ASSOB offers a simple and accelerated means for quality start-ups, small-to-medium sized and pre-IPO enterprises to take their company to the next level.
Who We Are
We are a team of like minded individuals who are excited by emerging businesses and their potential to succeed through capital raising and connecting with shareholders. We have great enthusiasm for promoting businesses by showcasing their advancements through our Platform along with other compliant social media communications for optimal results.
We are growing faster than we can type; so now it's time to meet you! We offer competitive salaries, equity, benefits and great perks. If you're passionate about what we're passionate about, we want to meet you. Check out our open roles and apply where you see a great fit!
Directors & Management
Paul Niederer B.Comm Acctg
Paul Niederer is one of Australia's leading authorities on peer to peer investing and equity based investment for early stage growth companies. Paul joined the ASSOB team in late 2008.
As CEO Paul leads a team that shepherds businesses through an ordinarily complex and frustrating Capital Raising Process with efficiency and effectiveness.
Paul is no stranger to managing growth businesses, having spent the past few years as CEO of both ASX and NSX publicly listed businesses. Before that he managed and developed businesses in Singapore, the Middle East and Sweden
Terrina Planincic LL.B(Hons) B.IntBus Cert Gov(Prac) CSA(Cert)
Terrina obtained a double degree in Law (graduating with Second Class Honours) and International Business at Griffith University in Brisbane. After two (2) years Articles of Clerkship, Terrina was admitted to private practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2005 at a local Gold Coast firm.
Terrina has been involved with a broad range of property and migration matters and is also experienced in criminal law. Since joining ASSOB, Terrina has acquired a thorough knowledge of fundraising and company laws, specialising in corporate governance and compliance in the area of small and medium sized capital raisings.
Tony Puls Dip REIA MAICD
Tony Puls is the founding chairman of Australian Small Scale Offerings Board Limited. After lobbying government and corporate regulators for more than 27 years, he lodged the first official applications to the NSW Corporate Affairs Commission and the National Companies and Securities Commission (now ASIC) for the creation of a platform which would allow unlisted companies to easily access private capital. In May 1997, ASIC issued a Class Order exemption allowing companies to appoint an ASSOB consultant to act on their behalf and assist them to raise capital through the ASSOB process. The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board was then born.
Peter Stirling BEc Monash
Peter Stirling is a successful business developer who has a long-standing and deep interest in the health and growth of the small business sector in Australia.
Prior to commencing his own publishing and conference business in 1988, Mr Stirling had been a business journalist and consultant who had written extensively about the venture capital market and about fast growing companies. He had also consulted to a small business association which experienced a three-fold increase in its membership over a six year period during the 1980s.
Having sold his publishing, e-media and conference business to an ASX-listed company in 2008, following a period of rapid growth, Mr Stirling is keen to work with ASSOB to improve the funding prospects for small businesses in Australia. He believes that the future growth of jobs within this country is directly tied to the fortunes of the small business sector.
Susan Williams MAICD, CPA, ACIS, BA (Acc), MBA (Int Bus), Grad.Dip.AppCorpGov,
Susan Williams is a qualified accountant and corporate governance professional with over 30 years experience having progressed to Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of a medium sized ASX listed company. She has worked with large, small, medium, ASX listed, NASDAQ listed, private and not-for-profit organisations. Susan now runs her own consulting business, Biz-Point Solutions, providing corporate governance, financial and capital raising assistance to start-ups and expanding businesses. She is a non-executive director of a small public listed company and contributes to the not-for-profit sector as Director and Chair of Audit Committee for two organisations.