Geoff Levy AO
Geoff is co-founder and Chairman of Monash Private Capital, as well as non-executive Chairman of ASX listed companies Specialty Fashion Group Limited and Cromwell Property Group Limited. He was appointed Chairman of the Property Asset Utilisation Taskforce by the NSW Government in December 2011. Geoff was formerly CEO and Executive Chairman of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited Geoff has held a number of non-executive directorships of ASX listed companies and Federal Government entities
Prior to Investec, Geoff was a principal of Wentworth Associates, a boutique investment and advisory firm acquired by Investec Bank (Australia) Limited in 2001, and prior thereto was a partner of the law firm, Freehill Hollingdale & Page (now Herbert Smith Freehills). Geoff was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honour list 2005.
Geoff holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand, a diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ori is a veteran of the high tech industry with chief executive roles at Scopus Technology, Genesys, and currently Globetouch. Ori has served on the board of GT Nexus, Lanetix, Mobileum, Fandango, Jitterbit and the Children’s Hospital of Oakland and was previously a Partner at Apax. Ori holds an MS and BA in Operations Research and Computer Science respectively from UC Berkeley.
Ori Sasson is the founding Partner of Primera Capital. He has invested widely in many segments of the high tech sector, and has chaired and founded pioneering companies in customer relationship management, wireless carrier services, global transportation logistics and managed services. His investments include Roamware (now Mobileum), GTNexus, Houzz, C3, Vmware (Nasdaq: VMW), VXtreme (Acquired by Microsoft), Emotive, Cramster (acquired by Chegg), Fandango (acquired by Comcast), Chegg, Mobile Access Network (Acquired by Corning), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Octane (Acquired by Epiphany), NewRoads(acquired by GSI Commerce) and Genesys (Nasdaq: GCTI) among others. He has one of the best investment records in the industry.
Ori possesses extensive venture and hands-on business experience. Before founding Primera, Ori was a partner at Apax Partners. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, where he expanded the company's global market reach, recruited a top-notch international management team, and managed the company's acquisition by Paris-based Alcatel in the year 2000.
Ori also served as Chairman and CEO of Scopus Technology - a company he co-founded in 1991 - and directed, from its inception to a highly successful IPO and merger with Siebel Systems in April 1998, creating the second largest applications company in the world. Ori has used his business acumen to advise many young companies and has received numerous accolades, including the Bay Area Entrepreneur of the Year, 1997.
Ori holds a Master's Degree in Operations Research and a BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently serves on the boards of Mobileum, Globetouch, Cloud Cruiser, Jitterbit, Kiverti, Mimik and You Technology.