Gary Dainton started his career at KPMG in London, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1990 before becoming a founder member of KPMG Corporate Finance, the investment banking side of KPMG’s business, and becoming a Partner of the firm in 2000.
At KPMG, he spent 13 years advising both public and private clients of KPMG on all areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate restructuring projects mainly in the UK and Europe, but also in Australia during a 2 year secondment to the firms Sydney office in the mid-90’s. He then had a similar stint in the United States in 2000, as a member of the US firm’s Management Board focusing on deals in the Technology sector.
In 2003 Gary left KPMG and returned to Australia with his family. After an 18 month spell working as a consultant to a Sydney based stockbroking firm, he established Odyssey.
As well as his executive duties at Odyssey, Gary has held a number of non-executive roles, including an ASX listed company, the Australian subsidiary of a large European listed International Group, and various Private Equity backed growth companies.
Gary is a responsible Manager for several AFSL Licence holders including Kinsmen Securities, an Adelaide based property funds management business.