"I have a passion for start up businesses in financial services. Tyro represents a wonderful and challenging opportunity to capitalise on technological advances in financial services."
Kerry was a founder, CEO and then Chairman of E*Trade Australia until ANZ Banking Group acquired the business in 2007. Kerry spent 10 years as an Executive Director of the Hong Kong Bank of Australia Group including five years as Managing Director of the corporate finance subsidiary. Kerry is Chairman of the Charter Hall Group, eircom Holdings and Tasman Cargo Airlines and Non-Executive Director of Ramsay Health Care, Medical Indemnity Protection Society Group, the Lawcover Group and Professional Insurance Australia.
"I love to drive change, bring new things to life. I believe passionately in the need for a new player in the EFTPOS space - affordable, delivering value, no nonsense. Tyro is a true cause."
Jost founded and grew the German system and network integrator, CompuNet Computer AG into a US$1B company. In 1996 he sold it to GE Capital US and led the integration and expansion of GE Capital IT Solutions across Europe. In 1998, as Federal Shadow Minister of Economy and Technology, Jost ran his successful election campaign making a significant contribution to the landslide victory of Gerhard Schröder to the Chancellorship of Germany. Then Jost commissioned an award winning 40m high performance racer-cruiser and sailed around the globe before settling in Sydney in 2004.
"I invested in Tyro (formerly MoneySwitch) because it is taking on the Banking oligopoly in one of its most vulnerable areas - the payments system. Having succeeded in this area in the past, I could see a new entrant like Tyro has the ability to remedy the big banks ‘sticking plaster’ approach and offer merchants genuine benefits and customers a superior payment experience."
Rob is Chairman of IMF Australia, Deputy Chairman of The Sydney Institute, a Director of the Lowy Institute and the Sydney Writers' Festival. He became a Director of Tyro on 17 November 2005 and Chairman of the Board of Directors on 21 September 2006. Rob began his career as a research analyst for a Sydney stockbroker. He became Managing Director of Bankers Trust Australia in 1985. Delivering higher investment performance, he and his team made BT Funds Management the leader in retail mutual funds business. Rob became Chairman of BT Funds Management.
"Tyro is well positioned to leverage its technology to deliver 'best in class' payments processing facilities to merchants across Australia."
Paul has over 26 years experience as a senior executive in financial services, including almost 20 years with the CBA where he was Executive General Manager Payments & Business Technology and CIO for Premium Business Services. Paul was the founding Manager Director of CommSec, which he led from 1994 to 2002 and later Chairman until 2009 as well as a Director of numerous other Bank subsidiaries. In 2005 he was awarded Australian "Stockbroker of the Year". Paul brings outstanding commercial acumen and strategic skills closely aligned to the Tyro business model.
Michael Cannon-Brookes is co-Founder and CEO of Atlassian, an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company.Based in Australia, Atlassian currently has over 17,000 enterprise customers around the globe and has been named one of the "Fastest Growing Companies" by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine. Michael was named Australian IT Professional of the Year in 2004, Australian Entrepreneur of The Year in 2006 and by the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009. Outside Atlassian, Michael is an active investor and advisor to technology-focused ventures.
"Working with Tyro constantly provides challenges for the Support Team to meet the needs of the customers. This creates an exciting and ever changing environment that promotes quick change and a "think outside the box" attitude."
David has worked in customer service for most of his career. He started out with Ansett Airlines and then spent many years with Qantas before moving into the IT sector. David ran the Asia Pacific Global Contact Centre for Cisco Systems before taking over management of the Cisco outsourced engineering teams located in Australia and the Philippines. Prior to moving to Tyro, David ran the support organisation for IPFX, an integrated communications company with offices in Australia, NZ, UK and USA.
"With our single minded strategic focus we will serve merchants with a new class of clear, transparent and fairly priced payment solutions."
Brad is a high-end business strategist who spent 15 years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - the last 9 years as Vice President and Director, working in Australia, the United States and New Zealand, eventually settling in Sydney in 2004. Brad has helped a broad range of companies in retailing, consumer goods, media and travel and tourism to develop and implement growth (both organic and acquisition based) and performance improvement strategies. Brad is currently Director - Liquor and on the Management Board of Woolworths
"A unique financial services offering that is for the merchant and a dedicated and highly qualified group of professionals who I find a pleasure to work with on a daily basis."
Rachel is responsible for the finance function at Tyro. Rachel has had extensive experience within the Financial Services Sector, starting her career at Deloitte. After achieving her professional CA qualification within the professional firm, she has gone on to work in senior finance roles in the banking industry at the CBA and a listed morgtage broker. Since joining, Rachel has expanded the Finance team to include Credit and Recoveries.
"Tyro is full of bright and enthusiastic people dedicated to making it as successful in the marketplace as it deserves to be. We love challenging projects and are driven by the company's open culture."
Robert has been an enterprise application developer since the late 1990s. The types of projects that he has been involved with range from customer relationship management systems to E-commerce and content management systems. Robert has led development on projects for organisations such as Ericsson Australia, the Australian Labour Council and the Asian PGA Tour. Robert joined Tyro in 2006 and is currently the team leader for the EFTPOS terminal applications team.
"Does eBay think like Christies, or YouTube think like your average TV station? Of course not. Similarly, we at Tyro think differently. That’s what I love about this company. We’re not interested in the status quo, we’re all about challenging the old order"
Garry has been in sales and marketing his entire career. As General Manager, Asia Pacific Financial Services Industry, of Hewlett Packard, he built their share of the enterprise solution business to USD 350m. Prior to this he led HP's Asia Pacific Corporate Accounts Business, Telecom Global Accounts and the Channel Partner Program. Recently he moved back to Sydney with his family. Having gained a deep understanding of the Australian payment industry, he has taken on the assignment to head Tyro's Sales and Marketing group.
"Building a new banking business must be the ultimate challenge: very established competitors, many compliance requirements, entrenched customer relationships. So far, Tyro has jumped every hurdle and I am excited to be part of this journey."
Thomas is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and brings to Tyro extensive international experience in the consulting sector. He was a managing partner (Australia and NZ) of the Boston Consulting Group and chairman of Netcomm Ltd and TDG Logistics. He is a director of Compass Resources Ltd, Stemcor Australia Pty Ltd and Australian Co-Operative Foods Ltd. Thomas has a PhD in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Economics.
"We try to walk the talk. Our people are constantly improving architecture and methods to respond ever faster to merchants' evolving needs. While other players take months to roll out new features, our agile approach means we can do the same and better in weeks."
Peter is one of the founders of MoneySwitch Limited. His passion is pushing the art of engineering and software development. Peter has run his own application development business deploying a property management system into over half of the real estate agents in Australia. He was R&D manager and Chief Technology Officer for Netlink and Metaplex which was subsequently bought by Cisco. Peter has broad business and user experience having worked for SBU Insurance, Qantas Airways and University Co-operative Bookshop Limited.
"Using cutting edge technology to build a product that is bringing about enormous change in an industry firmly entrenched in the past is every technologist's dream. I've been with Tyro since 2004 and every day I get to work with some of the brightest techies and business people in the industry."
Matt has been working as a software engineer since 1998. He has a broad range of experience ranging from large telecommunications and network management systems to web development and legacy integration systems, for companies as diverse as Telstra, Alcatel, AMP, Sony, Fuji Xerox and The Sydney Festival. Matt has been with Tyro since 2004 and is currently Engineering Manager responsible for the Development and QA teams.
"The strength of Tyro is in its people and culture. There is no time lag between great ideas and taking action. When I joined Tyro I really left the bureaucracy behind."
Justin is the Audit & Compliance Manager at Tyro. Justin is responsible for managing the Audit, Compliance and Risk functions across the business to ensure that Tyro not only meets but exceeds its legal, regulatory and risk management obligations to all partners and stakeholders. Justin has worked in the financial services and banking industry for more then ten years. He has established an internal audit function, developed risk frameworks, implemented internal compliance control methods, developed and delivered enterprise wide risk training and managed large financial services projects.
"I love the fact that Tyro always challenges the status quo which means I am continuously learning and growing as an individual. "
Michelle is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor. She has broad experience in the financial services industry within the UK, South Africa and Europe. Before joining the Tyro team Michelle was a Senior Audit Manager at PwC, and prior to moving to Australia was an IT Audit Manager at Barclays Bank Plc in London. Michelle is responsible for providing independent assurance to the Board of Directors regarding the regulatory and control environment within Tyro.
"Tyro’s innovation has led to the development of the best payment and claiming solution for medical practices on the market. I’m proud to be a part of that."
Initial involvement with medical practices explains Alison's broad health industry experience and grass roots understanding of the doctors surgery that evolved to include comprehensive understanding of Medicare claiming. Alison now manages a team of health industry specialists at Tyro and she brings with her a passionate and empathetic understanding of the practice environment.
"At Tyro, we drive out cost of the payment system and build value added products for our merchants, allowing them to improve profitability. When merchants think card acquiring, I want them to think only of Tyro. We represent the best in fair pricing, knowledge, transparency and service. I started Tyro to be challenged, have fun and bring cool ideas to life."
Andrew co-founded Tyro Payments in the belief that novel thinking and approaches to payment systems development would benefit merchants around Australia. During Tyro's early years, he designed and developed a number of the core transaction processing systems on which Tyro's business operates. Currently he works in the areas of business development and direct sales. He has worked in London, Boston, San Francisco and Sydney, holding senior engineering and management roles for companies such as Cisco Systems, Digital Fountain and Prime Computer, Inc.