Founder of Apricity Finance and heading up the team as CEO, Linden brings more than 25 years working across the finance industry in Australia and Asia. His extensive career covers time working in distribution, capital raising, product development and investment reviews, responsible manager and board level roles. Linden has wide personal and professional networks as well as significant experience in marketing at retail, intermediary and institutional levels.
Linden commenced his career on the Sydney Futures Exchange as a pit trader and later as a broker. He then worked internationally for a number of years in Singapore, where he ran Sanwa Futures with more than 30 employees. In 2003, Linden made the transition into property funds management, where he held Head of Distribution roles in a number of firms including Multiplex Capital and Landmark White. He was in the start-up phase of a number of highly successful funds management businesses, giving him extensive experience in capital raising and product development as the compliance and legal aspects of funds management.
Most recently, in 2013, Linden established Apricity Finance after he saw a gap in the SME finance market. Linden and his fellow directors felt that bank finance options for SMEs was extremely limited and that current factoring models were inflexible and difficult for small businesses to understand.
After establishing their first office in Bowral, NSW, in 2016 Apricity set up offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Apricity’s team of 20 staff currently looks after 60+ clients across a broad cross-section of industries, some of whom have been around since Apricity’s establishment.
Linden holds a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University. He is a member of a number of boards and performs the duties of Responsible Manager on two other AFS licences. Linden is also a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.
Father to five, Linden loves living in the picturesque NSW Southern Highlands. He has been an active member of a number of local groups, including currently serving as a board member of the Bowral Golf Club.
If you could invite five people to a dinner party, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
Princess Di, Jim Morrison, Chris Martin, Julie Bishop & Chris Evert Lloyd. They are all interesting to me, and I think it would be a fascinating dinner party with all of these people.
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
My kids, a coffee machine & wifi
What is your favourite holiday destination and why?
Maui, Hawaii - I love the place.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
My old cricket coach said to me 'stay true to who you are'.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?