About us

Why choose us

Our Story

Founded in February 2015 by Steven Sher and Gavin Solsky, we believe our entrepreneurial mindset has helped us bring a different perspective to the Australian private credit market.
We recognised that post the GFC, regulation on banks would mean borrowers would need to look for more flexible, alternative funding sources. At the same time, we saw that investors were looking for opportunities to deploy capital outside of traditional asset classes like property and shares.
We saw an opportunity to bring together our investment and entrepreneurial backgrounds to create a private credit business that could support business owners to grow without needing to deal with the bureaucracy and constraints of large banks and also avoid the need for owners to raise very expensive equity capital if bank funding was not possible.
We offer our borrower clients three core innovative financing solutions: Asset Backed FinanceScale Up Finance and Strategic Capital. Each solution seeks to help business owners / borrowers to meet their individual funding requirements no matter the stage of the business cycle they find themselves in.

What Sets Us Apart

We are capital providers who think like business owners. We work with our borrower clients to see through complexity, to understand their specific requirements and to provide them with fast and flexible financing solutions that enable them to grow with minimal to no dilution of their ownership. We have a vested interest in seeing them be successful.
We call this our Value-Added Credit approach. It is built on five key pillars: Insights, Speed, Flexibility, Advice and Network.


Our specialist expertise and analytical frameworks allow us to deal with complexity and fairly value standard and non-standard assets.


Our nimble team and efficient processes mean we can provide a clear path to funding or a quick and clear no.


We provide flexible financing solutions to meet individual requirements, with the ability and pragmatism to evolve as circumstances change.


Our collective experience and expertise allows us to provide clients with recommendations to reduce risk and optimise growth plans.


​​We provide access to our extensive domestic and international networks to support our client’s business and growth.

our mission

To create exceptional investments as the leading provider of specialist debt capital

Our Values


We maintain the highest ethical standards in everything we do


We are uncompromising in our effort to achieve exceptional outcomes


We embrace all opposing viewpoints as an opportunity to enhance our thinking


We adopt a prudent mindset valuing long-term success over short-term gains


We tell the whole story


We prize collective achievements over individual recognition

Meet Our Team

Supported by our leadership team, our expert in-house investment teams comprise highly qualified investment professionals with a complimentary mix of credit investment and management skills.

GCI Leadership Team

Steven Sher

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Gavin Solsky

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Joel Keating

Managing Director, Melbourne Office Head

Asset Backed Finance

Henry Stewart

Managing Director

Ben Haddad

Investment Director

Intisar Islam

Investment Manager

Scale Up Finance

Guy Reypert

Managing Director

Alexander Corder

Investment Director

Talia Dorfan

Investment Manager

Strategic Capital

Hugh Selleck

Managing Director

Daniel Schweickle

Investment Director

Kevin Kingsley

Investment Analyst

Strategic Capital - Resources

Byron Gordon

Managing Director

Pascal Alexander-Bossy

Investment Director

Investment and Risk

Jacob Rosenberg

Chief Risk Officer

Investor Relations, Marketing and Media Enquiries

Adam Schwartz

Head of Investor Relations

Maria Joseph

Marketing & Communications

Finance and Operations

Josephine Jang

Chief Financial Officer

Daniela Moise

Finance Manager