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our team

Luke Cummings

Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director

Luke has 20 years experience trading Australian and International equity market on both a proprietary basis and on behalf of retail and wholesale clients. Luke is Lead Portfolio Manager at Harvest Lane Asset Management.

In 2006, Luke co-founded and was Managing Director of successful private client broking and advisory firm HC Securities. HC Securities emphasized performance based brokerage, developed numerous successful trading strategies, and reviewed and underwrote select corporate offerings.

Luke previously worked at ETRADE Australia as Equities Dealing Manager, and was the youngest Equities Dealing Manager ever – responsible for the entire retail dealing function. Luke commenced his career at Platinum Asset Management.

Luke has a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and numerous industry qualifications.

Andrew Salvestrin

Portfolio Manager

Andrew has 16 years’ experience trading Australian and International equity and derivatives markets on both a proprietary basis and on behalf of retail and wholesale clients. At Harvest Lane Asset Management, Andrew develops and manages the firm’s proprietary trading systems.

In 2006, Andrew co-founded and was a Director and Senior Private Client Advisor at successful private client broking and advisory firm HC Securities. Andrew helped develop and educate clients on numerous successful trading strategies, and reviewed corporate offerings.

Andrew subsequently worked as a successful proprietary trader for four years before joining Harvest Lane Asset Management in 2013.

Andrew was formerly an Information Systems Technician. He has numerous industry qualifications in financial services including being an Accredited Derivatives Advisor.

Rod Harper

Portfolio Manager

Rod has 20 years experience trading Australian and International equities and derivatives on both a proprietary basis and on behalf of retail and wholesale clients. Rod co-founded Harvest Lane Asset Management, where he develops and manages the firm’s proprietary trading systems along with contributing to operational management of the company.

In 2006, Rod co-founded and was a Director and Senior Private Client Advisor at successful private client broking and advisory firm HC Securities. Rod oversaw the firm’s policies and procedures and helped develop and educate clients on numerous successful trading strategies, including reviewing select corporate offerings.

Rod has a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and numerous industry qualifications.

Chad Burgess

Operations Manager

Chad has over 10 years’ experience in both Australian and international financial markets. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Harvest Lane Asset Management.

Chad started his career as at OptionsXpress providing trading support and execution services to retail and wholesale clients. Chad subsequently worked at HC Securities where he continued to mentor and support new and existing clients through his role as a Private Client Advisor. He was instrumental in creating a night desk where he provided trade execution for various trading strategies targeted at the US equity, FX and Futures markets.

Having met the founders of Harvest Lane Asset Management through his time at HC Securities, Chad joined the Harvest Lane Team in 2014 to streamline the day-to-day operations with the aim of adding value to investors.

As a former Designated Trading Representative, Chad holds a number of industry qualifications as well as a Bachelor of Finance from Newcastle University.

Tim Clydesdale

Head of IT

Tim has been an IT Professional for over 15 years, 10 of which he has spent in the Financial Services industry. In 2007, Tim joined HC Securities where he worked closely with the founders to improve IT Operations and the Software Development processes. Prior to this, Tim worked as a Systems Analyst in Logistics and Distribution where he managed systems for one of the world’s largest privately held companies.

He has a broad technical background, and when not investigating new technologies to support Harvest Lane’s strategic goals, he specialises in; Architecture & Design of Cloud Services, Information Security & Assurance and the Development of tools that assist in the identification, notification and reaction to trading strategies identified by Harvest Lane.

Tim holds many prestigious industry qualifications including multiple Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certifications (MCSE & MCITP), as well as (ISC)² highly coveted CISSP certification.