Trevor Presser


In a career spanning more than three decades Trevor has held a number of roles in the global IT industry with firms including engineering software vendor Moldflow Inc (MFLD: Nasdaq), ERP vendor Masterpack.

Most recently, Trevor held the position of Head of M&A, Hansen Technologies Ltd. (ASX: HSN).

Throughout his career he has also developed a deep understanding and knowledge of IP-rich merger and acquisition (M&A) activities.
Trevor holds a BSc in mathematics and physics from Monash University and has completed a Masters in Applied Finance at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).


Franz Kiel


Franz commenced his career in financial markets for a large German bank in Munich. Following his undergraduate degree, he worked for PwC in Dusseldorf, Germany as a Senior Consultant in their Financial Services, Risk & Regulation division after stints in auditing also at PwC.

At Presser & Co, Franz brings in his expertise in financial modelling and valuation. He enjoys the international business exposure of Presser & Co’s clients and the opportunity to assist clients, particularly in Europe.

Franz is a graduate of Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich with a BSc in Business Administration and has completed a Masters in Applied Finance at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).


Ben Zerbe


Ben uses his ability to gain insight from data and an understanding of regulatory frameworks, policy making and research skills to deliver value to Presser and Co’s clients.

Ben has previously served as an Electorate Officer to the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services and the Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives in the the Australian Government.

He is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws at Deakin University and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.



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Karla Ridgwell


Karla Ridgwell is a graduate from Monash University with undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science, Statistics and Education.

Karla has worked at Australia’s largest telco, Telstra Ltd (ASX:TLS) in their retail and operations divisions and has acquired a good understanding of telecommunication CRM systems and additionally, has experience in education and training.

At Presser & Co, Karla works with clients to understand their local and global marketplace and manages due diligence programs. She uses her big data and business analytics understanding to assist in the financial profiling required by Presser & Co clients.