Finhaus Ltd is another innovative venture by Mark Austin and Greg Bartlett, the founders of Cashwerkz, the world’s first online marketplace for cash and fixed interest products.
Using their visionary approach and experience in reinventing the way we manage high touch financial processes, they developed unique IP to solve and largely automate the Know-Your-Client (KYC/AML) process for banking products in Australia.
Recognising their expertise and knowledge can be applied to other sectors, at the beginning of 2016 they formed a specialist team under the Finhaus Labs brand.
Finhaus Labs is applying the latest technologies, particularly Blockchain, to remove market friction in other sectors of financial services.
Joining Greg and Mark is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Leon Koutsovasilis,
Our multidisciplinary team of Blockchain practitioners are focused on using Blockchain technologies to deliver solutions that challenge the status quo in the finance industry.
Mark Austin, Co-founder and Director
Along with over 25 years in investment banking and e-commerce systems, Mark has considerable experience in business leadership, driving results across both growth-stage and global financial institutions, including the Commonwealth Bank, Societe Generale and Citibank. His skill in implementation and management of e-commerce systems is second to none.
Greg Bartlett, Co-founder and Director
Finhaus Ltd is the latest example of Greg’s strong entrepreneurial skills managing complex software solutions to improve the cost and performance outcomes for businesses and individuals. With three decades in sales and marketing, Greg is also experienced in strategy and business development across many private and government industry sectors.
Leon Koutsovasilis, Co-founder and Director
Leon has deep expertise in digital business strategy, disruptive digital business transformation, delivering new multi-channel digital platforms for rapid innovation, creating innovative digital services and products, supporting M&A investment strategy, M&A transactions and post-deal portfolio value enhancement.
Leon brings further expertise through his deep knowledge of disruptive digital technologies, consumer, enterprise and technology trends, user-centric design and development techniques, innovation management, mentoring and coaching. He has created, led and managed large inspired world-class teams and has experience in organisational design, culture transformation and building effective collaborative working practices across teams, organisational units and external entities.
Brendan Watt, Blockchain Developer
Brendan graduated in 2011 with an honours degree in mechatronics from Sydney University, and has worked with a variety of technologies in both industrial and commercial environments. His passion is both identifying gaps in the market and finding innovative solutions using technology to bridge them. He has worked on government and private projects under an established engineering firm and in his own name.
His interest in blockchain application development brought him into the fintech sector in 2016.
Dylan McKendry, Blockchain Integration Developer
Dylan comes from a streamlined solution background having worked only in small companies. He has been involved in projects in retail, marketing and facilities management. He brings frontier technologies and applies them to give life to the concepts envisioned by his customers. Having worked with Xbox Kinect and augmented reality, systems integration for smart retail displays, full stack app and website development, he has a diverse skillset.
His passion is to revolutionise the way people see and use technology, and that’s how he came to Finhaus Labs.