Jake is a former partner and shareholder of Quay Partners, a Private Equity investment firm (now called Stafford Capital Partners). In this role he was jointly responsible for all aspects of marketing, administration, investment and governance of the Quay Partners business and its funds. He has raised and invested over $900m in institutional capital. He was at Quay Partners from 2004 until 2012. In 2005 he was made one of the youngest private equity partners in Australia.
Jake has extensive capital raising, strategic, transactional and governance experience gained during his time in the private equity industry. He has sat on several advisory boards of leading private equity firms and was elected to the Board of the peak industry body – the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL).
Jake has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) (1998) from the University of Sydney, where he specialised in groundwater studies, hydrogeology and marine sciences. He has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (2002), where he received a scholarship.
Jake is the concept designer of the Sydney Zoo project. It has been his passion over the past 5 years to develop and operate a world class zoo to accommodate the demands of Western Sydney. Jake is passionate about animal conservation and the environment. The zoo will deliver unforgettable experiences between people and animals, using technology to enhance interactive learning and engagement.