Wealth Management Team


Thomas Schoenmaker

Executive Director
Head of Wealth Management

Focus: Thomas founded Alpine (formerly known as Wentworth Securities) in 2012, specialising in Wealth Management. As CIO, he has managed the Multi-Asset Class portfolios (MAP) since inception, with over a decade of strong returns. His background also includes expertise in small to mid-caps and pre-IPO investments, alongside director roles in early-stage innovation accelerators.

Finance Experience: 25 years

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business – Finance & Marketing. RG 146 Certified. Derivatives Accreditation – 1.

Previous Roles: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (MSDW) London. Merrill Lynch – London. Wilson HTM (now Wilson Advisory - Sydney). Macquarie Bank – Private Wealth - Sydney


Malcolm Nutt


Focus: Malcolm joined Alpine (formerly known as Wentworth Securities) in 2014 and held the position of Managing Director from 2018 - 2022. Malcolm has a deep knowledge of investment markets, portfolio management and corporate activities, he currently sits on the Investment Committee of the Multi-Asset Class Portfolio, facilitates corporate activity and is a Director of the business. Malcolm is a Founding Partner at Cultiv8 and Sparklabs Cultiv8, which are specialist global Agri-food technology funds. Malcolm sits on several small company boards.

Finance Experience: 25 years

Qualifications: M.Com (Syd), B. Com (Syd), ADA 2

Previous Roles: Macquarie Bank – Private Wealth, Ord Minnett (Including Associate Branch Manager – Sydney), Crescent Capital


Mark Rothlin

Senior Advisor

Focus: Providing wealth management advice to high net wealth investors and family offices. Mark looks to build tailored investment strategies for clients by delivering investment solutions across multiple asset classes. Mark believes capital preservation and appropriate risk adjusted returns are core to any investment strategy framework.

Finance Experience: 17 years

Qualifications: B. Bus/Fin, Master Applied Finance (MappFin), RG 146 Certified, Derivatives ADA 2

Previous Roles: Bell Potter, Ord Minnett, Macquarie Bank – Private Wealth.


Simon Tritton

Senior Advisor

Focus: Simon has extensive investment experience, with deep connections into mining and junior explorers as a key focus. These connections extend into his advisory relationships, and he has a wealth of knowledge in providing individualised, strategic, investment advice.

Finance Experience: 30 years

Qualifications: B. Economics (UQ), RG 146 Certified, Accredited Derivatives ADA 2

Previous Roles: Wilson HTM (now Wilsons Advisory - Sydney, Brisbane), Capital Group (London)


Will Lawson

Senior Advisor

Focus: Will joined in 2020, working as specialist in Wealth Management and Capital Markets. Will is on the Investment Committee for the Multi-Asset Class portfolios (MAP) and the Review Panel for the Approved Products List. His background includes Fixed Income, Derivatives, Foreign Exchange and Equity trading, together with investment and advisory experience in early-stage innovation, Venture Capital, Private Equity, pre-IPO and listed transactions. He is also a Co-Founder, Partner and Investment Committee Member of Seed Space Venture Capital, a specialist early stage Fintech investment fund.

Finance Experience: 36 years

Qualifications: MSAFAA, Dip.FS, Accredited Derivatives Advisor (Level 1 & 2), Margin Lending - RG 146 Certified

Previous Roles: UBS (Potter-Warburg, SBC Dominguez Barry), NAB, Credit-Suisse, SGB (WBC) – Interest Rates, FX, Equity Trading and Executive Management. Morgans – Private Wealth.


Catriona Crookes

Executive Assistant

Focus: Catriona's extensive experience encompasses client and advisor support, administering client accounts, managing portfolios, office systems, back-office operations, client inquiries, and facilitating communication with clients and accountants for reporting. She also oversees compliance in client communication and draws on her organisational skills gained from startup and corporate settings, specialising in agribusiness, marketing, and banking.

Finance Experience: 10 years

Qualifications: Bachelor Business of Agricultural Economics (Hons)

Previous Roles: Sparklabs Cultiv8 – Commercialisation Manager - Orange/Sydney, ANZ Bank – Food Beverage & Agriculture - Sydney, Norland Pastoral Company - Moree


Philip Cawood

Head of Institutional Sales

Focus: Phil is an experienced institutional broker with deep experience in servicing a broad range of clients, that also include high-net-worth individuals, and corporations. His role extends to corporate relationships and working closely with corporate advisory teams. This has seen Phil manage and execute countless capital raises for small to medium-sized companies, both listed and unlisted.

Finance Experience: 15 years

Qualifications: B.Business/Finance (UTS Syd), RG146 Certified.

Previous Roles: Institutional Sales PAC Partners, Investorlink, Sale Trader Martin Place Securities.


Charles Reed

Executive Director - Corporate Finance

Focus: Charles has significant experience across a broad range of financial services including corporate finance, capital markets, sales trading and FX derivatives. Charles has advised and led numerous transactions from private opportunities and pre-IPO through to IPOs, secondary market capital raisings and block trades. Charles maintains strong relationships with both investors and issuers with client coverage across food & agriculture, resources, technology, medical technology and life sciences. In addition to leading the corporate finance team at Alpine Capital Charles currently serves as a non-executive Director for an emerging blood testing company. Charles commenced his financial services career at EY.

Finance Experience: 14 years

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), ADA 2, RG146 (Equities & FX)

Previous Roles: PAC Partners – Head of Corporate Finance, Baillieu Ltd (now Ord Minnett) – Associate Director – Corporate Finance

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James Emonson

Executive Director - Corporate Finance

Focus: Prior to founding Alpine Capital James has advised on a range of ECM assignments, including seed, pre-IPO, IPO and secondary market capital raisings, in addition to buy and sell-side M&A transactions, serving as a Director of Corporate Finance at PAC Partners. James focuses on advising small and mid-cap emerging companies, with a particular focus on the Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining & Industrials, Biotech and Technology sectors.

Finance Experience: 10 years

Qualifications: Bachelor of Law (Honours) & Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance) Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

Previous Roles: PAC Partners - Director - Corporate Finance, Henslow – Associate - Equity Capital Markets


Joshua Seddon

Analyst - Corporate Finance

Focus: Joshua joined Alpine Capital in June 2023 as an Analyst in the Corporate Finance team. As an Analyst, Joshua specialises in providing Capital Markets and Corporate Advisory services to small and mid-cap ASX listed companies. Joshua’s experience spans a range of corporate finance and strategy services, including capital raisings and providing M&A and private equity due diligence to both public and private companies.

Finance Experience: 3 years

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business – Finance, Economics & Accounting

Previous Roles: PAC Partners – Melbourne. OC&C Strategy Consultants - Sydney