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Snowball Effect bolsters Advisory Board and core team with new appointments

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Leading online investment marketplace Snowball Effect has today announced a series of new appointments to its Advisory Board and core team, marking another phase of growth for the capital raising business.

Hayley Buckley, who has provided legal consulting services to Snowball Effect over the last four years, joins as a Director on the Snowball Effect Board. She brings valuable advisory experience across all aspects of corporate governance including capital raising, equity capital markets and financial services regulation. Buckley is currently a Partner in the corporate advisory team at law firm, Wynn Williams, and has also previously held a senior associate role at global law firm, Paul Hastings.

Buckley says, "I’m thrilled to collaborate more closely with the Snowball Effect team. They are New Zealand’s leading equity marketplace and I look forward to offering strategic direction and advice to help them continue to grow."

David Curtis joins the Snowball Effect team as a Director for Growth Capital, focused on assisting companies on their capital raise journeys so they can reach growth potential. A former accountant and banker with 20 years experience in financial strategy, capital markets solutions and business leadership, Curtis provides valuable expertise in international capital markets and local business investment.

Paul Beale also joins the team as an Associate for Growth Capital, focused on helping prepare companies to raise capital. Beale brings experience in funds and relationship management through his previous roles, including as an Investment Analyst at a trade finance fund in South Africa. Beale is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), having attained his Level 1 designation. Prior to this, he studied Commercial Law and International Business at Victoria University of Wellington.

Snowball Effect co-founder and CEO, Simeon Burnett comments, "When we launched five years ago, our mission was to help simplify investment and access to the capital markets for Kiwis. This mission has remained central to everything we do at Snowball Effect, and we’re excited to welcome Hayley, David and Paul to the team to help further this goal. We’re confident our expansion will enable more opportunities for both companies and investors in New Zealand."

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