Informed by over 100 years of combined experience in financial services and technology, the Butn team has the knowledge and experience to power your business further with our clever funding solutions.
Meet The Board
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The Butn Board
His career spans economics research and more than 25 years as the founder and CEO of a knitwear manufacturing company supplying Australia’s largest retailers, including a period as a licensee to Pierre Cardin.
Understanding the importance for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to have access to cash flow and capital, he co-founded Butn with Rael Ross.
Walter has a proven ability to lead high performing teams throughout his career in manufacturing, finance, sales and marketing. He has vast experience in identifying, developing, and executing innovative receivables funding solutions and adapting products to digital transformations.
Mr Rapoport serves as Chairman of the Multicultural Chambers of Commerce Group and Chairs the Grampians Regional Advisory Council.
Walter graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics.
Understanding the need for technology to enable financing and digital distribution as companies seek access to finance, he co-founded Butn with Walter Rapoport. With over 15 years' experience in financial services, technology and mentoring other start-ups, Rael has driven the establishment of the Butn fintech solution.
Rael has created, developed and executed technology and digital projects through several start-ups. Rael co-founded Tsikot.com, one of the leading online automotive platforms and the largest online automotive forum in the Philippines.
As a qualified accountant, Rael has worked in private practice, the Not-for-Profit sector and for Big 4 firms.
Rael was awarded a full scholarship at Monash University, where he completed a Bachelor of Accounting. In 2020, Rael was awarded Australian Young Entrepreneur across multiple categories.
Previously with Fosters’ Group, NAB, Telstra, BTR, Pacific Dunlop, and Woodside Petroleum
Currently on the Board of Dexus Wholesale Funds and Chairs Bendigo Comm. Bank
Previously Chairman of .au Domain Admin., Box Hill Institute, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and director of Treasury Corp. Victoria and TT Line
Helen has experience in a number of significant Australian and multi-national corporations including Seven Group Holdings, Telstra, UGL and British American Tobacco. She has experience with Remuneration Committees, Superannuation Trusteeship and Technology Risk and was a Director of ITA Co (Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator).
Helen has a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, is a registered Organisational Psychologist, a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a graduate of the AICD.
Previously Managing Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, director of Colonial First State Investment Managers, Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Barwon Health, and Austraclear
Currently Deputy Chairman of Racing Victoria and Director of GMHBA and AMCIL
Executive chairman of Juwai IQI Holdings, Chairman of iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ), and Non-executive Director of Centrepoint Alliance (ASX:CAF) and PropTech Group (ASX:PTG)
Previously MD and CEO of iProperty Group, MD of LJ Hooker Group, and CFO at REA Group