Brendan White

Chief Operating Officer

At Equinox

Brendan holds the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Equinox Ventures, where he leverages his extensive experience to guide the business. Alongside the CEO and COS, Brendan oversees all operations, drives growth, and manages internal operations. Brendan plays a pivotal role in leading key accounts and providing strategic guidance to enterprise customers, drawing on his proficiency in project management and strategic insights. As the COO, he is instrumental in shaping the early stages of growth and securing funding for startups within Equinox's dynamic portfolio. Brendan's strategic approach positions the company for success, utilising his expertise to propel Equinox Ventures forward.

Before Equinox

Commencing with a graduate position at Oracle, Brendan swiftly navigated diverse tech industry departments, eventually managing a global team overseeing collaboration technology rollout. His transition to PwC saw Brendan playing a crucial role in assisting tech businesses to secure finance and grants, gaining profound insights into the intricacies of project management and financial dynamics across numerous Australian tech companies. Joining PwC's ventures team marked another significant milestone, where Brendan contributed to the successful launch of their inaugural global platform.

Quick Fire Questions:

How do you take your coffee?

Oh, that's a hard question. Because this morning I had a skinny latte yesterday I had a cold brew. The day before I had an iced latte. I’ll drink it every way but I'm trying to keep it to one cup a day.

Do you have a favourite place where you've traveled so far?

On a cruise off the coast of Nouméa, we made a stop at an uninhabited island in French Polynesia, situated in the Pacific Ocean. It was part of a three-stop itinerary, and this particular island was uninhabited and we spent the day there on the beach.

What's your go-to working from home lunch or snack?

I take my laptop and go to Clancy's Fish Shack at City Beach, order a green smoothie and do my emails.

Outside Equinox

Beyond his professional commitments, Brendan demonstrates a keen interest in travel, with current plans underway for an upcoming skiing trip. Engaging in activities like yoga, cycling, and early morning beach dips, Brendan maintains a dynamic lifestyle. Brendan also likes to prioritise regular social connections, maintaining a dinner club with friends from university, and actively participating in the numerous milestone birthday celebrations currently scheduled on his calendar. Having resided in Melbourne for 15 years before moving to Perth, Brendan frequently returns to Melbourne to reconnect with family and friends.