Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in business, politics, investment and law. Scott leads a team with a wealth of experience across the public and private sectors.
Scott has an extensive background in law, politics, business and as an investment entrepreneur. A lawyer by profession, Scott commenced his legal career with leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in the Major Projects and Banking & Finance practice group, working in syndicated financing of both government and private infrastructure projects. He left to join Malcolm Turnbull’s private investment firm Turnbull Pillemer Capital in 2003, which specialised in early stage expansion capital and new venture funding. Scott spent the next decade in the media sector where he specialised in commercial negotiation and new business setup. Scott has also funded a range of his own ventures, building a portfolio of successful private businesses.
Adrian Tripodina has close to 15 years’ experience in business, real estate, and venture capital. Having graduated with distinction in Commerce / Business Law, Adrian was recruited to run a Hospitality company in Brisbane, specializing in fresh food and liquor, before returning to Sydney to work for the family business, Tristate Produce, a wholesale enterprise at Flemington Markets, where he oversaw its growth to become a leading vertically integrated operation with farms, retail and wholesale serving Australia’s leading chains Woolworths, Coles and Aldi. Adrian then grew a company called Tristate Holdings (which was started by Santo Peter Tripodina as a small wholesaler of fresh produce) into a diversified private investment firm to deploy capital across a range of sectors including agriculture, real estate, infrastructure and venture funding to start-up enterprises focused on IT-based software solutions for industry and Government. As Executive director, Adrian’s role includes procuring finance through his close network of banking associates as well as delivering strategic industry partners on key projects.
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