Board of Directors

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.

Co-Founder, Joint CEO and Exec. Director

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Rael Ross

Rael co-founded the Group and was appointed Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive Officer of Butn in September 2020.

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, 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.

Co-Founder, Joint CEO and Exec. Director

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Walter Rapoport

Walter co-founded the Group and was appointed Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive Officer of Butn in September 2020.

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.

Chairman, Non-Exec. Director

Cameron Petricevic

Cameron has spent over 20 years in the financial industry, an experienced Board member of both private and public companies.

He has extensive investment banking experience, including mergers & acquisitions, valuations, initial public offerings and portfolio management, coupled with growing early-stage companies.

Cameron is a qualified Actuary (AIAA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the University of Melbourne, with First Class Honours.

He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and founder/treasurer of Brimbank ToRCH, a Royal Children’s Hospital auxiliary charity.

He has held previous roles at AXA Asia Pacific (acquired by AMP), Acorn Capital and as a Partner at Kentgrove Capital.

Cameron is currently a Director/Founder at Lucrum Ventures Pty Ltd and a Non-executive Director and Company Secretary of RocketBoots Ltd (ASX-ROC).