Amanda joined Optimus as Head of Marketing in January 2016.
She began her career in New Zealand as a mergers and acquisitions analyst for Bancorp Holdings and later became an equity analyst for ANZ Bank. She moved to New York with ANZ Bank to become a New Zealand and Australian specialist salesperson providing advice on equities and the economy. She then joined Credit Suisse in New York in a similar capacity covering major accounts such as Fidelity, Putnam, Wellington and Tiger, after which she joined the pan-European equity desk of CS in New York where she continued to cover the major Boston and New York based clients. Amanda has a BA (Hons) in International Relations and Economics from Rollins College, Florida which she attended on a full tennis scholarship (Division 1). She is a keen tennis player and runner, was recently the Chair of Foreign Sisters for Cancer Research UK and is a Trustee of the Milby Foundation.