The Finance & Administration team has been actively involved with Bailador since its establishment, playing a crucial role in the IPO of the fund in November 2014, having held prior senior roles in large publicly listed companies.


Helen Plesek

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Helen has been with Bailador since 2011. She has previously held senior finance roles at Inchcape Motors Australia, Tubemakers of Australia and BRW Fast 100 winner and technology company LX Group. Helen has consulted on best practice finance systems and governance across a range of companies and government bodies.

Helen holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and a Masters in Politics and Public Policy. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Carmelina Portelli

Executive Assistant to the Managing Partners

Carmelina joined Bailador in 2019 and is the Executive Assistant to the Managing Partners.

Prior to joining Bailador, she worked in executive search for Egon Zehnder and Maritana Partners. She has over 15 years of administration experience and has held Executive Assistant roles at John Holland, Hastie Group, Babcock & Brown, MLC and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Chloe Cozens

Executive Assistant to the Investment Team

Chloe joined Bailador in 2017 to assist the Investment Team. She previously worked in business support (Curve Securities), and as a journalist (Lymington Times).

She holds a BA in Multi-Media Journalism from Bournemouth University. 

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Investment Team

Our investment team are experts in growth investing and business building. Bailador was founded by seasoned investors with an excellent track record and they have built an experienced team of technology investment specialists.

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Board of Directors

Bailador's Board of Directors are longstanding leaders of their industries, bringing a wealth of capability to BTI and extending their networks to portfolio companies to actively support growth initiatives.

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