Founder & Executive Director
Mr Mawhinney is the founder and an Executive Director of the Investment Manager, the Borrower and their respective holding companies. He brings significant international corporate finance experience to the group of companies which he founded in 2009.
Mr Mawhinney is an experienced business builder that is focused on creating win-win outcomes for customers, suppliers and team members. He has been instrumental in developing the group’s key relationships in the financial services sector, has significant online and offline marketing experience and is renowned for his execution and leadership abilities.
Mr Mawhinney has done business in the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Israel, Canada, Poland, Italy and New Zealand, with transaction sizes ranging up to USD0.5 billion.
He has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Investment Finance) from the University of Western Australia, and has substantial hands-on international corporate finance, management and advisory experience.
Mr Mawhinney has previously been CEO of an ASX-listed digital media group and has worked on merger and acquisition and investment transactions totalling over US$2 billion over the past 5 years alone, generating substantial value for shareholders.
Mr Mawhinney is a Director of M12 Global Ltd, a London-based investment management company that is modelled on the Investment Manager and focused on filling the substantial credit gap in Developing Nations.
Mr Mawhinney has previously been interviewed by Sky Business News, the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, YourMoney, Switzer Financial, Proactive Investor, Qantas Magazine and various other leading financial publications in Australia and internationally. He is also a former recipient of the WA Business News 40 Under 40 Award.
CEO & Executive Director
Mr Laughlin has 28 year’s experience in the financial services sector across Institutional Banking and Corporate Finance having held key management roles at the major banks (primarily CBA and NAB) and GE Capital.
Mr Laughlin has extensive experience in providing client-focused corporate financing solutions across a range of industries through his extensive connections with professional advisory firms, private equity houses, family offices, sophisticated investors and Australian superannuation funds. A seasoned financier, his experience includes risk assessment, mergers & acquisitions, corporate lending, private equity transactions and the full product suite of the major lenders.
Most recently, Mr Laughlin was State Manager of Commonwealth Bank’s Corporate and Institutional team for Victoria and Tasmania, focusing on debt facilities for Agribusiness. During his ~10 year tenure he implemented over $1 billion in financing solutions for clients and significantly built out the Bank’s business segment. At NAB Mr Laughlin was Associate Director, Institutional Banking where he was engaged in significant transactions with Australia’s leading brands listed on the ASX 200.
Mr Laughlin is a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from La Trobe University. In 2014, Mr Laughlin also completed the General Manager Leadership program at Columbia Business School in New York.