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Get to Know the Team

Jeremy Colless – Managing Director

Jeremy is the CEO/CIO of Artesian Capital Management which he co-founded in 2004. Artesian Capital Management is a global alternative investment management firm focused on credit trading, managed futures, private equity and early stage venture capital.

Jeremy was previously Global Head Securities Trading and Institutional Sales at ANZ from 1997 to 2004. Jeremy has over 25 years experience in the financial markets since joining ANZ for the first time in 1984. He left ANZ in 1986 and worked at Deutsche Bank, SG Warburg, Lehman Brothers and Macquarie Bank, trading government bonds and credit products, before returning to ANZ. His international experience has included 6 years in NY, with SG Warburg and Lehman Brothers, and 2 years in Hong Kong, also with Lehman Brothers.

Jeremy has a Bachelor of Science (Physics) & a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Melbourne.

Tim Heasley – Director

Tim is the COO of Artesian Capital Management. Before joining Artesian, Tim ran ANZ’s Alternative Asset Management business, which built the infrastructure for the Artesian’s first fund. Prior to that, Tim was Head of Legal & Compliance for ANZ Investment Bank focusing on financial markets and alternative asset funds management. Tim has over 20 years’ experience working as a banking and finance lawyer in Australia and New Zealand.

Tim has a Masters of Banking and Financial Services from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from The University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Vivian Stewart – Director

Vivian is a Director of corporate advisory firm Hall Capital and a co-founder of Sydney Angels. Prior to Hall Capital was a Commercialization Manager at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 1999, Vivian co-founded early-stage investment group TiNSHED, which specialized in the internet, media and telecommunication sectors. Between 1996 and 1999 Vivian worked in Hong Kong for Intel Corporation where he managed multiple marketing programs and online brands throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In 1993, Vivian co-founded pioneering Australian Internet Service Provider – Magna Data. Magna Data led business Internet access in Australia. In 1999 Magna Data was sold to publicly listed Davnet.

Vivian has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from The University of Sydney and an eMBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Richard Dale – Investment Committee

Richard is Owner of Dale Advisers, a licensed advisory firm focussed on early stage tech ventures. He is also a co-founder of Sydney Angels and a Case Manager for Commercialisation Australia.

He was previously Investment Director Amwin Innovation Fund (early-stage VC fund in the CHAMP group), Senior Associate Booz.Allen & Hamilton Strategy Practice (now Booz & Company), Management Consultant KPMG (London), Investment Consultant Electra Innvotech Fund (London) and Design Engineer with two entrepreneurial early-stage technology firms.

Richard has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) Hons 1 from the University of WA and an MBA from London Business School.

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