Our People

At our core is a team of five directors, with over 120 years’ experience between them. We’ve fulfilled various leadership positions and built businesses in major companies, across a broad range of industries.

One of our key strengths, and the reason for the company’s continuing success, is not only the partners’ experience and financial acumen, but our inherent philosophy based on the principles of integrity, professionalism and transparency.

Kalori Group Partners have personal senior executive experience in:

  • Sales & marketing;
  • Distribution channel structures;
  • International expansion programs;
  • Strategy & management consulting;
  • Exits through trade sales;
  • Raising capital;
  • Acquisitions & divestments.

Ron Nissen

Ron has over 25 year of experience in the IT and Telecommunications market. Key appointments included Vice President for Unisys Inc in Europe responsible for their Government, Airlines, Telecommunications and Commercial business throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Regional Vice President for Motorola in Australia and NZ and a Member of the Asian Management Board; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of AAPT prior to the full acquisition of AAPT by Telecom NZ; Executive Chairman National Telecoms Group.

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Christopher Witt

Mr. Witt’s investment practice seeks value-capturing well positioned businesses within the ICT, communications & healthcare technology sectors, and built by experienced executives. His 15 years in line-level operations included management of acquisitions, distribution networks, marketing & sales, and strategic relationships. Chris brings an ability to assist Boards & Executives to sharpen their strategic focus, unlock value through clarity and execution, leverage the business into new markets, or commercialise promising development efforts.

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Ben Loiterton

Mr Loiterton has expertise in capital raising, M&A, corporate restructuring, and turnaround situations for distressed assets. Ben has had direct involvement with more than 60 corporate finance transactions in telecommunications, digital media, radio & television, renewable energy, oil & gas, entertainment, retail / fashion, software, advertising and commercial property. In recent years he has held senior executive roles at Mariner Capital, CVC Limited (private equity), SHAW Stock broking Limited (equity capital markets), Grange Securities / Lehman (investment banking) and Newport Capital (venture capital).


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David Waterhouse

David has over 25 years experience in the Telecommunications industry. This includes COO role for a green-field new licensee in Saudi Arabia, MD roles in developing country telecoms start-ups in Central Asia and Russia, CEO of the incumbent in PNG, and VP/SVP business development roles in Asia, the Pacific, Middle East and Europe.

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Ted Dow

Ted has 20 years of experience in finance and banking. He is currently Managing Director of DIF Capital Partners, a firm employed to provide asset management consulting services to Alceon. DIF is a funds management operation which has raised in excess of $580 million in institutional commitments since inception across four funds.

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Simone Angelos
Simone Angelos

Simone has 25 years in the advertising & marketing space. Formerly with LOUD, Leo Burnett and Young & Rubicam, she’s now started her own company – Morph Communications – who offer strategic, creative and production resources to a varied client base. Simone is a specialist in strategic marketing mixes, including creating TV, Radio, Outdoor & Print advertising and materials, as well as new media. She manages marketing & communications for The Kalori Group and its investee & client portfolios.


Amanda McDonald

Amanda is our principal copywriter, managing our marketing, communications & blogs.

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