David Masters – Founder, Inventor & Strategist
David is a strategist to business stakeholders and owners and acts as the Australian nominee director for many leading international enterprises. He started his career in the accounting industry and later in life gained much of his experience being a catalyst in the private equity and venture capital markets facilitating unlisted transactions. David joined Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 1999 as a founding employee of ASX Enterprise Markets team, working closely with Australia’s top leading accounting and legal firms and investment groups to assist their clients to attract funding for the commercialisation of innovation and expansion projects and emerging companies.
David is the founder of APCX® and Inventor and Chief Software Architect of the sophisticated matching system to facilitate unlisted transactions such as equity, debt, business sales, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, sale of equity and prospectus exemption. One of the many benefits of the application is its capability to streamline unlisted transactions in accordance with the Corporations Act to enable professional networks to unlock latent and new opportunities without disclosing the identity of buyer and seller clients. The application has been alpha and beta tested over several years with top tier accounting firms, banks, investor groups and government programs. Over the last few years, we undertook further research and development to build a third generation release of the application to offer a SaaS via APCX® or our Private Network Solution for large and international professional firms, investment banks, entrepreneurial groups and networks.
David’s mission is to build a global network of advocates and clients through his association with leading professional services firms and his involvement in the emerging capital markets and through his private international client network of leading and public listed enterprises.
– Resident Director to more than 50 International Enterprises.
– Co-Founder employee at ASX Entreprise Markets.
– Catalysts for +$100 million in successful equity placements.
– Co-Founder of $5m Pioneer Development Fund for start-ups.
– Regional Funding Program in co-partnership with NSW Govt.
– Inventor of an application to facilitate unlisted transactions.
– Nominee Director Services
– Strategic Business Development
– Corporate Governance and Management
– Business Investigation and Research
– Product Development for Professional Services
ISOTURE PTY LTD – Cofounder & Director
ISO.DIRECT: David delivers nominee director services for international enterprises that need assistance when establishing a footprint in Australia or need a local resident as an independent representative for Director, Public Officer and Company Secretary. David’s current Australian appointments include companies such as Acxiom, ATCORE, BuzzFeed, Landauer, LCI Education, OC Tanner, The Executive Centre, TrasnferWise, Ullink, Viavi and Werner. David work’s closely with the client’s preferred Australian advisors and accountants to assist with local compliance and corporate governance. To learn more about David director services; please visit the NomineeDirector website.
UNLISTED MARKETPLACE PTY LTD – Cofounder, Director & Chief Software Architect
Unlisted Marketplace (UM) is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company. We specialise in systems and methods to facilitate unlisted transactions such as capital raising, sale of business, sale of equity, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures for our clients – professional service firms, investment groups and government programs. Our premium Private Network Solution has a sophisticated deal matching application and is ideal for large firms wanting to create a private marketplace to unlock latent opportunities and streamline deal flow for their Seller and Buyer clients in real-time. David is responsible for the strategic development, new client engagements and the start-up of the Australian Private Companies Exchange® (APCX®). APCX® key point of difference is its sophisticated matching engine and APCX do not provide advisory services to capital seekers or investors, nor does APCX® accept fees for successful placements. APCX® operates in accordance with ASIC Class Order 02 / 0273.
Director at Pioneer Development Fund: Co-founder for the establishment of a $5m licensed Pooled Development Fund to administrate venture capital investments for start-up and early-stage companies. Key responsibilities included preparation of prospectus documentation and IPO, attending board meetings, investor relations, investee due diligence and strategic planning.
Senior Manager at Australian Securities Exchange (ASX): A key contributor to the start-up of ASX Enterprise Market, a marketplace for the facilitation of venture capital and private equity placements for small-to-medium enterprises seeking capital for growth. Key responsibilities included the development and delivery of educational workshops, leadership to the sales team, deal structuring and funding raising strategies for private company listings and consultative selling of online advertising, advisor and investor memberships. Achievements: engaged a national network of professional firms, manage key customers BDO, KPMG, PWC, Deloittes, GT, EY, facilitated 350 private company listings, facilitated over $80 million in capital placements for SMEs, developed investment ready workshops, presenter at more than 200 workshops, & seminars, facilitated strategic alliances with Australian Business Ltd and co-develop online matching services.
Senior Consultant at CCH Wolters Kluwer: A business development professional with a proven track record to engage key stakeholders at the executive and board level to generate new business for online information solutions within the professional services and corporate sector. Key responsibilities include sales coaching & training, new business, retention strategies, solution selling as an information specialist to accounting, tax and legal clients.