Rafael is an experienced finance professional with over 15 years experience in the corporate sector. A qualified accountant with a MBA and GAICD, he combines commercial acumen with strong technical knowledge to help businesses of all sizes become more profitable.
Rafael has worked globally across a number of industries, including fintech, healthcare, media, banking, agriculture and not-for-profit, holding a variety of financial management roles from financial controller to CFO. He's served on the board of private and public companies and NFPs.
He is also an entrepreneur and very active in the Perth startup ecosystem. A business mentor and an angel investor, Rafael writes on a number of topics relevant to startups and SMEs. He is on the Management Committee of Perth Angels, Perthcolator and EGroup, and a mentor/judge at CSIRO ON accelerator and Founder Institute.
Rafael has been nominated for innovation awards at Rio Tinto and P&N Bank, and has been invited to guest lecture for MBA courses at the University of WA and Curtin University.