Get to know us
We are a very small group of passionate people with a diverse and complementary set of skills and experience.
The common thread is a deep understanding of business.
We have won, lost, failed, grown, sold and partnered with businesses in Australia and around the world and understand what it takes to build a successful and scalable business
With 15 years of leadership experience, Ben can provide critical advice, mentoring and support to help you build strong leadership within your business.
Crucially, Ben co-founded a very successful company called Life-Space, building it from an idea to a thriving business that he then sold to an international multinational company. So he’s been where you are now and can guide you from experience through every stage of your business.
Married with two teenage kids, Ben is passionate about family, travel, food, wine and sport and will go to great lengths to participate in anything related to these areas of interest. A stated goal is to educate the world about the merits and joys of 80’s music and retro video games of which he considers himself an expert!
Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne
During his tenure, Lifespace was the highest selling International probiotics brand in China and the company ranked in the top 10 of the AFR Fast 100 two years in a row.
With 25 years of business experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and FMCG industries across the UK, US and Middle East, as well as Europe, Asia and Australia, Luke can provide exceptional advice, mentoring and support if you want to develop a global brand.
With more than 20 years of experience in business psychology, leadership development and management consulting across the globe, Ben can help you conquer your demons, build the most productive teams possible and accelerate your growth and impact as a leader.
Having worked extensively across the startup ecosystem, Ben can help you overcome the challenges associated with each stage of business growth and navigate the road to becoming a strong leader, supporting you to get ahead of the curve and while preventing you from burning out on the way to success.
Partner and Chief Financial Officer
With over a decade of experience in finance, deals and management consulting, Laura can help you build a financial strategy that supports your business as you scale; driving profitable growth whilst delivering quality information and compliance.
Laura has extensive experience working with privately-owned businesses in both the Australian and UK markets. She can work with you to establish the right finance function needed for different phases of growth, avoiding over-investing in your finance function too early and giving you time back to run your business.
Laura and her wife have two young boys, so weekends are happily monopolised by parks, cafes and very messy baking! Laura has a keen interest in global politics and is passionate about equality. Through her role at Brenteca she hopes to support ideas that solve complex problems and drive more capital towards brilliant, female-founded businesses.
Bsc (Hons) in Mathematics and Management from University of Manchester
Post graduate qualification in accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA – ICAEW)