Momentum Personnel

 

Ron Finkel - Principal and Executive Director

Ron Finkel has been actively involved in the Australian venture capital industry since 1986 with time at both the Advent and Pratt venture funds. Prior to founding Momentum (with Ergad Gold), Ron was Director of Investments at Advent Management Group for many years where he was actively involved with several investments and divestments, was a director of a number of portfolio companies, and also identified and developed the opportunity to establish a fund investing in businesses serving the Australian tourist industry. Ron has also worked as a corporate advisor and as an executive in the travel industry. He holds degrees in Law and Commerce from Melbourne University.

Within the MFM portfolio, Ron is Chairman of Panviva Pty Ltd and a Director of Benthic Geotech Pty Ltd and Petrecycle Ltd.

 

Ergad Gold - Principal and Executive Director
Ergad Gold is a Principal and Director of the Momentum venture capital group and is a technologist with many years experience in product development spanning a wide range of technologies. He has worked extensively in industry, government and academia and for six years operated his own consulting practice specialising in technology management. From 1987-90, Ergad was a Policy Adviser to the Australian Government's Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce, Senator John Button, with responsibility for government policy and programs in the IT, aerospace, pharmaceutical and other industries. Prior to that, Ergad was a Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with extensive experience in acoustics, IT, electronics, optics, etc. Ergad advised a wide range of clients under a sole consultancy practice leading to his becoming a partner in the boutique investment bank Noble House Holdings. Between 1991 to 1995,he was a member of the Australian Government’s Industry Research and Development Board which provides grants and tax concessions to companies undertaking R&D. Ergad holds a PhD and BSc (Hons) degrees from Melbourne University.

Ergad is currently a Director of CR-X Pty Ltd and Retriever Communications Pty Ltd as well as several companies within the Momentum group. He was formerly a Director of EnGeneIC Ltd, Panviva Pty Ltd, and other portfolio companies. He currently also serves as an independent Director of the CRC for Polymers Ltd and Bionics Enterprises Pty Ltd and on a commercialisation advisory committee at the Florey Neurosciences Institute.

 




Jolynn Lee - Office Manager

Jolynn is a registered BAS Agent and an experienced bookkeeper. She has undertaken administration roles in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, import and export, engineering and IT. She brings to Momentum a wealth of office administration, management and accounting knowledge.