital in recent years, invested in 14 early stage investees.

Domenic was previously the co-founder and Group CEO of ASX-listed destraCorporation Ltd (ASX: DES), which was the largest independent media and entertainment company in Australia with revenues of over A$100m. With over 20 years’ experience in business and technology, Domenic has built a reputation as a leader in the Internet space.