Who We Are

Kingfisher is an investment management company that provides end-to-end mobile device financing and leasing solutions to wireless carriers.  We have brought together a small senior team with deep experience in telecoms, mobile devices, capital markets and consumer finance.

As a team, we believe that access to the global connected community, both digital and financial, has emerged as one of the fundamental conditions of prosperity and well-being.  We see it as our mission to work to expand access to the global connected community.  To do so, we will make access to devices more widely and easily attainable.


 

What We Do

With the growing demand for leasing and financing programs for wireless carriers and consumers, Kingfisher is at the forefront of this industry movement.

We originate, structure, finance and administer innovative mobile device financing programs for leading wireless carriers. To do this, we partner with carriers to design and launch customized, carrier‑branded financing solutions to help their customers more easily own and upgrade their mobile devices.

We offer in-house capabilities for end‑to‑end leasing program design and management, with leasing regulatory compliance, in‑store training, full forward and reverse logistics including processing devices, secure data wiping and disposition.

To provide funding for these carrier financing / leasing solutions, we utilize capital markets to create multi-carrier, multi-billion dollar mobile device financing vehicles. This enables carriers to optimize their use of capital and their balance sheet, while giving investors scale access to a new class of assets, mobile devices.

 

How We Do It

Our company, in conjunction with its financial partners:
  • Provides wireless carriers with capital and custom-designed mobile device financing programs which enable them to retain and grow customers
  • Offers financial investors structured investment products that are scaleable across diverse markets and geographies
  • Generates sustainable high volume, predictable supply in the second-hand mobile device market
  • Enables global mobile device OEMs to increase adoption and penetration for their mobile devices and platforms
 

Our People

We have an expert team highly experienced in working with wireless carriers, financial services and mobile devices.

 

  • Peter Hirschmann

    Chairman

    • Peter founded Kingfisher after 15 years’ experience in the wireless industry and deep knowledge of the Asian market
    • His broad experience focused on building and operating white-label consumer solutions for wireless carriers
    • Previously, Peter was CEO Asurion Asia. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Bain & Company, and leader of Bain’s Asia Tech/Telecom Group
  • Arturo Osorio

    President

    • Arturo leads Kingfisher incorporating his 20 years’ experience in the wireless, mobile device distribution, device trading and telecom consulting solutions
    • Previously, he was President of Brightstar APAC & EMEA, and later held the position of President of Brightstar’s Global Operations – COO
  • Dennis Strand

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Dennis counts 29 years’ experience in the wireless industry and corporate finance
    • Previously, he was President Brightstar Financial Services, EVP & CFO Brightstar, and SVP & CFO Motorola – Mobile Devices
  • Greg Leong

    Chief Investment Officer

    • Greg brings to Kingfisher his 20 years’ experience in equity and debt markets in Asia and the USA
    • Previously he held Senior management positions in International Finance Corporation (IFC), Blackstone, H&Q Asia Pacific, and JP Morgan
  • Hastings Singh

    Managing Director Asia Pacific

    • Hastings joins Kingfisher with 20 years’ experience in sales management and business leadership, with excellent awareness of telecom and technology markets in South Asia, Australia and New Zealand
    • Previously, he held positions such as Apple Director of Sales across 18 markets in South Asia, Blackberry VP and MD SE Asia, and earlier he led Sales & Marketing at Vodafone Australia
  • Con Limogiannis

    VP Global Operations

    • 20 years providing supply chain and operational services
    • Built and delivered tailored solutions to optimise carriers’ Supply Chains as VP Operations Brightstar APAC & EMEA
  • Georgiann Reigle

    Chief Commercial Officer

    • Georgiann brings 15 years’ experience in Consumer businesses, Technology and Private Equity in Asia, Europe and USA
    • Previously, she held top management positions as VP Asia, Global Director of Strategy and Director of Product at private equity owned consumer brands, and was a Manager at Bain & Company
  • Brett Pearce

    Chief Technology Officer

    • 30 years’ IT experience providing consulting and outsourced services, 10 years within the wireless industry
    • Key experience enabling growth as CIO/CTO for Brightstar across Asia Pacific and North America
    • Previously held senior roles managing technical consultants at SAS, and outsourcing providers CSC and GE Capital
  • Steve Chiang

    Managing Director Taiwan

    • 30 years’ experience in Technology, Telecom and Wireless industry in Greater China
    • Previously, General Manager of IBM, EMC and EVP of NCIC (FarEastone Telecom group)
  • Noel Lagdamen

    Vice President Finance

    • 20 years’ experience leading all aspects of treasury, financial reporting and M&A
    • Recent roles held include IPC Systems VP Finance Asia Pacific leading the expansion into new verticals and geographic market
    • Head of Finance for Galileo Learning, increased debt facilities and obtained investor financing
    • Pricewaterhouse Coopers – audit & assurance teams
  • Guillermo Barragan

    Global Director Implementation

    • 15 years’ experience delivering multimillion dollar projects worldwide in the tech and telecom sector for customers including Telefonica SA, Telecom New Zealand, IUSACELL Mexico, and Maxis Malaysia
    • 8 years at Brightstar leading Supply Chain Solutions sales and implementation cycles in both SE Asia and Latin America
  • Lucy Towers

    Pricing Director

    • Lucy joins us with over ten years’ experience in consumer, technology, private equity & retail business across Europe and USA
    • Previously, she held management positions at a private equity owned consumer electronics brand, leading Product and Innovation before she headed up Commercial Development and Distributor expansion
    • Lucy started her career as a consultant at Bain & Company
  • Catherine Donaldson

    Director Commercial Operations

    • Catherine brings nearly a decade of strategy and management consulting experience from across the private, public, and social sectors in the USA, Africa, and Latin America
    • She is passionate about building a more digitally inclusive world by enabling greater access to technology
  • Ana Riveroll

    Chief of Staff

    • 20 years’ experience in executive management and global business support, including marketing, corporate PR and cultural sensitivity
    • 10+ years at Brightstar Australia, collaborating across geographies in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe
    • Key involvement in building company culture and developing engagement strategies for strong company values
  • Kevin Yip

    Controller / Systems Analyst

    • 15 years’ of commercial accounting experience in Asia Pacific region
    • Previously, Director of Finance in IPC Information Systems – Asia Pacific
  • Julio Valencia

    Manager Integration

    • 17 years’ experience in Technology and IT Implementation Solutions for Telecoms
    • Previously, Technical Account Manager and Solution Architect for Oceania at Brightstar Australia, and earlier was Global Solution Architect for the Global Platform at Brightstar Australia
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