We are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Nathanial and David Calvert Jones to the Advisory Board of Clarus Holdings.
Peter and David will work with the leadership team on strategic direction, governance, and key relationships as Clarus looks to grow its exposure to private market investments via its partnership with WoodPoint Capital.
Peter Harper, CEO and Managing Director of Clarus Advisors, said, “Our business model is centered around the provision of holistic support for foreign family offices that are investing in the US. You can have the best deal flow in the world but without a strong operational team and appropriate oversight, opportunity is lost in execution.
Peter and David bring many years of institutional and family office governance experience to the team and will support WoodPoint Capital in delivering it’s mandate; investing in essential services and essential infrastructure.”
10 years ago when we launched what is now Clarus, we had a simple goal of providing seamless cross border services to foreign families who were looking to invest in the US and foreign entrepreneurs who were looking to expand into the US.
As our clients faced more challenges and experienced more success we focused on providing more holistic solutions.
These solutions were developed through the acquisition and development of key businesses that advise Australasian (Australia + New Zealand) and South Asian (Indian) family offices on US deals and span tax, accounting, law, and private equity that today includes: Clarus Advisors; Polo Tax; MAP International; and WoodPoint Capital.
Bio – Peter Nathanial
Peter provides strategic, governance, risk management and restructuring advice to major financial institutions, central banks, governments and other international organizations from around the world.
Peter is a member of the managing partner for Kilimanjaro Credit Fund as well as a member of its investment committee. He is also a principal of Impala Partners, a boutique advisory firm. Immediately prior to joining Kilimanjaro and Impala, he was Group Chief Risk Officer and a Member of the Executive Committee for The Royal Bank of Scotland Group from January 2007 to December 2009. In this capacity, he oversaw a balance sheet with over $3 trillion globally, and formed RBS’ Global Restructuring Group and its Strategic Assets Unit, with combined assets of over $100 billion. Peter oversaw changes in management, structure, group policies, and risk mitigation activities across the RBS Group.
Prior to joining RBS, Peter spent sixteen years at Citigroup in a variety of senior business roles around the world including in New York, Zurich, London, Moscow and Warsaw. Peter was a Senior Corporate Officer and Head of Global Risk Oversight and Investments with responsibilities for Citigroup’s Asset Management, Insurance, Alternative Investments Businesses, Employee Pension Plans, Country Risk and Citigroup’s proprietary merger and acquisition activities. Earlier in his career at Citigroup, Peter also served in business management roles in Russia and Poland.
Peter is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD Business School and the director of a certification programme for Boards of Directors in the financial sector. He also leads the Corporate Restructuring Course on the INSEAD MBA Programme in Fontainebleau. Peter is a Fellow of the International Corporate Governance Centre of INSEAD, and an elected Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute of Scotland.
Peter sits on several for-profit and non-for profit boards around the world and he holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
Bio – David Calvert Jones
David holds various board and advisory positions both in the private and philanthropic sectors in Australia and the United States.
Based in Los Angeles, David owns a number of companies and has a broad range of experience understanding the private capital markets from both the buy and sell side.
He has also completed dozens of venture capital deals in companies throughout Australia, the UK, the USA and is an accomplished athlete in motorsports, golf and mountain biking.