Our end goal for your business is long-term growth and sustainability.

Who We Are

Christopher Schmitt

Managing Partner

Christopher Schmitt is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Deloitte and a Member of the Institute of Australian Chartered Accountants. With over 10 years worth of experience in the fields of accounting and consulting, Christopher’s portfolio of clients is focused around start-ups, small and medium enterprises in particular.

Trevor Schmitt

Partner: Advisory

Drawing upon more than 30 years’ of C-level financial, operational leadership and consulting experience, Trevor Schmitt is a leader in business innovation and strategic impact. Having worked across a diverse range of industries in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region, his work as a CFO, COO and Executive Director has allowed him to hone a highly developed understanding of Board operations, corporate governance and risk mitigation.

Alexandra Zhang

Partner: Performance Management

Alexandra Zhang is a qualified accountant with a Masters of Business Administration and Professional Accounting. She has an aptitude for helping businesses of all sizes meet their financial goals and maximise growth. Handling Performance Management for Prickly Pear Consulting, she offers expertise in business analytics, value chain management and corporate social responsibility.

Jude Low

Partner: Client Services

Jude Low is a qualified accountant with a CPA and Bachelor of Commerce from Curtain University. In charge of Client Services for Prickly Pear Consulting, Jude specialises in identifying gaps in a client’s business and strategising innovative ways to transform those gaps into opportunities for growth.

Lionel Wong

Partner: Tax

Lionel Wong is a legal taxation expert with more than 30 years worth of experience. Since gaining his Masters of Tax from the University of New South Wales, Lionel has worked with the Australian Tax Office, as well as major corporations and chartered firms such as Price Waterhouse Coopers. His expertise combines work in the private sector, with corporate tax responsibilities at companies including Rabobank and GE Commercial Finance.