CEO / Interim Chairman
Appointed as CEO of Swift Media on the company’s ASX listing in June 2016, Xavier Kris is an accomplished and innovative, international C- level executive with early experience as a Chief Executive and a proven track record in building global businesses and delivering results. With over 21 years’ experience as a Director of service based information technology businesses in the UK, France, USA, South East Asia and Australia, Xavier specialises in providing acquisition, integration and business development services for companies seeking to expand their operations internationally.
Paul Doropoulos has approximately 21 years’ combined experience in an Executive Consultant capacity to ASX listed companies in the oil and gas and mining services sectors. Further has an understanding of business fundamentals through multiple start-ups in the hospitality industry. Instrumental in overseeing the successful ASX listing of junior gold explorer Metaliko Resources Ltd in 2010 and Kinetiko Energy Limited in 2011. In addition he also held simultaneously the position of Chief Financial Officer in both companies.
Robert is the founder of Swift Media and Wizzie TV. Robert has an engineering background in instrumentation and worked in the mining and oil and gas industries for 20 years before becoming an entrepreneur in 1995. Initially concentrating in the two-way radio rental business, Robert soon expanded the business to include sales and engineering services and created ASTIB Group, consisting of various radio and communications subsidiaries. Most of the ASTIB Group was divested in January 2011 for approximately $50 million to CSE Global, a multinational organisation of the Singapore Exchange.
Darren Smorgon is the Managing Director of Sandbar Investments, a private investment company. He was previously a Director of CHAMP Private Equity, one of Australia’s largest and longest established Private Equity firms, where he spent 16 years.
At CHAMP he led the acquisition and portfolio management of companies including Study Group, LCR Group, Golding Contractors and oOh!media. In conjunction to the Board of Swift Media, Darren is also currently a Non-Executive Director at oOh!media, the Chairman of Hub Australia and a Non-Executive Director of Total Drain Cleaning. He is also on the advisory committee of the Social Ventures Australia social impact fund.
As the Head of Finance for Swift Media, Ryan Sofoulis has spent the last 12 years working within the various companies owned by the Sofoulis family. Ryan worked in the accounts department with the ASTIB Group until it was sold in 2011, at which time he became the Company Secretary of Swift Media. In 2012, Ryan became the Company Secretary of the newly created EITS Global Group and oversaw the establishment of an international structure spanning over the US, UK, Ireland and Australia.