OUR PEOPLE

At Quadrant we believe our human resources have made us one of the leading private equity firms. Our team is unmatched for the range of skills, wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience.

Chris Hadley  
Executive Chairman
Chris Hadley   BA(Hons), FSIA Executive Chairman

Chris is one of the longest serving executives in the Australian Private Equity industry and was one of the founding council members of AVCAL. Chris has led and managed the raising of all nine Quadrant funds, the first in 1996, and has been a member of the Investment Committee of all funds. Chris has led and managed a number of Quadrant investments and has been a director on many investee boards. Chris is a director of Quadrant investee companies A-Mart/Barbeques Galore, The Entertainment and Education Group, Superior Food Group, Rockpool Dining Group, Fitness and Lifestyle Group, RiteBite Group and APM International.

Marcus Darville  
Managing Partner
Marcus Darville   MA(Hons), MBA Managing Partner

Marcus joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2006. Marcus has over 20 years private equity experience starting in the UK with NatWest Ventures (now Bridgepoint). He joined AMP in 1994 as Joint Head of Private Equity where he completed several major buyouts including Tasman Building Products. Marcus is a member of the Quadrant Investment Committee and is a Director of Quadrant investees A-Mart/Barbeques Galore, Journey Beyond, Fitzpatricks Wealth, QSCAN and Enrich Health Group.

Justin Ryan  
Managing Partner
Justin Ryan   BEc, LLB (Sydney), MBA (Wharton), FAICD, FSIA Managing Partner

Justin joined Quadrant Private Equity in February 2011. Prior to this Justin was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Alesco Corporation Limited, an ASX 200 diversified industrial company which he joined in 2004 (Alesco was taken over by Dulux Corporation Limited in 2011). Before joining Alesco, Justin was a Director of Catalyst Investment Managers and was Chairman of Australian Investment Council (formerly AVCAL) in 2003. Since joining Quadrant Justin has been on the Investment Committee for 27 Quadrant investments of which he has led or co-led 13, 5 of which have been successfully exited. Justin leads the Growth Fund and is currently Chairman of GraysOnline, Modibodi and Adore Beauty and a Director of Love to Dream. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-ryan-9566282b/

Alex Eady  
Managing Partner
Alex Eady   BCom, CA Managing Partner

Alex joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2008. Prior to this Alex worked for several years at boutique advisory firm Oaktower Partnership and within the Ernst & Young Mergers & Acquisitions and Audit Divisions. Alex is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Superior Food Group, APM International, Fitzpatricks Wealth and MotorOne. Alex was formerly a Director of exited Quadrant investee companies Burson Auto Parts, Canberra Data Centres and ZIP Industries.

Jonathon Pearce  
Managing Partner
Jonathon Pearce   BCom, CA Managing Partner

Jonathon joined Quadrant Private Equity in January 2012. Prior to this Jonathon was an Investment Director of CVC Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Before joining CVC Capital Partners, Jonathon was a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which he joined in January 2000, where he was responsible for advising on private equity and corporate mergers and acquisitions across Europe, the US and Asia. Jonathon is a Director of Quadrant investee companies The Entertainment and Education Group, Rockpool Dining Group, Fitness and Lifestyle Group, Peter Warren Group and RiteBite Group.

Simon Pither  
Partner
Simon Pither   BA(Hons), MBA Partner

Simon joined Quadrant Private Equity in May 2008 from Melbourne-based mid-market private equity fund, Advent Private Capital. Prior to this Simon worked for Credit Agricole Indosuez Private Equity in London, investing in mid-market private equity and mezzanine opportunities. Simon is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Journey Beyond, GraysOnline, Love To Dream, Modibodi and Adore Beauty.

Christopher Coates  
Investment Director
Christopher Coates   BCom, LLB Investment Director

Chris joined Quadrant Private Equity in September 2017. Prior to this Chris was a Vice President at Bain Capital Credit, investing across the capital structure particularly in distressed and mezzanine debt opportunities. Chris spent over 3 years with Bain Capital Credit and prior to this worked for private equity fund Archer Capital. Chris began his career with Morgan Stanley and Macquarie Capital in the Investment Banking divisions, focussing on M&A transactions in private equity, industrials and infrastructure. Chris is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Peter Warren Group and Enrich Health Group.

Michael Hruby  
Investment Director
Michael Hruby   Investment Director

Michael joined Quadrant in 2018 with nine years investing experience across private equity (Catalyst Investment Managers; 2009-14) and core-plus infrastructure (Morrison & Co; 2014-18). At Morrison & Co, Michael was a senior member of the investment team and played a lead role in the acquisition of Canberra Data Centres for $1,100m and the fully funded final bid to acquire Crown Castle Australia. Michael commenced his career at Credit Suisse in 2008 in the investment banking division. Michael is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Junior Adventures Group and MotorOne.

Louise Haslehurst  
Investment Director
Louise Haslehurst   Investment Director

Louise joined Quadrant Private Equity in November 2019. Prior to this, she was an Executive Director at Gresham Corporate Advisory Partners, having advised on numerous transactions across the consumer products / retail, industrials, healthcare and financial services sectors. Louise started her career at EY within the Transaction Advisory Services team, following the completion of the University of NSW’s co-operative scholarship program.

Peter Elkhouri  
Associate Director
Peter Elkhouri   BCom (Actuarial) Associate Director

Peter joined Quadrant Private Equity in September 2019. Prior to this, he was an Investment Manager at Crescent Capital Partners, investing in private equity in the mid-market space with a heavy focus on growth capital in healthcare, education and building products. Peter began his career with L.E.K. Consulting where he worked on a number of private equity transactions, and strategic and transformational projects for blue-chip clients.

Victor Ha  
Investment Manager
Victor Ha   BCom, CPA Investment Manager

Victor joined Quadrant Private Equity in July 2014 having previously spent three years in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley. At Morgan Stanley, Victor was involved in a number of transactions advising private equity, consumer, retail and industrial clients. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley he spent time working at Telstra Wholesale, NSW Treasury and Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA).

Andrew Gale  
Investment Manager
Andrew Gale   BCom, LLB Investment Manager

Andrew joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2016. Prior to this Andrew worked in Investment Banking at UBS Australia, and was involved in a broad range of transactions including public mergers and acquisitions, equity raisings and private treaty trades, advising private equity and ASX50 industrial clients. During his time at Quadrant Andrew has been involved in Quadrant’s investments in 6 investee companies across 3 funds, and completed over 25 follow-on acquisitions across these companies. Andrew is a director of Quadrant investee company Qscan.

Youngsoo Kim  
Investment Associate
Youngsoo Kim   BCom, MBA Investment Associate

Youngsoo joined Quadrant Private Equity in May 2019. Prior to this, he was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Investment Banking group. Based in San Francisco, he worked on a number of M&A and financing transactions advising technology and private equity clients. Youngsoo started his career at Telstra, where he was a Manager in the Global Strategy and M&A team. Youngsoo is a Director of Quadrant investee company Adore Beauty.

Taseen Rahman  
Investment Analyst
Taseen Rahman   Investment Analyst

Taseen joined Quadrant Private Equity in June 2019, having previously spent three years in the Investment Banking Division of UBS Australia. At UBS, Taseen was involved in a number of M&A and financing transactions advising industrial, technology and telecommunication clients. Prior to joining UBS, Taseen worked at JP Morgan and Rothschild in Investment Banking.

Emily Kaveney  
Chief Financial Officer
Emily Kaveney   BA(Hons), CA Chief Financial Officer

Emily joined Quadrant Private Equity in 2010. Emily is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary. Prior to joining Quadrant, Emily spent 10 years with PwC; five years in London followed by five years in Sydney. At PwC, Emily was a Senior Manager in the Financial Assurance division focused on Financial Services clients. During her time at PwC, Emily also operated across the Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications sectors.

Derryn Ruolle  
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Derryn Ruolle   BCom, CA Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Derryn joined Quadrant Private Equity in August 2015. Prior to this Derryn operated as Associate Director and IBC Director China with Grant Thornton, having spent 9 years based in Australia and most recently 3 years in Hong Kong. Whilst based in Hong Kong Derryn operated across 17 Asia Pacific markets. With Grant Thornton Australia, Derryn looked after a portfolio of mid-market public/private clients, where he specialised in audit services and Initial Public Offerings. Derryn’s sector experience features private equity, financial services, manufacturing and food and beverage.

Dittman Shum  
Financial Controller
Dittman Shum   BCom, BEng(Hons), CA Financial Controller

Dittman joined Quadrant Private Equity in April 2017. He was previously a Client Manager at Deloitte, where he spent 8 years providing assurance and advisory services for funds management clients such as Lazard and BlackRock. He also completed a two-year secondment in New York working on the audit of a private equity client, Blackstone. Dittman also focused on integrating technology-driven solutions such as data analytics and automation into the audit practice.

Alexandra Wong  
Financial Reporting Manager
Alexandra Wong   (BBus, CA) Financial Reporting Manager

Alexandra joined Quadrant Private Equity in May 2018 having spent six years in professional services firms. Prior to joining Quadrant, Alex was a Senior Analyst at Deloitte Private where she worked in the Family Enterprise Advisory division to deliver a fully integrated service to small and medium sized businesses and the families that own them. Prior to working at Deloitte, Alex began her career with BDO in the Business Services area.

Hannah Stretton  
Office Manager
Hannah Stretton   Office Manager

Hannah joined Quadrant Private Equity in June 2016. Hannah previously worked within the promotional industry as Administration and Office Manager. She then went into working in the accounting industry (tax accounting) as a Personal Assistant.