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Mr. Vivian Stewart has a wealth of multi-disciplinary business experience as an investor and operationally, gained from founding two companies personally, his work in the venture capital community and with many other early stage businesses. This is underpinned by his years with NASDAQ-listed Intel Corporation in Hong Kong in a regional marketing role.
Vivian joined Hall Capital as Director in 2005. Since this time, he has worked on a number of successful transactions and assignments for public and private companies including capital raisings, trade sales and strategy.
Prior to Hall Capital, Vivian contracted as a Commercialisation Manager with the University of Technology, Sydney where he negotiated and executed deals for UTS via licensing, assignment, joint venture and spin-out arrangements. This was a hands-on role that also involved working relationships with industry, law and venture capital firms, angel investors, Federal and State Government, other universities and federally funded research organisations such as CSIRO. During this time he also negotiated terms on nine multi-party Australian Research Council industry partner agreements.
In 1999, Vivian co-founded early-stage investment group TiNSHED, which specialised in the Internet, media and telecommunications sectors. During this time, he assessed several hundred businesses, led marketing and business development efforts internally, forged alliances with global organizations, negotiated agreements and presented deals to very high-net worth individuals on a regular basis. The group invested over $25 million in equity placements during this period.
Between 1996 and 1999 Vivian lived and worked in Hong Kong for Intel Corporation where he managed multiple marketing programs and online brands throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Vivian received two Divisional Recognition Awards for his efforts from Chairman Andy Grove (Time Magazine Man of the Year) and CEO Craig Barrett.
In 1993, Vivian co-founded and was an executive director of pioneering Australian Internet Service Provider - Magna Data. Magna Data led business Internet access in Australia and ultimately became the country's leading corporate ISP with offices in five cities. In 1999 Magna Data was sold to publicly listed Davnet.
Vivian has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from The University of Sydney and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Vivian is a member of the Board of Directors of ASX-listed BigAir Group Limited, the owner and operator of Australia's largest metropolitan fixed wireless broadband network.
Vivian is a co-founder of Sydney Angels and an active member of the Angel investment community. Vivian is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.