Principals and Partners

Paul Tynan

Paul Tynan, CEO

Paul Tynan is a natural connector of businesses and people, Paul works passionately to make things happen for his clients drawing on over 30 years of experience working within the Financial Service Industry in Australia and internationally.

Although headquartered in Melbourne, Paul’s services, expertise, enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for achieving the best outcomes for SME clients is being called upon by a growing number of businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.

In response to international demand for his services, Paul established Connect ASEAN a specialist business consultancy dedicated to connecting small and medium business owners on a B2B level to commercial, investment, M&A, JV and partnership opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

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Joe Perri, Principal Consultant

Joe Perri is the head of Connect Malaysia and has utilised his extensive business expertise and knowledge of international markets to work for a wide range of high profile clients. This has included the SME Association of Australia, the Family Business Consultants Network, the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute, the Australia Malaysia Business Council (AMBC) Victoria/National & South Australia, the Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA), the Malaysian External Trade Corporation (MATRADE) and the World Chinese Economic Forum

In addition, Joe is acknowledged as a PR and marketing communications specialist drawing on his wide-ranging experience and background to enable clients to improve their business relationships, engagement and brand / profile awareness with customers, shareholders, distributors, the media and staff.

Until August 2015, Joe was President of the Australia Malaysia Business Council (AMBC) Victoria and under his leadership the council significantly increased its member base and solidified its relationships with government and the business community.

Joe also served as a Board Director for the Football Federation of Victoria from March 2011-March 2013.