We’ve assembled a highly motivated management team with a range of skills and experience. With in-depth knowledge and experience in all areas of business, our team includes leading business minds who have a proven track record in large-scale project management on both a national and international level.
Rod SherwoodChief Executive Officer
Appointed CEO in 2016, after heading up our corporate finance function since 2011. Rod has managed a number of successful seed investment rounds, Commercialisation Australia grants, and our successful IPO and ASX listing—while taking responsibility for CVCheck’s accounting and tax. Rod’s career began in Australia with National Australia Bank in the early 1980s before moving to Europe. He was formative in the development of Elsevier Finance SA in Switzerland, which became Reed Elsevier’s principle corporate treasury centre globally with over $11 billion of assets. Rod left Elsevier Finance SA during 2009 to establish Hamelin34, his corporate finance and treasury consulting vehicle. Rod holds a BBus (Accounting) and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Ivan GustavinoChair and Independent Non-Executive Director
Ivan Gustavino joined CVCheck as non-executive director and chair in August 2018. Ivan has over 25 years of history in technology companies, including vast experience in leading, advising and investing in high growth technology businesses. Ivan brings extensive experience in deal making and advising technology investors and businesses at board level on a range of matters including business strategy, growth and M&A transactions. He is a recognised leader in software technology entrepreneurship in Australia and a highly regarded authority in business strategy, corporate transactions and in the marketing of emerging technologies. Ivan has a Bachelor of Business (Information Processing) from Curtin University of Technology.
Steve CarolanNon-Executive Director
Steve founded CVCheck in 2004 and was Managing Director until 2016. Prior to CVCheck Steve was one of two directors of Access Home Loans, which was a pioneer of the Australian mortgage broking industry, with offices nationwide and in New Zealand. Access Home Loans was acknowledged by BRW magazine as the 42nd fastest growing private company in 1999 and the 31st fastest in 2000. Steve has demonstrated experience in building successful businesses, project and business management, innovation and development of strategic partnerships and technology.
Reina NichollsNon-Executive Director
Reina Nicholls is an experienced senior management consultant who joined CVCheck as Non-Executive Director in 2015, having previously worked in senior management positions across a number of highly regarded investment banks and executive search firms including Credit Suisse First Boston, Boyden and Russell Reynolds Associates. She has long been an advisor to a number of Australian public companies on Board and Management composition, performance analysis, diversity, talent management and other HR and people management functions. Reina brings a particularly relevant skill set to CVCheck, along with a wealth of industry knowledge and Boardroom experience.
George Cameron-DowNon-Executive Director
George Cameron-Dow’s career spans a wide range of companies in both the public and private sectors, including pharmaceutical, biosciences, health care, industrials, funds management and financial services. He has experience in both emerging growth companies, and listed company environments, including large corporations. George has completed a Master of Management from the University of the Witwatersrand and the Stanford Executive Program.
Jenny CutriCOMPANY SECRETARY
Jenny Cutri was appointed Company Secretary in March 2016. Jenny is an experienced compliance specialist and lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. Jenny also serves as In-House Legal Counsel. Jenny’s qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Executive MBA (Mt Eliza Business School), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major), LLB and B Juris (University of WA).