Mr. Wayne Sharpe
Chairman and Founder
Wayne is a pioneer in the digital age, utilising the internet’s global reach to link people with products through electronic exchange platforms. Before the creation of eBay, Alibaba, Airbnb or Freelancer.com Wayne designed and built a global business based on the premise that the internet can unlock unrealised economic value and create new markets.
He founded the listed company Bartercard Ltd (ASX:PBS) now the world’s largest non-cash marketplace where members exchange goods and services on credit not cash via a unique alternative ‘currency’. Bartercard has operated for over 23 years and in 20 countries and has completed over US$40 billion in transactions. Bartercard’s fully electronic online auction platform predated eBay by 3 years, and its online wholesale/retail shopping mall predated Alibaba by 4 years.
After selling Bartercard’s flagship operation in Australia in 2007 ($25.5 million), Wayne attended the UN climate change conference in Bali, and shifted his technological and entrepreneurial skills to the global challenge of climate change. For the past 15 years Wayne has devoted himself to bridging the nexus between financial markets and the environment, creating marketplaces and platforms that make it simple, secure and transparent for finance to achieve environmental outcomes.
Lee has spent the last 22 years managing multiple exchanges and exchange technology and currently manages all operations at Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).
Previous Director and Executive Manager for Bartercard International for 18 years.
An extremely efficient person capable of implementing and driving a wide range of business-critical initiatives and programmes. Lee oversees the delivery of all new development projects and enhancements to existing IP.
Chief Operating Officer
8+ years experience in sales, business development, financial markets and technology.
James worked as a dealer’s assistant at a boutique stockbroking firm, before running the sales and business development team at Australia’s largest private investment platform for just under 5 years.
In 2017, James moved to the UK to establish and grow the regional office for an Australian/New Zealand based SaaS company and then worked directly for the Founder and CEO of an AI-driven child safeguarding application.
James has a Bachelor of Economics (Property) and a Master of Business in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney
Head of Business Development
Terrance has 20+ years of experience in executive sales, business development, technology, and community development.
Prior to joining CTX Terrance was the carbon account director and interim COO for a start-up that focused on developing solutions that accounted for and mitigated the GHG emissions of large real estate developments.
Terrance’s career started in life science business development where he became a sales leader, growing revenue and creating innovative solutions for clients at Astrazeneca, GLG, Manhattan Research, and Vodafone.
Born in Kansas but a New Yorker since 2002, he is a community activist who works on several boards focused on environmental justice, economic empowerment, affordable housing. Afterhours Terrance is an abstract artist, senior citizen volunteer, and aspiring jazz singer.
Terrance has a Bachelor’s in Communications from Kansas University and a Master’s in Business from Webster University.
Business Development Manager | North America