Chris Gorman

Executive Chairman, Pulse Australasia

Former CEO, TEC (The Executive Connection)

Former Group CEO, Ord Minnett

With a career that has mastered all segments of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Chris brings a deep understanding of the critical elements at play in an early stage rapid growth company.


Not many entrepreneurs can boast a resume like Chris’s. Not only has he successfully founded major national businesses, been a successful and experienced Angel Investor, been the longest serving member of TEC and managed the region’s largest and most successful CEO and professional development organisation,The Executive Connection. Chris is seen as a pioneer in the financial services sector.


In the financial arena, Chris has held the role of Group CEO of Ord Minnett; one of Australia’s most respected Icon Brands. He was also Joint Head of Funds Management (1999 – 2000), Managing Director of all Futures Operations (1982 -1994), Managing Director of Funds Management (1986 – 1994), Chairman of Ord Minnett Ltd – Private Clients Equities (1990 – 1992) and Director of Leverage Equities Ltd – Margin Lending (1990 – 1996).


Chris’s most recent role was as CEO of TEC – The Executive Connection. TEC is the world’s largest CEO collaborative think tank membership organization, operating under the brand names Vistage International and TEC.