Executive team

Geoff Cohen

Geoff Cohen

Managing Director

Geoff is a senior finance executive with broad experience in both M&A and the wealth management industry.

Geoff joined Flagstaff Partners in 2012 and has over 19 years’ investment banking experience. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners he was Managing Director, Investments and Insurance at ANZ, with responsibility for a number of activities including financial planning, ANZ Trustees, online broking, investment lending, and the development of innovative wealth product for the mass market.

 


Kent Greig

Kent Greig

Managing Director

Kent Greig has over 24 years of investment banking experience, predominantly as a specialist in M&A. Kent joined Flagstaff Partners in 2009 from Credit Suisse, where he was a Director and the head of the Australian M&A Group as well as leading coverage of the retail sector. Prior to Credit Suisse, Kent was an Associate Director at Macquarie Bank in the Investment Banking Group, based in Melbourne, Sydney and Seoul.

 


Michel Mamet

Michel Mamet

Managing Director

Michel joined Flagstaff Partners in 2009 and has 20 years of experience in investment banking. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners, Michel with Morgan Stanley and UBS, initially in Melbourne as part of the resources and energy group and subsequently in Texas and New York.

 


Steve Hammerton

Steve Hammerton

Managing Director

Steve Hammerton has over 20 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Steve has advised on a variety of M&A and capital raising transactions for corporate, government and financial sponsor clients, in both private and public market transactions. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners, Steve was a Director with Merrill Lynch in Melbourne and London.

 


James Hawkins

James Hawkins

Managing Director

James has over 17 years of investment banking and corporate advisory experience in Melbourne and New York advising on public and private M&A, trade sales, initial public offerings and other capital raisings. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners in November 2011, James was a Vice President with Macquarie Capital in both Melbourne and New York where he focused on the TMET and Industrial sectors. Before joining Macquarie Capital in 2004, James was a solicitor for three years with Clayton Utz in Melbourne where he focused on the Industrial and Resource sectors.

 


Rowan Lang

Rowan Lang

Executive Director

Rowan Lang has 13 years of investment banking, corporate advisory and private equity experience in Australia and South Africa. He was formerly with Investec Principal Investments, a leading South African based Leveraged Buyout Investor.  Rowan has advised on a variety of M&A, capital raising transactions and strategic initiatives for corporate and financial sponsor clients. He has experience across a broad range of sectors including general industrials, healthcare, infrastructure, property, mining, energy, retail and financial services.

 


Edmond Chan

Edmond Chan

Vice President

Edmond has 15 years of investment banking and principal investment experience. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners in 2016, Edmond worked at J.P. Morgan and Citi across Australia and Europe, and was also principal and director of a boutique Australian based fund manager. Edmond has advised on a variety of public market and private treaty M&A transactions and capital raisings across a broad range of sectors including general industrials, manufacturing, transport, consumer and infrastructure.

 


Vivienne Petroff

Vice President

Viv has 7 years of investment banking, corporate advisory and commercial finance experience. She was previously at Flagstaff for three and a half years between 2012 and 2016 and re-joined the firm in 2018, having spent 18 months at REA Group (realestate.com.au). During her time at REA Group, Viv worked on a range of strategic and M&A projects in the Office of the CEO, and also gained experience in the commercial finance team. Prior to joining Flagstaff in 2012, Viv was an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank in the industrials and financial sponsors team.

 


Fiodor Balai

Associate

Fiodor Balai joined Flagstaff Partners in 2014 and has over 6 years of corporate finance advisory experience. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners, Fiodor was a Manager in EY’s Valuations and Business Modelling team in Melbourne.

Fiodor has extensive investment banking experience in the energy, infrastructure, general industrials and resources sectors. 

 


DavidFidge

David Fidge

Associate

David Fidge joined Flagstaff Partners in 2014. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

Notable transactions and assignments include advising John Swire & Sons on the sale of Alex Fraser Group, Australian Unity on the sale of GU Health ($156m), the Victorian Government on the Port of Melbourne lease transaction ($9.6bn), the Northern Territory Government in relation to the long term lease of the Port of Darwin ($506m) and Transfield Services on takeover offers from Ferrovial.

 


Vishaal Ranchhod

Vishaal Ranchhod

Associate

Vishaal Ranchhod joined Flagstaff Partners in 2013. Vishaal holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.

 


 Faran Abbas

Faran Abbas

Analyst

Faran Abbas joined Flagstaff Partners in 2015. Faran holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

 


 Vincent Chan

Vincent Chan

Analyst

Vincent Chan joined Flagstaff Partners in 2017. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

 


 Ben Clark

Ben Clark

Analyst

Ben Clark joined Flagstaff Partners in 2015. Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

 


 EdwardCowan

Edward Cowan

Analyst

Edward Cowan joined Flagstaff Partners in 2016 and has over 4 years of corporate advisory experience advising on M&A and strategic initiatives. Prior to Flagstaff, Edward worked in the mergers and acquisitions teams of KPMG and PPB Advisory in Melbourne.

Edward holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Statistics) from Monash University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

 


 AlexHoldsworth

Alex Holdsworth

Analyst

Alex Holdsworth joined Flagstaff Partners in 2016.  Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) from Monash University.

 


 DeborahLemish

Deborah Lemish

Analyst

Deborah Lemish joined Flagstaff Partners in 2016. Prior to this, she was an analyst with Deloitte, working in the M&A Advisory team in Melbourne.  Deborah holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.

 


 JamesRoberts

James Roberts

Analyst

James Roberts joined Flagstaff Partners in 2017. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.

 


 JamesWatkins

James Watkins

Analyst

James Watkins joined Flagstaff Partners in 2017.  James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

 


 EileenWang

Eileen Wang

Analyst

Eileen Wang joined Flagstaff Partners in 2017.  Eileen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Melbourne.