Hi, my name’s Marc and I'm the founder of Listium.

My early career was in banking and funds management before my interest moved to the startup world.

I have been an advisor or director to multiple startups where I have helped with funding, M&A, culture, recruitment, strategy, analytics, executive coaching, product and design, amongst other things.

I love to learn new things and improve myself, and I do this through a lot of reading. I'm also known for trying lots of hobbies based on watching a few too many YouTube videos.


  • VR / Oculus Quest
  • Aquascaping & aquariums
  • Remote control scale crawlers
  • Video and board games
  • Richmond Football Club (AFL)
  • Our pets: Kara (cat) & Daisy (dog)
  • Occasional fly-fisherman
  • Very average guitar and bass player
  • (Retired?) kitesurfer and standup paddlesufer


  • I'm a left/progressive voter due to right wing policies that are increasingly divisive and self-serving.
  • I would love to see a Univeral Basic Income become a key tool in the fairer distribution of wealth.
  • I'm an athiest and I believe that religion is partly responsible for the dangerous rise of beliefs being allowed to trump science (eg. climate, anti-vaxxers, etc) in the eyes of many.
  • I read a lot about behavioural biases in order to understand myself and improve my decision making.
  • I am borderline obsessive about truth and honesty in my personal and professional life.
  • I believe that psychedelics have huge potential to help treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, and we need to put science ahead of politics and increase research into this exciting field.



  • Doing everything except writing code.
  • But I also write some code.


Startup Adviser
  • Advice on all things related to startups, including strategy, finance, pitching and capital raising.


Executive Director
2018 - 2019
  • Assisted in day-to-day operations including finance, analytics, HR, strategy, and ultimately helped negotiate the sale of the business in late 2019.
Non-Executive Director
2013 - 2018
  • Member of a three person board, covering all areas including finance, strategy and compliance.


Small Business Consultant
2006 - 2013
  • Worked with small business owners in a range of areas including including finance, strategy, marketing and HR

Goldman Sachs JBWere Asset Management

Executive Director; Partner
2005 - 2006
  • Worked with the Managing Director on a range of projects across all parts of the business.
Head of Equities; Partner
1997 - 2005
  • Led a team of analysts, portfolio managers and dealers managing Australian Equity portfolios.
  • Activities included company and industry research, portfolio management, marketing and product management.
  • Member of GSJBWere Group Partnership Committee and the FSC Investment Board Committee (industry body)
  • Achievements
  • Above average long-term investment performance across all portfolios and substantial growth in funds under management
  • 2002 Australian Equities Fund Manager of the Year
Portfolio Manager
1994 - 1997
  • Activities included company and industry research, company valuation, portfolio management and marketing.

ANZ Bank

Commercial Banking Officer
1991 - 1994
  • Assisted in the management of a portfolio of commercial banking clients. Activities included credit and risk analysis and company research.


Monash University

Bachelor of Business - Banking & Finance

Securities Institute of Australia

Graduate Diploma - Applied Finance & Investment

Melbourne Business School

Accelerated Management Program

Harvard Business School & CFA Institute

Investment Management Workshop