Former Brisbane Roar boss joins Sunshine Coast company
A PROMINENT Sunshine Coast lawyer and two other Queensland businessmen have succeeded in their plan to lure the former CEO of Brisbane Roar Football Club, David Pourre, to take their organisation to the world.
In what they describe as a major coup, managing director of Ferguson Cannon Lawyers Glenn Ferguson, Eastern Financial Solutions director Brad Nolan and DBA Property managing director Danny Buxton targeted Mr Pourre specifically to take their new company, EQPAY, to the domestic and global market.
Mr Pourre, who was a senior executive in the banking, finance and wealth management industry prior to managing and consulting to other private enterprises, was a significant part in rebuilding the Brisbane Roar Football Club.
He quit his post with Roar last week.
Mr Pourre said the future looked promising for EQPAY, which provides invoicing and payment processing for horse trainers and others in the racing industry. The new payment and communication platform will potentially revolutionise the way property, share housing and other industries communicate, invoice and pay bills, its founders claim.
"It was a very difficult decision to leave Brisbane Roar especially overseeing our rise over the past 12 months," Mr Pourre said.
"Understanding what Brad, Danny and Glenn have done to bring the system to life is truly amazing.
"The technology is world class and as we refine our go to market strategy, we are confident the market will respond favourably."
Mr Buxton said Mr Pourre would make a "vital" contribution.
"It was vital to have David join our team as we have been monitoring his work over the past two years and we knew that with his experience and expertise, he was the person to take our company forward," he said.
Mr Nolan, one of Australia's leading finance brokers, said Mr Pourre was a natural fit.
"He brings a wealth of knowledge to the organisation and we are confident that our company will prosper under his leadership and custodianship," he said.
Mr Ferguson said he was thrilled Mr Pourre had accepted the opportunity.
"It's taken two years to build the technology and when we approached David with our vision, he was excited by the prospects and opportunities that lay ahead," he said.