Our Team

Andrew Sparke, Lanstead

Andrew Sparke

Andrew Sparke is a Director at Lanstead and heads up the Sydney office. Andrew has extensive experience in Equity Capital Markets (ECM), capital raising and corporate advisory services for ASX listed companies. Prior to joining Lanstead Investors, He worked for a number of Australian and Asian investment banks as the head of ECM and completed numerous equity raisings & corporate deals including IPO’s, backdoor listings and private equity transactions. He is a current and former Director of a number of public and private company’s including Olive Capital Pty Ltd and Cascade Resources Ltd. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), a Masters in Finance (Current) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

James Conrathe, Lanstead

James Conrathe

James Conrathe is a Senior Associate at Lanstead with almost a decade of experience in the resources, renewables, technology, biotech and healthcare sectors. James has experience as a Managing Director acting as a strategic adviser to ASX, AIM and NYSE listed clients, while facilitating connections to the right investors. He is a strong business development professional skilled in capital markets, business planning, investor relations and has extensive knowledge of Bloomberg, Sentieo and Factiva. James holds a BA (Hons) in Media Studies from the University of Surrey.

Founders

Gregory Kofford

Gregory Kofford is a Co-Founder of Lanstead with more than 30 years experience in the global capital markets and in international equity investing for some of America’s wealthiest private family offices. These included positions in New York with Windsor Associates/Manko & Company, an investment firm that held memberships on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Stock Exchange. Greg received a B.S. from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).

Mark Holden

Mark Holden is a Co-Founder of Lanstead with more than 25 years of experience investing in and advising growth companies in the global financial markets. Mark previously founded and led one of the growth equity investment practices at JPMorgan Partners (“JPMP”), was a Principal with Trident II, L.P., and held several positions at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. He has also served as a director of a number of publicly quoted and private companies. Mark received a B.S., cum laude with University Honors from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.