Michael Chandler is Founder and Managing Director of PrimeX Connect.
Michael's career spans 20 years in financial markets, the last 10 years specializing in disruptive technology in global financial markets. Michael has been responsible for creating markets and digitised communities across Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand and the United States.
Michael has worked for JP Morgan in Australia and Ireland, Colonial First State Investments in both Sydney and Melbourne, Omgeo / Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation and most recently as Country Manager for Bloomberg.
Michael's ambition comes from his passion to identify, communicate and lead global organisations away from traditional, manual process and implement automated, digitized workflows. The result is time and cost efficiencies whilst dramatically improving operational productivity, transparency and ease of doing business.
Michael has built profitable, automated communities of buyers and sellers within financial markets from the ground up. Michael has been instrumental in working with the Australian financial community, peak industry associations and the ASX to automate the matching and settlement process of an asset class that was previously matched via phone, fax and email.
In 2014, Michael conceptualized PrimeX Connect by identifying a need for the automation of a key link in the red meat supply chain. Michael spent 6 months validating the PrimeX Connect hypothesis with over 30 industry participants. Michael’s due diligence included communication with farmers, Producers, Processors, Peak Industry Associations, Government and leading Academics.
PrimeX Connect was built on three pinnacles; 1) To bring operational efficiency to the Australian red meat supply chain by replacing manual, fragmented processes with automation and digitisation, 2) provide Australian sellers of red meat a world-class platform to reach the world and increase distribution channels and realise increased scale and revenue and 3) create an online marketplace that gives the global buying universe choice via centralised, transparent access to the Australian red meat industry.
Michael lives in Sydney, Australia and holds a Masters of Commerce majoring in International Business from the University of Sydney Business School and a Diploma in Financial Markets. Michael is a proud husband and father to two beautiful kids.