Payton Capital snags former MaxCap COO

He held leadership roles at several fund management firms

Payton Capital snags former MaxCap COO

Investment firm Payton Capital has named Mark Heaven (pictured) as its new chief operating officer, bolstering the company’s leadership team with over 25 years of experience in finance, strategy, operations, governance, and accounting.

Heaven joins Payton Capital from MaxCap, an investment manager known for its commercial real estate debt and equity products. During his tenure as COO at MaxCap, he was instrumental in growing the company’s funds under management from $150 million to $7 billion. He has also held leadership roles at fund management firms such as Aviva, Colonial, Herschel Asset Management, Perennial Investment Partners, and EMR Capital.

At Payton Capital, Heaven’s role will include managing the corporate and investment operations platform, IT and cybersecurity, people and culture, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.

He holds a bachelor of science (hons), a diploma in financial services, and memberships in the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, England, and Wales.

“Joining Payton Capital presents an exciting opportunity to leverage my experience in finance and operations to contribute to the continued success of this dynamic organisation,” Heaven said. “I look forward to driving positive results for the business and our clients as we navigate this exciting growth phase together.”

David Payton, chief executive of Payton Capital, said an appointment the calibre of Heaven is a significant update for the business as it enters its 12th year as an investment manager.

“Mark is very well regarded within the private CRE debt industry, and we are excited to have him on board,” Payton said. “We know that there is strong momentum and opportunity building in Australia’s CRE debt market which is expected to grow to more than $144 billion in the next five years, and we look forward to utilising Mark’s expertise to help us gain a significant market share.”

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