Board and Management

Steve Torso – Managing Director

Steve Torso is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wholesale Investor. Since launching in late 2008, Wholesale Investor has become Australia’s largest Capital Raising platform, showcasing Private, Pre-IPO and ASX Listed companies to over 14,000 high net worth and professional investors.

Steve is a regular contributor to the media on the Private investment space, including the AFR, BRW, Sydney Morning Herald, Startup Smart, Smart Company Sky Business Switzer and Switzer.com.au.

Steve is also considered an opinion leader for Companies who are seeking to raise capital. He has been a keynote presenter at events for the Australian Stock Exchange, Macquarie University, UTS, Queensland Government, WA Chamber of Commerce, AusBiotech, Thomson Reuters, Commercialisation Australia, DLA Piper and PwC.

Domenic Carosa – Non Executive Director

Domenic is the founder and CEO of internet investment group, Dominet Digital Corporation which has over $10 million worth of acquisitions under management.

Domenic is the former Group CEO of $100 million public company, Destra Corporation (ASX: DES), the largest independent media and entertainment company in Australia which included Lachlan Murdoch and Prime Media Group as shareholders.

Domenic has raised over $50 million in capital from investors. He has also completed over 50 acquisitions and divestments ranging in size from $50,000 to $55 million.

Domenic has over 15 years experience in business and technology. He is also the CEO and major shareholder of Future Capital Development Fund.

Reuben Buchanan – Non Executive Director

Reuben co-founded Wholesale Investor in 2008 with Steve Torso. He has 20 years’ experience in the investment, stock market and financial media industry.

In 2002 he founded Wealth Creator Magazine, a highly regarded business and investment publication which he sold in 2005.
Reuben then worked with Integral Capital Group until 2010 where he participated in over $200m in transactions. He also established MBE Education in 2007 to educate SME’s on capital raising and exit strategies. MBE was sold in 2011.

He then established Axstra Capital in 2010 which specialises in private, pre-IPO and IPO raisings. Axstra Capital has raised over $100m for its clients in the last 5 years.

Reuben is regarded as an expert in private capital raisings and has spoken for groups including: ASX; CPA; NRL, RMIT University, Sydney University, AIM, Commonwealth Bank; NSW State Govt; CSIRO, Ausbiotech & Ashust Lawyers. Reuben has been interviewed about raising capital and exit by the Financial Review, Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Sky Business, Switzer and more.

Tim Trumper – Advisor

Tim is a Publishing and Media specialist with over 20 years hands-on experience. Tim is the Director of Real Insurance and Communications for Commerce. He is the former Commercial Director at PBL Media and ACP Magazines, was Chairman of the Magazine Publishes of Australia, and was CEO of Time Inc Australia. Tim currently sits on the Board of the Best of the Best Foundation.

James Campbell – Business Development

James has been working in the role of Business Development and Relationship Manager at Wholesale Investor since 2012. James has three years of experience working in both the financial services and property sectors at a boutique Sydney Stockbroking firm and an International Commercial Real Estate Firm.

Prior to this, James completed a Bachelor of Property Economics (BPropEc) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is currently in the process of completing his Master of Business in Finance (MBus) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Away from the office, James enjoys playing and watching any type of sport, dining out and travelling the world.