Earlytrade, the largest dynamic discounting network in the Asia Pacific, today announced the appointment of former Macquarie Capital Associate Director, Tom Perkin as Head of Construction, Infrastructure and Industrials. Joining during a key period of expansion, Mr Perkin will play a pivotal role in spearheading Earlytrade’s continued growth across Asia Pacific and international markets.
Most recently, Mr Perkin held the position of Associate Director and Head of PPPs and Projects in Macquarie Capital’s Infrastructure and Energy Capital team. He commands a wealth of experience, having acted as Consortium Director / Transaction Director in a number of leading multi-billion-dollar complex transactions and was instrumental in closing over $7 billion of infrastructure and energy transactions.
With a track record spanning 16 years of hands-on experience in infrastructure, energy, construction, and finance, Mr Perkin wields both in-depth technical knowledge and extensive industry network. Mr Perkin also previously held senior roles at Built Environs, where he originated a diverse portfolio of construction projects across multiple sectors.
Guy Saxelby, CEO and Co-founder at Earlytrade said Mr Perkin brings strong leadership skills and a crucial understanding of key business sectors to the role.
“It’s an exciting time for Earlytrade as we strengthen our leadership bench with senior hires like Tom. His deep industry expertise, talent for driving outcomes, and collaborative approach puts us in good stead for our future growth plans,” Mr Saxelby said.
“The Earlytrade model helps support businesses to successfully navigate cost inflation and supply chain “He will be a valuable addition to the team as we continue to empower businesses and create new value across the supply chain network in Asia Pacific and beyond.”
Mr Perkin said Earlytrade was leading the way for organisations amid the current challenging economic environment.
“Earlytrade’s technology is redefining how businesses operate. The award winning platform has established a sound foundation as the largest dynamic discounting network, unlocking significant opportunities along the way,” Mr Perkin said.
“I’m excited to be joining a company at the forefront of supply chain innovation and look forward to collaborating further for the benefit of Earlytrade’s current and future clients.”
Earlytrade is a fintech that partners with large corporate buyers to provide on-demand access to liquidity for suppliers and subcontractors through early settlements. Founded in 2017 by Guy Saxelby and Piers Symons, Earlytrade has partnered with some of Australia’s leading corporates, including Boral, Cleanaway and Coles Group.