Our Board consists of the following:
Daniel Smith | Non-executive Director/Company Secretary
Mr Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia, and has a strong background in finance. He is the commercial director for Minerva Corporate, a private corporate advisory firm, and has in excess of 10 years primary and secondary capital markets expertise, having been involved in a number of IPOs on both the ASX and NSX, RTOs and capital raisings.
Dan was a founding director of CoAssets Limited, a peer-to-peer lending platform that listed on the ASX in 2016. He is currently a director and company secretary of ASX-listed Taruga Gold Limited, and is also a joint company secretary of Blackgold International Holdings and DateTix Group Ltd.
Garth Pendergrast | Managing Director/CEO
Mr Pendergrast holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Telecommunications) from Murdoch University and has extensive experience in telecommunication systems and sales, and managing go-to-market strategies. As a co-founder of Stirfire, he has been instrumental in growing the business in the nascent Western Australian gaming landscape.
Brendan Ragan | Executive Director
Mr Ragan has worked in the IT industry for over 17 years’, during which he has accumulated extensive experience in managing diverse IT requirements for SME’s, from build engineering to asset management. He is a co-founder of Stirfire and has overseen systems programming and vendor selection for the roll-out of the Company’s titles.
Morgan Jaffit | Non-Executive Director
Morgan Jaffit is a 17 year veteran of the global games industry creating games for PC, consoles, mobile, and alternate gaming platforms including augmented reality and transmedia projects. He the creative director and co-founder of independent game studio Defiant Development, Brisbane Australia, employing a team of 25 creating and publishing mobile and console games. He’s helped mobile titles like Ski Safari reach an audience of over 80 million across the world, and helped to create the PC/Console smash Hand of Fate, which has now expanded intro a genre-spanning franchise – with a boardgame, a mobile title and more on the way. Morgan represents and supports Australian game development through community engagement, policy advisement, media liaison and higher education.