Douglas Farrell, Managing Partner
Douglas has over 15 years of professional experience and investment banking experience advising a diverse range of clients on over US$100 billion of completed mergers and acquisitions transactions in Australia & New Zealand, North America, Europe, North Asia and South East Asia.
Prior to founding Quintet Partners, Douglas was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Investment Banking for Citigroup in Australia & New Zealand. Douglas worked in investment banking roles at Lehman Brothers, Nomura Holdings, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank AG in Hong Kong and Australia. Before his career in investment banking, Douglas was an insolvency practitioner in Sydney, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAA). He received B Commerce (Accounting) and B Applied Finance degrees from Macquarie University and attended Sydney Grammar School.
Timothy Gonski, Associate
Timothy has principal investing, technology and commercial law experience. Prior to joining Quintet Partners, Timothy practiced as a corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer, specialising in private equity transactions, at Herbert Smith Freehills. Timothy also worked as a judge’s associate for the Honourable Justice Annabelle Bennett AO and was an intern at Investec Australia in the corporate advisory and property teams.
Timothy received a B Commerce (Accounting) and Laws (with Distinction and Honours) from the University of New South Wales.
Benjamin Trollip, Associate
Benjamin has leveraged and acquisition finance experience in a number of sectors including home care, aged care, healthcare, manufacturing and tourism. Prior to joining Quintet Partners, Benjamin worked at ANZ as a member of the leveraged finance team, primarily supporting mid-market private equity sponsors with debt for leveraged buyouts.
Benjamin received a Masters of Commerce (Finance) and B Economics (Economics) from the University of New South Wales.
Matthew Coffey, Analyst
Matthew has accounting and financial sponsors experience. Prior to joining Quintet Partners, Matthew worked at PwC in the Assurance and Financial Advisory divisions, primarily servicing Insurance and Private Equity clients.
Matthew received a B Business (Accounting, with Distinction) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAA).
Nicholas Gardiner, Advisor
Nicholas has over 15 years of professional and investment management experience, having previously been an Executive Director of Institutional Equities at Morgan Stanley, in the Capital Markets team at Deutsche Bank and a Senior Analyst at Burdett Buckeridge Young in Sydney and Cazenove Group Plc in Sydney and London.
Nicholas received a B Business (Finance) and Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney and attended the Scots College.