Not surprisingly, it all started in Birmingham. Stewart Dansby (AL, ’95) met Mark Bytheway (Australia, ’17) while Mark was on a business trip to visit Bill Mills (AL, ’14) as they were starting a new venture, KPX Global LLC. KPX is a specialist provider of impact investment products and services, including environmental, social and governance research, and analysis investment integration services.
A few months and 10,000 miles later, Stewart, now a partner in and a director of KPX, attended the 2016 Fellows’ International Conference to Australia. “I really got to know Mark as I visited before the SIBF FIC to Australia. I flew over a few days early to meet with him and his family in Melbourne, then introduced Mark and his lovely wife, Bec, to several SIBFers on the trip over dinner when we were back in Melbourne.” Formerly the CEO of SIRIS investment research, Mark is now a member of SIBF having joined in 2017 and COO/Director of KPX.
Should you find yourself planning a trip or evaluating business opportunities in Australia, Mark is ready to be of assistance. A new Aussie SIBF chapter just might be growing down under!