AMY SWARTZ

Executive Director (Byron Bay)

Amy has over 20 years corporate finance experience, with a background in investment banking, strategy and technology with a strong focus on cross-border transactions.  She has global experience in compliance and the fiduciary duties of directors and responsible persons.  Her experience encompasses North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, China, SE Asia and the Middle East. She has worked directly with hundreds of start-up technology companies.

Prior to founding First Penny Investments, Amy split her time between Zürich and Abu Dhabi building an Islamic financial services firm which specialises in wealth management for Ultra High Net Worth individuals and shariah complaint estate planning and succession.

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Prior to that, Amy co-founded Gramercy Venture Advisors, Inc. in 2001.  She served as Director, Corporate Development at Gramercy Venture Advisors and was based in New York and San Francisco.  Prior to Gramercy, Amy spent several years as a consultant with Double Impact, Inc., a leading San Francisco based Venture Catalyst.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business, Marketing from San Francisco State University. Amy holds several Directorships.