BrickX's Management Team comes from a cross section of professional experience in the property and investment sectors.


The Management Team

The BrickX Management Team draws on decades of commercial experience across property, diversified investments, financial and technology industries to deliver a comprehensive and diversified selection of investments to the BrickX Platform.

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Joe Galvez


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Joe co-founded Thundering Herd, having brought to it over 20 years’ investment experience, having held senior financial advisory positions at Macquarie Bank where he was a member of the National Adviser Counsel, Citi Smith Barney where he was Senior Vice President and Merrill Lynch where he co-managed a debt book backed by both equity and derivative positions.

Joe has advised and invested in numerous companies ranging from early stage start ups through to publicly listed companies, successfully exiting his wealth management business venture which amassed in excess of $500m + in assets under advice.

Joe is the Responsible Manager of the Australian Financial Services License that Thundering Herd operates under and also holds various Board positions relating to investee companies of Thundering Herd.

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Benni Aroni

Head of BrickX Developments

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Benni holds degrees in Economics and Law. He has qualified as a Member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held a Legal Practicing Certificate for over 40 years. Benni has been an equity participant and major driver in various property developments inclusive of Melbourne landmark Eureka Tower and Australia108.

Benni was a founder of Watersun Homes which during the time of his involvement was ranked in the top 10 Residential home and apartment developers in Victoria. Benni moved his focus to innovation and business investment in start-ups before accepting non-executive strategic consulting positions at Pitcher Partners, Fender Katsalidis and Quintessential Equity.

Benni’s other focus is philanthropy and for many years sat on the Boards of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The St Vincent’s Institute Research Foundation, and now concentrates his philanthropic efforts utilizing the Aroni family, Hangid Foundation.

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David Rees

Chief Financial Officer

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David has over 10 years of finance and professional services experience across a broad range of industries such as media, travel, entertainment & telecommunications. His expertise is centred around internal management reporting, external reporting, capital allocation, business performance and commercial management.

David’s focus areas within Thundering Herd include accounting & financial reporting, investor relations and corporate finance.

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Claude Chen

Chief Technology Officer

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Claude is a dynamic and versatile full-stack developer that has comprehensive experience in Front-end Development, Back-end Development, DevOps as well as machine learning and data management. Previously, Claude worked as a chief software engineer in a hedge fund company and has extensive experience and well understanding of information technology in financial services. Claude is capable of utilising every facet of engineering team to deliver key projects for the business.

Claude leads the technology operation, research, evaluation and development in BrickX.

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Lucinda Sgro

Head of Product & CX

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Lucinda has over 10 years experience in law and technology across various industries. Lucinda specialised in property, building & construction, insurance and corporate law. She has since gained broad experience working with early stage technology businesses across a range of areas including legal, operations, product, customer success, strategy and growth into new markets.

Lucinda is Head of Product and Customer Experience at BrickX.

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Ewan Laughlin


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Ewan is a seasoned financier with 25yrs experience with major financial institutions across institutional and corporate segments in client relationship management and risk related roles with significant lead origination and transaction exposure across industrials, resources, property and food beverage & agribusiness sectors.

Ewan has broad product capability across debt products, leverage finance, project finance, structured asset finance, trade/working capital and global markets

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Michael Brown

Investment Manager

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Michael has extensive experience in the financial services industry having held senior positions in both funds management and stock broking companies.

Michael was the Head of Australian Equities at the Myer Family Company Limited for over 7 years and co-managed the Aviva Investors “High Growth Fund” for 4.5 years. Over the past ten years, Michael has managed investment projects, developments and financing syndications valued at over $100m worth of commercial, residential and retail property transactions across Australia.

Michael is on the Board of BrickX Financial Services Limited.

Our Partners

We are proud to be supported by the following Suppliers and Partners.


Our Investment Philosophy

All our property acquisitions are based on a purely results driven mandate, with the sole purpose of securing BrickX investors balanced and diversified investment opportunities.


Our Acquisition Strategy

The Property Team meets quarterly, and reviews the immediate and ongoing needs of the BrickX Property Portfolio. Taking into account market conditions and the BrickX community, the Team aims to keep the property acquisition strategy responsive.