Meet the Team

Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds with broad-ranging experience. This mix helps us tackle the wide-ranging complexities that our investees navigate everyday as they grow.

Our team is our most valuable asset. Advent’s senior team has over 100 years of combined private equity investment experience with demonstrated success investing in our four key industries. They are supported by a talented and dynamic team of investment professionals and support staff.

Our Team

ROBERT RADCLIFFE-SMITH

ABC

Managing Partner

Robert Radcliffe-Smith

MARK JAGO

Partner

Mark Jago

BRAD LYNCH

Partner

Brad Lynch

SYMON VEGTER

Partner

Symon Vegter

ROB HOOKE

Partner

Rob Hooke

HESH DANTANARAYANA

Senior Investment Manager

Hesh Dantanarayana

NICK STAFFORD

Investment Manager

Nick Stafford

CHRISTINE WEST

Financial Controller

Christine West

MELISSA CATALDO

Office Manager

Melissa Chaudhary

Community-minded

We encourage our portfolio companies to give back to their local communities through fundraising activities, charity initiatives and ensuring we’re all acting as good corporate citizens.

Advent Partners is also a very keen supporter of children’s charity, Very Special Kids.

Established in 1985, Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a hospice and professional support services free-of-charge to families.

Helping more than 900 families across Victoria, Very Special Kids provides free support services including counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities, trained family volunteers and specialist care at Very Special Kids Hospice.

Very Special Kids Hospice is the only children’s hospice in Victoria and families are offered access to planned and emergency respite, as well as end-of-life care. The hospice provides 24-hour medical and nursing care in a warm and welcoming environment.