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Our people represent a stimulating mix of youth and experience. Many have backgrounds outside of the financial sector while others are seasoned securities and equities professionals whose expertise has been honed through several market cycles. All are unique individuals who share the energy and creativity that defines the Blue Ocean Equities culture.

Adam Stratton

Adam has over 25 years of equity market experience with a range of operational and management roles in trading, hedge fund sales and risk management. He was…

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Adrian Scott

Adrian is our Designated Trading Representative with over 25 years of experience in equity markets across various roles in the front office and operations. Before joining Blue…

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Ben Parisek

Ben is our Operations Manager, with over 10 years back office experience in various roles for employers such as Macquarie, HSBC and Pershing Securities. He completed a…

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Brent Potts

Former Vice Chairman of the Sydney Stock Exchange and board member of the Australian Stock Exchange. He was senior partner of the stockbroking firm Potts West Trumbull…

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Carlos Crowley Vazquez

Carlos has over 15 years of experience in corporate, project and structured finance focusing on natural resource companies, resource related infrastructure and services. He joined Blue Ocean…

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Christian Angelis

Christian joined Blue Ocean Equities in 2024 as a research analyst. Prior to that, he worked at CCZ Equities, focusing on technology and industrial equities in the…

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David O’Halloran

David was an Executive Director of County NatWest Securities and then a founding director of Southern Cross Equities. David comes to Blue Ocean Equities with more than…

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Garry Marsden

Garry is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in corporate and commercial roles in the oil and gas industry, having worked on projects and acquisitions in…

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Gavin Todd

Gavin has over 27 years of experience in equity markets having worked most recently at EL&C Baillieu as an Equity Partner on the Institutional Equities desk for…

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James Tracey

James joined Blue Ocean in 2023 and has 13 years of experience in equity markets. Previously, he was Director of Industrial Research at Veritas Securities and a…

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Josie Nicol

Josie joined Blue Ocean Equities in 2014 as the assistant to the Institutional Dealing team and Research. She previously worked at Southern Cross Equities and Morgan Stanley…

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Mathan Somasundaram

Mathan has over 20 years’ experience in the finance industry. Mathan has worked extensively in all parts of the finance sector at County NatWest, Citi, LIM, Southern…

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Matt Baker

Matthew joined the Blue Ocean Corporate Advisory team in July 2023 and has over 27 years of experience in equity markets. Matthew was head of Corporate Advisory…

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Michael Woolhouse

Michael has over 20 years of experience working within the Australian financial markets with a keen interest in mid to smaller companies listed on the ASX.  Before…

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Peter Gray

Peter Gray has gained extensive experience over the past 35 years in various equity capital and debt markets. He previously worked in various senior corporate positions at…

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Richard Close

A highly regarded Funds Management and Investment Banking executive, Richard has over 30 years’ experience in Equities markets spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US – where he…

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Richard Granger

Richard has been involved in stockbroking for over 35 years. He has worked in institutional dealing and corporate advisory, specialising in asset sales and acquisitions as well…

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Richard Saywell

Richard has over 30 years experience advising Australian resources companies on capital market and M&A transactions. Richard joined Blue Ocean Equities in 2023, after nearly three decades…

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Scott Calcraft

Scott has over 43 years’ experience in the equities business having started as a ‘chalkie’ at the then ‘Sydney Stock Exchange’ in 1976. Scott progressed to the…

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Scott Hildebrand

Scott is a director of Blue Ocean Equities with over 15 years experience in Investment markets. In this time Scott has gained experience across a variety of…

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Sebastian Weitmann

Sebastian joined Blue Ocean in 2016, he has been involved in more then 90 transactions with approx. $1 billion raised in small caps in various sectors. Prior…

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